Is Darwin's Theory Of Evolution True?


#1030

No species is “completely new”. All species share some common characteristics with their ancestral species. The ancestors of passenger pigeons were a different species of pigeon with two wings, two legs, two eyes, feathers, avian lungs and other common characteristics of birds. It is those shared ancestral characteristics which allow biologists to build the tree of life. Twice.

All of these very basic questions about biology can be answered by a little internet research.

rossum


#1031
  1. The world was created for the Glorification of God.
  2. The Three Divine Persons are one single, common Principle of the Creation.
  3. God created the world free from exterior compulsion and inner necessity.
  4. God has created a good world.
  5. The world had a beginning in time.
  6. God alone created the World.
  7. God keeps all created things in existence.
  8. God through His providence protects and guides all that He has created.
  9. The first man was created by God.
  10. Man consists of two essential parts–a material body and a spiritual soul.
  11. The rational soul is per se the essential form of the body.
  12. Every human being possesses an individual soul.
  13. God has conferred on man a supernatural Destiny.
  14. Our first parents, before the Fall, were endowed with sanctifying grace.
  15. They were also endowed with donum immortalitatis, i.e., the gift of bodily immortality.
  16. Our first parents in paradise sinned grievously through transgression of the Divine probationary commandment.
  17. Through the sin our first parents lost sanctifying grace and provoked the anger and the indignation of God.
  18. Our first parents became subject to death and to the dominion of the Devil.
  19. Adam’s sin is transmitted to his posterity, not by imitation, but by descent.
  20. Original sin is transmitted by natural generation.
  21. In the state of original sin man is deprived of sanctifying grace and all that this implies, as well as of the preternatural gifts of integrity.
  22. Souls who depart this life in the state of original sin are excluded from the Beatific Vision of God.

#1032

Now the tree of life has fallen and is a bush.

Yes, the common 500 or so conserved elements are like common building blocks. The instructions can be changed to build all kinds of creatures from these basic blocks. A pretty neat design and one we humans use all the time.


#1033

Again, let’s not rush ahead too quickly.

Now we have a very reasonable situation whereby the chickens that are the worst flyers get eaten (just like the bear eats the slowest runner) so all the bad flyers are taken out of the gene pool. Just as all the dogs who are bad climbers are taken out as well.

Leaving, obviously, chickens that can fly better than was the norm and dogs that can climb better than was the norm. So it’s not difficult to see what happens as this arms race continues.

If we wanted to breed a chicken that could fly better than your average chicken, we would simply take out the bad flyers and breed the ones that were left. That would be done with a purpose, but in nature, there is no purpose. The dogs aren’t intentionally taking out the bad flyers in order to increase the ability of the remaining chickens to fly better. They are simply removing the bad flyers because they are easierto catch.

Over very many generations, how do you see this progressing, Techno? And bear in mind that there has been no change in species. We still have chickens and dogs.


#1034

The Problem with Theistic Evolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndRBUyW6EbM


#1035

DNA 101: How It Works and Why It’s Astounding https://vimeo.com/242153906


#1036

Right, all very basic vague explanations…nature selections…random mutations…survival of the fittest…


#1037

If you don’t want “vague” then try Google Scholar: here. That gives you 5,700,000 links to extremely detailed scientific papers.

rossum


#1038

Classifying the humanoids as pre-existing matter rather than of ancestors fits with the teaching of the church. Unless the clay is our ancestor too.


#1039

I agree to all those dogmas, none of them refute my position.


#1040

What exactly did I state?


#1041

That’s a straw man and irrelevant, of course original sin happened. Go and learn the meaning of figurative as it applies to the Bible.


#1042

So Eve came from Adam?


#1043

You are looking at this through the lens of how man treats man in this society. People stepping on people to get to the top.The poor and weak cast aside for the rich and powerful.Darwin and you are trying to extrapolate and apply this to the animal kingdom. There were no worse flyers and half ass runners. Everything was created to fill it’s own niche in Nature.


#1044

Yes, but how this literally and empirically happened is what is of interest in debating evolution. The idea that Adam came from Eve in some way doesn’t disprove pre-existing material for her either. Obviously she is not a rib but a complete human being which is more than bone and marrow. Rib in Hebrew has other connotations as well.


#1045

No evidence of almost-men.


#1046

Clear Church teaching tells us God formed Eve from Adam’s side. She was not born in any conventional way.


#1047

The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild animals. But no helper suitable for the man was found for him.

21 Then, Yahweh God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And, while he was asleep, he took one of his ribs and closed the flesh up again forthwith.

22 Yahweh God fashioned the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man.

23 And the man said: This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh! She is to be called Woman, because she was taken from Man.


#1048

Depends on what you mean by that, what about homo naledi, looks more than half human by all common measures.


#1049

Formed from Adams side does not rule out absolutely birth from a missing link animal ancestor.


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