Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Charles Fort: Quote for December 26, 2012

The fittest survive.
What is meant by the fittest?
Not the strongest; not the cleverest —
Weakness and stupidity everywhere survive.
There is no way of determining fitness except in that a thing does survive.
'Fitness,' then, is only another name for 'survival.'
from: Book of the Damned (Book 1932)