Re: Directed evolution: evidence for teleology?

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 16:05:47 EDT

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From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <>
To: "George Murphy" <>; "Cornelius Hunter"
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Subject: RE: Directed evolution: evidence for teleology?

> The important question is what is the data that ID wants to explain? I
> strongly believe that if the data is purely physical, viz., it does not
> deal with how life, conscious being, came into being, then it is
> difficulty to see how one can infer intelligence behind the existence of
> (physical) Nature. However, if one wants to explain all of nature, the
> physical as well as the nonphysical, and thus include life, consciousness,
> rationality, then one must infer a Creator.

There is some plausibility to your claim about consciousness and rationality
but I see no reason to make this statement about life.


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