The question of evolution in our eonic model is based on world history which give us direct access to the visible (if any) process of the evolutionary. The question arises, how can history be evolution? The answer is that evolution is really about the evolution of freedom: look at the rise of the animal: degrees of freedom emerge at each level: it is almost by definition true that from initial locomotion to incipient categories of choice we see a freedom effect. Don’t confuse that with free will, necessarily, a far more advanced question. Evolution creates ‘choice’, which is different. Continue reading Evolution to history: freedom evolving
This kind of junk misses the point that the term ‘god’ has been so trashed by christians/jews/moslems that it can no longer be used. If you are going to leverage ‘design’ to find god again you can’t use that to justify christian and jewish Old Testament mythology. The result is/will be cognitive dissonance and a failure to upgrade theories of evolution. Drop the term ‘god’ and start over with some new terminology.
I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
Source: Behe’s New Book, Darwin Devolves — Stunning and Absolutely Convincing | Evolution News
A quiet classic exposing darwinism nearly a generation ago in the 90’s: this book must leave us with the suspicion that biologists already know the ‘Paradigm’ is bunk but conform to the pubic ideology…Outsiders are needed here, still…
“It is such discoveries that are turning our ideas of genetic causation inside out. We have traditionally thought of cell contents as servants to the DNA instructions. But, as the British biologist Denis Noble insists, “The modern synthesis has got causality in biology wrong … DNA on its own does absolutely nothing until activated by the rest of the system … DNA is not a cause in an active sense. I think it is better described as a passive data base which is used by the organism to enable it to make the proteins that it requires.”
MAZUR INTERVIEW WITH DENIS NOBLE (1st in HuffPost, then in The Origins of Life Circus, and again in The Paradigm Shifters):
“The second reason is a much more conceptual issue. I think that as a gene-centric view of evolution, the modern synthesis has got causality in biology wrong. Genes, after all, if they’re defined as DNA sequences, are purely passive. DNA on its own does absolutely nothing until activated by the rest of the system through transcription factors, markers of one kind or another, interactions with the proteins. So on its own, DNA is not a cause in an active sense. I think it is better described as a passive data base which is used by the organism to enable it to make the proteins that it requires. ”
The discussion of evolution and its theories in Chapter 2 of World History and the Eonic Effect (WHEE) remains relevant even after almost twenty years, a sign of the frozen state of evolutionary theories. There is nothing complicated about it, in essence: the failure of natural selection is the only key concept in such a critique. This situation is changing but even now a simple declaration of the failure of natural selection is muted or absent in the innovative still sidelined books on ‘evolution’.
Continue reading WHEE and ‘evolution’…2.1 The Legacy of Darwinism