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TA 110 (Mind and metaphysics)

 

Commentary 23 (to Adams and Moodey)

 

 

( EVOLUTION AND PROPAGATION )

by Paul Roberts

23 February 2009, posted 28 February 2009

 

 

Do Bill Adams and Richard Moodey really believe, as they say, "...that it

does not make sense to talk about the purpose of the body in the context of

evolutionary theory"?

 

The primary purpose of all animal or plant bodies, according to that

theory,  is to survive long enough to propagate.  Propagate what ?

Propagate that particular body's share of the gene pool, the DNA molecules

that made it and make other bodies in order to help a variety of germ lines

persist in the flux of time.

 

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Paul Roberts

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