[ExI] Jacques Cousteau on evolution and survival

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Fri May 16 15:13:27 UTC 2008

At 04:32 PM 5/15/2008, you wrote:
>Has anyone read _The Ocean World_ by Jacques-Yves Cousteau?  If so, if you
>have a moment please explain why he believed that dying is necessary for
>the process of evolution, that evolution is necessary for "survival," and
>that whether an organism is mortal or immortal it "must die".

I have not read it, but he is right.  Evolution is the replacement 
over time with better adapted living things.  In a finite world 
births and deaths have to balance in the long run.

This has very little do with transhumanism of course.


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