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The basic Darwin fallacy

January 30th, 2007 · No Comments

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I’ve always been fascinated by evolutionary arms races. In his The Ancestor’s Tale Richard Dawkins makes the point that if you can see progress anywhere in evolution, it’s in these ongoing duels between predator and prey. Each, over time, gets better at attack or defense, or dies out. At a minimum, as Geerat Vermeij has argued, arms races have made the natural world a more complex place.

This passage is a giveaway for the basic Darwinian fallacy, with its dangerous consequences. Darwinism can’t define evolutionary progress and sinks back to the disguised ideologies of conflict to define, a potentially disastrous confusion that Darwinists are simply incapable of correcting.
The harm being done by Dawkins in the educational system is fairly evident here.

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