Posted: Jun 25, 2010 3:39 am
by Geraint
AMR wrote:Here is my basic refutation of Dawkins' argument from complexity: evolution.

Basic single celled life forms after billions of years exploded into myriad complex forms about 500 million years ago. So our basic understanding of the history of life on earth tends to refute Dawkins' greater complexity theory if man can evolve from a protozoan it would tend to invalidate Dawkins whole line of reasoning.

The more complex things evolved from simpler things, so you can give an explanation of how complex things came to exist in terms, eventually, of something simple. You don't have to invoke complex beginnings. That's the whole point of Dawkins' line or argument, so it seems to be completely backwards to say it's a refutation of it.