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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coevolution discussed in comment thread on "Intersection" blog

I spend a lot of time commenting on other blogs and other websites in order to help spread my ideas, which I can't do well on this blog because this blog gets so little traffic. Unfortunately, the time I spend elsewhere reduces the time I have available for making new posts here. I figure that I might as well take advantage of these discussions I have on other websites by linking to those discussions here -- I am of course inviting others to join these discussions if they are interested. I have been involved in a long discussion on a comment thread on Chris Mooney's and Sheril Kirshenbaum's "Intersection" blog on the Discovery magazine website. I entered the thread at comment #138 and most of the comments that follow are either mine or responses to me -- we are now up to comment #173. The main topic is coevolution, but there are also discussions about Ktizmiller v. Dover, Michael Behe, and intelligent design. I consider the dilemmas of coevolution to be among the biggest weaknesses of evolution theory.

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