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Too many USAmericans may not believe in the theory of evolution but we have unanimous agreement on the total misunderstanding of Darwin's ideas on "survival of the fittest."*

So there's that.

*Social Darwinists take "survival of the fittest" to mean the one with the most muscles, brains, or greed but Darwin actually meant it more as adaptability and resilience, the one who can react most quickly and accurately to changes in the biome is the one who survives.

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by gmoke on Tue Nov 17th, 2020 at 06:41:23 PM EST
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"Survival of the Fittest" is one of those phrases that break down into absurdity as soon as it is questioned:

How do we know they are the Fittest?

They survived.

Therefore what it is really saying: the Survival of the Survivors, which is pretty damn obvious.

But it did fit in nicely with the British upper classes wandering around the world, Maxim gun in hand, stealing everything they could, and slaughtering the natives if they objected.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Nov 17th, 2020 at 08:55:25 PM EST
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