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Will my children eat each other?

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I was thinking about it the other day. Does evolution and natural selection mean that one day my descendents will be eating and preying on each other? That's just weird.

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no, that doesn`t happen.

 

 

well not the Eating part anyway :)

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Why not though? If a lion and antelope share the same ancestor, or shark and fish, or any other predator-prey pair, wouldn't that mean one day my descendents would be eating one another?

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it is possible if humans speciate and one species or the other loses intelligence and becomes a food animal. seems unlikely though as intelligence is our niche.

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it is possible if humans speciate and one species or the other loses intelligence and becomes a food animal. seems unlikely though as intelligence is our niche.

 

Why do you need to lose intelligence to become a food animal?

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It's possible but unlikely. Yes, a lion and an antelope share a common ancestor, but 95% of the animals that lived alongside that common ancestor have since had their lines extinguished. That's the more likely scenario.

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Your premise implies that Jeffrey Dahmer is more evolved than the rest of us. Wouldn't eating fellow humans be more of a function of the available quantity of other food sources, not natural selection?

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Your premise implies that Jeffrey Dahmer is more evolved than the rest of us. Wouldn't eating fellow humans be more of a function of the available quantity of other food sources, not natural selection?

 

no, it doesn't. it implies that the human species will speciate and one of those species will be a food stuff to the other species.

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no, it doesn't. it implies that the human species will speciate and one of those species will be a food stuff to the other species.

 

I guess I should have used the TongueInCheek tab.

 

[/sarcasm]

 

:cool:

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