posted on Apr, 29 2007 @ 11:21 PM
Evolution has always been carried out via Natural Selection, or the survival of the fittest. Creatures of every kind have been forced to either adapt
to the surrounding environment, or fall to the wayside.
Man has done something spectacular. He has advanced technologically to the point where he no longer needs to adapt. Man is now able to simply change
the surrounding environment to suit his needs.
How does this influence evolution? Survival of the fittest is no longer the appropriate term, as most are able to survive (and procreate) whether
they are among the fittest or not. Our weak, stupid, addicted, sick and crippled are no longer falling to the wayside. They're being celebrated,
attended to, singled out, and specialized.
Natural Selection is no longer an option, and has become mute in terms of the human species. Somewhere between here and there, man has been given the
reigns to control his own evolution. This isn't discussed anywhere in the public sector, try as you may to find something that relates.
What are we doing with our new-found control? Food manufacturers use some difficult-to-pronounce "ingredients" as fillers, something to fill in the
spaces between the small amounts of legitimate food and nutrition that exist in the food we eat today. All of our successes relating to food are
causing our obesity, disease, inactivity, etc. This is just one example of the many different ways the human race is squandering its control over the
process of evolution.
We'll never make it out of here alive at this rate. What's the answer? Since our control over technology has essentially made Natural Selection a
thing of the past, and the race will no-doubt suffer as a result, what should we do? What are some compensations that are in use today that help to
"thin out the herd"? What are some compensations that are not in use today, but should be looked at?
My father is a chemical dependency counselor and feels that there are some people who were just "born broken," and he fully supports sterilization
in this case. Anyone agree? Any other areas where it could be implemented?