Why are there people?

Why are there people?

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Fast and Curious

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With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......

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@sonhouse said
With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......
Why not people? Something had to evolve as a dominant species.

It's like the randomness of a lottery. (With perhaps a tad less of the random). Someone has to win.

Read a book!

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@sonhouse said
With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......
Do you believe evolution is random and not survival of the fittest?

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I doubt sheep were part of the fittest group.
They are not predators and they don't breed fast enough to survive constant attacks by predators so some of it must be random dumb luck.

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@sonhouse said
With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......
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Lake Como

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@handyandy said
Do you believe evolution is random and not survival of the fittest?
It is survival of the fittest. Or, none would have survived. Nobody, as no one would have been fit to run the show.

itiswhatitis

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@sonhouse said
With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......
Evolution has a wicked sense of humor.

itiswhatitis

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@botvinnikian said
I doubt sheep were part of the fittest group.
They are not predators and they don't breed fast enough to survive constant attacks by predators so some of it must be random dumb luck.
Predator and prey numbers go up and down.

Fewer sheep leads to fewer wolves, and fewer wolves allow for more sheep to breed which in turn means more food for the wolves, so more wolves are able to propagate leading to a drop in sheep numbers... and so forth and so on.
Population of one goes up causing the population of the other to go down, then the up goes down causing the down to go up... and continuously seesaws back and forth in this manner.

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@sonhouse said
With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......
A glitch in the matrix.

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@botvinnikian said
I doubt sheep were part of the fittest group.
They are not predators and they don't breed fast enough to survive constant attacks by predators so some of it must be random dumb luck.
The majority of people ARE sheep. The end is coming.

Read a book!

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@botvinnikian said
I doubt sheep were part of the fittest group.
They are not predators and they don't breed fast enough to survive constant attacks by predators so some of it must be random dumb luck.
Modern sheep have human protection. Before they were domesticated, wild sheep were probably more rugged and more of a match for wolves and other predators.

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I read somewhere (not the Guardian) that 99 percent of all creatures who ever existed are now extinct.

I'm sure something else will rise up to take our place when we are wiped out by a meteor or poison ourselves with plastic.

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@sonhouse said
With all the total random events of evolution, why are there people at all? We shouldn't even be here......
If a person is unwilling to give credit to some sort of Creator, then all that's left is luck, guessing, and randomness, and lottery hypothesis.

A Creator makes much more sense.

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