Evolution: Rationality vs. Randomness

Posted by Chris Parker
Aug 07 2006

An M.I.T. Trained Scientist Takes a Look at Darwin, the Fossil Record, and the Likelihood of Random Evolution.  

By Dr. Gerald Schroeder

“Simon Conway Morris, professor of evolutionary paleontology at the University of Cambridge and fellow of the Royal Society of England, is the scientist who revealed the significance of the Cambrian explosion of animal life.

He refers to this vast biological waste land of failed life forms as the “multidimensional hyperspace of biological reality.”

Can this have happened by random mutations of the genome? Not if our understanding of statistics is correct. It would be as if nature reached into a grab bag containing a billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion non-viable proteins—and pulled out the one that worked.

And then repeated this trick a million times.”

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