Home Archives Random Quotes Latest Comments Top 100 Submit Quote Search Log In

Quote# 2440

The theory of evolution is held to be 'tenable' only because it offers a possible naturalistic (read anti-theistic) explanation of origins. The theory was not arrived at as the only reasonable explanation for the evidence; indeed much of the 'evidence' did not exist when the Greeks first came up with the idea.

theophilus, Internet Infidels 15 Comments [3/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 1
WTF?! || meh
Username:
Comment:



1
Salvador

We did what now?

5/18/2007 10:29:33 PM

anti-nonsense

*explodes*

Wrong, wrong, wrong!

5/18/2007 10:30:50 PM

Robbie

No ...


Just, no ...

6/7/2007 1:30:08 PM

Brian X

You know, there had to be a reason someone came up with the idea of evolution. It's not as if you can look at bits and pieces of nature and not notice commonalities between different species. It's just that Darwin was the first to figure out a mechanism.

6/8/2007 1:10:59 AM

JasoNF

Fossils were invented in 1859 I suppose.

6/8/2007 8:15:14 AM

Freboy

How the idea came about is moot. It matches with the observations. We win.

6/8/2007 8:36:48 AM

Dallen

So hows that homeschoolin' comin' along?

6/8/2007 8:45:30 AM

Puck

Tell me about the Greek idea, theophilus. I'm interested.

6/8/2007 9:44:30 AM

The Greeks

WTF?

6/8/2007 10:48:23 AM

Finkl

There wasn't much evidence for when your God was created, and there still is yet to be any.

6/8/2007 1:29:00 PM



Frat boys came up with evolution?

8/21/2009 7:00:56 AM

Canadiest

Actually, as undoctrinated children develop no such belief atheism is default for everything born on this planet. Don't know how you dragged the greeks into this: eugentics (animal domestication and breeding) maybe?

And yes, earlier animal raising methods used by us for the last ten thousand years have only proved the aspects of 'change over time', the very heart of the theory

8/23/2009 11:14:08 AM

Anonymous Tau

Actually Darwin came up with the idea.

Some of these things you should pick up just by being alive.

8/4/2010 8:40:04 PM

Person

@Canadiest
There are fundies who think evolution came from Epicurus or one of the other Atheist Greeks.

@theophilus
Explain why you think that. Also Greeks did not dig up fossils to date. Evolution came much later.

8/4/2010 11:58:06 PM

Swede

When will they get that evolution has nothing to do with the origin of anything.

The Greeks came up with evolution? Regardless, the evidence for evolution can be found in nature, and nature did very much exist at the time of the ancient Greeks.
They did not live in a vacuum of no living things but themselves, stupid.

You know there are Greeks today too, right? Right?
theophilus? What Theo are you liking/loving?

8/5/2010 1:04:50 AM
1