[ExI] Human extinction (and religion)
thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Aug 27 19:55:47 UTC 2008
At 11:57 AM 8/27/2008 -0700, Keith wrote:
>There are vast numbers of people in the past who did not
>reproduce. They are not our ancestors.
Many were our ancestors' close relatives, and might have increased
their chances of having kids who thrived--so, even genetically, they
are *partially* our ancestors.
And in terms of ideas, which are often way more important than
allelic variants, I owe more to Newton, Turing and Heinlein than to my father.
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