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Submitted by Nabi (Canada), Jun 12, 2008 at 14:21

This is not a bad website but one should approach Google (and all computer generated stuff) with caution. Just as evolution turned out to be a lot more arbitrary than Darwin supposed, Google's selections are subject to 'computer caprice.' Obviously, too, if the winds of digital chance and fatuity blow you to the first page of their system you're preeminence thereafter throughout the googly world becomes more assured than the poor genius with all the answers who, arriving late, winds up on page 911. Meanwhile, the 'winner' celebrates his victory in an insane universe where his main devotee is 'the machine.'

Depending on whether you live in or outside of the machine, this may or may not be 'survival of the fittest.'

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