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originally posted by: thedeadtruth
I am confused. I thought evolution threw up random patterns of behavior all the time. With 99.9999999 % being completely useless and arbitrary.
It was the minority that made a positive impact that was passed on that we consider evolution. Be it physical or behavioral.
That being said. I still can not figure out Woman and handbags.
... Atheists will have you believe that there is no soul and no free will - but the example with the Chimpanzees is an isolated example of free will in action - there was no evolutionary purpose to the blades of grass. ...
Now that's what I'm talking about, solid resistance to my ideas.
a reply to: ketsuko
I caught myself on this too, Ketsuko. I think this example is more in the realm of culture. But I think that culture can evolve in a competitive environment, as well - for example, Chess or Go - and other aspects of life.
Corporations are a specific example.
originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
If I may butt in.
Actually, the only commonality between "atheists" is a lack of belief in a diety.
Case in point, I am a agnostic atheist.
Meaning I don't know if a diety exists or not.