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What counts as evidence for evolution? The eonic effect

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments

What counts as evidence for evolution?

I don’t like creationism either, but this standard is suspicious, and untrustworthy. Coyne is obsessed with debunking religion, making his statements a poor guide to the evidence.

My strategy here was to use as evidence for evolution only those data that rule out the most widely-accepted alternative scenario, i.e., some form of creationism. Similarities of molecular and morphological trees don’t necessarily rule out the action of a celestial designer. He/She/It could have used similar genes to make similar organisms.

There is a dimension to evolution beyond genetics, visible in the eonic effect.

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