Darwin Dating web site
Image by Colin Purrington
I was trolling around for teaching examples, and found this usage of natural selection. Read an article recently that suggested people dislike natural selection because the concept goes against people’s intuition, not simply because it goes against their creation myth du jour. This site is a nice counterpoint — I gather it’s successful, and markets itself as a product of natural selection. Members rate applicants on a scale that starts at the monkey level. Even uses a little photograph of darwin in the address line.
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