Natural Selection is Deterministic?
Q- In what way is natural selection deterministic?
A- Whatever survives to reproduce determines what the next generation will be
Q- What survives to reproduce?
A- Whatever is good enough and/ or lucky enough to do so
Q- What about the fittest?
A- The fittest, wrt biology, are the individuals who leave behind the most offspring, you know those surviving reproducers
Q- So where does determinism come in?
A- Whatever surivives to reproduce is determined by a number of factors
Q- That's it?
Q- And this is what gave rise to the diversity of life?
A- Yup, it's settled science
Q- What is "settled science"?
A- It's when "mainstream" scientists don't know what the fuck is going on and they are pretty sure no one ever will, so they make something up