Posted: Aug 30, 2013 3:23 pm
by Mick
Animavore wrote:
Mick wrote:
We can agree to disagree here, but even if that were true, my point remains: if they are unfalsifiable, you can't say that there evolution does not involve final causes. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.


Of course we can say that unless you propose the genetic code somehow crytalises at some point leading to no more mutation and variation.

Mmmm! This cake tastes good!

Wanna slice?



No, again. It is self-defeating in principle. If final causes are untestable and unfalsifiable, then you cannot say there are none. Why? Because that would falsify them.