Competition There are two primary kinds of evolutionary “arms races” — symmetric and asymmetric. A symmetric arms race is one in which two or more competitors are trying to do essentially the same thing. If you imagine a forest full of various trees, vines, and other plants, you can easily see this kind of arms … Continue reading
Natural selection is not good at efficiency. Arms races in nature tend towards pushing the limits of energy absorption, and tend away from energy efficiency. Is this really evidence of intelligent design? Why doesn’t nature seem to have the forethought to do what’s best for itself, instead opting for immediate advantage over long term efficiency? If this author were the designer, things would surely be much different.