On 9/30/2012 5:29 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
How does your new remark answer my question? Are Humans somehow special? Are we not
part of the integrate whole that is Nature?
So I am asking you. Why make that distinction? What is the difference that makes a
The difference is that human designers have in mind some goal for their design, they
can start from a clean sheet or modify and existing design, they can design, build and
test things without making lots of copies.
Sure. Humans are special. Sparrows are special. That doesn't mean humans designing
something is an instance of evolving any more than a bird flying is an example of
evolving. Designing, flying, and evolving are different actions performed by different
kinds of things.
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