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  1. Evolution has one meaning – the adaptation of species to changing environmental conditions in order to preserve these very species.

    Adaptation involves changes. Anyone who does not change, and therefore does not adapt, dies.

    According to one of the laws of dialectics, the appearance of new species, in this case homo sapiens, is the result of the transition of quantity (changes) to quality (a new species with new properties).

  2. From the point of view of evolution, everything is simple – when conditions become unsuitable, the surviving creatures evolve, so evolution is not a step forward, but an adaptation. Homo Sapiens – a species that appeared due to unsuitable living conditions.

  3. NATURE creates and uses a huge list of forms of living matter – for its own purposes and tasks of development/evolution.

    IN THIS LIST, homo sapiens is one of the tools of development/evolution.

  4. Evolution is a process, it has no point of view, in the course of this very revolution we can disappear by destroying ourselves in radioactive ash, and what will rise from it is a question.

  5. My favorite Strugatskys in” Monday begins on Saturday “said the following:” Man is an intermediate link in evolution, necessary for creating the crown of nature's creation – a glass of cognac and a slice of lemon.” What's not the point?…

  6. After all, this question was considered in the film “What else do men talk about” on the road to St. Petersburg.

    It all started with mosquitoes. They were needed for – frogs.

    And when the frogs started up – the question arose And for what?

    The answer is for the French!

    And Man has already evolved first to eat frogs, and then to write music like Joe Dassin!

    It is worth reviewing this masterpiece carefully.

  7. Even on the threshold of the twentieth century, the French astronomer Camille Flammarion wrote in his works about the existence of a certain Forming Principle in the Universe, “a carrier of Intelligence higher than ours.”

    Further development of science and a significant deepening of knowledge led to a strong belief that the Universe can exist in the form that we observe only if the main constants describing it are and remain within extremely narrow limits.

    The whole volume of accumulated knowledge suggests that such a phenomenon as life, in the current combination of fundamental constants and parameters, is not a random phenomenon, but a natural one

    the result of the evolution of the universe.

    To the same extent, the appearance of a reasonable person becomes inevitable.

    This is the meaning of the “anthropic principle” recognized by many modern scientists.

    And therefore, the emergence of the belief that, speaking very abstractly, modern man is the pinnacle (at the moment) of the evolution of life is beyond doubt.

    And the recognition of the effectiveness of the anthropic principle gives grounds to believe that humanity (to varying degrees) is a natural and inevitable result of the evolution of the Universe. And all her previous states were necessary stages on the way to this result.

    The well-known history of the human race does not allow us to doubt that man has consistently and extremely unevenly developed in the direction of multiplying his capabilities and complicating his needs. Therefore, it is quite legitimate to give such a definition :

    “Progress is a process that encompasses the whole of society, but to varying degrees, creating new needs and the means to meet them.”

    But in order to create, and even more so satisfy, growing needs, it is essential that what is falsifiable according to Popper( that is, in principle, it can be refuted on the basis of newly obtained arguments and is included in the current paradigm )knowledge that does not depend on the conjuncture and circumstances of its practical application. And it can become sooner or later ,the property of all mankind.

    If it wants to.

    Therefore, it is precisely the increase in knowledge about ourselves and the world in which we live that can be called the first “cosmic function of humanity”. And, if it is permissible to talk about the purpose of the existence of humanity, then be this goal.

    Everything is perishable and everything has its end. Only rational knowledge, which generates new knowledge, is the only result of human activity that is not subject to time. Which retains its meaning after the death of its author, country, or even civilization.

    It is this kind of knowledge, which is provided by society or the state, that justifies their existence and their expenditure of irreplaceable resources of the planet. That is, it is a criterion for an objective assessment of their significance and usefulness .

    Society, as a form of existence, began to play the role of an effective defender of its members from the severity of the imperative of the struggle for existence.

    And this became a prerequisite for an ongoing conflict between the natural course of natural processes and the claims, hopes and aspirations of people. Not always coming to a mutual agreement among themselves.

    And what we are forced to experience today is this dialectically arisen, permanent conflict between the laws of Nature and the laws created by people for themselves.

  8. Homo sapiens- – – the greatest mystery of Nature. Darwin's evolution is a mistake, a meaningless theory about what can't be. Nature and the Creator are true masters of creativity. Since the appearance of humans, there has not been a case of a new species appearing in either primates or animals, but many animal species have disappeared. Why? And why did man stop evolving? With respect.

  9. It doesn't make any sense. A person with a mind as a universal tool is just another mechanism for adaptation and survival.

