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Why Natural Selection Cannot Explain Biological Evolution

Authors: Stephen P. Smith

The indifferent process of natural selection has been dubbed "the blind watchmaker" by Richard Dawkins. Arguments against natural selection are presented that relate to both ontology (reason-based) and epistemology (evidence-based), and the belief that the blind watchmaker drives evolution is revealed to be only a stipulation, at best. The belief is found coming from a metaphysical preference towards naturalism. A new account of evolution is presented that does not hold naturalism as a preference, and permits teleological (or guided) evolution and vitalism. This new account departs from the hidden agenda of naturalism, and fully discloses its preference towards self-evidence in its pursuit of truth.

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[v1] 26 Nov 2010 (removed)
[v2] 29 Nov 2010

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