DARWINIAN FITNESS

“The dominant metaphor for the body has been a machine… Disease has been viewed as a defect arising in an otherwise perfect device. An evolutionary view offers a richer and more nuanced view of the body as a product of natural selection: extraordinary in many ways, but also flawed in many ways, for good evolutionary reasons.”

– Randolph M. Nesse, M.D. “How is Darwinian Medicine Useful?”