Evolution is inevitable
C. Titus Brown
brown at schedir.krl.caltech.edu
Tue Jun 7 22:15:34 EST 1994
In article <1994Jun8.005652.3748 at chemabs.uucp>, <wmh69 at cas.org> wrote:
>Please define evolution. Many people use the term incorrectly; i.e., evolution
>is the search for the perfect form. Evolutionary theory in a broad sense
>merely states that organisms react to changes in environment through natural
>selection. This is neither good nor bad nor up nor down.
Unfortunately I seem to have lost the original post.
But from the subject, let's say that your definition is what the original
poster meant. (I'll take it that way, at least. A very reasonable
>Evolution is only a theory. Almost all of our scientific "facts" from all
>the major branches of science are only theories. Many theories have been
>"proven" wrong in the past, and I am sure that some number of our present
>theories will be scoffed at in the future. If a theory cant stand on its
>own under scrutiny, then it wasnt much of a theory to begin with.
It's a theory that has proven useful and that has been (to some degree)
reproduced, so (IMHO) it can't be all wrong...
>This is, of course, only a theory.
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