Re: virus: About Dawkins Stupidity

David Leeper (
Mon, 27 Aug 1956 21:31:50 +0000

Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
> David Leeper,
> >Even the extream case of elitism you give, which is an exception
> >rather than a rule, does not satisfy Dawkins' description of
> >Evolution. You _can't_ go down the hill. Ever. (Actually, he
> >does give a few rare exceptions, but you're cloning example does
> >not fit them.)
> Again, I am suspicious: WHERE in "CMI" does Dawkins say that Evolution
> *can't* go down the hill?

Pages 134-135. He says it four times.

"if only they could force their way down a little valley in order to
reach the foot of the next highest peak."


"To say it again, goin down the slopes of Mount Improbable is not
allowed by natural selection"


"Going down valleys is forbidden by natural selection."


"if only natural selection would relax its grip for a short while,
the species might edge is way down the foothill far enough to cross
a valley."

Boy Tad, you personal hero sure is an idiot. :-p

David Leeper
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