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Care to show us evidence of evolution happening currently Janet? (and bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics isn't evolution). Evolution is a process that takes a long time, not observable in a humans life time.

Magus55, Rapture Ready 17 Comments [4/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Redhunter

Then why do you ask her to show it happening currently? Dumbass.

6/14/2006 6:36:57 AM

Crosis

<<< (and bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics isn't evolution) >>>

Why not?

6/14/2006 8:33:58 PM

David D.G.

That's it, just redefine terms to suit your own agenda, regardless of what science (which is quite successful at what it does) has to say about it.


~David D.G.

6/14/2006 9:48:20 PM

Julian

Wow - THat's Kent Hovind's trick - ask a simple question, then exclude the correct answer as part of the conditions, offer some money he doesn't have and then claim that since no one can answer it (to his satisfaction), God exists.

6/14/2006 10:41:43 PM

wackadoodle

So you define evolution as something that cant be observed in a human lifetime, right under where you demand they show it happening right now.

10/19/2008 1:15:03 AM

Michael

Fish in Lake Victoria having changed in color and size over the past 50 years.
Bottom-dwelling flatfish in the North Sea now evolved into free swimmers over the past 150 years.
Donkeys abandoned by the Spanish on Christmas Island a couple of hundred years ago drinking salt water (fresh water will kill them, though they love beer) and eat plants toxic to other lifeforms.
Evolution occurs over many generations, not within a lifetime. You have the "Blue People" in Kentucky which pisses on your firework to begin with.

10/19/2008 8:55:03 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Human evolution, and the evolution of similarly large, slowly reproducing organisms, is not practically observable within a human lifetime, for the rather obvious reason that it requires multiple lifetimes of the subject in question. Bacteria, viruses and some insects, on the other hand...

10/19/2008 3:03:45 PM

a mind far far away

Wait, what? All the fundies crying that they don't see evolution happening today, in our lifetime, and now one says it can't happen in a lifetime, because we DO see it happening? Head, meet wall. Wall, head......BANG!

10/19/2008 3:06:57 PM

Meh-master

@Brain_in_a_jar
Aren't Viruses technically not alive? If so, how could they evolve?

9/8/2010 4:06:10 PM

Renon

first you complain that you can't see it happening and scoff when we tell you it takes a long time. now we show it happening quickly and you complain that we're wrong because you CAN see it.

WHAT?

3/2/2011 9:34:03 PM

Justanotheratheist

Care to show me an egg sandwich? (and two slices of bread with egg in between isn't an egg sandwich).

You idiots do have a lot to learn about debating skills, don't you?

3/3/2011 1:46:25 AM

Anon

So - evolution is not evolution? That is an interesting, if totally nonsensical, argument.

But if you want something bigger than a bacteria, I give you the polydactyl cats:



These cats have thumbs. Your Argument Is Invalid.

3/3/2011 3:17:05 AM

Ebon

(and bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics isn't evolution

Yes it fucking is! It doesn't stop being evolution just because you find it inconvenient.

10/21/2012 5:02:17 AM

Swede

Hey! It's not fair to grab the floor-ball goal and run away with it, Magus! Put it back where it belongs, there's a good lad.

Evolution is a process that takes many generations. In species that have several generations per year (like bacteria), you can observe evolution in the lifetime of a human. We also have this neat thing called "medical history", where we can go back hundreds of years and see changes that have happened over longer periods than just the lifetime of one human.

10/21/2012 5:23:18 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Every creationist/scientist "debate" in history:

CREATIONIST: There is no evidence for evolution

SCIENTIST: Here is evidence for evolution

CREATIONIST: Well, uhm, that doesn't prove anything!

(Continue until the scientist is hitting his/her head on the floor in frustration and the creationist declares victory)

10/21/2012 5:44:23 AM

xyz

> and bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics isn't evolution
Bullshit. That is evolution.

> Evolution is a process that takes a long time, not observable in a humans life time.
False.
Mutations occur during reproduction, and can take anywhere between less than 1 second or up to 9 months or more.

12/24/2012 10:55:32 AM

anti-nonsense

Bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics is a perfect example of evolution. Evolution typically takes a lot of generations, but it happens that bacteria have extremely short generation times, so a lot of generations can happen quite quickly.

12/24/2012 10:58:19 AM
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