He has a different take on imperfection, one more optimistic than one might expect from someone who writes about what’s wrong with us.
Reproduction is the most fundamental characteristic of life. We see it happen everywhere, so we may feel there is nothing “unnatural” about it.
Critics laughed, and he removed it from later editions of his book, but Charles Darwin privately continued to believe that whales evolved from a “race of bears.”
What amazes me is how the female butterflies can smell dill over great distances, and so deposit their eggs on the right plants.
“If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life which outperforms humans,” warns Stephen Hawking.