Richard Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker


Evolution has no long-term goal. There is no long-distance target, no final perfection to serve as a criterion for selection, although human vanity cherishes the absurd notion that our species is the final goal of evolution.

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If you don`t know anything about computers, just remember that they are machines that do exactly what you tell them but often surprise you in the result.

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Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.

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However many ways there may be of being alive, it is certain that there are vastly more ways of being dead, or rather not alive.

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It is almost as if the human brain were specifically designed to misunderstand Darwinism, and to find it hard to believe.



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