Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker

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Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker by Mind Map: Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker

1. Instantaneous creation

1.1. God created man in his form today. no evolution

2. Guided Evolution

2.1. God guides evolutionary process of man

3. Wikipedia

4. Key Points

4.1. Dawkins

4.1.1. zoologist

4.1.2. The Selfish Gene

4.1.3. Argues against Paley and in support of neo-Darwinian evolution

4.2. Evolution

4.2.1. Most people do not understand it

4.2.2. Does not happen by chance

4.2.3. Types

4.2.3.1. Single-step selection

4.2.3.1.1. sorts or filters all items once and for all

4.2.3.1.2. filtering sand once and looking for formation only once

4.2.3.2. Cumulative selection

4.2.3.2.1. non-random process

4.2.3.2.2. filers repeatedly

4.3. Darwinism

4.3.1. In need of advocacy more than other branches of science

4.3.2. Dawkins: Brain was specifically design to misunderstand Darwinism

4.3.2.1. Complex things are attributes to chance

4.3.2.2. Timescales

4.3.2.2.1. Brains are built to focus on small time frame, not millions of years

4.3.2.3. Complex design

4.3.2.3.1. Something must be complex in order for it to be premeditated/crafted

4.4. Watchmaker

4.4.1. Argument from Design

4.4.1.1. Paley

4.4.1.2. Hume for opposed argument from design

4.5. Blind Watchmaker

4.5.1. Nature is as, if not more complex than a watch

4.5.2. However, nature is not designed like a watch

4.5.2.1. no plan for the future

4.5.2.2. no vision

4.5.2.3. no foresight

4.6. "The essence of life is statistically improbably one"

5. Questions

6. Links

7. Complexity and Systems in Nature

7.1. Examples

7.1.1. Pebbles at beach are not arranged randomly

7.1.1.1. Could be explained by natives as an act of a god

7.1.2. Holes

7.1.2.1. Only smaller particles can fit inside the hole

7.1.2.1.1. Sieve

7.1.3. Solar System

7.1.3.1. orbits

8. Creation/Evolution