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>From: Philip Jonkers <P.A.E.Jonkers@phys.rug.nl>
>Subject: Re: Logic
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:46:00 +0200 (CEST)
> > >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_.
>Then Philip goes:
>Sorry Scott, I don't have time for that. Why don't you
>enlighten me with whatever it is you want me to know.
It might be a good start for unravelling the chauvinistic misconceptions
which place us at the evolutionary pinnacle or top rung of a ladder
resulting from some apparently progressive process. Are we truly "winners"
in a "rat race"?
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