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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 3rd, 2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

Alright - my patience with you has finally, at long last, run out. Good luck with your future exploits, Fred.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 3rd, 2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 3rd, 2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

You built a straw man of evolutionary biology, I knocked it down, and now you're saying that I agree with you indirectly? Your argument tactics are child's play, Fred. Grow up.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 3rd, 2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

According to this logic, everything is ultimately the result of random things . . . a quick glance at the adaptive complexity of any biological entity, or the complexity of other non-biological...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 2nd, 2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

Absolutely false. This is a ludicrous notion. [To Margaret: I was planning to write a gentle response to your post, but Fred has pushed me into a more aggressive state of mind]

Stop and think for...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 2nd, 2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

This paragraph doesn't make a whole lot of sense . . . for example, how does Penrose know "how things ought to organize themselves" on the basis of mutation and natural selection? That just sounds...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 1st, 2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

Thanks for the positive feedback. I'm afraid this one's going to be a bit more long-winded. Bear with me.

Some comments on your comments:

True that mutations may not be random in the grandest...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology August 1st, 2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

No, that is not what I meant . . . I would agree with you in abstract that, technically (in the sense that everything is determined, etc. etc.), mutations are 'non-random'. We could in principle...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 29th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
Re: Selling Evolution

By randomness, do you refer to an explanation of biological evolution, or of the universe's origin?

If you refer to evolution, then you're mistaken . . . no serious biologist thinks that adaptive...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 25th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,479
Posted By Carey N
not quite . . .

Mutation is the ultimate source of all variation present within a population . . . without mutation, there would be eventually be nothing for natural selection to select, and evolution would halt.
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