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- Subject: Re: Hybrids
- From: "Bonaventure W Magrys" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 21:48:58 -0500 (CDT)
"Perfect" organisms don't evolve. They are so well adapted (to their particular
environment) that they do not change over the ages. Hence "evelutionary
dead-ends" such as the horseshoe crab are more "perfect" than those organisms
that had "gone on" (again a misconception of linear progressive [in human
thinking) towards more complexity, eg the spiders, the butterfly, more
"advanced" arthopods all.
Conflict, maladaptaiton forces evolution. The ape in the forest, unchanged for
10 million years or more, is not a "lesser" organism than those troops that a
few million years ago foraged out into the African savannahs clumsily.