OT: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)
>> On 03/04/07 10:51, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> ..the problem is not rpms, but mill wing speed and color in overcast
> weather, as in white camo against white fog or clouds.
Think of this as "enforced Darwinism"!
Right, after several generations we will have high-speed,
high-maneuverability ducks with armored protection on their skulls..
After that, they will see that we can do nothing to harm them, and
will start stealing food from our homes
Not to rain on Darwin's parade, but, um, the death of the unfit does not
mean that the survivors have automagically improved. They're still the
same ol' critters they were before the unfit died off.
(It might can be argued that the improvement came to the fit population
_before_ the unfit died off, but it can just as equally be argued that
the entire population originally started out as fit, and then the
sub-population degenerated into the unfit. And I'm not trying to argue
one side or the other; I'm just pointing out that there's a disconnect
in the thinking that the extinction of the less-fit automatically means
the survivors have seen some sort of improvement.)