by Lu Paradise • June 12, 2014
“Evolution endures as the organizing principle of all biological science.”
“Charles Darwin’s extraordinarily difficult task was to find a source of intelligence—a substitute god—to explain how all of life could display countless features that clearly look like they were chosen for specific purposes by intelligence—but not God’s intelligence. “Natural selection” was his extraordinarily clever explanation.” — Darwin’s Sacred Imposter: Recognizing Missed Warning Signs by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
“A quite general issue has still received no canonical treatment: what kind of a thing is natural selection anyway? A law, a principle, a force, a cause, an agent, or all or some of these things? The view that natural selection is a law has been countered by the view that it is a principle, while that conclusion has been countered in turn by an insistence that it is neither.”
— Hodge, M. J. S. 1992. Natural Selection: Historical Perspectives. Keywords in Evolutionary Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 218.
What kind of a thing is natural selection anyway?
“An organizing principle!”
“A source of intelligence, but not God!”
“A law, a principle, a force, a cause, an agent, or all or some of these things?” Continue reading The Godlike Atttributes Of Darwinian Evolution