I was talking to my friend the other day; I didn’t want to go to school. She says, “But it’s fun! Stressful, tiring fun!”
“…But but but…. without it…we’d all be mindless blobs and end up on the stupid Maury show!!”
“Hahaha. Your assumptions (I meant to say implications) are amusing.”
“You are welcome!”
“But seriously…..that show…. *shudder*”
“It’s funny sometimes.”
“It’s mostly sad, though. It makes me worry about the future of humanity.”
“……It makes me wish humans still had natural selection…..:P …Then the world would just be really smart or really beautiful/handsome people!!! With the occasional very smart…very beautiful/handsome person :P… Then we’d be able to get somewhere in the world :D”
While in the conversation, I mostly agreed with her, because the thought of that was just … awesome. But after the conversation ended, I kept going back to those lines and just thinking about what she said. I don’t know if I agree with her anymore. I mean, if humans still evolved through natural selection, it would imply that none of us are smart enough to make choices of our own. The reason the weak survive is that we manipulate nature to fit our needs rather than allow nature to help us weed out the weak.
It sounds rather primitive and heartless thought; I realize that. However, that’s really what it is. In keeping those who are weak alive, we are going in the opposite direction of evolution. And these weaknesses are being passed on through to our offspring. Instead of weaknesses dying off, they’re multiplying. All for some “everybody deserves a chance” phooey.
But then, if you think about it, if we never evolved our way out of natural selection, none of us would actually be here. There would be a bunch of hot idiots running around, making babies left and right. But that’s a small price to pay. If even one.
There has been the issue of people becoming stronger mentally through their physical weaknesses, but not vice versa. It’s rather strange. I imagine it would have been the other way around in Neanderthalean times.
Well, I guess this has just been another random dump of thoughts. No structure whatsoever. Yay.