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3DSOC
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Message 896 of 1273 (544499)
01-26-2010 9:23 PM
Reply to: Message 893 by Iblis
01-26-2010 6:52 PM


Great Post
Okay, I'm one of those non-atheists and so I shouldn't be here, but there is one contradiction (IMO) that I'd like you're take on.

ID vs. "Survival of the fittest/Instincts/Nature takes it course"

What is the "why" behind evolution? Why evolve? Why survive?

~3DSOC


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3DSOC
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Message 905 of 1273 (544575)
01-27-2010 8:47 AM
Reply to: Message 897 by Iblis
01-26-2010 10:00 PM


Re: bad metaphysics
Iblis-
"Why not?

Seriously, the deep meaning you are looking for isn't the business of the class you are trying to insert it into. Science can tell us what, how, even when and where. But it isn't its job to tell us why, not in the sense that you mean. The best "why" science can come up with is, which particular aspect of mutation or natural selection caused this change or that extinction."

I understand the basic principle of evolution means the change from one generate to the next, but I also hear terms like "natural selection", "instinct", and "survival of the fittest" in connection to and explanations of evolution.

So I ask you, what is the driving force behind evolution? Why change at all?


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