The Darwinian algorithm works in theory, but does not work in practice, when applied in the domain of software production.
It is theoretically possible that out of thousands of scientists working on evolutionary computation, all failed to correctly implement the Darwinian algorithm.
As with early AI, the claims are inflated, unsupported, and the solutions do not scale to real world problems. Perhaps an EA “winter” is long overdue.
“Coevolutionary processes cannot drive macroevolution,” explains Dr. Miller. “Again it requires intelligent design.”
Software engineers are trained in design principles, and also have real experience of how complex functional systems appear and change constructively.