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Author Topic:   How is Natural selection a mechanism?
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Message 109 of 191 (815932)
07-26-2017 2:07 PM
Reply to: Message 108 by AndrewPD
07-26-2017 1:35 PM

Andrew writes:

It is challenging the idea that consciousness is an emergent property that can be readily explained eventually and derived from natural selection.

It's not readily explained; science simply concludes that consciousness evolved naturally like all other features, functions and behaviours. That's the working hypothesis which stands until disproven.

So far the only other mechanism we have is goddidit - which we reject.

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