It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the ...

It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution debate

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I would like to respond to the letter 'Recent letter offered no examples of Darwinian disingenuousness,' . He responds to an article with, 'He says evolution is 'so riddled with holes,' yet fails to provide a ...

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#118657 Jun 26, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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Once again, you have offered mere opinion, asserted without a shred of
reason or evidence to back it up. Why can't things evolve on their own,
according to you?
We can show you the exact process by which things can actually evolve on
their own. We can show you the record of change in life over earth's
history that this process explains. This is the difference between the
mere opinion you assert and the science of evolution.
Lets be discreet about this, when we say "life", we are talking about plants and animals, these living things never evolved on thier own but through their parents( creators). One evidence confirming Genesis.

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#118658 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Genesis is not a myth.
You merely restate your opinion. On the other hand, given that Genesis is similar in character and style to the creation beliefs of virtually every other primitive human group, why should you convinced that THEY are myths but Genesis is not?
Like i said, nothing can sprang up on their own without a maker or creator, one sure reason why evolution remains a mess.
And again, you merely restate your opinion, and offer no evidence to support it. We on the other hand can explain HOW evolution generates complexity and diversity, without a "maker" doing anything at all. Evolution does NOT explain how the universe came to be, nor how the first life started. Nor was it ever intended to. But it DOES explain how life developed once in existence, and that is in conflict with your favourite creation myth. So is the evidence from:

Geology.
Astronomy.
Physics.

So its not evolution that is a mess. Its your own confusion and stress that if Genesis is not literally true, maybe those promises of everlasting life are not true either.

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#118659 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Lets be discreet about this, when we say "life", we are talking about plants and animals, these living things never evolved on thier own but through their parents( creators). One evidence confirming Genesis.
Correct. They came from their parents. But they are not exactly the same as their parents. When we look at the parent of the parent of the parents...through the fossil record, we see they are significantly different. Life changes over time, plants and animals evolve.

Go back far enough, and only simple life forms exist. Go forward through the fossil record and you can see creatures changing over millions of years, from simple to complex in many cases.

You cannot just ignore this evidence. Life evolved. Darwin's contribution was not that life evolved - scientists and geologists had already understood that. Darwin's contribution was to explain HOW they evolved, exactly the thing you think is not possible. Yet with logic and evidence, we see that it is.
KAB

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#118660 Jun 26, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
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"What is the evidence showing that we have interbred with Neanderthals but not with chimps?"
I'm no geneticist, but it is evident that we had more in common with homo neanderthal than with pan troglodyte.
A LOT MORE.
I did not propose that humans and neanderthals did or did not interbreed, nor did I propose that neanderthals/chimps or humans/chimps interbred. I suggested that fertile offspring across species would be unlikely.
Now knock off the vain attempt at character assassination and go conduct cross species fertilization with yourself.
Your response to the question was that humans and Neanderthals have the same number of chromosomes but they and chimps do not. It's as simple as that, and it appears that is not evidence they didn't interbreed.

This has nothing to do with character assassination. It's simply about what is correct and what is not, and making progress in correct understanding.

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#118661 Jun 26, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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You merely restate your opinion. On the other hand, given that Genesis
is similar in character and style to the creation beliefs of virtually
every other primitive human group, why should you convinced that THEY
are myths but Genesis is not?
<quoted text>
And again, you merely restate your opinion, and offer no evidence to
support it. We on the other hand can explain HOW evolution generates
complexity and diversity, without a "maker" doing anything at all.
Evolution does NOT explain how the universe came to be, nor how the
first life started. Nor was it ever intended to. But it DOES explain how
life developed once in existence, and that is in conflict with your
favourite creation myth. So is the evidence from:
Geology.
Astronomy.
Physics.
So its not evolution that is a mess. Its your own confusion and stress
that if Genesis is not literally true, maybe those promises of
everlasting life are not true either.
You have been mentioning evidence that you don't even have. Summarily, we have two schools of thoughts under this, Atheism and Theism. Do your thinking.

