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Darwin and sexual selection

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The individual organism will sacrifice itself for sexual selection, whereas natural selection seems to be a selfish proposition of survival of the individual.  What is sexual selection in humans but culture?  I am not really sure that culture is a subset of nature and natural selection.
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Quote "After the fact, 'Oh we didn't mean that,' does not make up for it.  It is interesting to hear that maybe Darwin himself did not fall into that nihilistic, deterministic trap.  "

If Darwin doesn't fit into the deterministic, reductionist school then it's probably bc of the idea that there is an "engineer" in the garden :)Darwin was not out of line with the Church Fathers when he suggests a growing, evolving world. Origen, Thomas Aquinas and Augustine...highly conservative religious groups just refused to even entertain the idea.

St. Augustine of Hippo, a bishop in North Africa during the early fifth century, was another central figure of the period. Although he is widely known for Confessions, Augustine authored dozens of other works, several of which focus on Genesis 1–2.2 In The Literal Meaning of Genesis, Augustine argues that the first two chapters of Genesis are written to suit the understanding of the people at that time.In order to communicate in a way that all people could understand, the creation story was told in a simpler, allegorical fashion. Augustine also believed God created the world with the capacity to develop, a view that is harmonious with biological evolution.4
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