Anti-Darwinian Evolution

April 2005
Introducing Nietzsche;2005, p62
The article discusses philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's anti Darwinian views on evolution claiming that humanity is only just emerging from its animal past and still in some ways inferior to the animals. With an over developed rational faculty and having been cut off from animal instinctual beginnings, human evolutionary path do not follow the Darwinian idea of survival of the fittest. According to Nietzsche, history of evolving forms show that happy accidents are eliminated and the average and below average invariably ascend.


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