[Marxism] Do you agree or disagree with the following proposition ?

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Thu Mar 30 11:33:18 MST 2006


Actually, much in biological evolution seems to be luck of the draw.  As
our mad genius Charles Fort explained, "survival of the fittest" is an
absurd tautology that smuggles the conclusion into the premise.  By
definition, what is the fittest is what has survived.  Conversely, the
fitness of a species to survive is proven by its presence and survival. 

"Necessity" brings an entire dimension that tends to imply some kind of
predestination--maybe some predetermined kind of "progress" in which
humanity is moving.  A fine 19th century faith rather shattered by
experience, though.  In fact, the problem has been sort of a spectre
haunting the more wooden understanding of Marxism. 

ML








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