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Thread #123606   Message #2723421
Posted By: Amos
14-Sep-09 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
Subject: RE: BS: Evolution ... or perhaps not ...
I think Bobez is right--the 60% figure is probably misguided and overblown.

The chain of gradual change in life forms, fueled by natural selection, sexual advantage, and a drive for survival, is not really deniable, except by pure-dee mythmongering.

Whether the ionformation behind that chain includes a spiritual element or not is an interesting question, that is still open. The core question, to my mind, is the capacity for intention, something I have never seen in a molecule. Intending and understanding are orders of magnitude more subtle, it seems to me, than any other "behavior" (a much-abused word) in physical organic systems.

The Blind Watchmake (Dawkins) and other books by the same author do a good job of unfolding the reasoning behind modern Darwinism.