Re: [asa] Anti-Creationist Psychobabble On the Web - non-natural agents?

From: Keith Miller <>
Date: Sun Apr 05 2009 - 00:22:56 EDT

  Bill Powers wrote:

> I would ask a different question:
> Can you give an example of a natural agent?

Natural agents are events or processes that have a cause-and-effect
link to a subsequent event or process. For example the eruption of a
volcano might be the proximal cause (agent) for a subsequent decrease
in global temperature by increasing the concentration of sulfur-
dioxide aerosols in the upper atmosphere.

Organisms are also natural agents as they impact their environment
and by their actions cause a subsequent event or process. Humans are
obviously powerful natural agents in the natural world.


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