Saturday, July 09, 2005

Darwin redefined the meaning of language itself

Prof Phillip Johnson started what is known as the 'wedge' or intelligent design movement. The myth that if you wait 5billion years water will turn into people has been destroyed via the inability of the US government sponsored secular high priests to censor the Internet, exposing the Darwinian religious movement complete with their own plan of salvation and social agenda. It finally dawned on me that Charles Darwin managed to redefine the very meaning of language itself and this enabled him to define God out of existence. The phrase Natural Selection occurs over a million times in peer reviewed academic journals, functioning as some sort of universal mechanism explaining everything and thus nothing.

Scientists have become mentally ill as they routinely invoke the magic of NS in their vain attempts to describe something they don't understand. Much of the human language are simply not available to them given their philosophical presuppositions. 'blind, objective' words that per definition are associated with consciousness. Darwin managed to give flees and trees 'stealth' consciousness.
Is NS a cause or an effect? One professor emailed me that NS is an effect another that it is a 'cause'. But if it is a cause(or force) then what is the effect? And if it is an effect then what is the cause? This is the confusion that results from the arbitrary concatenation of two words and repetitive chanting of it over 300 times in The Origin of Species. And that grating word 'Natural' ? What naturaled ? A 'natural' elephant as opposed to what , a Martian elephant?

The fog of confusion are so severe that even www.answersingenesis.org Ken Ham says “I believe in Natural Selection”.Would it not be strange for a somebody to say “I believe in gravity”? Lou Dobbs on CNN when interviewing Morris, Wells and Ruse said that “evolution is not a testable hypothesis”. Of course not because nobody knows what on earth we are supposed to test.

Von Neumann advised one of his colleagues to use the term “entropy" because nobody knows what it really means. Sharks haven't changed because they "are excellently adapted to their particular niche in their environment." Does anyone know how this "excellent adaptation" was measured apart from observing that sharks haven't changed ? Gould said that the mind is an illusion created by the brain. So Gould believed his thoughts were illusions, why should we then believe anything he said.?

Fitness: If a pig had wheels mounted on ball bearings instead of trotters, would this place it lower or higher on a scale of porcine 'fitness'? Berlinski asked for just a single example of deriving 'fitness' from first principles. (He holds a PH.D in mathematics the most rigorous branch of science where invoking the 'selection force' NS are kept to the minimum)

2 Comments:

Blogger Drew said...

Ok. Let's start with the basics. The word "natural" in the term natural selection refers to selection of a breeding population due to natural forces (predation, food supply, climate, etc.) This is in contrast to artificial selection, an agricultural practice which has been used over the centuries by humans in the breeding various plants and animals for selected traits (greater meat yield, larger fruits, prettier flowers.)
In response to the question about what the term fittness means, fittness refers to the abitity of an individual or a species to survive and reproduce in a given environment. Thus, there is no absolute criterion for fittness. However, in the case of species that are well addapted to most environments (sharks and cockroaches) there is very little change in selection pressures as the environment around them changes. Thus, these species change very little over the course of thousands and even millions of years due to the fact that there is nothing weeding out certain traits in the species to a significant degree over a prolonged period of time. However, in the case of more environmentally sensetive species, a small shift in environment can lead to a very rapid weeding out or favoring of specific traits, which can cause a rapid shift in the recognizable traits of the species. As more and more traits change, the species itself undergoes fundemental changes, resulting in a species that is radically different from what it once was. Nice shot at natural selection, though.

3:50 PM  
Blogger peter said...

"..fittness refers to the ability of an individual or a species to survive and reproduce in a given environment"
You are confusing the cause with the effect. Reproduction obviously implies survival. Reproduction is an effect, what is the cause? The organism responds to it's environment. The rain doesn't cause the corn to grow. The genetic code in the corn responds to the rain by giving the 'grow' instruction.

12:37 PM  

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