Subject: Re: Conference: Loebner and his prize From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 07 Nov 2002 07:46:54 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Nicholas Geovanis | Once upon a time it held that it was rapid, essentially "discontinuous" | climate change during one of the ice ages which selected homo sapiens and | eliminated the others. IOW the larger brain helped with the "bear warm, | wear bear" kind of problems; not to mention "plant food, food grow" and | "snow come, chase sun" (south, not west). YMMV. Evolution is not about survival of the fittest, but death of the unfit, which is quite a different story. All sorts of things survive, but when some illness or catastrophy or other disastrous event occurs, a lot of individuals die. It is entirely random (as far as survival pre-disaster is concerned) which factor allows individuals to survive the disaster. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.