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Want evolution to be a theory? Follow your beloved Scientific Method: observe EVOLUTION, test EVOLUTION, and repeat that test on EVOLUTION over and over until it can move beyond a hypothesis into a valid theory. Basically, evolve me something.

Rom831, Rapture Ready 19 Comments [1/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Adrian

Ah we have done that, and by doing so we found out that individuals can't evolve.

12/31/2006 11:14:07 PM

szenah

If you had taken a real biology course, you'd know that all that has been done.

That's what happens when you get all your information about evolution from your church.

12/31/2006 11:36:16 PM

MILF-chan

I'm glad you recognize evolution.

1/1/2007 12:03:32 AM



Bacteria. Done. Now it's your turn to make a man out of dirt and a woman from that man's rib.

6/24/2008 11:04:43 PM

Canadiest

Fruit flies. Done!

Each generation shows some change and scientests have increased it by introducing (sometimes natural) enviromental differences.

Thing change over generations, get used to it

6/25/2008 12:13:13 AM

Tom S. Fox

At least he knows what the word theory means.

By the way, why don't you follow your own advice and test Intelligent Design.

8/23/2008 11:04:10 AM

Nightboomfer

We've already evolved a fruit fly in the laboratory.

Why don't you make something out of mud and then breathe life into it? Heck, I'll give you SIX days to do it. That way, you can just rest on the seventh.

8/24/2008 4:44:28 AM

dworkin

Done, but unfortunatly it was not a functioning brain for you.

8/24/2008 5:44:17 AM

nekko

You can actually simulate it in a computer

9/13/2011 9:04:36 PM

Justanotheratheist

If we had a billion years we'd evolve you a brain.

9/14/2011 1:39:21 AM

Anon2

Follow your beloved Scientific Method: observe EVOLUTION, test EVOLUTION, and repeat that test on EVOLUTION over and over until it can move beyond a hypothesis into a valid theory. Basically, evolve me something.

So you claim that evolution isn't scientific?

First of all, we already have evolved several organisms, both in the lab and in the wild. E.coli bacteria able to digest citrate. Antibiotics-resistant new strains of bacteria. Even beetles which became resistant to insecticides. Voila, we evolved something.

Second, with the same "argument", you could claim that archeology, history studies or medieval literature studies aren't science.

"Rom831" has made nothing but a strawman argument here. A nicely disguised strawman argument, but still a strawman argument.

9/14/2011 1:51:24 AM

Dr. Shrinker

@ Canadeist

(Channeling Rom831): "Yeah, but they're still fruit flies! They didn't turn into dogs or anything, so that's not evolution. Ha! You lose, I win! Praise the Lord! I'm going on RR and bragging about how I socked it to some dumb atheist!"


Oh c'mon, you knew it would turn out that way, didn't you?

9/14/2011 6:24:29 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Basically, evolve me something."

Tests done in labs with fruit flies. MRSA. Bacteria that feeds on Nylon. A man-made substance that didn't exist until the 20th Century.

Labradoodles. A breed of dog that didn't exist until 1988. To say nothing of domestic dogs as a whole.

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt:



I suspect we are already seeing the emergence of Homo Superior. Next question.

The phrase 'Be careful what you wish for' exists for a good reason, Rom831.

9/14/2011 8:27:01 AM

rw23

> Basically, evolve me something.

Sure thing: here's your MRSA.

Edit: Arse! It's happened again. Anon-e-moose must finish work and get home an hour before I do!

9/14/2011 11:01:47 AM

Apatheist

I give you anti-biotic resistant bacteria. Evolution through artificial selection.

1/21/2012 12:41:41 PM

PosthumanHeresy

We've already proved evolution, from what I can tell. Dachshund vs. Lab vs. Shih Tzu vs. Wolf. Seriously, this does actually bug me. Why are dogs not considered ultimate proof of evolution, since we can prove these breeds haven't always existed?

4/3/2013 4:21:48 PM

Blarghonius

No, we are not going to presto-change-o something for you. That's religion's job. Or David Copperfield's.

4/4/2013 3:54:59 PM

SpaceWhaleSpacePetunias

Observed: in fruitflies, dogs, viruses, &c.
Tested: in simulations, supported with discoveries of cells, DNA, methods of mutation, genetic drift, &c.

Now you with your faith can surely move Mt. Sinai to support your explanation.

8/8/2013 12:45:01 AM



"...actually observed evolution happening..."

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Lenski_affair


8/8/2013 1:17:19 AM
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