The Simple Math of Evolution

Aug 24, 2017

by Eliezer Yudkowsky

The first sequence of The Machine in the Ghost aims to communicate the dissonance and divergence between our hereditary history, our present-day biology, and our ultimate aspirations. This will require digging deeper than is common in introductions to evolution for non-biologists, which often restrict their attention to surface-level features of natural selection.

An Alien God

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The Wonder of Evolution

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Evolutions Are Stupid (But Work Anyway)

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No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices

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Evolving to Extinction

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The Tragedy of Group Selectionism

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Fake Optimization Criteria

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Adaptation-Executers, not Fitness-Maximizers

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Evolutionary Psychology

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An Especially Elegant Evpsych Experiment

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Thou Art Godshatter

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