Jerry Fodor

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  • Evolution did happen

     What Darwin Got Wrong, by Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Parmarini. Those that survive, breed, and the only ones to breed are the strong (either in mind, or physical strength). Those that survive, breed, and the only ones to breed are the strong (either in mind, or physical strength)." I don't want to argue about the phrase "not so different," but the differences between the two are interesting if not substantial.

  • It takes just as much faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe in God.

    Leading Biologist Lynn Margulis once stated "New mutations don't create new species; they create offspring that are impaired." [1/75] Other scientists who have questioned this include Stanley Salthe, author of an evolutionary biology textbook [2/76], philosopher Jerry Fodor [3/77], and National Academy of Science member Phil Skell [4/78]. Either way, the evidence strongly supports the hypothesis.

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