Why Evolution Has No Goal

Why Evolution Has No Goal

Or: Metaphorically, it’s all about gene-copying success
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How evolutionary biology is being misunderstood The notion that evolution has a goal/purpose is a widespread misconception that comes in several variations. Many people falsely believe that evolution was working…

What Is Life?

What Is Life?

"Life" is what you make it
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For the sake of neatness we could arbitrarily stipulate specific criteria for what qualifies as “life”. We could then draw a sharp line between life and non-life, but we would not thereby learn anything new. We would only clarify our vocabulary…