How evolution works

Domenick Venezia venezia at zgi.com
Wed Jun 22 22:47:30 EST 1994


I understand that goal oriented descriptive language is just a
metaphor and I myself use such language all the time, but it 
vaguely disturbs me nonetheless.  It is a common and relatively
harmless habit to get into as long as we remember that evolution
only looks goal oriented in hindsight.  Actually natural selection 
is thrashing about blindly looking for what works - Hah!  There I 
did it myself.  

I'm still trying to find my copy of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - I
just moved. 

Domenick






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