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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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