Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why Darwin Is Right

My most succinct response to intelligent design yet (in response to the oft-sited statement by Darwin that "if it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications” his theory would “absolutely break down."):

Incremental changes result in a system moving toward greater chaos until it reaches a critical point where it leaps into a new level of complexity -- as demonstrated by catastrophe theory. Thus modified, Darwin's theory remains intact and so-called irreducible complexity is explained without having to resort to theorizing that God is so incompetent as to not be able to create a world that could evolve without him having to intervene periodically. As a Christian I tend to think my God to be more clever than that.
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