Re: ORIGINS: Definition of Intelligent Design

David Campbell (
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 17:31:57 -0500

>action later. Darwinism, I believe, consistently holds that function (the
>need for action) comes first and shapes and changes form so as to attain the
In many cases, a mutation arises in one situation and then proves to be
useful in another. For example, legs and feet in amphibians seem to have
arisen for underwater walking and turned out to be handy [:)] on land, too.

Even when the situation exists first, the mutation itself is not regarded
as a response to the situation but rather something that happens and is
successful relative to the previous condition in contact with the same

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