[Taxacom] Darwin's Doubt

David Campbell pleuronaia at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 17:33:28 CDT 2019


https://biologos.org/articles/the-cambrian-explosion-transitional-forms-and-the-tree-of-life
is an extensive article specifically on the issues relating to the Cambrian
radiation, aimed at ID and young earth claims.
https://biologos.org/articles/reviewing-darwins-doubt-introduction has a
series of articles specifically reviewing Darwin's Doubt (and noting that
the ID crowd has misrepresented this response).

On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 8:52 AM Frederick W. Schueler <bckcdb at istar.ca>
wrote:

> On 10-Mar.-19 9:17 p.m., Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> >
> > Challenging intelligent design by a "creator" is very difficult when it
> comes to the origin of life (and its biochemistry)....
>
> > From:  David Campbell <pleuronaia at gmail.com>
>
> > "Intelligent Design" is highly challenging to deal with because it's
> quite
> > protean....
>
> > On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 6:08 PM John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I'm not sure what there is to discuss - scientifically that is.
>
> * thanks for these general thoughts on Intelligent Design - but I was
> wondering about commentary on this particular book, and its assertions
> about the Cambrian diversification of Animal phyla, and more
> particularly on the general ID assertion that there hasn't been
> sufficient time for mutations to originate and be organized into
> adaptations by natural selection. This seems absurd to me, but ID sorts
> constantly make it. Rather than seeing the punctuations of punk-eek as
> the Red Queen unleashed by a lack of stabilizing selection, they affirm
> that this is the finger of God poking lineages along in a divine
> direction, and that anything that can be observed to happen isn't
> "macro" enough to count as real evolutionary change. I wonder if there's
> a published straight-on refutation of this?
>
> If there isn't, I'll chew my way through the book, and see where it
> goes. So far, I think it's charming the way the author blames Darwin for
> not being up on all the nuances of the evolution of protein folding...
>
> fred.
> ======================================================
>
>
> >>> Taxacomers,
> >>>
> >>> I'm in a discussion group with some intelligent design enthusiasts, and
> >>> this week we're going to be discussing "Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive
> >>> Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design" -
> >>> https://darwinsdoubt.com/ - which seems to me so far to be based on
> the
> >>> argument from personal incredulity, but I don't know much about the
> >>> evolution of protein folding, and I wonder what others have thought
> >>> about this. I have seen this book called "a masterwork of
> >>> pseudoscience," and it doesn't seem to explore the Great Unconformity,
> >>> or the selection pressures that would have been present on an unsettled
> >>> animate morphology moving into a completely vacant niche space... -
> fred.
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