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Darwin will be watching when you cross the street...

Posted by: Stoller on September 28, 1999 at 12:22:37:

In Reply to: Darwin posted by Scott Wilson on September 27, 1999 at 01:37:24:

: Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection argues that the world is a place in which there is a scarcity of resources, there is competition between varied forms of species, and that the most fit forms successfully survive. What might the consequences of this theory be if you consider it within a social context in which a few people are equal in terms of economic wealth, and success in the business world often determine one's relative social standing?

Social Darwinism. Hmmm...not exactly an original observation there, Scott.

Here's something to consider. If truly the 'strongest' survive, why then are poor, uneducated people who do not control their own lives (i.e. the proletariat) continually replaced by capitalism? Or rather, necessitated by capitalism? This would rather infer proliferation of the weakest, would it not? Back to the drawing board.

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