Nice quote on evolution's "goals"

It's a common misunderstanding that evolution has a "goal". You see this most often when evolution is presented as a progression with human-kind as the end result. Evolution simply selects for organisms that are more well adapted to the current local environment; it does not select organisms that are further along the path to some "goal". Mario Ageno, a professor of biophysics put it like this:

"The ideal of a bacterium is not to become a man, but to become two bacteria."

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