Somewhere in the newest issue of Uncanny X-Men, amongst all of the Space-Gods and X-Men villains from the late 80s, there was this grand idea that made me put down the book and think about origins and, you know, intelligent design. Mr. Sinister challenges Darwin and Apocalypse’s ideas of what “survival of the fittest” actually means. Natural Selection denotes only survival; continuing your species existence, altering the next generation so a blood line can go on. It doesn’t really mean “better” but only continuation. That’s not survival of the fittest as I’ve always considered evolution to be, it just means your species is going on. True intelligent design would have us with the ability to, I don’t fucking know, heal our wounds within minutes, not just have the minds to create medicine. At least have more inherited abilities and knowledge, like how to speak or at least get around on our own on some level. But whatever, maybe I just read too many comics.
“Apocalypse viewed evolution as good in and of itself because he had no understanding of either art or science. What my old patron believed in was red and raw natural selection. It is I who truly believes in evolution. Natural selection is a mechanism. It doesn’t believe in “better” or “worse” it merely believes in continued being. I believe in improvement. And improvement requires a aesthete’s eye to judge whether a success is worthy or otherwise.” —
“Food network star Guy Fieri is venturing into the fashion world with a jewelry line for Room 101. ‘This stuff is off-da-hook. It’s some killer bling,’ he says. ‘There’s a dog tag, cuff links, a bracelet- the works.” —NYMag (via widgette)
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