Subject: Re: Conference: Loebner and his prize
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 07 Nov 2002 07:46:54 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* 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.