Comment: evolution does not contradict religion

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evolution does not contradict religion

I believe that railing against evolution is pointless. Only the most stubborn creationists doubt evolution. Rather, the main criticism these days is directed at the mechanism of evolution, namely whether random mutations are the driving force behind natural selection. There are quite a few books out there that criticize Darwinism from this angle, and I recommend reading those if you want to get involved in the debate.

The current debate is not whether or not evolution occurs (indisputable), but whether or not there is a driving force (i.e., a divine hand) that directs evolution. In this, the Anthroposophists have the strongest argument, IMHO.

For the best argument in favor of directed evolution, I highly recommend this book:

"It may be a hundred years before a computer beats humans at Go - maybe even longer. If a reasonably intelligent person learned to play Go, in a few months he could beat all existing computer programs." - Piet Hut