The Empirical incommensurability between the Darwinian theory of natural selection and the inteligent design of natural theology

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Theoria (Spain), ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 29, Issue: 3, Page: 375-394

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2014
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11289
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10.1387/theoria.9943
Author(s):
Santiago Ginnobili
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Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
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The strong influence that natural theology had over Darwin's conceptualization of the adaptation phenomenon is frequently noted. The natural selection theory would explain the same phenomenon that the natural theologist intended to explain: the adaptation. Recently has been claimed, on the contrary, that the Darwinian way of conceptualizing adaptation is new. The concept of adaptation from natural theology presupposes the idea that organisms exist for realization and support of the natural equilibrium stated by the creator. In this work I will discuss this point, assuming the metatheoretical structuralism frame.

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