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Old 2007-03-13, 23:07
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The fact that the people who would be killed off immediately in a real 'survival of the fittest' contest always pretend like it's the absolute law of the land does make it less true, yes. Or, more precisely, the fact that such people exist does. The correct analogy would be a murderer denying that murders occur and such a thing as a 'murderer' exists.

'Better' or 'worse' is a dumb value judgment to make when it comes to what survives a catastrophe. The whole revolutionary thing about evolution, that made people hate it so much, is that it's not teleological: there's no progression towards higher and higher species. There's just random shit changing at random, surviving based on whatever pressures happen to be in place.
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