Mike Maddux (
24 Sep 1996 03:58:02 GMT

In article <52738u$>, says...
> Those of us who have been probing the workings of the
> Atheist/Darwinist mentalities have come up against a puz-
> zling quirk in their thinking process:

Ah yes, Publius discovering a quirk, it has a nice circularity to it.

> If they really believe what they preach, then they should
> readily admit that as the Evolutionary Process continues, it
> is just a matter of time till Man is succeeded by a Being as
> superior to Man as Man is to the Ape.

It's just a matter of time until things will be very different from how
they are now. Most likely anyone's prediction will be wrong, except for
the prediction in the previous sentence. By the way, can I call you Pube
for short?

>Instead, some say that
> Evolution "was" but no longer "is" - its possibilities evidently
> exhausted.

Some may say this, but no evolutionary biologist would say it. There is
no reason to think that evolution has stopped. No one knows how long
humans will be around, but we can be confident that they are temporary.

> The smart ones keep quiet because they know that
> if they are true to their Belief they will be admitting that
> Evolution is an open-ended process - in infinite Time and
> Space - and in one way or another, inexorably leads to "The
> Ultimate Configuration of Life" which I have called "God" (for
> want of a better title).

First, we may not have an infinite amount of time in the universe.
Second, one organism's Ultimate Configuration of Life is another
organism's tasty meal. We only think we're cool because we are WE. Pure
egotism. Undoubtably, Publius's idea of UCOL is something like
humans only more so. God has always been a human ego trip.

> To say that there is a Vector or an
> Order to Evolution (ask Gould) is an Atheist/Darwinist No-No.

Not really, and it's not really a matter of there being no evidence for
it. It hasn't really gotten as far as looking for evidence. First you
have to define it and propose experiments to prove or disprove it. Tell
us, Pube, how could one tell through observation whether there is a
"Vector or Order to Evolution"?