[Marxism] Islamic creationism- Boston Globe

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Mon Oct 26 20:29:05 MDT 2009


On Oct 26, 2009, at 9:25 PM, Jim Farmelant wrote:
>
> ...One is that evolutionary theory takes away some
> of the theists' favorite arguments, namely, the arguments
> from design.  Traditionally, theists have often liked
> to argue for the existence of a God on the grounds
> that since it is apparent that the world, especially
> living organisms, seem to be designed, that there
> must be a designer.  Darwin's theory of evolution
> by natural selections takes away, or at the very
> least seriously weakens that argument, since
> it shows how the apparently designed character
> of organic nature can be explained mechanistically
> in terms of unintelligent natural processes.

This quite misstates Darwin's theory.  Evolution does not take place  
exclusively by "mechanistic...unintelligent natural processes."   
Darwin recognizes that *sexual* selection, an intelligent conscious  
process, plays a major role in evolution.  It seems that neither  
theists nor mechanists are willing to recognize intelligent design  
when it stares them in the face--because it is so unthinkable to them  
that the intelligent designers of every species are *the females of  
the species.*

Shane Mage

> This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
> always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> kindling in measures and going out in measures."
>
> Herakleitos of Ephesos




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