Why you should think that the Natural-Evolution of species is true

#5866

Are you suggesting that all dog breeds are genetically identical?

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#5867

I promise, Ed, if someone ever produces a fossil of a human being that’s as old as a tyrannosaurus, I’ll join your cause. Until then, evolution is a more rational explanation for how people got here.

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#5868

If the genes cannot combine successfully then they can’t. There are two birds in the United States that cannot breed. They look the same but nothing happens should an accidental attempt occur.

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#5869

Right. That doesn’t contradict evolution at all.

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#5870

Evolution has no practical scientific value. Drug discovery is very expensive because it’s trial and error. Evolution provides no guidance.

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#5871

More videos!

Trigger warning: Science

And, the person who produced these videos is a viral pathologist, who studies exactly what you’re talking about, how to develop drugs and treatments for viral diseases.



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#5872

Millions and Millions of years later there was an environmental change that worked in perfect harmony with evolution. :roll_eyes: Now you need to multiply that perfect environmental scenario millions and millions of times for evolution to produce all the millions plant and animal species have today.

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#5873

That cannot be explained. Everything has to be part of everything else in order to survive. This delicate balance can exist in a designed scenario, but getting all the life forms and environment into balance in a “natural” way? A lot less likely.

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#5874

Environmental change is a key pillar of evolution. Really really weird that you dont know that.

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#5875

Dinosaurs went extinct…yet they still had time to morph into birds. :thinking:

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#5876

You may be the last one to think NS is creative, Everyone else is abandoning that position.

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#5877

Link?

I literally use evolutionary algorithms as creative processes at work so that would be quite surprising.

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#5878

Yes, that is the god of NS evo’s bow too. Let’s work hard to get people to believe it is from outside the organism rather than inside. We now know this is obsolete as we have seen the immense power contained in the organism with designed respond to the environment.

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#5879

Algorithms are designed.

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#5880

That’s what I’m saying, how many environmental changes do you think it took evolution to produce the millions of different plant and animal species we have today?

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#5881

Some did.

The vast majority did not. They turned into fossils (and, I guess, oil).

So why don’t we see people in the fossil record?

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#5882

So back to the original question of what the implications are for apologetics whether you believe in evolution or not, I have yet to see a single anti-evolutionist on this board even accurately explain what the theory of evolution is. So it falls very well under St. Augustine’s admonishment against Christians making fools of themselves and badly representing Christianity when they presume to make proclamations on this subject without taking any time to actually understand the theory at all.

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#5883

Environmental change isn’t discrete.

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#5884

Go watch the videos in post 5785 so you dont look ridiculous.

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#5885

Vague…

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