Re: Logic

From: Scott Chase (
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    >From: Philip Jonkers <>
    >Subject: Re: Logic
    >Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:46:00 +0200 (CEST)
    >Philip said:
    > > >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.
    > > >
    > > >
    >Scott said:
    > > 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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