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Anyone not got a flu shot yet?

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by DandyDon, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Sifossifoco

    Sifossifoco Nassau Grouper

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    Mother Nature wants only 1 thing: for THE FITTEST individuals to survive and pass on their genes. I had to correct it, because it quite changes the implications of that thought. Feel free to make of that what you want.
     
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  2. DBPacific

    DBPacific ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Considering I work in evolutionary biology and genetics, I know exactly what it means. Nature doesn't care about overall fitness, only being fit enough to pass on genes. If peak fitness was the goal then neurological diseases like Huntington's that show later in life wouldn't exist and the average human would look very different. Survival of the fittest is an oversimplification to help beginners understand how challenges push for adaptation. What is considered 'fittest' is subject to environment and what specific challenge is being faced. When the challenge is removed, 'fittest' means nothing anymore.
     
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  3. Sifossifoco

    Sifossifoco Nassau Grouper

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    Since you work in evolutionary biology you sure know the antagonistic pleiotropy hypothesis for the explanation of late onset diseases such as Huntington's. The rule of the survival of the fittest stands simple and true even in those cases.
     
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  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    I don't think mother nature wants anything. What is, is. Before there were vaccines for anything maybe people just died from various diseases. OTOH, maybe a certain % were more resistant because people had no medications to take for anything they may contract. There is a lot of guessing going on.
     
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  6. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    And so mankind (seems to be) evolved into a species to stupid to survive...despite easy access to information.
     
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  7. RemcoDutch

    RemcoDutch Divemaster Candidate

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    :popcorn: Anyone skipping Thanksgiving and Christmas this year aswell then?
     
  8. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Darwin strikes again. This time in the opposite direction.
     
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  9. Miyaru

    Miyaru Tec Instructor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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  10. RemcoDutch

    RemcoDutch Divemaster Candidate

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