So you think that by throwing a pair of dice onto a table that each die \"thought\" about what it \"wanted\" to be and chose accordingly? You think that lightening \"chooses\" which tree or building to strike? Try and stay with me here, if there are 100 random mutations, and two of them help or at least do not hinder the creature, they may be passed to future generations providing the carrier reproduces successfully. No decision is being made. A frog doesn't \"decide\" to grow an extra set of legs. A blade of grass doesn't \"Decide\" to grow a fungus.
\"To be sure\" you haven't the foggiest idea what you are talking about.
6/21/2006 7:15:41 AM
Amos didn't get into Jr High.
He failed the entrance exam.
2/3/2011 9:52:05 AM
"Evolution is the theory of dummies who actually think that nature has a mind to make selections."
Natural selection is not a conscious process by any entity. It is no more guided by a conscious entity than a dropped rock is directed to the ground by a conscious entity. Conscious selections fall under the "will of god" notion trumpeted by anti-scientists.
2/3/2011 10:41:00 AM
"To be sure, "natural selection" implies the existence of intelligenge does it not?"
Yes, it does not. If anything, the term natural selection implies it is something innate in nature and not caused by any intelligence; hence dying from old age is called 'natural causes' and dying from being stabbed in the heart is not. The words for things that are the products of intelligence are 'artificial' or 'synthetic'.
2/3/2011 11:15:39 AM
natural selection requires no more of a mind to determine the success or failure of living organisms than a pitcher needs a mind to determine the shape and quantity of what can fit into it. But then I am not surprised by the monumental fail of someone who obviously never even took a basic course on the subject. Take a class and try again, stupid.
2/3/2011 2:10:57 PM
If a mutation is beneficial to survival, more individuals with that mutation will be able to have offspring, than the ones without. That is Natural Selection.
2/4/2011 4:35:01 AM
it only exist that way in your psychotic head
2/4/2011 6:22:02 AM