Oh, you mean the guy who used to subscribe to fundamentalist creationism but now accepts evolution? You WERE aware of his epiphany since then aren't you?Quoting from Denton, "Evolution: A theory in Crisis"
Then evolution is not impossible, period. You can forget about all your claims about evolution being unscientific now, since your alternative is invisible Jewmagic.In other words if God
Actually it's not explained in any fashion at all. First how Goddidit is not explained. Second there is no rational reason at all whatsoever (not even a ickle tiny widdle bit) for God to be limited by "common design" in any way shape or form. The ONLY reason to make use of common design principles is for two reasons: to save time and resources. Something an eternal all-powerful universe-creating entity has an infinite supply of. To counter this you would need to provide evidence of God's limits and why the Almighty is subject to those limitations. I imagine you'd have a lot of trouble though, since not one person on the entire planet has been able to scientifically demonstrate this God thingy of yours even exists yet.so chose to use a similar design salt and peppered across the natural world he did it so randomly it is explained better as "Common Creator" than common ancestor.
Thirdly "common design" is not merely limited to common design but also to nested hierarchies. These hierarchies explain why we don't find whales with gills, cats with gills, pigs with compound eyes, dogs with wings, hamsters with scales, centaurs, griffins, mermaids, werewolves, vampires, minotaurs, fossils with feathers and three middle-ear bones, or other mythical creatures. There's no physical laws which prevents any of these body layouts, and even if there were that's not a problem for a god anyway, so there must be another reason. But since there is no reason that is incompatible with invisible Jewish magic that idea cannot make any testable scientific predictions, which is why creationists are incapable of providing a rational answer. That is why evolution predicted nested hierarchies and creationism didn't.
Not at all, since that fits with evolution no problem. But if tomorrow we find a cat with the DNA of a cactus? That would be a SERIOUS problem for us. Wouldn't even slow invisible Godmagic though, would it? See it was evolution which proposed common ancestry based on observable similarities way before fundies jumped on the bandwagon with "common design", which is really just their way of taking credit for the predictions of evolution after the fact. Then creationists ignore the very same "common design" idea when it's convenient, such as DNA being a measure of how closely related we all are. After all, "common design" can't distinguish two humans created separately via "common design" between two that are related, so they just assume that DNA works until it arbitrarily passes the arbitrary species "barrier", for no other reason except the Bible's "separately created kinds". And one possibility must also never be considered - that God used evolution. Because that would contradict the old religious book that said lizards and donkeys can talk and that the world was a flat square circle.Modern biochem supports the observation in the operational relationship of DNA and cell function.
Your evolutionary professors lied to you.
Your creationist buddies lied to you. Because the 9th Commandment is NOT important to fundies.