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Appreciation of the Machinations of the Blind Watchmaker

Adam Arkin, John Doyle
2008 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  
Appreciation of the Machinations of the Blind Watchmaker O NE DANGER in using the language of engineering to describe the patterns and operations of the evident products of natural selection is that invoking  ...  country of the blind watchmaker, the one eyed man is king."  ... 
doi:10.1109/tac.2007.913342 fatcat:cut4lbq53zdx7dhobptthsbpci

Explaining the existence of the very improbable by the action of cumulative selection on random events

Bennett G. Galef
1988 Developmental Psychobiology  
No memes or survival machines here.  ...  If you enjoyed Dawkin's second volume, The extended phenotype, you will probably find much of The blind watchmaker too elementary to hold your interest.  ... 
doi:10.1002/dev.420210310 fatcat:mqoji3q7pfaixi4kbafy6st63y

Page 392 of Mechanical Engineering Vol. 74, Issue 5 [page]

1952 Mechanical Engineering  
Most machine-tool jobs, looping and seam- ing in the hosiery industry, machining in the watchmaking or jewelry trades, assembly of small electronic tubes, and others, are occupations in which very short  ...  materials in the form of dust, vapors, fumes, liquids, and molten substances The incidence of complete loss of sight can be appreciated when it is realized that the estimated blind population is 260,-  ... 

Page 116 of Recreation Vol. 52, Issue 3 [page]

1959 Recreation  
During the short-term hospitaliza- tion of: the patient, there is a period when he is temporarily blind, because of the surgical procedure.  ...  If you are interested in other sports for the handicapped, also write to Ben- jamin H. Lipton, director of the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking, 40-24- 62nd Street, Woodside, New York.  ... 

Was the Watchmaker Blind? Or Was She One-Eyed?

Raymond Noble, Denis Noble
2017 Biology  
The question whether evolution is blind is usually presented as a choice between no goals at all ('the blind watchmaker') and long-term goals which would be external to the organism, for example in the  ...  Similar arguments support partial direction in the evolution of behavior.  ...  The metaphor 'one-eyed', which Kenny suggested to us, nicely captures the essence of this idea.  ... 
doi:10.3390/biology6040047 pmid:29261138 pmcid:PMC5745452 fatcat:ogzngfvn3vh2xcjrvd4pchxhoy

Intelligent Design and Irreducible Complexity: A Rejoinder

David Depew
1998 Rhetoric & Public Affairs  
Stephen Meyer has taken this line of argument down to the most interesting level of all, the origin of life itself.  ...  the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, where he is also active in the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry.  ...  It does not matter, accordingly, whether the watchmaker is blind or sighted.  ... 
doi:10.1353/rap.2010.0119 fatcat:ax3x66i3rzcohcoczcbueycbd4

Page 139 of Contemporary Psychology Vol. 43, Issue 2 [page]

1998 Contemporary Psychology  
The selfish gene. New York: Oxford University Press. Dawkins, R. (1987). The blind watchmaker. New York: Norton. Freud, S. (1987). A phylogenetic fantasy.  ...  It is important to note that this book poses a danger for those who lack a preex- isting appreciation of the potential value of the integration of the two fields and who do not possess the required under  ... 

Design, designers and the Designing God: A critical look at some models

C.W. Du Toit
2004 HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies  
The strict naturalistic approach of Dawkins is valued but also criticised for its lack of appreciation for the way humans perceive the world and thus view it through the lens of religion and spirituality  ...  It seems that the machine metaphor with its ostensible Deistic implications, introduced by Boyle and Paley, still haunts discussion today as is clear from the anthropic principle.  ...  William Paley's example of the watchmaker 3 was recently opposed by Dawkins's idea of the blind watchmaker.  ... 
doi:10.4102/hts.v60i4.638 fatcat:rr3ggt7wbjec3jeyypmfe7mfpu

