Re: That (not so) idiot Darwin

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 01:05:05 MST

Emlyn wrote:
> Being a creationist is pretty dumb, true. However, "directed evolution" at
> least sounds plausible, and merrits some attention. Further, the idea that
> it's not all evolution, that something else important might be going on
> which we can't see yet, that merrits attention too.

Directed evolution does not merit attention unless there is good
evidence for it. The merely plausible or possible doesn't merit
attention all by itself.

This something we can't see yet is another way of saying we have no
evidence for any such or reason to pay attention to it before there is
any such reason.

> I think it's a worthwhile thread. We assume natural selection most of the
> time; it's good to try defending it/breaking it down every now and again.

But there are quite good lists and resources dedicated to these
questions already. Why is it good or worthwhile to discuss it in any
reasonable detail (and it does get detailed really rapidly if it is
worth the bandwidth) here on this list?

Just asking.

- samantha

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