3 Replies to “Alife XI Conference Videos

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    bFast says:

    Thanks DaveScot,

    I see a number of intriguing things in these videos.

    1 – Kauffman does a fairly good job of describing the mystery that exists in biology.

    2 – I have spent some energy puzzling about fish bladders. The current theory, the theory he suggests, for how fish bladders arose is that they developed out of lung fish. However, I believe that salmon, and salmonoids such as trout have fish bladders. How did these fish get fish bladders if fish bladders are lungs. This hypothesis seems ludicrous to me.

    3 – Kauffman suggests that we worship the creativity of nature, but that we don’t recognize thiis creativity as “God”. In this he does a few things — he brings the biological sciences way into the realm of religion, and he maintains his status with the community as a secularist.

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    tragicmishap says:

    I thought only reductionist physicists believed in a ToE. Energy crisis, religion, science, intelligence. Everything is reducible to self-organizational principles. Will the real reductionist please stand up?

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    Jehu says:

    All right, this is off topic but I had to give a heads up.

    Over at the Onion.

    Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

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