Thursday, 5 February 2009

Darwinism. A hideous aspect?

Hot-footing towards justifying the inequalities writhing in societies the world over? Aimed at making sure that individuals yield to the power of states, states overrun by a handful of individuals whose only and single goal is to accumulate riches, forcing every one else to submission? ... to their will?

Providing the ideological framework for a fertile ground where mottoes of everybody against everyone else, kill or be killed, my survival runs through your extinction, proliferate. The jungle rules ok amidst our societies. A poor metaphor, remnant of the british colonial era ideas still held tight in the minds of people, ridiculous when someone brings into mind the present state of jungles, decimated by the western philosophies spread-out notions of, ecological cleansing and ruthless exploitation.

Is it just an attempt, for people to find acceptable the current state of affairs, the world over? The domination by the fittest of the weak of our world?
That there some of us that are better than the rest of humanity? And these better individuals deserve more than every other individual put together? That they even deserve first ticket in the rat-ship out of this world, as it heads towards its certain doom, when is proved to be beyond redemption, destined to oblivion? And the rest of humanity, the undeserved, will be left behind, to be extinguished along the ravaged by the unscrupulous exploitation in the pursuit for ever more profits, planet? To suffer the consequences and be sacrificed?

What is hidden behind the triumph of natural selection, that they so admire? The ruthless struggle for survival, the proverbial jungle the world is. The human affairs ruthlessly distorted, pervaded in every aspect human relationships are nowadays, out in a never-ending competition. Is that what it is? Competition that could lead to extinction of the weak?

What kind of thoughts, the remark of Richard Fortey, quoted here, can lead to?

"How does evolution produce enormously species-rich genera, such as Eucalyputus, many of which can co-exist happily in the same habitat?"

... co-exist happily in the same habitat? Something along the lines of

"The model posits a complete replacement of one generation by another better-adapted generation? Generations in each bifurcation point, of a linearly developed evolutionary tree, present all the 'initial conditions' for the next stage of evolution to take place? 'Initial conditions' in the context of chaos? The sensitive dependence and all that, that will determine the next better-adapted generation?"

coming through out of the findings mentioned here

"Rather than a competition occurring, the model posits a complete replacement of one generation by another better-adapted generation."

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