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Evolution Debate

It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

Theists.  (14 hrs ago | post #158300)

Evolution Debate

It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

Things have never been "the way they used to be". It's selective memory.  (14 hrs ago | post #158299)

Evolution Debate

It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

Perhaps 1985 was just the date when religious nuts started misusing the term.  (Friday Dec 2 | post #158027)

Evolution Debate

It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

So...a Giant Invisible Man, living up in the sky, created everything by Magic. Guess that explains everything.  (Thursday Dec 1 | post #157977)

Evolution Debate

The many facets of gravity

Hopefully you and Jim Ryan (aka: One way or another) can have a lengthy (and public) discussion of his ground-breaking ideas on the subject.  (Saturday Nov 26 | post #8)

Evolution Debate

Might life have spontaneously have started millions of ti...

I think by "functional " Six Days means genetic material that expresses itself in the phenotype.  (Friday Nov 25 | post #416)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

As a Poster Child for D-K, you must be uniquely qualified to explain the circular nature of the syndrome. Please do so.  (Oct 30, 2016 | post #49398)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

Since I first learned about Dunning-Kruger on one of these threads, it's become my absolute favorite cognitive bias. I know it's unkind to laugh at it's victims, but Geez!, I'm only human.  (Oct 30, 2016 | post #49383)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

I'd pick the cute one...every time.  (Oct 29, 2016 | post #49379)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

You see? Then why did you respond to something I didn't write, but you only imaginedI'll offer a few things that I think I understand and you can explain how I am mistaken: A culture of bacteria that are all progeny of a single bacterium can be assumed to be monoclonal and, absent mutations, individual progeny can be assumed to have identical genomes. Isolating a single bacterium is trivially easy. If every member of a monoclonal population has an identical "variation ", it isn't a variation. (If you don't understand the meaning of "variation ", just look it up.) Any variation within a monoclonal population may be presumed to be the result of mutation.  (Oct 29, 2016 | post #49377)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

...or LTEE.  (Oct 28, 2016 | post #49311)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

Google "Lenski" if you're actually interested in the topic.  (Oct 28, 2016 | post #49310)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

The Cit+ variant appeared sometime after the 30,000th generation...the potentiating mutations earlier than thatI believe citrate was a part of the growth medium from the beginningI recall that glucose was added in an amount that would somewhat limit growth of the populationsInitial ly, one of the populations developed that ability. I'm working from memory, so may not have details exactly right. There was a lot more to the experiment than than trying to get E. Coli to metabolize , so you might want to check Wiki or one of the papers for more details. Pretty interesting stuff if you like Microbiology (I've mostly focused my studies on things big enough to see.).  (Oct 28, 2016 | post #226240)

Evolution Debate

"Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think"

I'm referring specifically to the Lenski experiment and you can't have offered a substantive argument because you lack sufficient knowledge of the subject to even form a rational opinion.  (Oct 27, 2016 | post #49298)

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