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    Evolution of humans was inevitable
    71.43%
    Evolution does not have to result in more complex life
    42.86%
    Homo sapiens survived due to its superiority over past human species
    28.57%
    Humans are no more evolved than other life
    57.14%
    Chance is a major factor in evolution
    57.14%
    Evolution adapts us perfectly to our environment
    14.29%

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    Poll fixed from previous thread. Which of the statements in the poll do you agree with about evolution?

    Feel free to discuss below.
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    Honestly, none of those answers are satisfactory, in my opinion.
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    Answers:

    1. Yes. Natural selection drives evolution. Since humans or a human-like species would be dominant in the environment, it was bound to evolve sooner or later.

    2. Yes. The fittest survive, not the most complex.

    3. Yes. We are fitter than extinct species.

    4. Yes. Evolution is based on time. Every species on Earth has been evolving for the same period of time, hence we are all equally evolved. We are just suited to different environments.

    5. Yes. Most mutations lead to a dead-end.

    6. No. It cannot make us perfectly adapted. Only well adapted.
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    I have information that the poll has been fixed. :fuhrer:
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    (Original post by BristolFresher15)
    Honestly, none of those answers are satisfactory, in my opinion.
    Is that to say you don't agree with any of them? What are your reasons?

    (Original post by Keyhofi)
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    Interesting reasoning. I see that you don't agree with the phrase 'perfectly adapted' but you think us having evolved was inevitable somehow.

    My answers:
    1 No
    2 Yes
    3 No
    4 Yes
    5 Yes
    6 Yes

    I disagree that humans are 'superior' or that there is a reason why we 'had to exist'.
 
 
 
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