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MabuseTheGambler
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09:26:49 AM Feb 8th 2014
What happened to the Headscratchers page here?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
10:03:44 AM Feb 8th 2014
It was cut, because we don't have Headscratchers pages for tropes anymore.
jate88
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12:07:16 PM Oct 3rd 2013
"and sometimes entire societies or nations"

Is this a core part of facism?
Vasha
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11:58:32 PM Oct 18th 2011
edited by Vasha
The description is terribly long-winded. I rewrote it some, anyone else want to have a crack at cutting it down?

Edited Dec. 13: This is done now.
Smasher
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03:15:09 PM Feb 24th 2011
Are Real Life Examples acceptable?
zarpaulus
06:21:42 PM Feb 24th 2011
Well it used to be a mainstream socio-political viewpoint.
rodneyAnonymous
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06:08:10 PM Jan 19th 2011
edited by rodneyAnonymous
(moved by rodneyAnonymous, but this post is by Great Limmick)

From the description of "type two" Darwinism in the main body of the article: "...and that evolution happens by itself when it's necessary for survival (assuming some beneficial mutations randomly occur; they will, given enough time, and relatively recent discoveries seem to point that environmental changes actually accelerate this), and when it isn't happening, it's because it isn't needed."

This is actually a very Lamarckian idea. Strictly speaking, evolution occurs constantly. In a stable environment, it will be limited to genetic drift, changes in traits that don't influence survivability or in non-coding sequences of DNA. In a changing environment, evolution will only occur if the appropriate mutations take place (unlikely, since mutations occur at a relatively constant rate— unless that "recent evidence" is from the last year or two, in which case I'd like to see it) or if the necessary genes are already part of the population's gene pool; otherwise, extinction occurs instead. I didn't want to go chopping up an article someone else wrote, but I thought this was at least worth mentioning.
rodneyAnonymous
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06:05:53 PM Jan 19th 2011
edited by rodneyAnonymous
(moved by rodneyAnonymous, but this post is by Bacon Grease)

Eugenicist, although taking some of the 'Didn't Do The Research' ire away from the article, would probably be a more accurate title, or you could make reference to Eugenics, such as Nazi Concentration Camp activities in the portion where they're brought up. Also, Eugenics was particularly popular in upper class circles during the era leading up to the Second World War, and was fully disavowed upon the discovery of the Nazi War Crimes involving its practices. An example of the popularity of Eugenics in the Twenties is one of the secondary characters of 'The Great Gatsby' I don't recall the character's name, but in so far as the narrative had a villain, he was it.
GreatLimmick
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03:30:28 AM Aug 18th 2010
From the description of "type two" Darwinism in the main body of the article: "...and that evolution happens by itself when it's necessary for survival (assuming some beneficial mutations randomly occur; they will, given enough time, and relatively recent discoveries seem to point that environmental changes actually accelerate this), and when it isn't happening, it's because it isn't needed."

This is actually a very Lamarckian idea. Strictly speaking, evolution occurs constantly. In a stable environment, it will be limited to genetic drift, changes in traits that don't influence survivability or in non-coding sequences of DNA. In a changing environment, evolution will only occur if the appropriate mutations take place (unlikely, since mutations occur at a relatively constant rate— unless that "recent evidence" is from the last year or two, in which case I'd like to see it) or if the necessary genes are already part of the population's gene pool; otherwise, extinction occurs instead. I didn't want to go chopping up an article someone else wrote, but I thought this was at least worth mentioning.
BaconGrease
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11:33:56 PM Apr 28th 2010
Eugenicist, although taking some of the 'Didn't Do The Research' ire away from the article, would probably be a more accurate title, or you could make reference to Eugenics, such as Nazi Concentration Camp activities in the portion where they're brought up. Also, Eugenics was particularly popular in upper class circles during the era leading up to the Second World War, and was fully disavowed upon the discovery of the Nazi War Crimes involving its practices. An example of the popularity of Eugenics in the Twenties is one of the secondary characters of 'The Great Gatsby' I don't recall the character's name, but in so far as the narrative had a villain, he was it.
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