Re: more on `quantum evolution'

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Mar 01 2000 - 12:33:02 MST

Damien Broderick <> writes:

> I can't decide if this is a brilliant idea or totally hare-brained. (I
> incline to the former, since I was playing around with it myself, as the
> quantum Library of Babel, a few years ago until Paul Davies told me it was
> a waste of time.) Heed the words of Johnjoe (*Johnjoe*? yes, friends,
> Johnjoe):

I'm rather sceptical; there are other possibilities for how adaptive
mutations could be favored (such as intron libraries of inactive
enzyme-parts, biased fitness landscapes) and lots of microbial tricks
like plasmiodes that could look like unexpected adaptation. This site
does score at a medium level of the crackpot index, even if it is
better than many sites I have seen. In the end it is just promoting
the good old quantum faith that since we don't understand the mind or
evolution, then they must be quantum.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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