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

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 31 20:42:00 UTC 2010

I wouldn't say less, but different. A lot of the things talked about are no 
longer pluses in tame or civilized environments.



----- Original Message ----
From: Aleksei Riikonen <aleksei at iki.fi>
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Sent: Thu, August 26, 2010 5:45:21 AM
Subject: Re: [ExI] Now we've got 'survival of the weakest'!

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.

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