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34 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 November 2007 03:45PM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 04 November 2007 02:33:40PM 0 points [-]

Remember that it took billions of years of evolution before the Cambrian explosion.

That would be a powerful argument, if biological evolution had a telos that included the production of complex multicellular organisms. Sadly, it doesn't. Astronomically speaking, rock-eating, single-celled creatures are probably far better equipped for survival in this universe than we are.

Evolution seems to have you outnumbered.