The Darwinian algorithm works in theory, but does not work in practice, when applied in the domain of software production.
From the early 1950s, multiple well-documented attempts to make Darwin’s algorithm work on a computer have been published.
A number of seminal papers have been published attempting to formalize Darwin’s biological theory from the point of view of computational sciences.
William Dembski and Robert J. Marks developed the concept of active information to measure the extent to which a search function appears pre-programmed to find some target.