I'm extremely glad that we can agree on this. It really is infuriating.I'm not doing the quote train thing with you, dude. It's infuriating.
I'm very glad that you are passionate about this genre, setting and lore. I also agree, that a game has a lot of interesting and complex things to say about human nature. And we can both agree, that the game can handle certain themes in a better way than it does currently. However, I also think that discussions like "you can't truly be altruistic and heroic", while interesting, are ultimately sophistry. It's the point when philosophy becomes detached from real world and practical applications, which is an aspect of it that I've always somewhat despised.
So let's just say that we agree on some things, disagree on others - and then leave it at that.
It's not really about rationale behind it, its more about how microscopic chemical compounds can potentially dictate much larger concepts, while not having any idea about this concepts themselves. It's an interesting theory, I think - not the one I necessarily agree with.I always found idiotic this thing about genes. You're more related to your brother or sister than to your children...gene-wise. Plus after few generation your genes participation is close to none. Next dream about immortality.