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The Myth of Randomness In Evolution: Part III of III

From Randomness to Directionality Hence, what we find is that, in addition to evolution by way of natural selection not being a random process that gives rise to random results; it is a process that has distinct directionality (a notion … Continue reading

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The Myth of Randomness In Evolution: Part II of III

Plan On the Worst, Hope For the Best That is, as the environment of the present will most likely be followed by one that is similar, organismic lines will be best served by having most offspring maintain the characters of … Continue reading

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The Myth of Randomness In Evolution: Part I of III

Consistent with the view of many Darwinian antagonists, Pope Benedict recently stated that it was wrong to think at some time “in some tiny corner of the cosmos there evolved randomly some species of living being capable of reasoning and … Continue reading

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Beauty and Brains: The Unfairness of It All: Part III of III

Status-Marker Overlap While males would come to focus intently on female beauty as a status marker for good genes, some of the same elements would clearly apply when females assessed male status markers, noting that male performance in the combat … Continue reading

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Beauty and Brains: The Unfairness of It All: Part II of III

On Sexual Selection One general adaptation of profound consequence arose when certain organisms gained the capacity to sense and process information from their surroundings, such that actions could be modified on-sight and in real-time. In short, this meant that adaptation … Continue reading

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Beauty and Brains: The Unfairness of It All: Part I of III

For those who would like to believe that beauty is only “skin deep” there is some remarkably bad news, as a recent study conducted by researchers at the London School of Economics, one featured in the journal Intelligence, suggests strongly … Continue reading

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U.S. Election Will Go the Way of the U.S. Economy, But Why?: Part VII of VII

Fatal Flaw Number Two Whether it is the advocacy of socialism that spawns institutionalized government redistribution, or institutionalized government redistribution that spawns the advocacy of socialism, the outcome will be the same: the ever-increasing pursuit of justifications for government control—not … Continue reading

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U.S. Election Will Go the Way of the U.S. Economy, But Why?: Part VI of VII

The Problem With the Borrowing Option Just as borrowing can serve as a viable means of starting or growing a business, borrowing in conjunction with deficit spending by a government can serve as a viable means of growing a nation’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Election Will Go the Way of the U.S. Economy, But Why?: Part V of VII

The Problem With the Taxing Option In the first case, to increase taxes during an economic downturn specifically takes resources out of the marketplace to have them transferred back into the marketplace after they have passed through the government apparatus … Continue reading

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U.S. Election Will Go the Way of the U.S. Economy, But Why?: Part IV of VII

Difficulty Number One The first problem with converting Keynesian theory to Keynesian practice relates to the “lag factor” described above. Here, in order for a central bank or central government to intervene effectively, there must be a relatively accurate sense … Continue reading

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