Re: COMP: Breeding a Better Engine

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 09:08:07 MDT

Doug Jones wrote:

> How so? If you're putting forth the squirrel case that Robert Stirling
> was himself a product of evolution, well then *everything* made by
> humans is a product of evolution. A tautology of zero value.

Yes, I am, and yes, it is tautology. So is all of mathematics, but that does
not make it of zero value. It is common for folks to make the mental error of
separating the "works of man" from the "works of nature." This error leads to
many of the social problems we discuss on this list, but is also something
that limits the ability of people to see the big picture, in general.


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