EVOLUTION FOR DUMMIES

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          Evolution is not a fantasy nor a God. I hope you understand how tricky words can be and how interpretation affects meaning. Semantic barriers are pretty hard to overcome so I will try to be as clear as possible and I implore you to read in order to understand instead of to reply.

        Above all, I need to emphasize the difference between the “beginning of life” and “evolution through natural selection”. They are two separate subjects and must not be mistaken as the same. While one concerns the question of how the first living organism came into existence, the other explains how organisms gradually became more and more complex.

          Many people say that evolution could not have possibly happened by pure accident. First of all, evolution did not “happen” – it “is happening” and it is happening still. Continue reading

RIGHTS VS NEEDS

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          Forget Maslow’s pyramids and other psychological proposals and think about what we really need on order to survive – what the very basic needs of human beings are. Clean air, clean water and proper food to which we should probably add effective healthcare and relevant education if we intend to survive longer than twenty – thirty years. Everything else from international courts of justice, freedom of thought and religion and personal dignity to founding families and right to nationality becomes insignificant and extravagant if the basic needs are not fulfilled.

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USE YOUR BRAINS

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          If I was to name one property of us humans which led us beyond the turmoil of hunters and hunted, a property which shoved us off the dubious comfort of African trees straight to the top of the food chain, a property which enabled us to achieve what no other known species could be dreaming of – art, science and technology, it would most certainly be our (relatively) immense brain capacity. In the harsh and unpredictable savannah, mere strength and speed turned out to be insufficient in terms of survival, therefore other means had to be considered. Means such as cunning, anticipation,  planning and cooperation.  Continue reading