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[Revised entry by Alexander Rosenberg and Frederic Bouchard on September 18, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The diversity, complexity, and adaptation of the biological realm is
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[Revised entry by Alexander Rosenberg and Frederic Bouchard on September 18, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The diversity, complexity, and adaptation of the biological realm is evident. Until Darwin, the best explanation for these three features of the biological was the conclusion of the "argument from design." Darwin's theory of natural selection provides an explanation of all three of these features of the biological realm without adverting to some mysterious designing entity, by explaining the process of "the survival of the...

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