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    • Joel Català
    • 19.09.05 | 18:25 (IDT)

    Neo-Darwinism (ND) is a scientific theory --not a scientific law-- which allegedly explains how the amoeba evolved to become man. The basis of ND is random mutation plus natural selection. But neither laboratory experiments, nor fossil data, have demonstrated ND. Instead, the fossil record is evidence *against* ND (here I recall the Cambrian explosion.) Simply put, evolution requires important (high- rate) increases in genetic information that ND can't exaplain at all. Differently, the basis of Intelligent Design is: "information is the difference between life and matter." The ID paradigm is exploring alternatives to the flawed ND theory by resorting to the extra-Darwinian tools of information theory (mainly, Shannon) and complexity. For the people thinking about the wisdom of the Greeks, know that Aristotle attributed teleological aspects to life (see, e.g., his "Physics".) So please first check wether your defense of ND is rooted in anti-religious prejudice.

    from the article: The absurdity of intelligent design
    First published 00:00 19.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 19.09.05
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