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The saddest thing about natural selection is that it selects practicality over happiness. A creature can have an adaptation that makes it infinitely happier being alive than a creature that can run faster, and it will still likely not be passed on, Amirite?

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Yes, but if it was passed on, it would die anyway because it was not fit for the environment.

@cookiedough Yes, but if it was passed on, it would die anyway because it was not fit for the environment.

I mean that it can't continuously be passed on through generations to make the overall species happier, not just to one offspring

unfortunately, nature doesn't have feelings or a concience :P

@ilikefurrywolves4815 unfortunately, nature doesn't have feelings or a concience :P

but other animals are part of nature and a lot of them have feelings

There's no "happiness" trait.

Actually, it probably does both, but in different species. All the species in which happiness was valued are now extinct. (I'm assuming you mean the reproductive attractiveness factor of natural selection, because predators are not stupid enough to not go for the weakest.)

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