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Old 06-07-2005, 12:08 PM   #31
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Old 06-07-2005, 12:33 PM   #32
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Species aren't "programmed" to evolve - they are only programmed to reproduce their DNA. But only the species that manages to do so will survive. This means that only species that find such advantages over time will reproduce their DNA. Increasing genetic diversity means that different species find the advantages more quickly and adapt to widely different conditions. Different species survive in different conditions, pushing the genetic record this way and that.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:13 PM   #33
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Evolution is a name we've assigned to a condition wherein genes more positively adapted to survival reproduce in the next generation and the less adapted do not.

The question is whether this is an intended effect or not correct?
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:59 AM   #34
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yep - thanks troubleshooter
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:01 PM   #35
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No problem, it's just that a significant number of arguments could be averted by people recognizing the idea of classifying an antecedent event as opposed to an event that is caused.
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:00 AM   #36
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humans are in an everchanging, utterly still, non-representative and certainly vague state of homeostasis. But what is so shocking and utterly contradictory about this homeostasis is that it's a homeostasis based in utter chaos and change. we all know that any words applied to this subject are a dishonest simplification, because by the time you have read these words, I, you, this conversation, the human state, the subjects of our discussion, the language in which I write, etc. will have all evolved to the extent that all these things will be utterly non-comprehensible to all of us. As Bertrand Russell said, "anyone who looks closely enough does not need darwin to know of evolution and its vast and infinite implications." ultimately, in this paradox between the total change and total stillness of human existence, we find the haunting beauty of all art, which is by its nature rooted in the past and never in the future.
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:20 AM   #37
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Uh, yeah.
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:01 AM   #38
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:32 PM   #39
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I hate insulting teenage philosophers, because they often do go on to do great things...


But come on man. Read that post again.

You didn't say anything!
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #40
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He should do well in his chosen field then.

Or maybe he'll choose to become a corporate attorney and write disclaimers.

Jobs in industrial philosophy are pretty hard to come by.

I know. I tried.
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:26 PM   #41
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Wow! He found the single intelligent thing Bertrand Russell ever said. Color me amazed.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:24 AM   #42
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Or he could have been reading too much Ionesco
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