9 Oct 1996 13:49:52 GMT

Martin Dann ( wrote:
: In article <53dn98$>,
: writes
: >Thomas Scharle ( wrote:

: >: Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Galapagos" has some speculations about
: >: that.
: >
: >While an excellent writer, KV's scientific literacy has much to be desired.

: Is that a literary comment or a challenge to the idea that evolution is
: about survival rather that superiority?

All three. As for evolution being "about survival rather than
superiority", it is simple *results* that count in nature -- what
survives (and therefore reproduces) is, by definition, something that
out-competed (demonstrated "superiority" to) what *didn't* survive.

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