How does “survival” t into the Quest for
Clearly “survival” is necessary. Obviously. But it is far from
sufcient. Thus, necessary, but not sufcient.
“Survival,” in my paradigm, does not occupy the
overwhelming paramount position ascribed to it by
“survival of the ttest” 19
century Darwinists. If it
did, we would see far more species of slugs, and
fewer species of butteries.
At the same time, over the eons the relative
survival to extraordinariation may have intermittently shifted:
More species with high probability
> more emphasis on extraordinariation, etc.
More species in a precarious
> more emphasis on survival.
Clearly, to stay in the game, survival is necessary.
But we hypothesize that overall, the macro–signature
theme of our cosmos is “extraordinariation.” In any event,
while this area, like most areas involving the cosmos is
nuanced and textured, the key thrust (extraordinariation) is