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Embedded Theories

Before Greg Bogart (Letters, The Scientist, Nov. 25, 1991, page 14) decides that creation theories should be seriously considered in science, he should get answers to the following questions and compare them with answers to the questions applied to evolution. * What are the embedded and developing theories in creationism? (Embedded theories are fully developed, generally accepted theories.) * What are the basic premises--the postulates--of each theory? * What are some examples of lines of

Ralph Lewis
Before Greg Bogart (Letters, The Scientist, Nov. 25, 1991, page 14) decides that creation theories should be seriously considered in science, he should get answers to the following questions and compare them with answers to the questions applied to evolution.

* What are the embedded and developing theories in creationism? (Embedded theories are fully developed, generally accepted theories.)

* What are the basic premises--the postulates--of each theory?

* What are some examples of lines of reasoning used for support of postulates, for explanation of facts, and for prediction in each theory?

* What are the range of applicability and the limitations--the boundaries--of each theory? Pursuit of answers to these questions will soon convince most rational people that Arthur Caplan's outright rejection of creationism as science (The Scientist, May 13, 1991, page 14; Feb. 18, 1991, page 11) is well founded.

RALPH W. LEWIS
Professor Emeritus
Center for Integrative Studies
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