Re: Further Evolution beyond the Human? (Sardonic Diatribe)

Adam Price (
Wed, 09 Oct 1996 12:37:07 -0700

As long as we have Darwin in stocks for creating evolution, I would like
to get some thing off of my chest about Mr. Newton. It is because of
that blasphemer that we are all landlocked. If not for his evil
discovery, gravity, we would not be condemned to spend all our lives
watching birds from below and dropping our toothpaste into the toilet.
Speaking of toilets, if it wasn't for Thomas Crapper, I would not have
to go to the bathroom right now.
If you think that evolution is somehow "finished", I agree!! For that
matter, gravity is also finished. When I look around, it seems that
everything that isn't somehow suspended or in flight is stuck to the
ground. It must be that gravity has run it's course and now has us all
pasted down. What comes next?? Will be shrunken to doll-sized replicas
of our current selves? Will gravity turn around and start pushing us
away, just as surely as it has spent the last {{age of earth unknown}}
years sucking us in?

I guess what I am getting at is that evolution is neither an entity
nor an event. It does not choose to have the dinosaurs die out. It did
not "happen" to them. Evolution is merely a descriptor for the tendency
of species distribution to change as some strains die and others
proliferate. As The left grows stronger, the center moves left.
You know, If evolution were "done", this would necessarily be a
perfect, static world. We could expect no changes in climate, or
technology for. . .ever! If you do think climates, or technology will
change, then you must agree that the creatures and humans best suited to
those conditions will thrive. Then those not suited (like myself, and
probably you too) will not thrive. Eventually, as resources run scarce,
folks like us who consume enough for an entire third world village, will
find there is nothing left to use up and we will dissappear. (Don't
worry though, that isn't coming soon. First we have to go through the
transition period where there are some resources for us to consume, but
there is intense competition for them.


p.s. Don't blame religion for war. Blame people. Blame yourself.
Blame your neighbor. Argue about whose fault war is. Get in heated
discussions on the internet. Leave your house in a bad mood. Honk at
someone. He will honk at someone else. You have just started a war.

Atheists have always found an excuse to fight when they felt like
fighting, just as have the devout.