In my upcoming book, tentative title, Buddha,Science,Christ: the evolution debate and education, I note some of the problems, as I see it, with both the Christian and Scientific arguments:
Here is one example, from the evolution side, of what seems to be a philosophically important area stated almost without explanation:
"a great deal of the universe does not need any explanation. Elephants for instance. Once molecules have learnt to compete and to create other molecules in their own image, elephants, and things resembling elephants will in due course be found roaming through the countryside" (cited appovingly in Richard Dawkins popular book, The Blind Watchmaker, 1986, p.14).
That molecules should have these capacities to compete and create is taken as pretty much granted , and yet isn't this exactly where the debate lies.
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