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Author Topic:   NvC-4: Do all biological processes follow the natural laws?
Richard L. Wang
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05-25-2020 4:08 PM

The mainstream biology claims that all biological processes follow the natural laws. On the other hand, I think that the non-material elements in organisms don’t follow the natural laws, so the biological processes related to non-material elements don’t follow the natural laws.

Note 1 – I call the view that “all biological processes follow the natural laws” as Neo-Darwinian-Naturalism. Anyone can disagree with this name, and call the idea that “all biological processes follow the natural laws” as Materialism or Whatever-ism. “All biological processes follow the natural laws” is a scientific proposition, its correctness can be tested by evidence, and how to name it is just a common agreement;
Note 2 – There is no assumption that “all biological processes follow the natural laws” is correct or not. One can think of this as a conclusion based on facts, while the other can say no. This is exactly what we are going to discuss/debate;
Note 3 – The non-material elements in organisms include genetic-information, language, knowledge, belief, cognition, mind, etc. If you like, you can discuss about all these non-material elements. I will restrict my discussion/debate mainly to genetic-information, because the research related to genetic-information belongs to empirical science. Genetic-information can be measured, tested, modified and calculated. In a word, all the conclusions related to genetic-information must be supported by evidence. As a result, it is more likely to lead to meaningful discussions/debates.

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05-27-2020 1:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Richard L. Wang
05-25-2020 4:08 PM

This is essentially the same as NvC-1: What is the premise of Naturalism in Biology? Use that thread. Closing this down.

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