Saturday, March 31, 2007

Why you should treat modern life and nature as the same thing

This is why I love and believe in technology, treating modern life and nature as the same thing:
If man has evolved the ability to override his evolutionary imperatives, then there must have been an advantage to his genes in doing so. Therefore, even the emancipation from evolution that we so fondly imagine we have achieved must itself have evolved because it suited the replication of genes.
by Matt Ridley, in The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature.

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