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>Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 00:08:45 -0500
>From: "John Catalano" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>Subject: Dawkins: Dawkins & Polly Toynbee / Dawkins & Michael Poole / 4
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>HEADLINES: ( http://www.spacelab.net/~catalj/#topnews )
>I found this recently while searching the web. An exchange from "The
>Independent", 20 and 24 February 1997:
>** The nature of our DNA will always lag behind nurture: Gene testing is
>pointless. Our fates are more likely to be shaped by our postcodes by
>** A response: What your genes reveal about you: Nature and nurture is
>not an either/or issue by Richard Dawkins
>These articles were just posted by "Christian Students in Science" (CSIS
>http://www.csis.org.uk/), and originally published in "Science and
>Christian Belief" in Vol 6 (April 1994) and Vol 7 (1995)
>An exchange between Michael Poole and Richard Dawkins...
>** A Critique of Aspects of the Philosophy and Theology of Richard
>Dawkins by Michael Poole, Visiting Research Fellow at King's College,
>** A Reply to Poole by Richard Dawkins:
>** A Response to Dawkins by Michael Poole:
>Four NEW FEATURED LINKS:
>( see http://www.spacelab.net/~catalj/home.html#featured )
>1) "Artificial Life" - a wonderful hypertext introduction by Thomas Ray,
>the creator of Tierra.
>2) SoftBlocks - an interesting new simulation language, ideal for
>developing artificial life applications. One app is described - ZedLand
>3) KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes
>4) Creation 'Science' Debunked by Lenny Flank
>I reformatted these pages to be easier to read and select:
>"Online Papers and Commentary by Dawkins"
>"Online Interviews and Articles about Dawkins"
>I apologize that my homepage has become very bloated and slow to load.
>When I get my new (much faster) PC, all the pages will be split off and
>the site redone using FrontPage 98.
>John Catalano + firstname.lastname@example.org + New York, USA
>"The World of Richard Dawkins" + http://www.spacelab.net/~catalj
>ps. Especially note this excerpt from one of the articles above
>"Without getting into the notorious problems of defining intelligence,
>we can prove to ourselves that, in a powerfully predictive sense, there
>have been genes for intelligence for millions of years of human history.
>All you must assume is that, by whatever definition you are prepared to
>accept, we are more intelligent than our ape ancestors. Certainly our
>brains are spectacularly bigger than our fossil ancestors'. Right then,
>how has that evolutionary change come about?
>There is only one way: genes for intelligence (or whatever you want to
>call the qualities that separate us from our ancestors) have been
>favoured in the gene pool. No evolutionary change in X can take place
>unless there are genes for X varying in the population. It follows that,
>during the millions of years in which we have been pulling ahead of our
>ape ancestors, some of us have been brighter than others, and it has
>been predictable from our genes. To deny that, you must deny
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