An Alternative to Evolution: pt 2 (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, July 14, 2018, 18:47 (155 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Tony has not spelt out his alternative theory, but it would seem to be God’s separate creation of the species. (He’ll correct me if I’m wrong.) Do you accept this as a reasonable alternative to common descent?


DAVID: Yes. I believe in theistic evolution.

dhw: Evolution is the very opposite of separate creation, and that is what caused all the furore at the time of Darwin’s book. Either you believe in evolution or you believe in separate creation!

I believe God guided an evolutionary process. I've never changed, and it is a third way not in your comment,


DAVID: (to Tony): You don't seem to believe in common descent, but based on your discussion of rearranging parts, doesn't that imply each stage came from the past stage?

dhw: Precisely. David and I agree for once!

DAVID: I don't agree with what you believe. What is rearranged is DNA, not a primary change in parts. That is always secondary.

dhw: You were arguing that each stage came from a past stage, and that = common descent. I also think that each stage came from a past stage, and that = common descent.

God running the process of evolution is a form of common descent.


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