Ghosts in the evolutionary machinery
From The Bulletin, is the availability of genetic information dangerous? Algorithmic inelegance: Complexity in living things is a product of the lack of direction in evolutionary processes, of the accumulation of fortuitous accidents, rather than the product of design. From The New Atlantis, Steve Talbott, author of Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines, on Ghosts in the Evolutionary Machinery; and a review of The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth E. O. Wilson. Monkey man: From apes to immortality, Desmond Morris is still fascinated by the human condition. An interview with David Attenborough, the man who’s brought us life on earth, in the freezer, under the oceans and in the undergrowth.
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