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Posted by Harvey on October 18, 2004 00:29:57 UTC

Anyway Smolin's hypothesis seems to be an easy refutation of the claims of Natural Theology or Intelligent Design, at least the claims based on the Big Bang.

Natural selection is (naturally) going to produce an answer to a design argument. The problem, of course, is how to get a universe that can evolve black holes in the first place. Black hole evolution require a number of cosmic coincidences, so it is a little like starting at the Cambrian evolution to explain how life started. But, I think a natural selection answer will indeed be found with regard to the cosmic coincidences. That is, I see no problem with natural selection just as long as there is a 'guiding hand' that institutes the will of God in that action (i.e., Logos).

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