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|Quote (FloydLee @ Sep. 17 2009,13:47)|
|What you're arguing against is statements by individuals about what they think or believe...|
Actually, Futuyma's statement of NT-NCF in his evolutionary biology textbook was directly ascribed to "evolutionary theory" itself, NOT to Futuyma's individual or personal opinion:
|"Evolutionary theory does not admit...."|
Furthermore, there are so many evolutionists saying and teaching "Evolution has no goal" (for example, Futuyma, Mayr, Coyne's Why Evolution is True, and Biology 391 Online at Univ. of Tenn. at Martin),
that at this point you'd need to show that such a statement was merely a matter of individual opinion instead of the clear solid no-waffling position of evolutionary theory itself.
None of this refutes what I said. "Evolutionary theory does NOT admit conscious anticipation of the future, i.e. conscious forethought" because there is no evidence that it does, just as meterological theories don't admit conscious forethought due to the absence of evidence of that. Evolutionary theory doesn't deny the possibility that evidence of teleology could be presented, but you certainly haven't presented any.
Like I said, present that evidence and it will be integrated into the theory. They'll have to change the name of the theory, and maybe it will be named after you, but it will be included. The fact that you can't supply any, and that you and your ilk spend all your time complaining about imaginary shortcomings of evolution and zero actually looking for evidence, speaks volumes. You would have your superstitions included in what we describe as "science" by fiat, but the fact is you have no real interest in science and would rather destroy knowledge than create it.
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