This board is where you will post your second Gordon Rule writing assignment. You have a choice between two different topics. Remember, you’ll write 4 essays total this term–they are each worth 150 points–the scores for the three highest posts will be kept, your lowest will be dropped. (Total assignment value is 450 points–3 essays x 150 points)
Submit your essay TWO SEPARATE places for grading and review-here in the discussion board and in the dropbox.
See your handout for instructions. It is available for download on our blackboard site.
There are three competing hypotheses for the features of biological systems on earth.
Explain why the random hypothesis is NOT a likely explanation for the existence of organism with goal-driven traits. Using our course materials to help you, explain what the random hypothesis concludes about how organisms got the traits that enable them to achieve the goal of survival? Give an example to show how a random process could produce a purposeful trait.
Next, explain how does the argument from design explain the existence of organisms with traits that enable the organism to achieve the goal of survival? Give an example to show your understanding of how a designer could produce a purposeful trait.
Last, explain how the evolutionary hypothesis explain the the existence of organisms with traits that enable the organism to achieve the goal of survival?
With your examples to help you, give your reasoned opinion on the following question: is the evolutionary hypothesis the best possible abductive explanation for the features we see in organisms on earth? Explain your answer.