Dawkins carefully tweaked his program to completely unrealistic settings. He also made his computer program smart 1 2—it knew what the final phrase would look like in the end. Nature, on the other hand, has no idea where it is going; it just selects what is best for here and now. Thus, if a mutation (or mistake) does not help the here and now
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Meyer, S. C. (2013). Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life And the Case for Intelligent Design. New York: HarperOne.
Sanford, J. C., & Baumgardner, J. (2008). Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome (3rd ed.). Waterloo, NY: FMS Publications.
- Meyer, 2013, p. 186: “Axe recongized immediately the role that Dawkins’s own intelligence had played. Not only did Dawkins provide the program with he information that he wanted it to generate (“Me thinks it is like a weasel”), he imbued the computer with a kind of foresight by directing it to compare the variant sequences of letters with a desired target. Axe realized that Dawkins’s program did not simulate natural selection, which by definition is neither guided toward nor given information about a desired outcome generations in the future.” ↩
- Sanford, 2008, p. 9-10 ↩