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McCaigBro69
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Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Evolution is largely praised and talked about as the process in which we exist today as humans.

However, many find it taboo to discuss or support the the elimination of weak genes in the human race through natural death whether it be by disease, or mental illness leading to the death.

Herbert Spencer after reading Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ stated, “This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called 'natural selection', or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life."

Reading that it makes me wonder why we spend millions every year protecting at-risk individuals for common viruses, terminally ill individuals and those with severe mental illness around that in many cases are not producing anything towards the betterment of society and in some cases are nothing more than a drain on resources?

In a recent event, we shutdown the country and world because of a virus that kills less than 1% of people who contract it. Why do we not allow those whose genes can not deal with a simple virus die and instead force hardships on the strong that are not affected?

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I am asking why we follow science blindly without question in many areas, including the response for the CCP Virus and the theory of evolution, but ignore natural selection and it’s importance to the ongoing survival of a species?


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
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This survival of the fittest,


That hurts peoples feelings even though it’s true


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Germans


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Pelican fan99
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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
“Science” has lost all meaning. If you don’t blindly follow liberal propaganda then you just don’t believe in science!!


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Racist I’m sure


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
We’d only have about 25% of Louisiana and Mississippi left if it were up to survival of the fittest. Considering the majority are fat asses


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
I don't think it's ignored but one of the things that sets us apart from other animals is the efforts we make to improve life for even the weakest of our species


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Republicans can't even universally handle the abortion of babies that will be so physically disabled that they will never be able to walk or think with the capacity of an adult.
That's like the most humane, least invasive version of this. And the big, bad tough conservatives don't even support it.


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
ramble much?


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McCaigBro69
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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
I have voted conservative in every election and I’m pro-choice. So please do not group us all into that group think.


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
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survival of the fittest


Is now and always has been the engine that drives natural selection.

The definition of the word "fittest" is ever-changing, to make sense in terms of what characteristics of a mutated individual give them a significant advantage to survive and reproduce, while the rest of it's non-affected population fail and die away.

The mutation is completely unknown until it manifests, but when it does, and provides significant inheritable benefits, we see a shift in the concept of "fittest"

Eggheads claim NS is a moot point in terms of human evolution because of the artificial mutation called "wealth"

Malarke. Just a new definition of "mutation."
Besides, physical characteristics still matter, and influence our breeding... but again, fittest just doesn't mean what it used to.
Artificial insemination, fertility drugs, medical advances, nutrition improvements etc have altered our form and appearance more in the last 200 yrs than we have naturally over the previous millenia.

Regardless, natural selection is STILL the driving force.
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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Survival of the fittest doesn’t mesh well with democracy or Christianity. Nations like China will prevail because they get rid of their enemies and sacrifice individual goals and ideas for the sake of the collective race. That would never fly here in America


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Because through evolution, humans developed a conscious.


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
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Republicans can't even universally handle the abortion of babies that will be so physically disabled that they will never be able to walk or think with the capacity of an adult.


The democrats need voters too


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tiggerthetooth
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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
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Because through evolution, humans developed a conscious.


That's just brain chemicals. We're all just meatbags with weird chemicals in our head that makes us wake up each day and live.


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Samesies. up to around 20 weeks.

Any later than that is murder.


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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
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ramble much?
He is right though.

Scruffy has seen children born with essentially no brain, who will never have any comprehension of their own existence, will never speak, can’t see, can’t hear, can’t eat, have seizures almost every day, etc., and many other degrees of that as well.

You can’t look at survival of the fittest as a whole while rejecting the abortion component of that argument.

Not saying you are doing that, but it makes a person a hypocrite to do so.
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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
Because all cops are bad


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Antonio Moss
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re: Why does society worship science, but ignore natural selection in the human race?
I would disagree with your premise that society worships science.


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