1) Environmental factors include weather, food supply, predators, as well as radiation and chemicals which may be ingested or absorbed through the skin, and other facotrs as well.Originally posted by talus
Originally posted by Zero
We're on the same page against ID, confutatis. I'm just coming at it from a different angle, specifically how ID tries to claim information theory as support. But, of course, evolution isn't random, it is guided and shapped by the environment.......
Help us understand your premise Zero from a different angle.
You say "evolution isn't random, it is guided and shaped by the environment"
1) What properties to guide and shape does the environment have?
2) Where exactly does the ability to shape or guide reside in an environment?
3) What random occurences guides or shapes the formation of an environment?
4) Does an environment need to be present before or after natural selection?
5) What immutable constant laws maintain a stable environment?
2) It resides in the environment's ability to prevent or facilitate reproduction, and well as the environment's ability to cause mutations.
3) Weather, geological formations, radiation, some mutation, and other factors can carry a random element to them.
4) This question doesn't make sense. Everything exists within some sort of environment, after all.
5) I've never heard of a completely stable environment, so why would there be a law for it?