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To: jocon307
Thus Gilder offered a concession by way of a compromise: "Darwinism may be true," he said, "but it's ultimately trivial." It is not a "fundamental explanation for creation or the universe." Evolution and natural selection may explain why organic life presents to us its marvelous exfoliation. Yet Darwinism leaves untouched the crucial mysteries--who we are, why we are here, how we are to behave toward one another, and how we should fix the alternative minimum tax.

What a dope. Of course the theory of evolution is not a "fundamental explanation for creation or the universe." It is not supposed to be, except in the fevered minds of anti-evolutionists seeking their next strawman.

Neither is germ theory, the theory of gravity, or any other single theory in science "a fundamental explanation for creation or the universe," but I don't see them being trashed as the theory of evolution is.

7 posted on 05/14/2007 6:33:50 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: Coyoteman
What a dope. Of course the theory of evolution is not a “fundamental explanation for creation or the universe.” It is not supposed to be, except in the fevered minds of anti-evolutionists seeking their next strawman.

The uses of Darwinism as a framework for a “World-view” however leads to tremendous problems for a Conservative, or one who accepts a non Universe Centric metaphysic

Darwinism is an intellectual package deal. Accepting its larger scientific claims about the origins of life, and about how human nature came to be the way it is, requires acceptance of its much less appealing philosophical suppositions: that the universe is a random, directionless process, that human existence has no point or purpose, that free will and the sanctity of the self are ultimately illusions.

8 posted on 05/14/2007 7:15:55 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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