And, with his head over his shoulder turned, He seemed to find his way without his eyes;

When talking about evolution, eyes come up a lot.
They were a particular challenge to Darwin.
They are a particular challenge to those who would imitate what they do artificially. Nothing constructed can equal an eye and a brain.
When animals began, there were no eyes. We were all just fumbling along,
finding our way through the primordial soup towards the good and the bad.
Then slowly, we began to be able to catch light, to see shadows, to tell whether something was approaching from one side or the other.
Finding our way without our eyes required feeling, smelling, hearing
(hearing must have come before sight, mustn’t it? It comes first in the womb.)
Going toward nice things and away from the nasty.

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