I like your Christ.
I do not like your Christians.
They are so unlike your Christ.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:56 PM
the L, on 20 December 2012 - 02:49 PM, said:
Like Emma said, Darwin didn't say that. You can't just make stuff up and write it as fact.
"given the right evolutionary pressures and enough time, a polar bear can evolve into a whale-like species..."
There is a word missing. Its species. It should look like this:
"Given the right evolutionary pressures and enough time, a polar bear species can evolve into a whale-like species."
Everyone else reading this topic knew thats what Emma meant when she wrote it. So either you knew and chose to make fun of it for one little word missing, or you really have no understanding of evolution.
"If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities." -Voltaire
Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species represented changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together. Creationism is the practice of squeezing one's eyes shut and wailing "Does not!" ~Author Unknown
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:10 PM
Emma_Acid, on 20 December 2012 - 09:58 PM, said:
Oh Jesus. Please don't tell me he thought I meant that *an individual bear* can turn into a whale????
Thats what he is implying in sure, going off his signture, Id assume he mean 1 bear, can transform into a whale... Its the very thing alot of creationists or people that discount evloution seem to not understand.
The best way Evloution was taught to me was with Colours.
Example... Please tell me in the range of colours, does the colour actuall change? - point out to me were the colour is changed from Red to orange for exampe? http://www.google.co...,r:62,s:0,i:279
The answer is there is no single point that the colour 'changes'. More that it merges, or evolves over the peroid of colours to eventually be Orange.
Red and by adding a little yellow each time, its slowly tranforms itself into a litler red, until it eventually is now orange.
This is how evolution works, DNA is mutated and the species slowly generation by generation changes, to eventually be another species.
Edited by The Id3al Experience, 20 December 2012 - 10:14 PM.
Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'-Shawshank Redemption/Life is a buffet and most poor suckers are starving to death-Auntie Mame
Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:29 AM
Darwin died in 1882..why would anyone in their right mind want to debate his theories when we now have a vast mountain of information that expanded his original thinking? For what we knew at the time his ideas were revolutionary however over time some of them were incorrect and some were based on archaic biological knowledge. A lot of time has passed so why "the L" are you hung up on Darwin. It's like saying NASA and the moonlanding is BS because someone said the moon was made out of cheese. Theories evolve (no pun intended) so why are you attempting to debate things Darwin supposedly said? So what if he said them? With the knowledge he had the time they were good theories but we have come leaps and bounds in evolutionary biological thinking since then.
“The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance …or change... logic can be happily tossed out the window. Religious mania is one of the few infallible ways of responding to the worlds vagaries, because it totally eliminates pure accident. To the true religious maniac, it’s ALL on purpose” – Stephen King, The Stand