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Re: [existlist] The long train ride.

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  • tom
    Bill Gangstas in the hood often get blown away in a drive by shooting in their early 20s, but they may have fathered 6 or 7 children, thereby being a success
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      Bill

      Gangstas in the hood often get blown away in a drive by shooting in their early 20s, but they may have fathered 6 or 7 children, thereby being a success in Darwinian terms. It is also interesting to ponder as many of the most educated and technically competent people have at most 1 or 2 children, and welfare moms often have many. The environment in so many things has changed so much in the last hundred years or so, that new paradigms to understand human evolution or its opposte need to be worked out. Some speculate that the higher average IQs of Americans and European of Jewish descent is connected to the Jews for many years in medieval Europe not being allowed to own land, and by necesity made their livings in commerce and finance, areas that because they were more subject to change required greater intelligence than farming.The brighter ones were more likely to survive and raise more children that survived. I understand as recently as a few hundred years ago being fat was to a certain extent a status symbol that you had plenty to eat.

      Peace
      Tom
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      From: William
      To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 3:28 PM
      Subject: [existlist] The long train ride.



      The individual is beneath evolution, evolution happens within a species . Darwin recognised the treasure of the gallapigos as isolated species faced survival with little outside interferance. He found genetic change was a slow process and individuals participated in the action through their reproduction not through their individual lives.
      The biologic imperative states 1 You are born2 You reproduce.3 You die. Reproduction is to some sense voluntary but death is inevitable after birth. Those who do not reproduce have little or nothing to do with evolution as an individuals contribution to over all change are very small. In the end chemistry is much more served than is individualism or politics or morals or even thinking. If you can get your genes into the next generation you have done all you can do about survival of the fittest. This makes for a very different set of values apart from democracy or communism or socialism. I see it as leaving me free to do what the hell I want in my life. I have reproduced and now I live with first responsibility to myself. The rest is just bullshit,posturing and pathetic begging for my attention,time and monies. Fn figured out we are free and Darwin told us why. We are like the iguanas of the gallapogos until the aliens come to change our trajectory. Bill





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