Re: Just Exactly What the Heck is "Naturalistic Theory"?
Let's give PorknCheese the chance to start explaining what he/she meant with "the naturalistic theory" before he/she does anything else. It was in the first sentence of the OP. Lets first ignore the rest before the hopefully forthcoming explanation.
And to people that are incapable of using internet this is the definition of naturalism. "Naturalism is the idea or belief that only natural (as opposed to supernatural or spiritual) laws and forces operate in the world"
We didn't ask you for your definition of the word naturalism. We asked you what you meant with the phrase "the naturalistic theory". It's not on the internet except for in this thread.
So, you answered that what you mean with "the naturalist theory" is basically the ToE. From Wiki:
Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. These characteristics are the expressions of genes that are passed on from parent to offspring during reproduction. Different characteristics tend to exist within any given population as a result of mutation, genetic recombination and other sources of genetic variation. Evolution occurs when evolutionary processes such as natural selection (including sexual selection) and genetic drift act on this variation, resulting in certain characteristics becoming more common or rare within a population. It is this process of evolution that has given rise to biodiversity at every level of biological organisation, including the levels of species, individual organisms and molecules.
It would have been so helpful if you stated that from the beginning.