Gen.11:1-9 NIV: The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
Perhaps this is time to listen to Einstein who noted that (paraphrased) sometimes religion (in this case, Scripture) is blind and sometimes science is lame; together they make better progress to a desirable future.
E. O. Wilson (in “Social Conquest of Earth”) cites the scientific evidence for the phenomenal success of insect societies (ants, termites, bees) arising from their eusocial nature, sacrificing individual survival for that of societal success. However, he was never willing to express any theological implications of this data.
Coming closer to home, scientific evidence (fairly solid) has the newly minted humankind migrating out of the Mideast, sometime around 60K yrs, BP, traveling as far as the subcontinent of Asia, China, and Australia (interbreeding to a minor extent with local Homo species along the way.). Whenever they settled for a time, their ‘native tongue’ developed dialects on the ‘outskirts’ of their habitats that, in effect, became separate languages.
But the important point for this thread is that Homo sapiens became the dominant animal species on earth because of the larger societies that language made possible, and because those larger societies could allow for division of labor. The other side of the coin is that it is now “societal survival” that directs evolution, and societal competition can become especially deadly. Until we, as a species, fully realize that the Christian directive to “Love thy Neighbor” applies to people living at the antipodes, we risk becoming an “endangered species.”
Perhaps, as a veteran of WWII who was asked to put his life on the line, the folks on this forum will ‘cut me a little slack’ when I say that patriotism can be overdone; i.e., I reject the motto: “My country, may she always be right; but my country right OR wrong!”