RE: Cell Biology's "big bang"

Arthur V. Chadwick (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:41:17 -0700

At 08:00 PM 4/13/99 -0700, Pim wrote:
>" put a correct view of the universe into people's heads we must first
>get an incorrect view out." (Lewontin R., "Billions and Billions of
>Demons," review of Sagan C., "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a
>Candle in the Dark," New York Review, January 9, 1997, p28)
>Hey Art, you still did not explain your use of the previous quote? Was the
explanation that it was somewhat out of context correct ? You wrote:
>"It turns out that the physical constants have just the values required to
>ensure that the Universe contains stars with planets capable of supporting
>intelligent life...The simplest interpretation is that the Universe was
>designed by a creator who intended that intelligent life should evolve. This
>interpretation lies outside science." (Smith J.M. & Szathmary E., "On the
>likelihood of habitable worlds," Nature, Vol. 384, 14 November 1996, p107)
>Just as I thought. Here is the response by Sumac.

Huh? I haven't quoted anybody on this listserve for a long time. I don't
know what you are talking about. Please explain.