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Feb 21, 2008, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])

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"'To quote you a number of years ago: 'Linux is evolution, not intelligent design',' noted Greg KH, quoting Linux creator Linus Torvalds. Linus expanded on the statement, 'evolution often does odd (and 'suboptimal') things exactly because it does incremental changes that DO NOT BREAK at any point.' He continued, 'in other words, exactly *because* evolution requires 'bisectability' (any non-viable point in between is a dead end by definition) and does things incrementally, it doesn't do big flips.' When alternative examples in evolution were pointed out, Linus suggested that the kernel was much simpler than a mammal and more similar to bacteria..."

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