I think that this is called a “miracle”. Even if that exists,we cannot use this in science, and will say: we just don’t understand yet. > We are familiar with the absorption of Goldstone bosons by gauge bosons that > give them a longitudinal mode and hence a mass. This would be a case of soft > emergence. Of course the boundary between hard and soft emergence is hard to > know. The ribosome is a pretty invariant structure in biology, and it is > horribly complex. This in some embarrassing way sounds similar to the > irreducible complexity argument of the creationist camp. As a result there > may be a sort of intellectual impasse here, and potentially some clearer > understanding of what is meant by hard emergence might play a role. “Hard emergence” is the strong-atheists rendering of “miracle”. I don’t think this notion makes any sense. You might try to give at least one example of hard emergence, because, to be honest, I can’t give any sense to such an expression. Bruno > > LC > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com > <mailto:everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com>. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org > <mailto:email@example.com>. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list > <https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list>. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout > <https://groups.google.com/d/optout>. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.