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Old 06-28-2010, 07:57 AM   #45
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Default Re: <<Ask/Answer Thread>>Explanations to common Superman "complaint/plot holes" in mo

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In Star Trek, they explained this by having a primitive humanoid species direct evolution on various planets to be similar to their own, but even then minor differences occurred due to varying conditions.
Because evolution is largely a random process
Actually Star Trek involved a highly advanced civilization(advanced to the point that they considered themselves gods) seeding suitable planets, but Spock postulated that even that activity given the vastness of space, could not explain the preponderance of the development of similar humanoid live forms. I believe the episode was "Return to Tomorrow".

There is nothing about a random process that excludes duplication. The result of a dice throw is random, but seven will come up more than once.

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