Evolution and humans (Evolution)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:57 (1494 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: 2) No, they didn't develop the powerful intellect we have.

dhw: Recent research suggests that they were far more sophisticated than had previously been believed, but 3) makes this response very confusing.

David: Yes more sophisticated than we had previously thought, but they did not become as advanced as we did and we won the competition.

Would you make the same claim if discussing the Native Americans vs. Europeans? Or Africans vs. Europeans? Were they more or less sophisticated than Europeans? Were they more or less 'fit'? You are treading dangerously close to eugenics here in your mode of thinking. Worse, you seem to be confusing technological/numerical advantage with being more 'advanced' in biological terms.

By your reckoning, we should all be Mongolian, since they must have been more advanced than the Romans they conquored, right?

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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