Natural Designs

Essays, Commentary  and Discussion concerning Evolution, Development, and Natural Selection. 

Natural Theologists were a group of  scientist/christians who believed that the best way to know God was to study nature.   If  only I believed in God, I would be the last of the natural theologists.   Alas, I do not.  I am an avid Darwinian.  Darwin shared many ideas with  the Natural Theologists, most importantly the belief that nature was designed.   Most of Darwin's life was spent  gathering information about the origin and quality of its designs.   Darwin's interest in natural design contrasts sharply with modern evolutionary biologists' who have mostly dedicated their energies to explaining natural design through natural selection.  The essays  and research on this website are dedicated to  a different project: --trying to understand  what it is about nature that led both Darwin and Paley to seek explanations.  Just what is it that natural selection will have explained  when the  explanations have been agreed to and all the arguments have quieted down?
This site is in the early stages of development, and I will be adding links to papers and other materials  as I get the time.  To read the papers, please click on published work  in the navigation bar just below. 
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Site Development
The site is in development, and in time will provide access to all the published papers in the natural design series  Once the old work is salted away here, I hope to make the site a place for future collaborative development of thoughts on natural design.  In the meantime, feel free to rummage around and see what I have managed to put up. 
All the best in your work
Nick Thompson
7:49 pm pst