talk.origins probability-abiogenesis FAQ criticized

Paul J. Gans gans at scholar.chem.nyu.edu
Sun Jan 14 15:11:12 EST 2001


In talk.origins B Kildow <tracker99 at foxinternet.net> wrote:
> zOz wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Ian,
>> 
>> because we start from very different premises, it is hopeless
>> for us to convince one another. You cannot take serious
>> panpsychism despite the fact that the most revolutionary and
>> important (by his influence on other scientists) founder of
>> modern science, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a panpsychist.
>> 
>> http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=515913346
>> http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=569040233 ***
>> http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=628287529
>> 
>> On the other side, I cannot take serious your belief that
>> the information stored in amino acid sequences or DNA
>> sequences can be enough to explain complex behaviour of
>> enzymes, let alone instinctive behaviour of animals or even
>> human self-consciousness.
>> 
>> Darwin says that our ancestors were monkeys. I say we were
>> these monkeys ourselves. Don't you like the idea that you
>> were a monkey 10 million years ago?
>> 

> Not my place to reply, but you may want to actually read "The Origin of
> Species" by Charles Darwin.  He does not say humans are descended from
> monkeys.  Or apes.  Or bananas.  

Damn.  Bananas are out?

I'm so disappointed.

    ---- Paul J. Gans






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