Re: [asa] Defendscience vs. Collins

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 14:06:23 EDT

As Coope pointed out, this statement is full of religion -- or, irreligion to be more precise. This isn't science by any legitimate name. It's also overreaching, even when real science comes into it. For example:

"Stephen Jay Gould and other evolutionary biologists have further emphasized that the evolutionary process does not follow any pre-determined course, (let alone one who's 'purpose' is to create homo sapiens or any other particular species)."

I know Gould believed that, and perhaps he was right. But this is hardly science. And, it might well be inconsistent with genuine science -- ask Simon Conway Morris for a second opinion, I would say.


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