Intelligent Evolution

Could someone please comment on this article?!

Um No I won’t comment because the limit on evolution threads in here is 25 per day. :smiley:

The Wikipedia article on Evolutionary Creationism is quite good. I’m fighting with a Moonie :confused: to have Cardinal Schonborn’s true position represented in there. And you guys can help me edit this one.

Phil P

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1997 Edward O. Wilson: "scientific materialism explains vastly more of the tangible world… Its discoveries suggest that, like it or not, we are alone. We must measure and judge ourselves, and we will decide our own destiny."

Evolution by
natural selection
has taken on the
solidity of a mathematical theorem

Essay on Problems with Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection

contributing more offspring to the next generation than
the other variants, the overall composition of the
population changes, and evolution has occurred.

legerdemain in the use of the word 'evolution’

biological processes are ultimately
obedient to, even though far from fully explained by, the
laws of physics and chemistry.

2001 Gerald Schroeder, 1999 Paul Davies, 1992 Hubert Yockey, & 1968 Michael Polanyi: [Davies]“life cannot be ‘written into’ the laws of physics” presently known

The impact of the theory of evolution by natural
selection, nowadays grown very sophisticated (and often
referred to as the Modern Synthesis), has been

historical background to rise and fall of the Synthetic Euphoria; 1936 A. Franklin Shull

Dawkins, Richard. 1989. The Selfish Gene (Oxford: Oxford
University Press), 352pp., 195:
Much of what Darwin said is, in detail, wrong.
surrounding material in

without any kind of external guidance. Evolution in a
pure Darwinian world has no goal or purpose

concept of "blindwatchmaking"

Timeline of Materialism, Spontaneous Generation, and Blindwatchmaking Views

we were descended from animals
by the same blind force that created those animals

The revolution begun by Darwin was even more
humbling: it showed that humanity is not the center of
creation, and not its purpose either. But in freeing our
minds from our imagined demigod bondage, even at the
price of humility,

Sagan, Carl. 1980. Cosmos (NY: Random House), 365pp. Chapter
1’s first line:

1949 Simpson: “man is the result of a purposeless materialistic
that did not have him in mind”:
Simpson, George Gaylord. 1949. The Meaning of
Evolution: A Study of the History of Life and of Its
Significance for Man
(New Haven: Yale University Press),
364pp., from the chapter “Epilogue and Summary” on 344:
Man is the result of a purposeless materialistic process
that did not have him in mind. He was not planned. He
is a state of matter, a form of life, a sort of animal, and a
species of the Order Primates, akin nearly or remotely to
all of life and indeed to all that is material.
On 343:
Although many details remain to be worked out, it is
already evident that all the objective phenomena of the
history of life can be explained by purely materialistic

Timeline of Materialism, Spontaneous Generation, and Blindwatchmaking

Reality vs. worldview philosophy of materialism/ atheism

On the Origin of Life

ID as a metaphysical research program

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The Descent of Man (1871) to include human origins

1859 Darwin vs. the Judeo-Christian conception of the unity of man

Multi-Pronged Role of Darwinian Thought in Shoah’s Arrival

famous remark made by the evolutionary geneticist
Theodosius Dobzhansky in 1973 that “nothing in biology
makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution?

evolution is a fact. The
evidence they and thousands of others have adduced
over 150 years falls together in intricate and interlocking
detail. The multitudinous examples range from the small
changes in DNA sequences observed as they occur in
real time

legerdemain in the use of the word 'evolution’

to finely graded sequences within larger
evolutionary changes in the fossil record.

1989 Christopher Wills on insignificance of known cases of gradual ‘evolution’ in fossil record

Further, on the
basis of comparably firm evidence, natural selection
grows ever stronger as the prevailing explanation of

1999 Leigh: "creationists and antidarwinians are multiplying"

They support the alternative
explanation of intelligent design. The reasoning they
offer is not based on evidence but on the lack of it.

Reality vs. worldview philosophy of materialism/ atheism

formulation of intelligent design is a default argument
advanced in support of a non sequitur. It is in essence
the following: There are some phenomena that have not
yet been explained and that (and most importantly) the
critics personally cannot imagine being explained;
therefore there must be a supernatural designer at work.


the deliberate, careful manner with
which he approached every subject.

1959 Gertrude Himmelfarb on 1871 Darwin backtracking

scientific humanism,
the only worldview compatible with science’s growing
knowledge of the real world and the laws of nature.

in biology. The inexorable
growth of this science continues to widen, not to close,
the tectonic gap between science and faith-based

Habermas interview with Flew

1992 Antony Flew

Robert Jastrow Speaks

humanism based on science is the
effective antidote, the light and the way at last placed
before us.

Humanist Manifesto I extracts at the bottom of
Hitler opposed Christianity

Reality vs. worldview philosophy of materialism/ atheism

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