Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Westfahl , Gary (2005-10-10), Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits, Yale Univ Pr, Retrieved on 2012-01-05
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    05 JAN 2012

     Evolution Does Not Drive Us Toward Intelligence

    We fondly imagine that evolution drives toward higher intelligence. But eagles would think evolution favored flight, elephants would naturally prefer the importance of great strength. Sharks would feel that swimming was the ultimate desirable trait, and eminent Victorians would be quite convinced that evolution preferred Victorians.
    Folksonomies: evolution progress
    Folksonomies: evolution progress
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    Anymore than it drives us to flight, swimming, strength, or Victorian culture. A quote from Gregory (Albert) Benford.