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The main focus of my random intellectual musing for the past month or two has been on this idea of an evolutionary universe and as Pere Teilhard de Chardin calls it "the phenomenon of man".
The more I think about it, the more troubled I become by this idea of evolution being structured around this idea of "survival of the fittest", that changes in species arise and are sustained solely because they are beneficial to that species continued existence. It seems science would have us believe that the material world behaves according to strict principles of economy, that is that the universe is not wasteful. Indeed that idea is rather implied in the standard, extremely mechanistic, approach to evolution. Only the most well adapted and well structured beings survive; aberrant or wasteful forms die out before they can propagate.
When you consider this within a broad context of life on earth, and especially the absurdity of humanity it begins to seem pretty implausible. I think, within most ci