Re: Pasteur and nature of science

From: Bill Payne (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 22:39:10 EST

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    On Tue, 8 Jan 2002 13:28:31 -0700 "D. F. Siemens, Jr."
    <> writes:
    > Bill,
    > I have found the emphasis on increased complexity in anti-Darwinian
    > arguments tied to a denial of the possibility of regress or stasis.
    > If I have erroneously ascribed this view to you, I apologize.

    No problem. Abrupt appearance and stasis are the two most obvious
    features of the fossil record. And since virtually all mutations are
    negative, then regress should dominate - which is what YEC say: we were
    created perfect in the Garden, but look at us now!

    I don't see how naturalistic evolution, as it moves from simple to
    complex (not by definition), can overcome regression. For every step
    forward (a beneficial mutation) there are a thousand steps backward
    (harmful mutations). Takes more faith than I have to believe that.

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