virus: Re: Opposable thumbs

Mike Blum (
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 17:29:39 -0500

>The only "goal" is reproduction, specificaly DNA reproduction. One
>species having more intelligence than another species does not
>necessarily mean that the former is better (fitter) at doing this. In
>fact, sometimes it's worse.

Those who learned to use tools obviously had more intelligence than those
who did not use tools. The use of tools increases your chance for survival
and therefore increases your opportunities to reproduce. Therefore, your
"more intelligent tool using DNA" has the opportunity to be passed on to
more generations.

Mike Blum
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