Erasmus even touched on the theory of natural selection when he concluded that the strongest and most active animals would propagate the species.
Catastrophism viewed the planet as having been molded by forces far more powerful than any observable at the present day.
Remarkably, Darwin’s evolutionary ideas did not derive from his empirical observations in the South Seas or anywhere else.
What do biologists make of the apparently purposive nature of all these different kinds of complex programmed behaviors?
Eric Cassell argues that these innate skills point to algorithms programmed into the ant’s brain and genome.