Today I searched Google News for “evolution of” to see how the phrase gets used. Titles of headlines included:
evolution of athletes
evolution of US-Cuba policy
evolution of Raspberry Pi
evolution of basketball
evolution of the digital director
evolution of menswear
evolution of information management
evolution of the music industry
evolution of weather forecasting
evolution of Indiana’s fantasy sports bill
Halfway down Page 2, an article about a 500 million year old fossil. “Evolution of the nervous system.”
“Evolution” is a household word. We use it every day. Most of the time we’re not talking about biology.
Have you ever noticed… whenever we use the word “evolution” in everyday experience, we’re always talking about an intentional competition.
The only time the word evolution supposedly means “blind, purposeless and unintentional” is in the old-school Darwinian hymn book.
So… are we really to believe that everything we do in life from baseball to world affairs to hip-hop music is always intentional… but life itself isn’t?