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We received the following email from Dr.
Perhaps if you are to write about evolution and
use it as an argument as to the meaning of life your authors really
ought to read a little about evolution and learn to understand what
it actually is. Not how it is often portrayed in the media and ill
educated sites like yours.
Firstly and critically evolution is not about improving
things - making people/animals smarter, stronger or faster. Each
generation is not better, a successive generation may even be less
adapted and 'evolved' to their environment that a previous generation!.
Evolution success = reproductive success.
This does not necessarily = the strongest/ most
e.g Intelligent flies have less offspring. It is
advantageous for them to be less bright - to act on instinct.
Secondly, even if every single human being has children
we are still evolving. This is because different people have different
numbers of children and at different rates. It is not just about
having children or not having children. It is about overall reproductive
If you wish to use a scientific argument for the
pointlessness of life - perhaps you could mention that our sun is
eventually going to swallow the earth and destroy our planet. -
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