Ottmar Mergenthaler: The Man and his Machine, by Basil Kahan

Bryan Dewalt
2001 Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Cahiers de la Societe bibliographique du Canada. Bibliographical Society of Canada  
105 Books in Review / Comptes rendus in the sale of medicines; and views on the harm of reading and writing.  ...  Isaac's comment at the end of his essay that modern pharmacies sell books and, "perhaps the ultimate degradation," supermarkets sell both books and medicines seems out of place both for its condescension  ...  While clearly enamoured with his subject, whom he calls "one of the great inventors of the I9th century," Kahan is not blind to the errors and vanities that may have made Mergenthaler his own worst enemy  ... 
doi:10.33137/pbsc.v39i1.18212 fatcat:pjneon34tbdlnnxlbgcgaq27a4

An Improbable God Between Simplicity and Complexity

Philippe Gagnon
2013 International Philosophical Quarterly  
But what justifies claims about the designer's own complexity? One comes to a different understanding of order and of simplicity when one considers the psychological counterpart of information.  ...  In assessing his treatment of biological organisms as either self-programmed machines or algorithms, I show how self-generated organized complexity does not fit well with our knowledge of abduction and  ...  The Blind Watchmaker, p. 98.  ... 
doi:10.5840/ipq201353442 fatcat:ufe6vd2z3bhcdhdedwahhg2aca

Linux: A bazaar at the edge of chaos (originally published in Volume 5, Number 3, March 2000)

Ko Kuwabara
2005 First Monday  
Blind as it may be, the Watchmaker nonetheless ensures that quality is built in the product, for there is no shortcut before the eyes of the Blind Watchmaker.  ...  Blackmore, 1999, Meme Machine, pp. 10-11; Durham, Coevolution, p. 21. 111. Dawkins, 1987, Blind Watchmaker, p. 21. 112.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v0i0.1482 fatcat:aqy3gaf73fg75o554f6srjsoie

Linux: A bazaar at the edge of chaos

Ko Kuwabara
2000 First Monday  
Blind as it may be, the Watchmaker nonetheless ensures that quality is built in the product, for there is no shortcut before the eyes of the Blind Watchmaker.  ...  Blackmore, 1999, Meme Machine, pp. 10-11; Durham, Coevolution, p. 21. 111. Dawkins, 1987, Blind Watchmaker, p. 21. 112.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v5i3.731 fatcat:x3skazmi2vbxfgoau7vwynwcte

The blind watchmaker

Michael Ruse
1987 Trends in Ecology & Evolution  
of natural selection, the blind watchmaker.  ...  Some people see this as a fundamental flaw in the whole theory of the blind watchmaker.  ...  The branching-tree embryology of Blind Watchmaker was the very first embryology that I tried.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0169-5347(87)90158-3 fatcat:5duofvw5m5byrebxuea2kmewey

Artificial intelligence: looking though the Pygmalion Lens

Karamjit S. Gill
2018 AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence  
He further says that this narrative is supported by philosophers of AI evolution, who posit that humans are no more than organic machines designed by the 'blind watchmaker'.  ...  by the proponents of the intelligent machine.  ...  He further says that this narrative is supported by philosophers of AI evolution, who posit that humans are no more than organic machines designed by the 'blind watchmaker'.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00146-018-0866-0 fatcat:n23vwjphbbg43dw6rfvy4nilym

SPECIES, TEPEES, SCOTTIES, AND JOCKEYS: SELECTED BY CONSEQUENCES

Edward A Wasserman
2012 Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior  
This claim forms the conceptual core of an engaging book by Jonnie Hughes (2011) , On the Origin of Tepees.  ...  Hughes asks: If evolution by natural selection explains the origin of the human species, then does selection by consequences also explain the origin of what we humans make and do?  ...  It does not plan for the future. It has no vision, no foresight, no sight at all. If it can be said to play the role of watchmaker in nature, it is the blind watchmaker'' (1986, p. 5).  ... 
doi:10.1901/jeab.2012.98-213 fatcat:4y7r7i4wgbhkhpexiyt23mibwm
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