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Hi Dace -
>of evolution is that the species are not molded externally. Their forms
>arise from within, over time.
Sorry, but no. The point of Darwin is that nothing remains the same,
regardless of internal similarity, because the environment is a shifting
sand that organisms either adapt to, or perish.
Nothing whatsoever to do with mechanism, creation by external forces, or
god-like necessities of primacy.
The logic of evolution and its processes (not its mechanisms, although
the word could be used), is that it is a conglomerate of algorithms- a
long, tall, totem pole of organic stepping stones that get an organism to
a certain point, but, woefully, often through circuitous and needless
Evolution is not logical from a design viewpoint. It does not separate
the wheat from the chaff.
Just ask any god.
There's one knocking at your front door.
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