Re: Evolution being slow ...

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From: James Tauber (
Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 09:49:28 PDT

> Stephen (and everyone else on Fork). What are your thoughts on the theory
> of "Irreducible Complexity"? For those of you who are unfamiliar with it,
> it basically says that some mechanisms are more than sum of their parts,
> therefore, hold information that their parts could not have otherwise
> Subsequently, "Irreducible Complexity" tries to prove that there is a God
> based on this assumption.

The theory of Irreducible Complexity itself does not try to prove there is a
God, although some of the Intelligent Design folk use it to do so. It is
entirely possible to accept the challenges posed by Irreducible Complexity
and not believe in God.


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