Re: Fred Hoyle's "Mathematics of Evolution"

From: Chris Cogan (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 17:24:45 EST

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    I'm going to print Stephen's post out and read it closely, but it *already*
    looks like Hoyle is misrepresenting evolutionary theory. As I said once
    before, it appears that Hoyle is a better mathematician than thinker, but
    we'll see. It's easy to "prove" something won't work if you misrepresent it,
    so I don't expect Hoyle's work to do much more than perhaps get the
    evolutionists to develop the *real* mathematics of evolution. This, in
    itself, of course, would be a very good thing. But, if Hoyle *has* greatly
    misrepresented either the theory or empirical facts that it's based on,
    etc., it may not even stimulate the development of a better mathematical
    treatment, because too many evolutionists will simply argue that what Hoyle
    has done is irrelevant. We'll see.

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