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13 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 24 November 2008 09:33AM

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Comment author: Will_Pearson 24 November 2008 10:54:33PM 0 points [-]

Another interesting innovation of evolution is the Hox genes. Basically evolution invented modularity, it saved the fact that 6 legs were useful and allowed the space of different lengths of all the legs to be searched, rather than tweaking each individually. So I would say the Homeobox system would count as an insight, for genes.