Posted: Sep 04, 2018 8:00 am
by Cito di Pense
We can condense it to fewer words: "Differential survival of replicating entities". See? Much less judgmental. Saying that the fittest survive is a tautology between 'fitness' and 'survival'. This isn't too bad, since we know what survival denotes. "Fitness" is just a way of saying 'differential' for people who can't handle so many syllables, or for people who like to preface their philosophical pronouncements with, "All things being equal..."

The fact that all things are manifestly NOT equal gives some people the willies, and leads them to suggest that the inequalities are only apparent, and not real.