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The fact of Evolution, that organisms have changed through time, has no reasonable alternatives. It is a fact that organisms are all related and share common descendants. The only arguable part of evolution is the theories explaining how, like Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. By even suggesting that it has not occurred is willful ignorance akin to saying the earth is flat.



This one irritates me, simply because evolution is no more testable than God is. Sure, you can talk about the "fossil evidence" and the observation in hindsight, but you can't actually go back and observe the process in the entirety it's espoused. You see evidence of progressive genetic change, I see evidence that God created a large amount of things using a similar blueprint (at least in reference to macroevolution; I could more readily accept microevolution).

Maloryn, WoW offtopic 5 Comments [9/30/2008 5:39:16 PM]
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Faxon

Lenki's experiment on E.coli. Look it up.

10/24/2008 2:12:45 PM

Grigadil

There is no evidence that anybody's magical bogeyman "created" anything.

10/24/2008 2:23:25 PM

Karana

Have you personally seen Pluto complete a full orbit, see a star go supernova, see the continents move, see a volcano form, see hydrogen bonding to oxygen, see a planet/moon/comet form, see your white blood cells fighting off foreign bacteria, see your stomach digest food etc. etc. ad nauseum. You personally, nor anyone else has to necessarily observe something firsthand to know it happened or to understand it.

3/2/2012 8:46:26 PM

Thinking Violet

Oh, how I hate these 'micro' and 'macro' arguments. There is no such thing. There is simply evolution. But for the sake of an explanation to this poor irritated person, the following simple equation:

(micro x a billion years or so) = macro

Rocket science, it ain't.

3/2/2012 11:10:48 PM

Swede

Pepper moths, viruses and bacteria. Scientists can see evolution over generations of these species (to just take a few examples), as they have a short span between generations.

This one irritates me! There IS no difference between micro and macro evolution, stupid, just as there is no difference between a few steps and a walk. There is just more of the same thing. When you've taken enough steps, you are taking a walk. Where does the "a few steps" end and where does the walk begin? When a species has evolved in a certain direction for a long time, it can no longer reproduce with its cousins, who have evolved in other directions. Then speciation has occurred. Wolves and dogs can still mate and produce offspring, they are still the same species. Give it another few thousand years and they will no longer be able to have offspring together.

3/2/2012 11:49:39 PM
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