Humans fundamentally misunderstood Evolution

"700,000 Years Of Progress" - Art by Alfred Frueh (1880-1968)

The evolution of species is not going always "upwards" as commonly understood, but it is arguably even going "downwards" in recent times. Perceiving humans as more "advanced" as Trees, Worms or Dolphins is a very arrogant, reductionist, stupid joke. In the bigger picture, there is no discernible "objective function" or "arrow of progress" at all, only temporary patterns and habits in time. Evolution is not going anywhere at all. There is no "answer" or "destination" at the end of the rainbow - contrary to the gospel of the religion du jour (science), which keeps preaching visions of a "mathematically beautiful end state which we are racing towards" (which is essentially the science version of God).

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