A Darwinian Perspective
In evolutionary history, no two sub-species have ever been able to cohabit a limited ecology. The outcome of this inherent selective conflict is written in the history of the human genus Homo, that is, the successive increases in brain size and intelligence and the disappearance of earlier, less corticalized forms of Homo. Civilization will eventually be shaped by the domination of Homo sapiens sapiens.
Chapter 1. Originating Adaptations of Animal Life
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ORIGINATING ADAPTATIONS OF ANIMAL LIFE
Our planet has existed as an independent celestial body for c. 4 by (billion years). As with all physical entities in the universe, it was subject to the observed principle of entropy—that is, that a heated body gives off its energy into a cooler external environment. High-energy bodies dissipate their energy, here expressed as heat into the larger and cooler (energy) environment in which it is located.
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