RE: Definition of "Species"

From: gordon brown (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 11:38:31 EST

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    On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, bivalve wrote:

    > Novel genetic features and new information are being
    > created without intelligent design. Variation is developing
    > in a population and change occurs as a result of selective
    > pressures. Darwin spent an inordinate amount of time in
    > the Origin of Species talking about pigeon breeding, not
    > because he thought new species were being created but
    > because distinctive varieties were appearing and being
    > selected for.

    Have the ID people changed the meaning of intelligent design so that noone
    else can use it in a favorable sense? That would be similar to what the
    YEC's have done to the meaning of creationist. If God is sovereign,
    whatever happens is intelligently designed, no matter how directly or
    indirectly God is involved.

    Gordon Brown
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0395

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