Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nietzsche Contra Darwin

Anti-Darwin.[This is the title of the whole section.]---What surprises me most when I survey the broad destinies of man is that I always see before me the opposite of that which Darwin and his school see or want to see today: selection in favor of the stronger, better-constituted, and the progress of the species. Precisely the opposite is palpable: the elimination of the lucky strokes, the uselessness of the more highly developed types, the inevitable dominion of the average, even the sub-average types. If we are not shown why man should be the exception among creatures, I incline to the prejudice that the school of Darwin has been deluded everywhere.
-- Nietzsche, The Will to Power, section 685.

2 comments:

  1. Seriously? If I'm persistent then I'm a bitch.
    If you're persistent...what are you?

    ugh. what an old, tired, STUPID argument.

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  2. ...what are you?

    An insensitive b*stard!

    Embrace your inner "b". I do.

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