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Old 8th January 2003, 18:22
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You are right, it does sound loony, perhaps that's because it is.
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Old 8th January 2003, 18:36
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so what theory do you propose then? that everything is as simple as it seems?
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Old 8th January 2003, 19:08
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there is also locke. locke has nore in common with descartes than berkeley. he was less skeptical that ideas are the main source of reasoning. he said there are simple ideas that we get from our senses. but there are also abstract ideas (ideas that we perceive)-space, time, infinity. he rejected the notion that you can get far by thought alone.

he is clear that ideas about the world come from the world e.g. the only way to find out what a strawberry tastes like is to taste it. you can't predict it.

he also rejected the notion that if we do not think something, we cease to exist. for example, if a person has a dreamless sleep and does not think anything, does that person cease to exist? locke said that without thinking, that person still exists.
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Old 8th January 2003, 19:16
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"so what theory do you propose then? that everything is as simple as it seems?"

Any theory that at least attempts to make sense, would be better than the loony theory that you have presented.
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Old 8th January 2003, 19:25
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you have NOTHING constructive to say whatsoever.
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Old 8th January 2003, 20:06
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Mr Sawyer

After all your rambling, it is clear to the informed that you do not have a clue of what you are talking about. Indeed your 15 post reply to my last post actually raises questions not only about your knowledge and ability to reason, but also about your sanity. To anyone following this thread, it should be clear that there is no point in further continuing this conversation with you.

You may benefit from a few philosophy classes; at the moment if you were to address an academic audience (or anyone with any philosophical depth) as you have done here, you would only cause yourself further embarrassment.
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Old 8th January 2003, 20:08
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Fear -

You said:

" Now, what causes these jumps and starts is still a mystery.As a Christian, I am inclined to side with A_R and say that they are caused by God."

This is an example of what strikes me about religious thinking. Often, when confronted by the unknown, there is a tendency on the part of the believers to "explain" that unknown element by attributing it to the work of God. For me, this is no explanation; rather, it is like saying that it was done ' by magic', for no mechanism is ever revealed, and no deeper understanding of the workings of nature is revealed by making this assertion.

In this case, as Andy J correctly pointed out, the 'jumps and starts' that are evident from the fossil record are thought to be caused by extreme selective pressure resulting from sudden changes in the environment. This also accounts for the lack of complete transitionary stages in the fossil record.
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