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#118662 Jun 26, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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Correct. They came from their parents. But they are not exactly the same
as their parents. When we look at the parent of the parent of the
parents...through the fossil record, we see they are significantly
different. Life changes over time, plants and animals evolve.
Go back far enough, and only simple life forms exist. Go forward through
the fossil record and you can see creatures changing over millions of
years, from simple to complex in many cases.
You cannot just ignore this evidence. Life evolved. Darwin's
contribution was not that life evolved - scientists and geologists had
already understood that. Darwin's contribution was to explain HOW they
evolved, exactly the thing you think is not possible. Yet with logic and
evidence, we see that it is.
If their parents don't give birth to them( a process of creation) can they change or evolve?

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#118663 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Lets be discreet about this, when we say "life", we are talking about plants and animals, these living things never evolved on thier own but through their parents( creators). One evidence confirming Genesis.
A book of myth is very very poor evidence. Do you have anything else?

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#118664 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> A simple answer, politically you are an American, but culturally, you are English, except you were not born from those parents.
You are a one trick pony, and it's not even a good trick, nor are you doing the trick right.

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#118665 Jun 26, 2013
KAB wrote:
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Your response to the question was that humans and Neanderthals have the same number of chromosomes but they and chimps do not. It's as simple as that, and it appears that is not evidence they didn't interbreed.
This has nothing to do with character assassination. It's simply about what is correct and what is not, and making progress in correct understanding.
We have a fused chromosome, it's as simple as that.

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#118666 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Genesis is not a mess unlike your evolution trash. Nothing can actually evolve on their own, they must pass through creation process first. One evidence of Genesis.
Nope. Genesis has been demonstrably wrong, you just ignore that.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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#118667 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Genesis is not a mess unlike your evolution trash. Nothing can actually evolve on their own, they must pass through creation process first. One evidence of Genesis.
Genesis is nonsense. To date.
KAB

United States

#118668 Jun 26, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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The demand for data is admirable, and Datum B has been provided, repeatedly. But data is useless unless paired with the capacity to follow its logical implications, which you appear to lack.
While numerous assertions have been made, no actual data confirming the flood could not have occurred has been provided. Someone, albeit a scientist, declaring that a civilization existed without interruption thru the timeframe of the flood is not data. It is an assertion. Declaring that the assertion is based on data is not data. It is an assertion.
KAB

United States

#118669 Jun 26, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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That is also how evolution produces complexity.
I don't disagree with that theory.
KAB

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#118670 Jun 26, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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We have a fused chromosome, it's as simple as that.
Is that significant relative to consideration of interbreeding among modern humans, Neanderthals and chimps?

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#118671 Jun 26, 2013
MikeF wrote:
<quoted text>Genesis is nonsense. To date.
Irony!!!

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#118672 Jun 26, 2013
KAB wrote:
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While numerous assertions have been made, no actual data confirming the flood could not have occurred has been provided. Someone, albeit a scientist, declaring that a civilization existed without interruption thru the timeframe of the flood is not data. It is an assertion. Declaring that the assertion is based on data is not data. It is an assertion.
Bullcrap. You *have* been provided the data. Many times. You've been given the references to reputable scientists and their publications. So stop with the lying. You've lost this one so how about you move on to something else. This has gotten boring.

“See how you are?”

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#118673 Jun 26, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Answer this question, if the English did not originate the language, no one would have had the opportunity of the language, not even you or i. So, since it was first spoken there(England) as a language, it therefore belongs to the English. That is my stand!
Then the Bible belongs to the Jews.

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

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#118674 Jun 26, 2013
KAB wrote:
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Learning is only one reason. Conplex things tend to be composed of less complex subunits each of which may be composed of less complex subunits. Each of the subunits is a design in itself, preceding the more complex, no matter how omniscient the designer.
Right, and until we learn how to design those less complex sub-units, we can't design the more complex item. Whoops, I guess that totally IS learning.

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

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#118675 Jun 26, 2013
KAB wrote:
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I don't disagree with that theory.
And do you also not disagree about there being no boundary to the amount of complexity, derived from less complex sub-units, that can arise via evolutionary processes?

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#118676 Jun 26, 2013
KAB wrote:
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While numerous assertions have been made, no actual data confirming the flood could not have occurred has been provided. Someone, albeit a scientist, declaring that a civilization existed without interruption thru the timeframe of the flood is not data. It is an assertion. Declaring that the assertion is based on data is not data. It is an assertion.
And, nobody has thus far proven that it's impossible for leprechauns to be at the center of the sun. BOOYAH!

Ridiculous bullshit is ridiculous bullshit.

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