That was such a good film^^
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That wikipedia link was fascinating - thanks for that.
> In fact, you can't have evolution without natural selection, but that doesn't mean that natural selection is suddenly "evolution", despite your claims to the contrary.
Explain the difference.
So, how do you draw the line between natural selection and adaptation via selective pressure on random mutations within the genome of some species, and, er, *evolution*?
I feel pretty much the same way. People take so much for granted, Even cutlery,,, how long would it take for an Iron Age blacksmith to craft a single cutlery set? Chariot wheels are actually quite complex. A composite bow? Contrast that with a modern electronic item, or any of a huge range of custom=designed materials. The insight required to modify genomes to produce somewhat predictable outcomes?
It's staggering. I think anyone who misses the significance of all of this is seriously lacking in imagination.
> I'm gonna bet its because they think that government is the "supreme being", not God.
Why, exactly, are you so full of shit?
> What about being so humble that one doesn't even consider one's own views on how people should live, and simply accepts the long accepted wisdom of the church as being greater than your own.
Spoken like a good member of the flock.
> Now as for the internet so for any other public space, would that mean if you open your mouth to speak in any public space would you need you name and details tattooed on your forehead?
That's generous of you, but we can already identify you via our expensive and unreliable biometric systems.
Your Corporate Overlords.
If you consider at least one of the possible outcomes for limited genetic diversity, you end up with hive organisms. Every member working for the common good. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to regard the human race as an example of a social species with at least some hive-like characteristics.
Oh, and while we're on a rant, one argument is exactly the same as any other argument. Thanks, that's me convinced.
And a mammal's a mammal. A carbon lifeform is a carbon lifeform. Any self-organising structure subject to the rules du jour in Universe A is any self-organising structure in Universe A.
> On the inside, pretty much any dog is just like any other dog. Gee, just like homo sapiens!
You've either never owned dogs or you've spent your life in a bubble of blissful oblivion.
Sure, except that the fact that we live in an universe which is lousy (sometimes literally so) with self-organisation. Magic is what people invoke in the absence of knowledge and critical thinking skills. We call those people 'primitives'.
The funniest comment I read in a while - thank you^^