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I noticed everyone LOVES natural selection. I know what it is, and i've read the definition from webster a few times. I wanna know, how can this inatimate object can tell a species, 'your not fitting into your enivronment well, your gone' Or how it tells a species to alter itself to improve the survibility of that species. Natural selection in not a person, place, or thing, its nothing. How can nothing tell something to change or die?

worship4ever, Christian Forums 24 Comments [7/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Adrian

Natural selection is a thing. It's an abstract thing that goes in the gene pool of every single species on the planet and it can be observed. It dosn't tell something is going to die because it's an abstract term. Natural selection is a process of life and death that goes on in nature all the time.

12/15/2006 2:14:41 AM

HeathenAngel

Adrian,
Do you really think they understand that? Somehow.. I doubt it.

12/15/2006 2:33:38 AM

szenah

It seems dictionaries are too advanced for you. Try getting someone to explain it in small words.

12/15/2006 3:37:28 AM

HypnoToad

I think we've hit the nail on the head here- fundies have the idea of a god so ingrained into their thought process that they can't separate it from the concept of a natural process.

Then again, maybe it's just this idiot.

12/15/2006 5:02:58 AM

Salvador

Try to get involved in a fight with a boxer and see what \"natural selection\" means.

4/26/2007 10:51:44 PM

vichycycl

nobody told him to think

4/26/2007 11:22:52 PM

CousinTed

Natural Selection isn't an object you idiot. It's a word used to refer to an abstract process.

4/27/2007 1:51:49 AM

anti-nonsense

Natural selection means that organisms that DON'T fit in, are less likely to survive then the ones that DO fit in. Why is that concept so difficult to comprehend?

OK, let's put it this way, say I enroll you in a college biology course with a bunch of other people, if you pass the course and move onto the next level course that means you have \"survived to reproduce\", the IDIOTS like you will be less adapted to passing a biology course and thus will fail the course and not be allowed to go on to the next course, which is analogous to an animal not passing on it's genes to the next generation, whereas the SMART people will pass the course and go onto the next course, which is analogous to an animal surviving to reproduce, as the class of students takes more courses, more of the IDIOTS will be weeded out, and we will be left with smart people who are \"well adapted\" to a learning environment.


4/27/2007 2:05:24 AM

Ambrielle

Wha? You might say you know what it is, but it's quite obvious you don't understand at all.

4/27/2007 10:09:18 AM

Blue

Natural Selection!!! Yay for EVOLUTION! Mutatuions rock! Oh yes! All hail Charles Darwin!

...What? I'm just showing my enthusiasm for the theory!

4/27/2007 11:26:40 AM

Laurel

Natural selection and/or the environment \"tells\" the unfit creature it's not fit by _killing it before it reproduces_, you perfect ass. Too bad, really, that there isn't more of that going around.

4/27/2007 11:47:18 AM

Anonymous

It's quite simple really. There are random genetic differences that occur each time a human is produced that are different to its parents. Sometimes, these genetic differences alter the physical structures of an animal.
If the physical structures are beneficial within an environment, for example, they provide better camoflage, then the animal may live longer and be able to produce more offspring, thus sending on its own genes; and propogating the species. In the same way, if the change was not as beneficial, for example, a genetic deficiency then the animal may not be as well adapted to its environment; not live as long perhaps, or not be able to reproduce as well, thus its genes would not spread as far or as quickly and its 'type' would eventually be overrun by the more efficient animal.
THis is what is commonly known as Natural Selection. When it occurs over thousands of millions of years, then the differences can be quite drastic, as I'm sure you can imagine.
For a simple review of natural selection, several tests have been done using fruit flies, also antibiotic resistent bacteria.

Go and learn.

4/27/2007 2:06:45 PM

Puck

@Hypno Toad,

They've been programmed from childhood to believe that they need permission to live from an invisible master; thus, in their worldview, it is *supposed* to be the universal human condition.

They can't grasp the concept that they are (or once were) perfectly capable of standing on their own two feet; morally, intellectually, and spiritually. They've relinquished their potentials in blind obedience to their strange book and its invisible bogeyman...who has nothing but dreck to offer as far as human conscience is concerned.

4/27/2007 2:44:16 PM

D

Well according to christians god told dust to turn into humans and animals.

4/27/2007 3:40:09 PM

Me again

What? If I hit you over the head with a massive rock, you die because you've been hit over the head with a massive rock, not because the massive inanimate rock told you to die.

7/3/2008 12:54:44 PM

lonelocust

Gravity is not a person, place, or thing, its nothing. How can nothing tell something to fall or orbit?

(Mimicking that comma splice hurt me.)

9/11/2008 11:36:02 PM

Philbert McAdamia

I know what it is but I don't know who it is - just who in hell is this Nat Selection guy to go around telling us who fits in and who doesn't. Harrumph!! He's nothing, he's nobody in my book.

9/12/2008 12:26:26 AM

Morrigan

your capacity for abstract thought amuses me... i mean amazes me..

idiot

9/12/2008 12:32:31 AM

Grigadil

For every random positive micro-step taken, there may well be hundreds of random negative steps. Some die off immediately, some take generations to die, but the ones that just happen to work better, have a better chance of surviving and propagating.

This axiom applies to every level of life form, including ours.

What we are as the modern human race, is the sum of the strongest positive mutations ... keeping in mind that we all have inherited some individual variety of minor negative traits.

9/12/2008 2:02:07 AM

Mudak

"How can nothing tell something to change or die?" I don't know, but if there's no god (as there most likely isn't), wouldn't all of the attributions to "god" in the bible be the equivalent of this as well?

9/12/2008 2:11:19 AM



You obviously DON'T know what it is.

12/3/2009 7:39:32 AM

Swede

Inanimate object? It's a process which is observable in nature. See the lions take the rhino with the slightly shorter legs at the end of the herd - that's a small part of the natural selection. After it is eaten, it's gone. Easy peasy.

About 99 percent of the species ever present on Earth did not change (enough), and subsequently died.

Oh, by the way; ENGLISH you dolt, learn it. People tend to listen more to you if you can spell and use grammar correctly.

12/3/2009 7:51:37 AM

David B.

"I wanna know, how can this inatimate object can tell a species, 'your not fitting into your enivronment well, your gone'"

If you think that's a stumper, consider the thermos flask. It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold, right?

How does it know?!

12/3/2009 8:45:47 AM

JohnTheAtheist

I am surprised you have difficulty with this concept. You talk and listen to imaginary friends all the time.

12/3/2009 9:00:43 AM
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