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Why doesn't natural selection eradicate disease ?

Let's take a disease; eg. TB. Those who have it die younger, & are less successful at reproducing. Given time shouldn't TB be eradicated by natural selection? Ditto for all disease. Why is this not happening ?

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  • Dec 17 2012: Choice. Diet, exercise, environment, governmental policies, evil, and etc. What we allow affects. Many diseases are brought on by poor choices. Thus, a perfect schematic doesn't necessarily preclude outcome in humanities case. Underlying factors matter.

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