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From The Best Schools: Seeing Past Darwin IV- four scientists who see further

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This post deals with the work of four scientists: Paul Bach-y-Rita, Martin Heisenberg, Mriganka Sur, and Toshiyuki Nakagaki.

“Another strategy that the desperate Darwinist might adopt would be to posit selection for an entirely general capacity for intelligent, goal-directed plasticity.

That is certainly a more promising way to go. However, such a strategy would still be tantamount to admitting defeat.

Why? Because it would be to acknowledge the existence of a fundamental, inherent, and quite general biological principle of what we might call “adaptivity.”

Why would that matter? Because the main task of Darwinian theory is to “reduce” teleology and normativity to mechanism.

Therefore, as soon as the Darwinist admits the reality of a general capacity for adaptivity extending throughout all of the living world, he has already given away the whole ballgame.”

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3 Replies to “From The Best Schools: Seeing Past Darwin IV- four scientists who see further

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    Neil Rickert says:

    I’m puzzled by the “seeing past Darwin” part of the title. The contents of Barham’s post don’t fit such a title.

    Therefore, as soon as the Darwinist admits the reality of a general capacity for adaptivity extending throughout all of the living world, he has already given away the whole ballgame.

    This makes little sense to me. Biologists, most of whom are Darwinists, are well aware of a general capacity for adaptivity. Darwin himself was probably aware of that.

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    Joe says:

    Hi Neil-

    We are puzzled as to why any biologists would be called Darwinists seeing that there isn’t any evidence for darwinian evolution constructing new and useful multi-protein configurations.

    We are also puzzled as to why you would claim that we are pushing a strawman yet you never say what that strawman is nor give any evidence that we are pushing one.

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    Robert Byers says:

    AHA. tHere is that word again. Plasticity. I see this come up a lot.
    this YEC insists there is undiscovered innate mechanisms that trigger great adaption in biology.
    It is demonstrated by biology results within biblical boundaries that are there.

    So if it is happening in minor ways it will in time be found out by researchers.

    finding adaptive mechanisms undercuts evolution as a explanation for a little and then a lot.

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