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by Nikolai
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 18283

But it does remind us a further vastly extravagant metaphysical assumption of Darwinism, and that is that life suddenly emerged from the primeval soup. The difference between a sugar complex like glucose and a sugar complex like DNA is of absolutely huge significance. DNA is animate - it divides and...
by Nikolai
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 18283

Philosophically speaking, I tend to take kant and Schopenahuer as my starting point. They would say that tensed time is a human construction and cannot explain the world as it really is. Part of their reasoning for this is that it makes no sense for time to be linear, for how, or by whose bidding co...
by Nikolai
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 18283

Good point, and I guess I'm happy to include theology. Its just that 'creationist' objections are well known to me and I would be interested to hear other objections. Despite being a social scientist who has imbibed Darwinism throughout my education/teaching I am aware that Darwnism pre-supposes pos...
by Nikolai
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism
Replies: 41
Views: 18283

A Non-religious Critique of Darwinism

Darwin's theory of evolution is the touchstone to understanding life on earth, including human life. From botany through anthroplogy to cognitive psychology, Darwinism is the explanatory framework employed by the life sciences. But should we accept evolution as a truth as to what has been happening ...
by Nikolai
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from sewage waste truck driver
Replies: 27
Views: 11891

Artistic Solution, Actually you're making a really good point. My child was not difficult, he was in the singular, and I'm scarred by the type of jobs that psychonaut talks about. Seems like the only honest position to take then is: some people think staying home is a pleasure, some people think goi...
by Nikolai
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from sewage waste truck driver
Replies: 27
Views: 11891

People who say that staying home with a baby is harder are just trying to be right-on. If you don't feel boredom, can live in the moment and enjoy your child then staying at home is no hardship and is a pleasure.
by Nikolai
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from sewage waste truck driver
Replies: 27
Views: 11891

Being a stay at home dad is fantastic - i did it for a year and it gives you authority in areas that lots of men never get.

The biggest myth I love to debunk is that men have it easy by going off to work. FALSE.

Staying home looking after a baby is far easier, I know because I've done both.