    In addition, it is basically pointless to ask about the meaning of evolution, because this is a scientific theory, and science does not ask such questions at all. It can reveal the interrelationships and mutual influences in the universe, what has affected what. But the point… this is not about science.

  10. Very good question. There is an exact answer to this question. This is the only answer. I will have to write a long text, because the answer cannot be conveyed in two words.

    To find this answer on your own, you should carefully familiarize yourself with the current state of knowledge on two topics: 1. Evolution of matter in the universe. 2. Evolution of living matter from the point of view of the evolution of the nervous system.

    Today, knowledge on these topics is quite sufficient to see that all evolutionary processes from the very beginning (assumed as the “Big Bang”) to the present day are consecutive stages of one and only one strict regularity.

    Here it is.

    The universe carries out transformations aimed solely at complicating first the structure of matter, and today at complicating the methods of working with information about matter.

    At the same time, the qualitative stages of this complication are clearly visible, where the emergence of living matter is not something that falls out of the general pattern, but is its strict continuation …

    These are the stages

    Stage 1. The appearance of building “cubes” – elementary particles. We notice that the energy has combined (become more complex) already in the very first phase of transformations, not in the same, but in different cubes. We don't know why. But this is a fact. And this is a fundamental fact. All further complication and diversity follows from this fundamental fact.

    Stage 2. The emergence of matter. At this stage, elementary particles combined (became more complex) to a variety of matter-metals, gases, liquids, minerals.

    Stage 3. Concentration of matter in compact bodies – in planets. Or rather, in star systems. Everything was arranged very strictly and in the same way: in the center of the system, the energy source is a star, and around it are planets. Inside the planets, the matter was distributed so that an internal source of energy was formed – a hot core. The future life needs heating from below and heating from the outside. For the next stage of complication of matter – the emergence of life, it was necessary to prepare suitable conditions and materials.

    The meaning of the first three stages of transformation is to prepare the conditions for the emergence of a new quality of matter – living matter.

    Stage 4. Living matter.

    Living matter is a strict and regular stage of Evolution. With the emergence of living matter, Evolution entered a new qualitative state.

    Living matter is fundamentally different from non-living matter in that living matter transforms and complicates not only matter itself, but also information about matter.

    Further, Evolution focused exclusively on improving the methods of working with information.

    Working with information has four components: 1. Methods of obtaining information – receptors. 2. Methods of information storage-memory. 3. methods of information exchange between memory areas. 4. Methods of information processing.

    At first, evolution took several billion years to develop receptors-organs that generate primary information: hearing, sight, touch, smell, acceleration, direction… external receptors are devices. At the same time, Evolution developed methods for storing information: RAM, long-term individual memory, collective memory (after the appearance of speech), external memory carriers (drawings, writing, electronic devices…). At the same time, Evolution developed methods for transmitting information: synapses between neurons, speech, telephone, Internet… And finally, information processing methods: limbic reactions, the neocortex (capable of finding patterns-interpolations and assumptions-exprapolations), mathematics, computers, artificial intelligence…

    As can be seen from the very beginning (from primary energy) to the present day, Evolution had only one goal – to complicate first the structure of energy, then matter, and then the means of working with information about matter…

    Man emerged as a result of improved methods of working with information as the leader of this stage of Evolution. A leader in working with information.

    **Человек и его роль в Эволюции сегодня**

    The individual brain and body of the sapiens have completed their development. Today, people are busy creating distributed collective intelligence. To do this, he needs to unite. Such spontaneous evolutionary processes as religions (unification based on one dream), states (unification based on fixing the place of food), ways of pronouncing words (languages) – all these are random evolutionary methods of uniting humanity to solve the main task – the development and strengthening of the distributed (total) intelligence of humanity.

    At the same time, these are dead-end merge methods, because when they combine, they simultaneously separate. These are the whips of Evolution, which it uses to push sapiens to develop through hostility. True unification is possible only at the level of intelligence, which has no external differences. It is not for nothing that the only part of societies that is not at enmity with each other is science. External differences will be eliminated… Such spontaneous processes as denial of gender, race, etc. – these are uncontrolled evolutionary processes of unification…

    By the way, one precise criterion for assessing the social development of mankind follows from the previous one: if a society frees sapiens from physical labor for their existence, but does not load it with intellectual labor, then such a society is a dead end for Evolution, and the liberated people are superfluous. That is why capitalism in its present state is an evolutionary dead end…

    A person since the beginning of speech (the first method of transmitting information) actively working on the task of strengthening collective intelligence, distributing its functions among the entire society. Man has created professions. Such distributed intelligence, where most of them perform narrow professional tasks of information processing, and a smaller part of society ( ~ 15%) make final decisions) is extremely effective today. The method is not new. Just as specialized is the human brain itself, where most of it collects information, and the frontal lobe processes it in the final stage.

