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OK, so you're saying the most desirable people still get to breed more? I still think the less desirable elements still get to breed now


But I didn't say that. Desire has nothing to do with suitability. Darwinism is "survival of the fittest", where fittest means "those characteristics most suitable to the environment".

Those characteristics may have nothing at all to do with how strong/weak/tough/etc an individual is. The environment exerts a selection pressure, and in civilised society there is no selection pressure against weak individuals. None at all.

In fact, in civilised society there are very few selection pressures on the human population - an individual who is a weak midget with slight mental retardation will still pass on their genes. That's because there is no selection against weak midgets with slight mental retardation - we take care of everyone, young, old, weak, helpless, etc.

That doesn't mean Darwinism isn't in effect, it just means that it is not selecting for th characteristics you think it should.
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