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Quora – Can you refute Darwin’s theory of evolution based on Islamic sources? I am confused about the theory of evolution.

Can you refute Darwin’s theory of evolution based on Islamic sources? I am confused about the theory of evolution. Once one makes the choice (consciously or subconsciously) to “believe” anything (Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, objectivism or any other “ism”), then … Continue reading

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Dead wood

Dead wood What deadwood needs to be removed from your life so you can flourish? Hi Laurie, Yes, sort of. Looked at purely from the perspective of the tree, deadwood is, well, dead. Looked at in a wider ecological context, … Continue reading

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Quora – misconceptions about evolution

What is the largest misconception about evolution? There are lots of answers here with misconceptions; but none mention what is (to me) the biggest of them; and that is the idea that evolution is all about competition. That is just … Continue reading

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Quora – Are there objections to evolution?

What are the most challenging objections to the theory of evolution? As many others have noted, there are no serious challenges or objections to the basic concepts of evolution. Evolution is a simple process that enables the development of exponentially … Continue reading

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Quora Evolution

According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? Not how we die, but either why it is more advantageous to die or why it’s impossible to circumvent death despite the inclination to survive. Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in evolutionary … Continue reading

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Quora – Source of variation

What causes variations among individuals of the same species? Get a modern text book on biochemistry, and another on computational theory, and start reading. There seem to be an infinite class of possible causes of variations, chemical, behavioural, environmental, in … Continue reading

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Thoughts driving home from meeting Richard Dawkins in Christchurch

Attended Richard Dawkins event in Christchurch, and had a short conversation with him at the meet and greet afterwards These are transcriptions from 3 recordings made driving home Saturday morning, listening to a lecture on the development of Greek philosophical … Continue reading

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