[ExI] Now we've got 'survival of the weakest'!

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 26 20:46:19 UTC 2010

Aleksei Riikonen <aleksei at iki.fi> replied:

> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Is he saying humans are degenerating?
> Yes, and of course we are since because of e.g. better
> healthcare, we
> are under less evolutionary pressures than we used to be.
> Today,
> people with much more costly deficits in fitness can have
> lots of
> children than was possible during our earlier evolutionary
> history.

No, because 'humans' are more than their biology.  The biological component of humans has been getting slowly weaker and less capable, over a long period of time, but the technological component is quickly getting much more capable, and may soon overshadow the biological part entirely.

Ben Zaiboc


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