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Darwin Among The Machines

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""Darwin among the Machines" is the name of an article published in The Press newspaper on 13 June 1863 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Written by Samuel Butler but signed Cellarius (q.v.,) the article raised the possibility that machines were a kind of "mechanical life" undergoing constant evolution, and that eventually machines might supplant humans as the dominant ...more
Published June 13th 1863
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Darwinisme et mise en abyme se rencontrent dans ce petit conte fantastique, amusant mais sans plus, d'un anglais victorien à voile et à vapeur du XIXème siècle: dans un pays imaginaire où les habitants, à mi-chemin des Luddites et des Amish, préviennent l'asservissement auquel les préparent les machines en bannissant leur usage. A ces dernières sont prêtées la faculté de penser, de vouloir, et leurs intentions à notre égard ne sont pas bonnes, car elles en viennent par degré à domestiquer leurs
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For the author of Hudibras, see Samuel Butler.

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works, including the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh, his two best-known works, but also extending to examinations of Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history a
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