Charles Fort on Darwinism


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.”

Darwinism:

That survivors survive.

from ‘the book of the damned’ (1919)

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