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reproduction seems to go against darwins theory of Evo...
if its more of survival, then reproducing and raising young would go against ones drive to survive,
animals are weaker and vunerable while rearing young,
how does darwin explain the strong drive to reproduce?

terasec, Yahoo! Message Board 25 Comments [1/4/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Just Rick

It's called instinct, you dumbass, to maintain the species.

Evolution actually protects and aids this process by seeing the development of various protection schemes such as the male watching over, the need to build nests in protected areas, how far developed the the born/hatched are, various sorts of camoflauge for both the mother and the young, heightened aggressiveness in a parent for protection, and on and on.

Educate yourself you self imposed ignorant horse's ass.

1/4/2006 9:49:06 PM

David D.G.

Yay! Another submission makes the grade!

This is a first-class example of how these people can't make the jump from individuals to populations -- and this from the viewpoint of an unusually self-centered individual of a species at that.

~David D.G.

1/4/2006 10:12:33 PM


Um, because if it didn't reproduce, it wouldn't be here now?

1/4/2006 11:35:47 PM


What does he think survival of the fittest means, anyway? Does he imagine some sort of animal colosseum where individuals duke it out for the right of their species?

1/4/2006 11:58:08 PM

The Last Conformist

If this isn't the worst argument against Darwinian evolution ever, it's damn close.

1/5/2006 12:05:47 AM


It is as if he has stared the answer in the face, and walked away knowing less than he came with. It's like adding 1 and 1 and not getting 2.

1/5/2006 1:19:47 AM


... *Wow*.

I know people badly misunderstand evolution, but... wow.

1/5/2006 2:59:33 PM


The high pregnancy rate among Christian teens who have undergone abstinence training may be a clue...

1/5/2006 9:37:16 PM


Darwin had said that survival of the fittest was not survival of the strongest nor of the most intelligent, but of the most responsive to change.

1/8/2006 10:21:26 PM


terasec doesn't quite understand the concept of natural selection.

1/9/2006 11:48:03 AM


Phil - that image just made my day.

1/9/2006 9:19:40 PM


Hee hee... animal colosseum.


Dinosaur, go!
Kangaroo rat, I choose you!

*laughs for the rest of the day*

1/12/2006 9:06:04 PM


becuase strong genes are passed on making better gene stock, making stronger animals, thus making them live on, so suck my giant wang you Nazi whore

1/16/2006 2:44:29 AM


Oh come on! A little education. Please, just get a little.

2/9/2006 6:13:46 PM


Individual survival is secondary to the concerns of natural selection. Occasionally, parents die during reproduction. This is natural population control.

11/23/2011 10:47:43 PM


So...the ability to produce viable descendants somehow contradicts "descent with modification?"

11/23/2011 11:08:44 PM


Darwin doesn't explain much nowadays; he's been dead for quite a while.

Anyway; the species can't survive without reproduction, stupid. Humans, who have very vulnerable children, are social animals, who help each other. Ever hear the expression "It takes a village to raise a child"?

11/23/2011 11:16:36 PM


How is any species going to survive without reproducing, genius?

11/24/2011 2:54:54 AM


It hardly needs mentioning, but the reason is simple.

Natural selection does not favour the DEAD.

11/24/2011 3:29:52 AM

Darwin is talking about reproductive success. That requires personal survival in order to breed but leaving lots of offspring is the goal.

11/24/2011 8:49:32 AM

Philbert McAdamia

@ Swede
"It takes a village to raise a child"

Apparently, every once in a while, one raises an idiot. This one seems to have gotten loose upon the countryside...with somebody's computer.

11/24/2011 9:00:00 AM


"reproduction seems to go against darwins theory of Evo..."

Of course. After all...:

...have you tried to have sex in the back of a rally-spec car by Mitsubishi, and I'll just go get my coat, shall I?! X3

Besides, Charles Darwin looks more the Subaru Impreza sort of bloke to me. But that's just my theory...!



"leaving lots of offspring is the goal."

Well, considering the sex lives of footballers...! Two words: George Best.

[/smartarse II]

11/24/2011 10:37:04 AM

its survival in reproductive terms. He who has the most kids wins.

9/8/2012 7:24:15 PM


A fundie had a idea... except, like everything fundies do, it's wrong.

2/10/2013 11:17:05 PM


You will notice animals mate and protect their children without any guidance from the church. With the world literally crawling with social or herd animals the self-centered lone wolf mentality is the rarity.

2/11/2013 7:04:07 AM

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