Month: May 2004

Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

Americans hear the word “fittest” and we think “most fit” rather than “best fit.” If you think about it, Darwin was suggesting the individuals best adapted to the environment are the ones who propogate and continue the species, not necessarily the most physically powerful.

Some people believe that the strongest, fastest, and most aggressive survive, but these traits are of no value if the air becomes unbreatheable for most people and the water becomes toxic or the terrain becomes suddenly untransversable. The ones who survive cataclysmic changes, whether they are docile or war-mongering, are those who have adapted to the new environment, either biologically or technologically.