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					There is a new wave in evolutionary theory known as 'intelligent' design.
Natural selection, essentially unchanged since Darwin since first
postulated, has simply become for many naturalists too clumsy, too
implausible, and 'too dumb.' In the pokemon world, there is really no
concept of natural selection either- in fact, it's rather like evolution
on steroids. But still, behind the nuts and bolts of how the capabilities
of the pokemon work, there still lies, as with all animals, the mystery
of how they developed. Some pokemon can spontaneously evolve in mid-life,
a concept known as metamorphosis in the insect world (and limited to only
a few) and not know elsewhere in life in large part.Intelligence is a
quality that can only be described in broad terms and categories. Humans
tend to be biased to think of intelligence in terms of deductive
reasoning, but isn't the stinger on a scorpion just as intelligent? Or
isn't the highly complex social structures of some creatures such as bees
and ants manifestly intelligent? Outwardly, the pokemon do not appear to
be greatly intelligent. No more so than perhaps or horses or cats. And
yet physically they possess extraordinary capabilities and furthermore
use their powers only in a highly discriminate way. They possess self-
discipline and loyalty.Pokemon are creations, mythical creatures to be
sure but they have a lot in common with the creatures of our world as
well. Unfortunately for those of us more interested in the Pokemon world
and story than in the game, this world is not very well developed in
terms of how pokemon species eat, live, forage, hunt, and interact. They
seem to be solitary creatures on the whole, which doesn't make for a very
interesting or dynamic Pokemon world for us sci fi fans to explore and
fantasize about.The Pokemon story is certainly rich enough to appeal to
adults should it ever become seriously developed. In the meantime, the
story is just fine the way it is for kids and gamers don't care about the
background of pokemon nearly as much as they are interested in the powers
of each one. The pokemon story though has been robust enough to produce a
slew of spinoffs and characters. From animation and comic books to the
Pokemon card game, there seems to be a product for all ages and
interests. In fact, even older boys enjoy collecting Pokemon stuffed toys
(known as plush toys or plushies), as kind of trophies, while younger
kids like them because they are cute. Kids also collect a whole array of
things such as Tomy pokemon figures and all kinds of rare cards,
including promo cards and legendary pokemon cards. Right now anything
'pokemon black and white' is eagerly sought after, proving that the
Pokemon craze seems to have no end in sight.

				
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