On a weekend, I stumbled upon an Interesting article which discussed a physicist idea about the origin of life. When I decided to dig a little deeper about the origin of life and Evolution, I came across an interesting term ‘opportunistic evolution’. For me, this term was new though I have read Darwin’s theory of evolution. Source : Wikipedia.org The word ‘opportunistic’ often holds a negative connotation. Opportunism is defined as the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles, or with what the consequences are for others. Plenty of examples of opportunism can be found while learning about evolution. From the hosts infected by viruses, found new uses for the genetic material the agents of disease left behind to our primitive ancestors, utilizing a sharp rock as a tool for killing. Humans are the ultimate opportunists while looking at evolution. They tend to sniff out the any sort of opportunity in the environment and sieze upon it. Humans are considered the most evolved species since their opportunistic bent of mind has fueled the creative powers. In the age of startups boom, many of the entrepreneurs are approaching the creative endeavor from a [...]
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