Re: teaching evolution in Wisconsin

Susan Brassfield (
Wed, 6 Oct 1999 09:38:23 -0600

>responding to: Chris Cogan
>Hi. Mind if I get in on this too? I don't have time to respond to the entire
>thread, but I'll just add two things.

it's a discussion list. So discuss, already! :-)

>> My general challenge still stands: Suppose your theory is true. Then, what
>> would have to be different were it *not* to be true? That is, suppose there
>> were no designer, and then specify how things would then *have* to be
>> different now as a result of a lack of this designer.
>I suggest that in the absence of a designer (and maintainer) that the
>entropy of living systems would increase, rather than complexity and order
>increasing together.

the energy from the sun decreases entropy locally on this planet. When the
sun dies, entropy resumes. Or perhaps that mysterious designer might choose
to withdraw at the same moment. How would we tell the difference?



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