ChallengedSpecies Challenged Species views society as changeable, and seeks to investigate, challenge and bring into question our current social system of organization. Challenged species does not take the view that our social progression has been “natural” or is the fault of “nature”. Of course we can look at human beings and rightfully conclude that like all other animals and forms of life, we are in fact nature. From there we can say that any human system that is in place in our society was developed by humans, and therefore from a technical perspective nature. This still leaves us trapped in a train of thought of wanting to place blame, as opposed to identifying the problem and making the changes necessary in order to remedy it, which would alleviate the manifested symptoms. From a behavioural perspective, as this system was developing many thousands of years ago there was certainly a need for it as humans were living in an environment of scarcity. Yet rather than evolve out of this system as our technical skills improved and understanding broadened, the system was refined and maintained. This can be attributed to the fact that as a species we had established a top down system of control, which encouraged those at the top to seek to consolidate their positions and maintain the system. This is not seen as natural behaviour such as eating or sleeping, but rather as a behavioural pattern that was learned and reinforced by a social environment that was developed to deal with real scarcity. Leading to a mind lock that worked to perpetuate the system and maintain the power structure regardless of technical relevance. Challenged Species does not support the social philosophy which advocates for the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of more desired people and traits, and the reduction of reproduction of less desired people and traits or Eugenics. Rather we acknowledge the emergent theory of development that includes both the genetic origins of behaviour and the direct influence that environmental forces have, over time, on the expression of those genes or Epigenetic theory. Challenged Species will endeavour to further examine and dissect our social environment, treating nothing as taboo or unchangeable.