In the event Wade doesnt respond, here is an answer - There are no ends. Thinking in those terms when dealing with evolution are a sure way to confusion. Unless your argument is that the future is static and can be known now, today - then codefied, then some formula applied that is complete and will answer an evolution question. The next question is, "is the path unintelligible", and I say except for a very small window, yes.
> Wade T. Smith [who will, no doubt, delete this once he sees my name
> on it] wrote:
> > I am far from alone in saying evolution is a fact. The mechanisms
> > involved are being explored on theoretical levels, but evolution is
> > fact. It's time everybody got over it and dealt with it.
> > Why people want their gods in machines to be anything but a dramatic
> > device (and a cheap one at that- in fact, 'deus ex machina' is
> > usually used pejoratively in criticism) is beyond me, when the
> > machinery is obviously too beautiful to hold an actor....
> > - Wade
> ...are the ends to which we [and everything else] are evolving
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