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An open letter to Java programmers and Evolutionists:

Evolutionary theory is generally expressed in terms of the principal of Survival of the Fittest. Survival of the fittest, of course, states that the goal of organisms is to survive and thrive.

Our tendency to do the above stated is unfortunate, and is furthermore an indication of our limitated capacity to be precise in our scientific discourse

Survival itself, being a principal of Naturalism and Evolution, clearly supersedes the potentially infinite set of principles that could govern evolution completely by random chance. It’s not that survival IS the goal, or even that survival is SUPPOSED to be the goal, but rather that, because the things that ,by completely random chance, have traits favoring survivability will tend to survive, survival APPEARS to be the goal when processed by the human mind.

Things like goals are constructs of the intellect. The intellect, we are told, has evolved over time in such a way as to aid our survivability. To the extent that the capacity to develop a…