"We need only examine natural selection as it has played out on Earth to see how expensive and wasteful it is. The combination of blind variation and environmental filtration is great at increasing entropy. In fact, the right way to look at the emergence of adaptation on Earth is to recognize that it is the most wasteful, most energetically expensive, most entropy-producing process that occurs on the planet. The evolution and maintenance of adaptations by natural selection wins the prize for greatest efficiency in carrying out the second law’s mandate to create disorder. Forget design; evolution is a mess."
Alex Rosenberg — The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions
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