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>From: Philip Jonkers <P.A.E.Jonkers@phys.rug.nl>
>Subject: Re: Logic
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 12:40:42 +0200 (CEST)
> > Evolution is not logical from a design viewpoint.
> > It does not separate the wheat from the chaff.
>Sorry, but no for you too Wade. Evolution might not be
>perfectly logical with respect to a perfect intelligent
>design, but it is logical the some degree nonetheless.
>Also it does `separate wheat from the chaff' if I correctly
>understand your niche. Natural selection means specific
>adaptation. A species adapts or perishes. During the competition
>between species only the fittest survive. Therefore, natural
>selection does function as a sieve to separate wheat from chaff.
>We humans wouldn't be around, being intelligent, on top of
>the food chain and all that, if it weren't for natural selection!
>Of all the macro-species, humans came out as winners in the
>rat-race called biological evolution.
I suggest you start by reading Stephen Gould's _Wonderful Life_ and follow
it up with an order of _Full House_.
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