John Endler, geneticist,.The
Process of Evolution: Toward A New
J.A. Endler and T. McLellan, 1988. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics,
functions seem to be rare in evolution and the basis for their origin is
to the Neo Darwinian Interpretation
of Evolution, P.S. Moorhead and M.M. Kaplan,
Wistar Institute Press, Philadelphia, PA, page 75, 'Algorithms and the
Neo Darwinian Theory of Evolution', by M. Schützenberger, 1967."There
is a considerable gap in the neo Darwinian theory of evolution and we believe
this gap to be of such a nature that it cannot
be bridged with the current conception of biology."
Gould, Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University, in.Time
scientific theory including evolution can pose a threat to religion."
Is that because religion
is based upon faith in the Creator, the source of truth and evolution based
a mechanism for error?
In a speech in October 1983:.As
reported in John Lofton's Journal,.The
Washington Times, February 8, 1984."We're
not just evolving slowly. For all practical purposes.we're
not evolving. There's no reason to think we're going to get bigger
brains or smaller toes or whatever. We are what we are."
"When you have eliminated
the impossible, whatever remains (at that point in time), however improbable
it may seem must be the truth."....Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle's.The
Sign of Four.
science teacher, Kansas, U.S.A.,.recently.(November
all references to macroevolution
in drawing up standards for science instruction in Kansas.
UCLA Berkeley Professor Phillip
Johnson considers the weakness of evolution's scientific standing,
of the evidence would sweep evolution convincingly into the dustbin of
Here an evolutionary expositor
reaches conclusions in favor of Darwinism based on an emotional feeling
of the way things ought to be. Not a great way to approach scientific matters!
Steve Jones, Professor of
Genetics at University College, London says."I'm
amazed by the power of Darwin's argument. I'm astonished at how well all
and as we've seen throughout the first
page, all the facts are not even known of which he speaks and obviously
much less understood by him).of
today, from molecular biology to animal behavior to dating the Earth,.all.fit
do! ??? Now that's a big order to accept! Do they.really?
Throughout this subject many ludicrously.erroneous.presumptions
based on evolutionary theory have been examined.
Jones is adamant
Darwin's theory is irrefutable.
it is to him.
Jones admits he refuses
to address consciousness and admits he doesn't understand what it is? Hmmmm!
Is it not being aware that you exist and are awake and aware that you are?
His confusion may come from not seeing the
difference between human and animal consciousness or speaking facetiously,
could consciousness be that annoying time between naps? Jones states."I've
read several books on it.(consciousness).and
can't make head or tail of what it's all about".
Hey Steve? It's about living! Because, the highest level of consciousness
is the ability to set goals, making decisions as it were, in order to direct
one's life according to one's heartfelt feelings. Note that consciousness
is what one's attention may be on at the moment. Without consciousness
you wouldn't know you are here. Are you here Steve?."In
the development of man, his improvement involves the evolution
of his consciousness. Consciousness is the structure that allows the soul
to control the body and in a wider sense the structure that unites spiritual
and physical matter." ...Grigori
To improve oneself, to move
from the base lower consciousness involves shifting into a better consciousness,
better because of what a higher consciousness makes possible for self and
Steve looks like the type
of guy who would be a good friend, easy to have fun with. I'll bet he enjoys
his life and laughs a lot. And by the way he puts forth his ideas, I'm
sure he's not afraid to have fun poked at him.
Was there any spill over
from Steve's consciousness concerns into the way he arrives at evolutionary
conclusions? Steve, if you're having such trouble with consciousness, can
we trust your reasoning regarding evolution which is even more of a conundrum?
Jones also misses addressing
the question, If we are evolving, why are we evolving? Jones prefers instead
to add to Darwin's.Origin
explanations of the HIV virus.(Oh
Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated.Jones
was pretty much.("pretty
much" is the terminology
of a behaviorial
really? Ha! ha! I think Steve wrote from the point of view that he chose,
just to see what reactions he would get. You know, he's just that smart!
Nothing it seems,
one thing, will alter the fixed perceptions of some people. A cannibal
may forever believe that eating another human is ok. Perhaps he fears no
other food source can be found in abundance. Perhaps he is ignorant of
alternate forms of food. Perhaps his belief structure includes seeing others'
brains, eyes, tongues, etc. as increasing his own capabilities if he consumes
them. People hold onto their beliefs for many reasons that must make sense
to them. Those believing in evolution can be asked if it's their grandfather
or grandmother through whom they claim descent from a monkey.
All of us possess many complex
psychological patterns for doing and thinking as we do. Who's to say when
a mind opens to new information, or conversely, closes even more to it,
perhaps having been offended, thereby preventing further interest in the
information? Who is to say that when a mind is open, how much is understood
of what it is open to. Who's to say how much will be accepted in making
a change of opinion or a change in life itself? Who's to say how much anyone
is interested in anything apart from their own world anyhow? Even in this
we see complexity and in those with closed-mindedness, we see irreducible