Directed Evolution

Jordan Peterson, Heather Heying, and Brett Weinstein discuss evolution in a way I have been waiting for, for decades. That is to say, they move the discussion off the idea that evolution – the natural kind expounded in Darwin’s Origin of Species – is undirected.  Only sexual selection, which Darwin propounded in his The Descent of Man, or Selection in relation to Sex,  allows for directedness: mate choices drive evolution. As Weinstein says, evolutionary theory is now at stage Darwin 10.0.  Or consciousness is directing evolution through mate choice, as Peterson says.

The discussion starts at minute 33:07. It gets into the issue directly at minute 35:00

How does evolution 10.0 explore design space?

All of which makes Dawkins and his materialist notions of selfish genes ridiculous and obsolete.