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Gerald O'brian


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Evolution: "just a theory". Scientific caution is sometimes confusing.

The fact that our best available theories are still speculations misleads some people to believe that these ideas are not founded. Hence, some people suppose their uneducated opinion is just as bad, or as good, as the mainstream scientific hypothesis.
This trend is probably led by the way science has been taught, i e as a flawless method that offers facts about reality.
And by pre-scientific philosophy, still strong in our modern societies.

Evolution is "just a theory" the way Notre Dame is "just a pile of rocks", isn't it?



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  • Jun 14 2013: Most people accept evolution, but some of us question that it is driven by random-mutation-and-natural-selection. If evolution is driven by individual organisms striving to adapt, evolution can be defined as intelligently organized. Each organism would be a participant in such an evolutionary process, with the genome merely being a recipient of such persistent efforts, rather than initiating change. Such a concept would be much closer to the thoughts of Lamarck than Darwin. The human mind is the organ currently in the process of dramatic change, and perhaps all mental illness, including autism, are merely nature's less successful attempts at such reorganization.
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