Talk:Theory of evolution

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Shouldn't this just be a redirect to evolution? ħumanUser talk:Human 18:54, 14 January 2009 (EST)


Seems like this should be "theory of evolution," with a lowercase 'e.' Blue (is useful) 00:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

You are correct, madame. ‎Capital punishment doesn't undermine the moral or legal foundations of a society. ‎It is the moral and legal foundation of society. 00:52, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, moving. TyTy 01:18, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Evolution's aim[edit]

I just snipped this paragraph from the article:

Mankind has interfered with Natural Selection such that the Theory of Evolution based on the Survival of the Fittest becomes irrelevant. For instance, humans have used medicine to propagate unfit characteristics. Children with formerly fatal illnesses can often survive long enough to reach adulthood and pass along their defective genes to another generation. A human with poor eyesight, weak lungs, heart, body and so forth might never survive in a competitive world among other animals, but with modern lifestyles an unfit human can survive comfortably. In fact, someone like Stephen Hawkings with his debilitation disease can actually rise to power and influence in the modern world despite having virtually no survival capabilities of his own. Humans have wiped out entire species of animals, including the Passenger Pigeon or American Bison, and many species of animals may disappear when no competition for survival exists.

As I understand it, evolution naturally tends toward enhancing the fitness of populations, not individuals (such as Stephen Hawking.) CamelCasePragmatist (talk) 20:58, 24 April 2015 (UTC)