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Sat May 6, 2017, 11:44 AM

The RW dickheads believe "survival of the fittest" means the "strongest"

They are totally wrong about this.

It underpins all their moronic ideology.

Bruce Lee was pretty strong but was not necessarily the "fittest" in Darwins' sense of the word.

Fascists think strength is all.

Ryan is one of those. Hopefully he will expire while running of of his record breaking marathons.

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Reply The RW dickheads believe "survival of the fittest" means the "strongest" (Original post)
BSdetect May 2017 OP
GliderGuider May 2017 #1
CincyDem May 2017 #2
NastyRiffraff May 2017 #6
Sculpin Beauregard May 2017 #3
C_U_L8R May 2017 #4
Initech May 2017 #5
BSdetect May 2017 #7
loyalsister May 2017 #8

Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:48 AM

1. Might makes right. Arbeit macht frei. nt

 

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:50 AM

2. I've always interpreted this as "strongest most adaptable".



Darwin referenced survival of the most adaptable.

In that sense, our GOP friends are in for a rude awakening - hopefully sooner vs. later.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:56 PM

6. That's how Darwin interpreted it too

He didn't originate the phrase; he borrowed it from philosopher Herbert Spencer. In On the Origin of Species Darwin made it clear that "fittest" meant species who could best adapt (and therefore reproduce). "Survival" didn't refer to any individual's survival, but that of species.

Of course, this is science, so the Republicans don't believe that.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:40 PM

3. A fundamental fundie misunderstanding. Uneducated & ignorant.

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:24 PM

4. In a battle of wits

Republicans are pretty unarmed

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:29 PM

5. They think "survival of the fittest" means "rich white guys with the most money".

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:46 PM

7. Stephen Hawing fit into the Repugnant world?

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Response to BSdetect (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:29 PM

8. Either way it has been interpreted to suit ideology

During the eugenics movement the definition of "fit" that emerged was the "nordic superior race" was considered to be the most fit in the US. Nondisabled and white is still a goal. Eugenics is alive and well.

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