Wednesday, December 20, 2006

PoL #3: Patterns and Novelty

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published: mercredi 20 décembre 2006 5:49:55


If it were to turn out that cellular change in evolution was idiosyncratic and spread throughout all processes of the organism, it would be difficult to reconstruct an interpretable history of life in terms of changes in adaptive cellular processes. Changes on the cellular level would be chaotic and confusing. Each evolutionary change would be a unique perturbation of the cell’s vast program of responses.

Such a pattern would be strong evidence of non-teleological evolution. Yet ironically, it would look like evidence of creationism. Might it be that the evidence for evolution has long been unnoticed evidence for teleology?

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