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Phillip Cave pxcave at pebbles.uswnvg.com
Fri Apr 7 18:08:28 EST 1995


Nevil John Singh (nevil at tifrvax.tifr.res.in) wrote:
: Dear netters,
:   We, at the Tata Instt. of Fundamental Research, here in India are planning
: to conduct a 3 part Group discussion series on Evolution, later this month.
: The diverse topics available within the theme of evolution is quite mind-
: boggling.... So, it would be very nice, if some of you experts out there, could
: suggest some very exciting (current) topics on this theme, which could make
: for a lively discussion.
: Thanking you,
: - Nevil

How about the evolution of the human eye? (or eyes in general)

Here is a quote from Darwin......."To suppose that the eye, with all its
inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances,
for admitting different amount of light, and for the correction of
spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural
selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible
degree...The beleif that an organ as perfect as the eye could have
formed by natural selection is more than enough to stagger anyone."

Good luck explaining it without comming to the conclussion that the eye,
among all other things, was created by God.

: Molecular Biology Unit.
: TIFR; Colaba,
: Bombay -400 005
: INDIA.




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