Evolutionary theory cannot be falsified (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, June 01, 2017, 21:48 (266 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained


Comment: If the Royal Society had no tentative answers and my bolded statement is noted, all that is left of the theory is common descent. Not much of a theory.

"James Shapiro’s talk, clearly one of the most interesting of the conference, highlighted this difficulty in its most fundamental form. Shapiro presented fascinating evidence showing, contra neo-Darwinism, the non-random nature of many mutational processes – processes that allow organisms to respond to various environmental challenges or stresses. The evidence he presented suggests that many organisms possess a kind of pre-programmed adaptive capacity – a capacity that Shapiro has elsewhere described as operating under “algorithmic control.” Yet, neither Shapiro, nor anyone else at the conference, attempted to explain how the information inherent in such algorithmic control or pre-programmed capacity might have originated."

Tony: Comment: What I have always asserted: Variation within tightly controlled pre-defined constraints.

My point all along about bacteria. Algorithmic control and pre-programming fit exactly. Information running the show but no innate intelligence.

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