Darwin-L Message Log 5:159 (January 1994)

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<5:159>From azlerner@midway.uchicago.edu  Wed Jan 26 18:08:14 1994

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 94 18:16:25 CST
From: "asia z lerner" <azlerner@midway.uchicago.edu>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: understanding evolution

	I would have been content to let it go at that, but then comes a
	rebutting(?) comment from the orignal poster that typifies the
	misunderstanding.  To paraphrase, she suggests that findings of higher
	fertility in the poorer countries of today's world than in its wealthier
	ones may indicate that evolution has indeed been stopped.

No, I did not suggest that. I was replying to _your_ suggestion that humans
evolve to be more compatible with modern technology. I was trying to point out
that if you take this to be the case, you have a problem with the traditional
notion of evolutionary fitnes - procreative success. You would eveolve to be
less fit, in this case.


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