If you wish an example of a critique of evolutionary theory (though I don't
consider myself as a TE nor an ID and certainly not a YEC) you might check my
article in Synthese 91:111-133, 1992, Living Things as Hierarchically Organized
Structures, in which I critique Niles Eldredge's theory of evolutionary
hierarchies. I think his theory is an example of constructing a hierarchy to
conform to the demands of evolutionary theory, but the hierarchical construct
has little to do with the ontic structure of reality in my view.
Uko Zylstra, Ph.D.
>>> <RDehaan237@aol.com> 04/13/01 08:00AM >>>
In a message dated 4/11/01 11:30:59 AM, email@example.com writes:
<< In summary, critiquing the science is not the unique task of theists. It is
the joint task of the entire evolutionary biology scientific community and
I maintain that they are actively engaged (as a community) in such a
Of course. But my question was, what have TEs contributed to this critique?
All the examples you gave, as I understand them, were from non-theistic
members of the evolutionary biology community. Or to put it another way, in
my observation TEs have been more involved in _defending_ evolutionary theory
than in critiquing it.
But let me expand my question. In your original post, you stated: "As I've
said many times before, the critique that we ought to be making of the
community is at the philosophical/theological level and not at the practical
science level." Have TEs been making these critiques? Again, my observation
is that TEs have been more involved in critiquing, and often attacking,
YECs than the philospical/theology of "atheistic scientific community."
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