We’ve seen active information before in the Dawkins Weasel example. The baseline search for METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL stands no hope of success.
It should be obvious: if you are controlling the mutations and selecting the outcomes, you are not doing Darwinism.
Alexander Oparin’s 1924 prediction that origin-of-life research would be solved “very, very soon” hasn’t quite turned out right.
I said, “You mean there is a fifth force — why didn’t you say so? Just give me the equations for this force and I will add it to my model.”
The Darwinian algorithm works in theory, but does not work in practice, when applied in the domain of software production.