Originally Posted by eatafetus
yea sorta. I just dont want to have a bunch of people start the whole evolution vs intelligent design argument.
on a side note, i remember the old apg article about you preacher... Nice to meet you
In that case, I would like to say that I believe in evolution. evolution is a fact. however the various theories within the overall concepts that most perceive when they discuss evolution is not fact. micro-evolutions and adaptations are commonly observed in scientific method.
I believe what you may be considering in your initial post is whether or not we are at or nearing the pinnacle of our physical (mental?) achievements. maybe not there, but significantly close enough to be able to consciously choose various variables to "dictate" (for a lack of a better expression) an outcome in our physiology.
I am not sure I agree with that paradigm, as it seems to assume that earlier-mankind didn't do the same things (choosing a direction in our paths of human achievement and physiology). Granted, technology is at a different level, but I won't say "higher", since it is relative and we also have the byproducts of our current "achievements" in technology as well (many of which are negative to our very environment as far as affecting our physiology).
Now don't get me wrong, I am not a "tree-hugger", my point is that this current levels of technology has, in my opinion, a very much higher level (as in greater - or more of) of negative recourse and byproducts that we need to deal with, with more/different tech, releasing more/greater byproducts, etc...
AND neither am I condoning an ascetic lifestyle, necessarily, but rather a personal balance in being satisfied, and being comfortable in the state that you find yourself, measuring success by family and relationships, not by money and self-made-wealth-caste.
and OT - yea, I had stopped writing for APG a few years back when I stopped being able to play every weekend. I will still write now and again, but it has been a while.