Even if there is any sense in evolution, it is a really hard job to prove it historically. The trick is to invent a thing called "Cultural evolution".
In NonZero. The logic of human destiny, Robert Wright explains how evolution as a whole, cultural and biological, is a forward-driven developement of information-transport. Memes, Genes, Writing, Printing Press and the Internet are all expresion of this drive in evolution. Information processing is what makes human being the most evolved species, but information technology is not a human invention, but a biological developement.

Robert Wright uses a lot of easy turns to clarify his logic to the reader, but nevertheless this is one of the most interesting books i have ever read.


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