English Composition 101
December 19, 2006
Modern man is faced with a universe that we understand to be based upon fixed
principles of physics and mathematics. As a result, we face a universe that is cold, empty
and many think godless, therefore we face an existence that is fundamentally absurd.
What does our future hold? No person could tell you exactly, but if philosopher’s
beliefs and widespread ideas are taken into account, it’s no where good.
that, as intelligent human beings, there is always at least one among us that will question
the norm, and I have nothing against that, but there are those that will apply certain ideas,
fixed principles, to all people, and that is what will be the downfall of society in the
Foreword thinkers such as Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, and Friedrich
Nietzsche are some of those that would set fixed principles to everyone in society.
their ideas seem different from each other, they actually have to do with the same thing:
the future of society and the way humans interact within it.
In Darwin’s Natural Selection
, the evolution of species is said to be influenced not
by man or other higher forces, but by nature.
Nature is the driving force that weeds out
the weak traits so the species can survive. For example, an instance in which a city
undergoes a large climate change.
Most people in this city will adapt to the climate
change, but there will also be a select number that will become extinct, due to their
inability to adapt
(Darwin: Natural Selection
Also, these changes in species occur
over a long period of time, as Darwin notes: