Former Templeton Fellow John Fellow asserts: Why Teleology Isn’t Dead
Conway Morris argues that in the grand scheme, evolution will not be reduced to chance: constraints built into life at the most fundamental level guarantee that life is going to follow the same evolutionary pathways to achieve limbs, respiration, vision, balance, an immune system, indeed all the remarkable features we associate with living things across the great spectrum of life.
Morris begs the question by assuming a stochastic origin of these “constraints built into life”.“Life” achieving “limbs, respiration, vision, balance, and an immune system” “at the most fundamental level” is an excellent description of an Intelligent Agent behind the “Origin Of Life” (OOL), embedding those designs into the genomes – where they are highly preserved and and very accurately replicated by DNA/RNA with repair. Despite all its “hand waving”, NeoDarwinism can only actually quantify degradation by mutation.
John Fellow cites Andreas Wagner’s recent book Arrival of the Fittest:
at the most basic level of DNA–evolution is exploring what you might call an ideal Platonic library of genetic pathways just waiting to be realized in life.
What great observation. Yet bereft of mathematical understanding, it is illogically amplified by wild imagination!
Morris and Wagner have the challenge of explaining the “Origin of Life”, how the first cell with its accurate replication/repair mechanisms, photosynthesis and energetic systems, and mass transfer through oxygen barrier systems first came into being – with a full accounting of the stochastic mathematics involved! [Emphasis added]