Right, but what specific advantage do you suggest it brings?
Advantages. Stability, conflict avoidance, resource efficiency, competitive advantage over other groups.
Are you suggesting that complexity in social groups is implicitly a good thing?
No. But it is a necessary thing.
Are you suggesting that politics is implicitly a bad thing?
How are we better organized through politics?
If humans did not have the ability to flock together usefully to form social and hierarchical structures through politics, it would be impossible for civilization to exist.
I suspect you are equating politics with social/pack hierarchies and levels of subordination. Is that accurate?
What is the evolutionary advantage of being political, in your opinion?
Group stability, cohesiveness, efficiency, and coordination.
Why politics and not something else?
Do you think that politics are inevitable when humans gather in groups? If so, why?
I'm not really sure yet, but it definitely feels that way. I have seen it in many contexts. I opened the thread to see what others thought. Maybe there are examples of times when humans gather in groups and politics is completely absent.
I can't think of any.
Maybe someone can share ideas about that, but I probably need to think through how I'm defining "politics" and be explicit about that. Are you using any given definition of politics beyond what we could google or lookup at merriam-websters?