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Dawkins does not say that the weasel program represents how haemoglobin was formed. Dawkisn says instead that calculations of the probability of haemoglobin evolving which do not take account of the cumulative selection of evolution are wrong.
Dawkins does not state that the selective process in the weasel program is that of evolution - he explicitly states that they are different.
Dawkins uses the computer to illustrate cumulative selection and then uses cumulative selection as an explanation for the haemoglobin's formation circumventing the barrier of random chance.
The selective forces he invokes for evolution are entirely natural.
The selective forces he invokes are without any empirical basis, he's passing of speculation as absolute fact. On what basis can he claim that such selective forces existed in the past? Dawkins only asserts, "As a matter of fact that is exactly what happened on the planet".
Baseless assertion, and his own WEASEL program showed that for the selective forces to be effective, they had to be designed. He's presuming nature makes such selective forces, that's pure speculation, and there are good reasons to even reject the speculation. In either case, he's passing off speculations as empirical facts. Teaching school kids this is not science education, that's indoctrination and deceptive practice....