Change occurs for a reason?

“I don’t see any evidence that change occurs for a reason. Do you have examples?”

*cough*Evolution*cough*

Evolutionary change does not occur for a reason, at least not when we use “reason” in the sense of a motive, which is what I (and, I believe, the person I was responding to) was doing. Evolutionary change has a cause, but cannot have a motive because it is not caused by any thinking thing.

Posted on August 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Evolution

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  1. Written by Jon McCulloch
    on September 17, 2008 at 10:35 am
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    Does this mean, then, evolution is caused by religious fundamentalists? They don’t think, do they?

    — Jon

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