Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Evolution- A Theory in Crisis

A premise reigning over the conception of life. The conviction of a common ancestor, that through a methodic means of change, proved the causation for the plethora of species, diversity and biological wonder that ventures the realm of nature. A materialistic conception, perpetuated by consensus and held firm throughout the annals of science via an 'evidence-based' approach. The culmination of conjecture and hypothesis neither for its rationality nor its logic, but rather its potency to consume and to entice, to persuade and to absorb. Evolution remains a revered and venerated documentation, one that has conquered the roots of the biological sciences and flourished through its approaches of natural selection and myriad mechanisms of variation. But such a conviction is just as worthy of a critique, that elucidates the loopholes, fallacies and contradictions. A critique that places evolutionary theory, its tenets and finer rudiments under a line of inquiry and provides an intimate outlook that discerns between that of the fictitious and the factual. Life is a reality that is often conveyed along the parameters of biological matter, cellular formations, reproduction and metabolism; evolution is merely an attempt to dissect to nature of diversity and not an explanation of the genesis of life. For when the tables are turned the question of biological genesis, evolution fails to respond to the critical premise of life's origins. At the core of evolutionary theory is a materialistic paradigm, one that is predominantly associated with the fossil record and the variation that may be deduced through the analysis of prehistoric biological matter, evolutionary theory claims a blind and undirected process of change that allowed characteristics on on end of the biological spectrum to survive on the other end. Essentially, fossils and other preserved biological matter are evidence of an evolutionary process. Nothing would be further than the truth with the lack of transitional forms, exhibiting the evolution from one species to the next in transitional fashion. In addition, the abundant repository of genetic information found in the genome remains a phenomena the Darwinian theory was developed in complete disregard of. When one pores over the sciences as an interconnected nexus of disciplines, one may apply a multidisciplinary approach to a critique. Thermodynamics builds a bridge to that of the biological sciences through its principle of entropy, the conviction that if no rational agent is in control of a reaction, chaos is the inevitable outcome. In reference to evolutionary theory, a blind and undirected materialistic mechanism of change is demanding of a chaotic outcome, disorder and dysfunction; a blind and undirected mechanism contradicts the thermodynamic principle of entropy substantiates a rational, conscious agent is responsible not solely for the biological diversity manifest in nature but for the genesis of life, the inception of organisms great and small. Evolutionary theory assumes profound stances regarding that of biology, but it remains the critique that highlights the finer rudiments of a theory in crisis...

1 comment:

  1. I think this article is great even though the dictionary was constantly on the go next to me!(: Thankyou for a wonderful piece of writing and I linked this to my hotmail page because i totally agrre with you and that everybody should have a go at reading this.