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    Should "its chief competition" be "its chief competitor"?

    In his book On
    Human Nature, Wilson cheerfully announces that evolution has triumphed over supernaturalism of any sort, concluding: "The final decisive edge enjoyed by scientific naturalism will come from its capacity to explain traditional religion, its chief competition, as a wholly material phenomenon. Theology is not likely to survive as an independent intellectual discipline."

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    Re: Should "its chief competition" be "its chief competitor"?


    Competition. As you will see in #3, they are synonymous, so I don't think it should be changed.

    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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