Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 8/21/2014 Represent, yo! That's what natural selection is

 Charles Darwin

"A struggle for existence inevitably follows from the high rate at which all organic beings tend to increase." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 2nd edition

Without any check, organisms increase exponentially. I've taken advantage of this with homebrewing and the population of yeast added to the wort. Biologists take advantage of this in microbiology. In the wild organisms do have checks - even if they initially increase exponentially. The struggle for existence is not species against species but individual against individual of the same species to leave more representatives in future generations.

But that's nature, and what lesson is there for human morality? None. Because it is too easy to cherry pick the case. 

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