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Richard Dawkins: Evolution

#1  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 12, 2017 10:22 pm

This is "interesting".
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... -evolution

I only found out about it through this video:
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Re: Richard Dawkins: Evolution

#2  Postby minininja » Mar 13, 2017 7:50 pm

Wow. I sort of feel for Dawkins. He's so naive in some areas and clearly hasn't a clue what he's getting into with this. I wonder if they convinced him to put any of his own money into it. I hope not.
[Disclaimer - if this is comes across like I think I know what I'm talking about, I want to make it clear that I don't. I'm just trying to get my thoughts down]
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Re: Richard Dawkins: Evolution

#3  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 14, 2017 7:33 am

This most recent post on Dawkins' Twitter account is rather intriguing. Apparently, he (i.e., Dawkins himself) wrote a program back in the 80s.

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You can watch evolution come to life and play with computer programs I first wrote in the 1980s at http://www.mountimprobable.com/ .

https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/stat ... 6015434753
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Re: Richard Dawkins: Evolution

#4  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 14, 2017 7:50 am

minininja wrote:Wow. I sort of feel for Dawkins. He's so naive in some areas and clearly hasn't a clue what he's getting into with this. I wonder if they convinced him to put any of his own money into it. I hope not.


The cause is noble enough. According to the developer, Gordon Ross:
But what really interested me about this project from the start, when Ross first mentioned the idea, was the potential educational impact of the game.

“Yes my objective is ultimately is to get it in front of as many young minds as possible,” says Ross. “So that they stand a chance to understand where they come from and they’re not the process of some magic.


I'm hoping the creatures can get past the cockroach stage, or there may be a few disappointed young minds. Or maybe colourful cockroaches might be enough to spur a further interest in evolution. Who knows? This remains to be seen.
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