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> On 10 Aug 2001, at 17:24, Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
> > > One argues logicallly based upon the facts; the alternative, to
> > > argue illogically, always fails to produce a correct conclusion.
> > > Stephen Jay Gould, who dismisses Sheldrake, is arguably a greater
> > > evolutionary theorist than is Dawkins, and I'll just bet that Daniel
> > > Dennett would dismiss him, too.
> > I've been following this thread with interest, but may have missed a
> > critical point: surely no one is saying that Dawkins accepts the
> > notion of 'morphic resonance'?
> Ted Dace has been invoking his name in an insinuendo fashion as
> if to imply as much in so many words, although all he has quoted
> is a passage where Dawkins seems to have difficulty accepting
> that darwinian evolution can account for convergence.
In what way does quoting a passage of Dawkins, in which he notes the extreme
improbability of convergence, insinuate that he believes in morphic
resonance? Do you actually think I'm trying to get the people on this list
believing that Dawkins is a follower of Sheldrake? This is really
insulting, really uncalled for.
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