Must-read on teleological evolution by TOF

For the second day running, rather than write my own article I’ll point to this excellent critique by The OFloinn. I’ll get round to another on Aquinas and ID, I promise. In passing I note that TOF uses the example of locusts and lizards “going Hulk” and majors in his piece on James Shapiro’s “View from the 21st Century.” Since he doesn’t reference my article is this not direct evidence for convergence?

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Training in medicine (which was my career), social psychology and theology. Interests in most things, but especially the science-faith interface. The rest of my time, though, is spent writing, playing and recording music.
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2 Responses to Must-read on teleological evolution by TOF

  1. GD GD says:

    Jon,

    Convergence or N selection? After all, one may provide various mutations/random events awaiting the power of NS – however, I am uncertain as to the time line and if I will ever know which of you two are behind ‘the hulk’ (or am I reading too much in all of this?)

    • Jon Garvey Jon Garvey says:

      Horizontal meme transfer, perhaps. In any case, even if it turns out to be a fluke, we can be sure the explanation is entirely due to natural causes.

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