RE: Where's the Evolution?

Pim van Meurs (
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 22:14:37 -0800

> Of course the best example of nature creating complexity is
> evolution itself.

CumminsL No, that's a bad example because you're not using an empirical
you're using your own interpretation of circumstantial evidence as an

Pim: Not at all, one can observe how evolutionary processes create
complexity. For instance the change from single cellular to multicellular

Ami: As sound as the theory of evolution is, isn't it still a theory?

The theory is, the fact isn't.

Ami: The ability of things to evolve naturally, step by step, from simple to complex
is a prediction of evolution.

I disagree, there is no prediction or necessity in evolution to increase complexity.

Ami: Therefore, to invoke the predictions of the theory itself to prove the theory is a bit circular, isn't it?

Likely but that is not the case here.