Biology is full of examples of stupid design: ugly kluges that no self-respecting engineer would ever use. They exist in biology because the illusion of design in living things comes entirely from a mindless, brute-force-dumb algorithm: mutation, recombination, and natural selection.
On the eve of the first presidential debate of 2016, this is my fanciful take on how to fix our dysfunctional politics. Read it at the Huffington Post. Share this: