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Shermer likes to point out that a scientific theory requires a mystery. But then, why bother making room for memory, intelligence, purpose, character, the unconscious or self-existence when sjermer blind machinery of chromosomes, neurons and natural selection can account for it all?

Michael Shermer’s Muddled Mind on Evolution

Jones and Bartlett Shermef, Behe and William A. Whether living or only lifelike, dynamic systems are holistic, shaped by energy flows rather than their constituent molecules. It offers detailed discussions some of which may be too sophisticated for casual readers and bibliographies relating to virtually any objection to evolution that creationists might raise.

Just as planetary orbits q action at a distance over space, organisms, according to Elsasser, reveal action at a distance over time. Yet evolution is best understood as the multi-generational self-creation of species in the process of intelligently exploiting environmental opportunities.


The implication, literally centuries out of date, is that causation is natural only if it involves material contact.

Other Resources for Defending Evolution

How to Debate a Creationist: Even worse, Shermer insists on applying this term to evolution. Whether by the hand of God or the conveyor belt of mutation-selection, we are passive products of design rather than living expressions of a genuinely natural, self-propelling evolution. It features multimedia tools for teaching evolution.

Funny how the religious worldview seamlessly blends with the new paradigm. But why should biologists propose fundamental principles when life is not subject to its own laws apart from those of nature-at-large? Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics. He may not have invented the machine fetish of modern biology, but nobody strokes that sprocket better than Shermer.

Alters and Sandra M. It is also available at www7. The paradox of nature is that complexity is way more efficient than simplicity.

Michael Shermer’s Muddled Mind on Evolution » Skeptical About Skeptics

Produced as a companion to the seven-part television series Evolution, this site is an enjoyable guide to evolutionary science. Though the computer hard drive is often taken as a model for genes and brains as information storage devices, surely the memory of life is not artificial but natural.

Though development from the egg is generally believed to be the automated processing of a genetic blueprint or recipe, no testable hypothesis has ever been proposed that could either verify or falsify this proposition.


This well-researched refutation of creationist claims deals in more depth with many of the same scientific arguments raised here, as well as other philosophical problems.

Perhaps the collective memory by which our bodies form is itself holistic. Back to 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense.

It has a particular form characteristic of its kind, and this form is retained from generation to generation. The center is sjermer only national organization that specializes in defending the teaching of evolution against creationist attacks.

Edited by Robert T. A tornado, for example, serves to eliminate the temperature gradient between warm air near the ground and cold air above. Nature is what comes naturally, after all, as opposed to the preordained outcome of an intentional program.

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Other Resources for Defending Evolution – Scientific American

National Center for Science Education Web site www. This wonderfully thorough online resource compiles useful essays and commentaries that have appeared in Usenet discussions about creationism and evolution. Natural selection operates according to the immediate demands of the local environment, not some far-off goal.