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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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To: HangnJudge
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.

First, the theory of evolution makes no claims about the origin of life.

Second, disagreement with the implications of a theory does not logically constitute a scientific argument against that theory.

You may not like it, but gravity says you are not going to fly unassisted like a bird. Your personal feelings about the subject have nothing to do with either the existence of gravity, or the accuracy of the theory of gravity.

(Personally, I think gravity sucks!)

9 posted on 05/14/2007 7:23:36 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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