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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 26 2007,14:40   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Sep. 26 2007,14:32)
i don't think VMartin is necessarily saying goddidit.

he is saying what the german school attempted to say during the early part of the 20th century, that there are channels of development.  some like eimer admitted that these could be a result of selection.  as far as i can tell from reading gould, eimer did search for material causes and was not positing supernatural or design explanations.  it's just an old rehash of the formalist/structuralist vs adaptationist/selectionist debate, not an argument for design per se.

of course, where did these channels come from was a question that some of the german school appealed to mystical forces to answer.

so, martin, you are not persuaded of weismanns view of selection.  where do orthogenetic channels come from?

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he is saying what the german school attempted to say during the early part of the 20th century, that there are channels of development.  some like eimer admitted that these could be a result of selection.  as far as i can tell from reading gould, eimer did search for material causes and was not positing supernatural or design explanations.  it's just an old rehash of the formalist/structuralist vs adaptationist/selectionist debate, not an argument for design per se.


Maybe. But if so, I don't know why he refuses to say so.

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