Evolution is Directed? The World According to EvoTards
Yup, evotards think that evolution is directed- directed by selection.
Kevin R McCarthy sez:
OK, that’s two encyclopedias and two universities. I see nothing about ‘undirected’ or ‘unintelligent natural process’.
Do you want to know why ‘undirected’ isn’t in there, it’s because evolution is directed. But not in the way people think about ‘directed’. There isn’t an “Intelligent Designer” saying ‘go forth and subdue the Earth’.
The direction comes from selection. And for almost the entire history of the Earth, there was no intelligence to select.
Yet with nature the "direction" is whatever survives and reproduces.
Look at the simpleton's "explanation":
Look at it this way, you have two organisms that are quite similar. However, there is some subtle difference. One of the organisms dies, the other survives and reproduces. That difference has been selected, not by an intelligent agent, but by the environment that the organisms inhabit.
Laughable- but anyway- The question is about the ARRIVAL of those two organisms. Organisms survive for various reasons, not all have to do with heritable changes.
So whatever survives and reproduces is now a direction. Stasis is a freaking "direction".
38 Nobel Laureates say:
Logically derived from confirmable evidence, evolution is understood to be the result of an unguided, unplanned process of random variation and natural selection.
Natural selection is said to be blind and mindless. Just what direction is a blind, mindless, unguided and unplanned process going to produce?
EvoTards will just say anything...
Can evolution make things less complicated?
Instead, the data suggest that eukaryote cells with all their bells and whistles are probably as ancient as bacteria and archaea, and may have even appeared first, with bacteria and archaea appearing later as stripped-down versions of eukaryotes, according to David Penny, a molecular biologist at Massey University in New Zealand.
Penny, who worked on the research with Chuck Kurland of Sweden's Lund University and Massey University's L.J. Collins, acknowledged that the results might come as a surprise.
“We do think there is a tendency to look at evolution as progressive,” he said. “We prefer to think of evolution as backwards, sideways, and occasionally forward.”
The direction of evolution? Every which way including loose...
See also Wobbling Stability