The Borg Collective? LO11705

Martha Landerman (
Tue, 07 Jan 97 08:48:45 EST

Replying to LO11671 --


I said:

> I think we should make a distinction between evolution in a
> survival-of-the-species sense, and evolution in a
> make-the-most-of-the-individuals sense.

then you said:

> and this distinction is not evident to me. To me, evolution doesn't
> care about the individual. I do, and you do, we all do, that is why
> i think we organize; but evolution, like gravity, doesn't.
> Therefore the questions i'm concerned with are the same as the
> questions in your post. Although from a different vantage point,
> from another reality, another world so to speak.

I should've said so more clearly, but what I was trying to say is that
we humans have the rare chance to affect how we evolve. Of course we
can't assure ourselves of evolving the way we alone choose. But we
don't have to wait to evolve into only what Mother Nature gives us,
ether, because we are self aware, we think, and we can plan. We can,
if we choose, nurture and promote the make-the-most-of-the-individual
type of evolution.

That's one of the things I like about the Star Trek universe. The
people have chosen to make the most of the individual, and in doing
so, they've made humanity more humane.

Warm Regards,


Martha Landerman
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