Devolves means "follows from" or "as a consequencs of," I think; but not in a genetic way.

Webster transfer, hand down, pass on by... succession.

Agriculture, money, families, dogs (working), specialization in careers... as examples?
p.s. Basically this is just saying, in order to be comfortable, we invent these examples of trust and cooperation.

Edited by samwik (04/28/08 06:18 PM)
Edit Reason: add p.s.
Pyrolysis creates reduced carbon! ...Time for the next step in our evolutionary symbiosis with fire.