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Yale professor’s thoughts on Darwinism

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17 August 2019 12:06
TwoSeven1 - 17 August 2019 10:58 AM
proximacentauri - 17 August 2019 07:31 AM

“Science is a philosophy of discovery; intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.”  - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson - “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

How much credence should we give a man who thinks that science is always true?

More than we should give a god for which no real evidence exists.

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17 August 2019 21:49
TwoSeven1 - 12 August 2019 10:44 AM
lynmc - 10 August 2019 08:18 PM

I found this explanation of why the original article was wrong:


David Gelernter’s article isn’t about abiogenesis.

Well, yes it is, I quote, “Could nature really have pulled out of its hat the invention of life, of increasingly sophisticated life-forms and, ultimately, the unique-in-the-cosmos (so far as we know) human mind—given no strategy but trial and error? The mindless accumulation of small changes?”

Abiogenisis is the “invention of life” from chemicals in a sort of trial and error.  The process Gelernter describes, “Starting with 150 links of gibberish, what are the chances that we can mutate our way to a useful new shape of protein?” is abiogenisis.  Abiogenisis is what Gelernter says couldn’t have happened because the probabilities are too low.  But as the article I posted notes, Gelernter’s calculations are way off.


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