Upson Downes said of evolution, whatever evolution may be, that how it occurs is
….the subject of 2,000 reviewed papers per year in the journals. Because HOW it occurred is the only basis for scientific knowledge and for practical applications, which are the ultimate reason for science.
Yet ironically if evolution is all “change” in a given context then its occurrence cannot be known (i.e. falsified or verified) and one would find themselves studying how something occurred without any knowledge that it actually did occur in the first place. Of course change happens, much like excrement happens but if you believe that change is an explanation for how everything happens then you may as well have excrement for brains. At a more specific level than “evolution,” whatever that may be, there is little evidence that a Darwinian form of change/”evolution” has brought about the origins of all organisms. It matters little how many people assume that evolution of this sort must have occurred and set about imagining HOW it must have happened if the evidence shows that in all probability it never happened in the first place.
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