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Discussion note: Did Darwin really answer Paley's question?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2013 (English)In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, ISSN 1369-8486, E-ISSN 1879-2499, Vol. 44, no 3, 309-311 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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It is commonly thought that natural selection explains the rise of adaptive complexity. Razeto-Barry and Frick (2011) have recently argued in favour of this view, dubbing it the Creative View. I argue that the Creative View is mistaken if it claims that natural selection serves to answer Paley’s question. This is shown by a case that brings out the contrastive structure inherent in this demand for explanation. There is, however, a rather trivial sense in which specific environmental conditions are crucial for the rise of specific adaptations, but this is hardly what opponents of the Creative View are denying.

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2013. Vol. 44, no 3, 309-311 p.
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Contrastive explanation, Creative View, Darwin, Natural selection, Paley's question
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-97440DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2013.03.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-97440DiVA: diva2:677788
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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