The debate "Nature doesn't care about you individually she only cares about your genes" was started by
August 10, 2014, 1:27 pm.
9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side.
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I_Voyager posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
tkershaw3, KaterinaVinther, Sosocratese, MerciPol, Martin2489, transfanboy and 3 visitors agree.
I_Voyager, PsychDave, leoi137, llthslvtr and 1 visitor disagree.
If you jump of a building, neither you, not your genes, will have a softer landing. Nature doesn't care about anything. Nature is not aware, and does not think.
When people talk about natural selection, it simply means that things that aware well adapted are more likely to survive long enough to have children, who are more likely to inherit whatever made the parent better able to survive.
If there was an island with people on it and the only source of food was in the bottom of pickle jars, people with long, skinny fingers would be more likely to be able to get food. Fast forward a few years, and the people with long, skinny fingers haven't starved to death, while the people with short, fat fingers have. As the survivors have children with each other, the children are more likely to have long, skinny fingers. This is a very basic example, but nature itself doesn't care who lives.
Nature doesn't care, period. She just is.