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Comment author: Ghatanathoah 18 June 2012 04:46:28AM -1 points [-]

You are misunderstanding me. Pleasure is literally evolution's way of getting organisms do things that help them to increase their inclusive fitness.

It is evolution's (metaphorical) way. When you say that brains use it as a proxy for genetic fitness that gave the impression that you thought brains literally cared about fitness and were optimizing for it.