| By dor, Today 10:16 PM |
...there are many people, scientists, atheists included, that don't believe evolution. I don't believe it for scientific, not theistic reasons- I don't doubt natural selection, evolution on a microscale but have my doubts about it being the be all and end all life force.
If you have the time and inclination (no hurry) I would be interested in hearing you outline your objections to evolution briefly, or at length.
Evolution is my working hypothesis right now, but I don't believe life can be accounted for by natural selection and random mutation. And that doesn't even touch the unfathomable leap of abiogenesis.
I'm thinking the cosmos has a strong anthropic principle built in, IOW, it favors the production of life overall. I think the cosmos is teleological, has an end in mind and that end is life and consciousness. I think consciousness is the remedy for entropy. I also think consciousness is the matrix of the cosmos, i.e., is "fundamental."
I don't think you can get to life-as-we-know-it with Dawkins' mechanisms. Do you remember the "statue waving" scenario in The Blind Watchmaker
? I knew he was a desperate man when I read that. But I find his books enjoyable--he's very intelligent and a good writer, but definitely...religious
, I agree.
Anyway, I'm busy for a few days. See ya later.