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

I would agree with you if their paper supported that comment. But other reviewers have stated that the paper is an excellent paper with the exception of one word used I believe in two locations. It makes the case for a mis-translation more than an intent.  (Mar 15, 2016 | post #152710)

Evolution Debate

New poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose United Methodis...

If you have any children you have observed an effect of evolution. Seriously, look at your child, is it identical to you or your spouse? No, but an amalgamation of sorts with some degree or each of you . . . but the child is not 100% of you and your spouse. On average there are about 100-200 mutations in your child that do not appear in your or your spouses genome. That's part of evolutionary theory. If you don't believe, go have a genetics test done with the three of you and then map the matches . . . there will be a few things that do not match up -- gee where did they come from? Take a biology class and they will explain it for you. Make it an elementary school one and they will use small words. There, part of evolutionary theory confirmed and observed. "You can lead a Creationist to knowledge, but you cannot make them think!" (source unknown)  (Mar 15, 2016 | post #59)

Evolution Debate

New poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose United Methodis...

Actually log rafts have nothing to do with evolution, but they are yet another foolish creationist story made up to explain geo-biodiversity. But since you don't understand, or even want to understand the subject at hand, I can see why you missed that connection.  (Mar 15, 2016 | post #58)

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

Hey Mark, you might dig a little more before making these claims. The authors claim that their paper has nothing to do with the Creator . . . but it was a translation error. The paper has been retracted . . . which I think is a bit of an over-reaction. I think it simply should have been corrected and an update published. But it's not my journal.  (Mar 10, 2016 | post #152589)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

He probably thinks the internet is actually anonymous.  (Mar 10, 2016 | post #185152)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

Funny, which one of us has been busy with the name-calling? You are starting to sound like a politician . . . as in "when I do it it's high-minded statesmanship . . . when my opponent does it, it is childish name-calling" Since coming back in here, you have been the one with nothing but nonsensical comments and lots of very childish name-calling. You really need to work on your shtick, I think a 10-year old girl on a school playground would do a better job . . . at least be creative in your name-calling . . . that way we can actually be entertained. Yes, that's right, OWOA . . . dance.  (Mar 10, 2016 | post #185151)

Evolution Debate

New poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose United Methodis...

Actually to explain how these things validate evolution isn't hard. It was probably covered while you were sleeping through 5th grade science class . . . or 7th grade if you are in certain states. The evidence exists in a multitude of disciplines including: --- biogeodiversity . . . or how do you explain the diversity of life across the planet . . . floating log rafts? -- Studies in comparative anatomy . . . or do you explain the similarities in body structures some deity having trouble with his homework? The fossil record is on record as one of the reasons people . . . well before Darwin . . . started questioning creationism a long time ago. It supports evolution quite nicely, as does DNA and a host of other sciences. Do you have some actual point to make are are you simply going to continue making silly claims?  (Mar 10, 2016 | post #41)

Evolution Debate

New poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose United Methodis...

No, science is done through hard work, formulating hypotheses, discovering the evidence that supports them or causes them to be discarded. But I am not sure you understand the process enough to even attempt at contradicting it. But you are welcome to try.  (Mar 10, 2016 | post #40)

Evolution Debate

New poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose United Methodis...

Then do so! Since no one else has managed it, pardon me for not holding my breath. And what I would like is an actual contradiction! Don't simply wave something in the air we may not have supported, like Michael Behe tried to do with the immune system. Something that is an actual contradiction to science. I await your response. Good luck!  (Mar 10, 2016 | post #39)

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Evolution vs. Creation

You know, there is a resemblance. If this isn't shoob, I'm sure he's around somewhere.  (Mar 1, 2016 | post #200787)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

Such a perfect self-description! Thanks! Look back at your posts. Poly answered your questions, asked for you to clarify what areas you didn't understand and patiently kept trying to educate you. You, on the other hand, like to call people names. That's why I wondered who ties your shoes for you because you are obviously incapable of doing it yourself. That's based on your behavior here, nothing more. You might sit back, do a little actual self-examination, apologize to Poly and try and learn something. But I don't expect you to accept this as criticism, I simply expect more name-calling. So are you going to meet or exceed my expectations.  (Mar 1, 2016 | post #185026)

Evolution Debate

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

You are quoting Harun Yahya, who used a fishing lure image as an image of a caddis fly in his 'Atlas of Creation? He's also the one who showed an eel fossil and a picture of a snake and tried to make the same claim as to evolution is nonsense. You might try and update your reference material and find an actual authoritative source. Yahya is not one. His basic claim is evolution requires there to be constant change and long periods of little change are no possible. Evolution does not say that. What evolution does suggest is that when an organism is well adapted to their environment, and the environment does not have any significant changes, the population of organisms will exhibit little evolutionary changes. There are many organisms that demonstrate this. One thing to note is that simply comparing a fossil to a modern equivalent is not enough to prove they are identical, just similar hard structures. Seriously, you might check your sources better. Yahya? Hilarious!  (Mar 1, 2016 | post #152359)

Evolution Debate

Should evolution be taught in high school?

I have to wonder who ties his shoes for him . . . or do they even allow him laces! I bet velcro. But that leads to the question of who closes the velcro fasteners for him.  (Mar 1, 2016 | post #185022)

Evolution Debate

New poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose United Methodis...

Which explains why education is always under such attacks from the evangelical types.  (Feb 29, 2016 | post #16)

Q & A with TedHOhio

Headline:

I am evolving as fast as I can

Hometown:

Brooklyn, in Dayton OH now

Neighborhood:

Oregon Disrict

Local Favorites:

The Dock, The Schuster Center, The Museum Center, Books and Co, Dayton Dragons baseball, Dublin Pub, NY Mets and NY Giants when they play local teams

I Belong To:

No one, but being married my wife might disagree with that remark :-)

When I'm Not on Topix:

I am usually working, teaching, playing with my granddaughter or annoying my wife.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

They are honest!

I'm Listening To:

Other Side of Me, Linda Eder

Read This Book:

Why Darwin Matters: The Case Againsts intelligent Design by Michael Shermer

Favorite Things:

Family, Friends, Football, and Food -- the 4-F's of life :-)

On My Mind:

People and politicians who can’t separate religion from science. I expect it of politicians who pander to anyone with $, but I expect more of people

Blog / Website / Homepage:

http://sciencestandards.blogspot.com

I Believe In:

Regardless of what you believe when it comes to the exclusivity of Science and Spirituality, I believe anything other than science should never be taught in science class. Creationism is not science, it is a religious belief. Intelligent Design is also not science for all its attempt to appear based on actual science. I have no issue teaching either one in a Philosophy, Sociology, or even Comparative Religion classes, but not science!