UnNews:Scientists claim EA Game 'Spore' Flunks Evolutionary Science
23 October 2008
But Biology Evolutionary Scientists are not impressed. They claim the game is not scientifically accurate.
Dr. Richard Dawkins claimed that the species were not as flawed as in real Evolution, and that the player has control over the evolution of their species instead of Natural Selection. "This game is very appealing to Fundamentalist Christians, but we Atheists know better that Evolution was started by random chance and not some Supreme Being, Alien, or even some dopey video game player."
It was so bad that Charles Darwin was spinning in his grave and woke up and gave the statement "No no no, this is all wrong. This is more like a cartoon than science! It is evolution like Disney would imagine it to be. Real species would not be as cute or animated according to Natural Selection, only the ones most adaptive to change or had the most offspring would survive. This game is rigged so the player's creature will always survive to make the game more enjoyable. If it was accurate it would have endangered species dying off due to environmental changes like in real life."
Despite the scientific fallacies and inaccuracies Spore keeps selling copies and Electronic Arts refuses to change the game. "We cater to a different group than Natural Science scientists, we target the teenage to young adult market that wants to create cute cartoonish characters and modify them as they see fit."
- John Bohannon "Flunking Spore". Science Magazine, October 23, 2008