Posted: Jun 10, 2019 4:51 am
by Spearthrower
Jayjay4547 wrote:That is a tactic of smudgism; ie. obscuring a point being made rather than recognising it. By “other organic beings or to external conditions” Darwin was referring to the world around us, in which we and all creatures struggle for existence. By contrast, a struggle between the individuals of one sex, generally the males, for the possession of the other sex” is all within the gene pool of the population; you can draw a geographical line around it.

It's like you're attempting to furnish everyone with examples of how you simply do not understand what evolution entails.

You've tried to claim that this is 'smudgism' (a neologism you've coined as yet another babushka), or that the competition between members of the same species is not what Darwin was talking about with respect to a 'struggle for existence'. But you couldn't be more wrong if you tried to be wrong rather than just being wrong through ignorance.

In reality, where there are 2 different competing species coexisting in the same locality, the degree to which they compete is directly related to the overlap of their resource usage. The closer the requirements in resources of the 2 species, the more directly they compete for those resources.

And what could possibly be closer in terms of resource requirements than 2 members of the same species? :)

So really the only smudge here is your comprehension of evolution by natural selection, and it's a big inky black mark where you doodled on the back of an envelope instead of doing your homework.