From: Kenneth Van Oost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 01 Nov 2005 - 20:28:32 GMT
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From: Dace <email@example.com>
> The problem is that the central actor of life, the organism, has been
> photoshopped out of the picture. A theory of evolution that places no
> causal role in the intelligent adaptations of organisms is not a viable
> theory. It's that simple.
> Evolution is all about organisms adapting to environmental conditions such
> that the adaptations become cumulative over the course of generations,
> causing new species to emerge. In other words, species are self-created
> rather than externally created. As Darwin pointed out, either we explain
> how organisms generate functional and then structural adaptations which
> become ingrained in progeny, or we don't have a theory of evolution.
<< But you have ! It is just that the evolution is now due to the level of
thought, action and behavior rather than genetics !
The organism is the individual trying to cope with his always changing
environment. The adaptations he made are cumulative transponded into
his culture/ society. The species_ humankind_ is self- creating, but than
only because all others influence the one from the external.
Structural adaptations are ingrained, not direct in the progency but via
a by- pass...education will do the trick! All of the info is functional and
leads to a theory of evolution.
Genetical evolution has ceased, memetical one is on the move...
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