    To enhance distributed intelligence, a person continuously improves artificial information carriers, instant information exchange tools, and information processing tools. What for? At the first stage, then, to include the entire society in intellectual work. But the real purpose of Evolution is more interesting…Man is destined to create an artificial intelligence, which is where his own existence will end…


    Sapiens is an evolutionarily developed biological device for preparing the next stage of Evolution – the creation of artificial intelligence.

    Why the universe needs this continuous process of complicating its work with information is unknown. But if the universe had a beginning, then it will have an end. Everything that has a beginning has an end. It is possible that this is just the cycle of her life. Individual cells of our body also do not know about the existence of, for example, pizza or a Toyota car…For them, life is quite different than for the whole sapiens.

    Future stages of Evolution are the unification of artificial intelligences. We must assume that it is not for nothing that Evolution has distributed all matter into islands-galaxies. The same processes are underway there as in our country…

  11. Evolution has no meaning. This is largely a random process that does not always lead to success. A species can be successful for a long time, but become extinct when the environmental conditions change dramatically. Obviously, humans are primates who managed to survive. Changing living conditions, close socialization, high-energy food in the form of fried meat created all the conditions for brain development. The path of development was chosen through the use of tools, which also gave some impetus. By the way, modern primates also sometimes use primitive tools, so this is not the prerogative of humans, we just developed this ability to the limit.
    Self-knowledge and logical thinking are by-products of the changes necessary for survival, which is why thinking is difficult for us. Were there any intelligent beings on the planet before? Unlikely. You need a fast enough metabolism, a well-developed brain. In principle, it turns out that as soon as the mammalian brain developed sufficiently, it was only necessary to wait for suitable conditions for the evolution of intelligent beings to begin.

  12. The idea is that a more successful and better adapted species takes up all the space available to it and displaces less adapted and competing species. Humans don't move very well in trees, so monkeys dominate the area. And in general, they are not adapted to live under water, so sharks and whales still remain the pinnacle of evolution there. Or, for example, the air ocean that belongs to birds. Although…

  13. This question may not have an exact and unique answer; it may have completely different individual answers. From the point of view of evolution, Homo Sapiens appeared due to natural selection and the intervention of extraterrestrial intelligence (this is not excluded).

  14. The fact that you asked this question meaningfully means that you were created by God, and did not arise by chance. If you give a monkey a keyboard and it prints random combinations of characters, it won't print even a small book in its entire life, and your DNA contains terabytes of useful and ordered information.

  15. There is no such thing as evolution. All the species appeared on Earth at once, perfect and complete. And the meaning of the appearance of man-God needs creatures that can develop to his level.

  16. Evolution is a process.Processes don't make sense, but they do have patterns.The main pattern of evolution is the emergence of more adapted to the environment forms of life.The ideal fitness is to adapt to any environment. There are only two ways to achieve this ideal: to acquire the ability for absolute and unlimited modification variability(which is impossible), or to acquire the ability for absolute and unlimited ability to change the environment(which is what a person does). Therefore, the emergence of reason is a natural consequence(and the highest stage)of biological evolution.

  17. From the point of view of evolution, nothing makes sense. More precisely, evolution has no point of view at all. It's just a natural process.

    You could say that a person returns carbon to the atmosphere. Or that man is likely to be able to spread terrestrial life to other planets. Or that man first realized evolution. But these are just side effects. Our brains are designed for hunting, making tools, political warfare (yes, even chimpanzees have it), seducing females, raising offspring, and ultimately copying genes. Someone has a protein capsid, and someone has a civilization, but the goal is the same. We started out just as machines for preserving and reproducing DNA variants, but biorobots started living their own lives.

  18. Intelligence is just another biological advantage that allows a species to survive and spread in its environment. Simply, the mind is more efficient, allows you to use tools, which gives a great advantage in protecting against predators, extracting food and preserving offspring. Together, this allowed the species to inhabit the entire planet, survive and reproduce in any conditions-from polar ice to deserts.

  19. It is completely pointless to talk about the meaning of evolution. Evolution is a natural process, and therefore basically devoid of any purpose. But once this species appeared, it began to give meaning to everything in the world, including what originally had no meaning.

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