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Evolutionists: How strong is your faith in the theory of macro-evolution?

This is a hypothetical scenario. Say someone had invented a time machine and had proof of the origin of life on this planet. Would you bet your life that the theory of macro-evolution is true? It's like, if they had a film and before you got to see it you had to agree that if you were wrong you had to go and be executed would you bet your life on this theory in order to see the film?

Or would you say "Well, I believe it's true but I'm not going to risk my life just to see if this film shows me whether I'm right or not."

Martin S (Top Contributor), Yahoo Answers 33 Comments [9/27/2008 2:12:16 AM]
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LabRat

deleted already?

9/27/2008 2:23:25 AM

Mortok

What is with this macro-micro evolution shit? There's only evolution! Get that through your thick, horrible-analogy making skull, before I evolve the ability to punch you over the internet!

9/27/2008 2:25:15 AM

SurfinSeaOtter

Both "types" of evolution are interconnected and to answer your question... yes, yes I would

9/27/2008 2:28:10 AM

fmitchell

So this guy supports killing people who are wrong about something. Nice value system there.

9/27/2008 2:32:15 AM

Nihlum

Oddly enough yes I would, faith isnt required just some curiosity.

9/27/2008 2:33:20 AM

C_V


hell, I'd arm-wrestle for first spot. fuck you, Martin.

9/27/2008 2:40:21 AM

Eden

Of course I would

9/27/2008 2:58:55 AM

MK

Christians: How strong is your faith in your religion?

Hypothetical scenario. Say someone has a way to send you directly to the afterlife right now. Would you be willing to take them up on this offer, or would you be hesitant, unsure whether you have picked the right brand of Christianity?

Or would you say, "No, my faith isn't strong enough."

9/27/2008 2:58:57 AM

Old Viking

Christianists: There's no such thing as "evolutionists." There's no such thing as "macro-evolution." And this feeb's hypothetical is hilarious.

9/27/2008 3:14:22 AM

myheadhurts

No, I'd have you watch it first and then laugh hysterically at your response. Who is your next of kin?

9/27/2008 3:20:57 AM

werewolf

Depends on what film.

9/27/2008 3:51:49 AM

Reverend Jeremiah

..something tells me that film will be ben steins "expelled" as a set up.

9/27/2008 4:24:29 AM

Illuminatalie

"if you were wrong you had to go and be executed"
Your church has you TERRIFIED to believe in evolution, doesn't it? I don't know who to be angry at, your church for being so manipulative and controlling of you, or you for being such a pussy that you let them do it.

9/27/2008 5:04:49 AM

Osiris

I would because this situation is based on some very false ideas about evolution.

9/27/2008 5:05:02 AM

anonymous_troy

"Would you bet your life that the theory of macro-evolution is true?"

Not really, because I don't believe in logical fallacies.

9/27/2008 5:18:30 AM



What's so horrible about this is that it's based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of scientific inquiry. Personally, I would bet my life on the validity of evolution, but that isn't his point--he's making it look like a religious conviction, which it isn't. It is a hypothesis which scientists have been earnestly testing for one hundred and fifty years. TESTED--that's the key. Science doesn't assert that something is definitely or unquestionably true; only that it is true to the best of our current understanding, which is continuously redefined as technology and other factors progress. That's what these people don't get.

9/27/2008 5:24:43 AM

G Zimmer

Only if you had to make a similar wager stating that you would allow yourself to be killed if, in fact, evolution was true.

Once we came back out of the time machine, evolution proved, I would then have mercy on you and not allow you to be killed.

9/27/2008 5:25:50 AM

Detrs

Evolution isn't a religion.

9/27/2008 7:27:51 AM

Natasha

Yes, I would make that bet.

9/27/2008 7:39:46 AM

KDH

I would, but I'll never have to.

The only person who would demand that wager before seeing the film would be a Christian Fundamentalist, and if they had filmed evidence of evolution they would have destroyed it before returning. Then upon returning they would claim that time travel is of the devil and demand that all time machines be decommissioned and destroyed.

9/27/2008 7:49:19 AM

aaa

Executed? I'd just escape from that one.

9/27/2008 9:15:59 AM

Larty

The quote fails before it even begins. The words macro-evolution and micro-evolution have become obsolete.

"...would you bet your life on this theory in order to see the film?"

I would, but only if the film was judged by an unbiased board or biologists, not by idiotic Christian creation-fundies. Those guys would probably be biased against me, conclude that evolution did not happen and would feel pleasure to see me die, knowing that I would go to hell for eternity.

This whole assertion doesn't even make sense. Why would someone bet his life on evolution in the first place? Evolution is not a religion.

9/27/2008 12:14:17 PM

Bored One-time Poster

Ignoring evolution, I would do that just to go back in time. Squishing a bug that long ago would probably make the wager cease to exist in the future, anyway.

9/27/2008 3:33:56 PM

Frank

In a heartbeat.

9/27/2008 5:16:32 PM

Sasha

...had proof of the origin of life on this planet.

This is abiogenesis, which has NOTHING to do with evolution. So your hypothetical scenario crashes and burns right at the start.

I'd rather bet my life on a theory backed up by 150 years of scientific support than a superstition backed up by a book of myths and a sad lack of education.

9/27/2008 8:16:23 PM
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