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Author Topic:   How come evolution never developed the wheel?
AZPaul3
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Message 13 of 37 (846106)
12-29-2018 12:36 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by coffee_addict
12-26-2018 5:35 PM


How come evolution never came up with the wheel and axle?

Why should it?

Are you expecting evolution to devise every conceivable answer to every conceivable issue? Good enough is good enough for evolution. Compared to wheel-and-axle solutions a pair of limbs (or many multiple pairs) were, apparently, quite sufficient a body plan that no other structure proved to be as advantageous for those clades of organisms.

So the answer may be as simple as saying a wheel-and-axle never developed because a number of more than adequate solutions had already been put into use.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


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Message 15 of 37 (846113)
12-29-2018 9:17 AM
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12-29-2018 7:10 AM


So, humans made wheel/axle, humans are a product of evolution, therefore evolution made wheel/axle.

Sure. Not quite what the discussion was about but ok. Why not.

Edited by AZPaul3, : with a pinch of salt.


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Message 18 of 37 (846225)
12-31-2018 3:31 PM
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Re: thanks for all the fish
When full autonomous replicating automatons are developed, are they life or something that evolved from life?

Well, Will Smith called it a can opener so I'll go with that.

I'm more interested in the cybernetic implants the then humans will be sporting. We have nothing to fear from AI. Quite the contrary. We will be the AI.

Homo Sapiens Cybernetus.


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01-04-2019 12:33 PM


You two are talking this thing, yes?

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