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  •  You're Assuming #2 is a Failing When It's Not. (12+ / 0-)

    Darwinian success is numbers not qualities.

    Fundamentalism, superstition, loss of enlightenment are traits not values in evolution. When they're increasing, it means that they're adaptive.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:39:57 PM PST

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    •  That's what Teh Ebil Evolutionists... (8+ / 0-)

      ... would have you believe, isn't it?

      Citizens United defeated by citizens, united.

      by Dallasdoc on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:52:43 PM PST

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    •  The underclass always points (1+ / 0-)
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      to its larger numbers.  In fact, once it falls below a critical mass it tends to collapse as a culture, so the numbers are evidence of weakness individually.  And it always pretends the things it touts as The Truth to be superior to the things the elite considers true.  When a member gets into the actual elite, strangely not so much.  

      Increase in numbers doesn't mean truly adaptive.  Check out gypsy moths, cockroaches, and dinosaurs.  All of them had huge numbers, emphasis "had".  Not so much anymore.

      Then again I find applying biological evolutionary theory to human culture to be a hammer that smashes a piece of wire, not a nail.  The longer I look at popular cultural and political beliefs, the more they seem just socially instrumental and emotionally held by about 98% of people.  Largely reactively or responsively to society around them and psychological needs.

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