cause-and-effect

Fiberman wsun at jeeves.ucsd.edu
Tue Jun 21 16:59:35 EST 1994


In article <1994Jun20.154750.6212 at emr1.emr.ca> woodgold at seismo.emr.ca writes:
>I agree!  Science is a lot more than objectively proven facts.  Science
>also comprises creative thinking, hypotheses, theories, ideas, "personal beliefs"
>which affect creative thinking and help lead to hypotheses, and so on.
>And evolution is quite complex, and I find it gets tiresome to keep repeating,
>"the ones that were less fit were less likely to survive, so the ones
>that survived were more likely to have trait X" ... it's so much easier
>to say "we have eyes so that we can see", etc.  


But then you must ask yourself why we need to see.  We don't
evolve eyes for the "purpose" of seeing.  But it is because
seeing gives an evolutionary advantage, so we evolved eyes.  The
same reason we evolved larger brains and etc.

-fm





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