From: "Spike Jones" <email@example.com>
> RIGHT! Evolution *is* directed, definitely. It is directed by
> sexual selection. This part of the equation is often overlooked,
> but sexual preference directs evolution more than natural selection,
> which has a huge random factor to it. spike
In addition, evolution is directed by self-organization and the physics of
molecular biology (organic chemistry). Complexity emerges, so I've heard,
from natural algorithms which play with genes like rock 'n' roll. Genetic
programming with A-life amounts to directed evolution of the intentional
If there were no directed evolution, genetic engineers would have to
"We are as gods and might as well get good at it."
"When it's my turn to be god, I'm gonna eliminate wisdom teeth."
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