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by thereal
Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution disproved
Replies: 40
Views: 4819

I would also like a link to this article if possible. Although I don't consider myself an expert when it comes to genetics, the claim that chromosome number can't increase is blatantly false. There is rampant polyploidy in the plant kingdom wherein a new lineage (whether you want to call it species,...
by thereal
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Technology and Evolution
Replies: 65
Views: 5811

So in evolution that happens?
I was referring to mutations.
by thereal
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Technology and Evolution
Replies: 65
Views: 5811

Not that it is a simple answer to your questions, but the major problem I see with your analogy is that computers don't reproduce. Natural selection, as it relates breeding, and mutation, are major influences of evolution, but there doesn't seem to be any equivalent process with the manufacture of c...
by thereal
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why Doesn't America believe in Evolution?
Replies: 56
Views: 7009

That's simply physical inability. But although meerkats may have complex calls, they have no grammar or syntax, and are not on the way to invent new calls. Invention is purely human. Ok, I guess I would have been more clear to ask if you understood meerkat, as I wasn't referring to the physicall ab...
by thereal
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why Doesn't America believe in Evolution?
Replies: 56
Views: 7009

thereal - If the human spirit did not evolve, where does it come from? Yeah, let's define spirit in physical terms... What about 'the ability to reflect'? Or 'the clear line that separates human intellectual life from brute sentient life'? To get a feeling of what I mean, try an article on this sit...
by thereal
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why Doesn't America believe in Evolution?
Replies: 56
Views: 7009

Ok, I was able to listen to the interview, but as I read the posts I see that BGood has already hit on several points I wanted to address. The first is the misconception that multiple changes have to occur at once for an organism to evolve. I have no idea where this man got this idea from or if it i...
by thereal
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why Doesn't America believe in Evolution?
Replies: 56
Views: 7009

BGood, and thereal, a little mental exercise: http://intelligentdesign.podomatic.com/entry/2006-08-24T09_58_27-07_00 And listen to it (in response to thereal's equivocation between microevolution and macroevolution...again). So far, I haven't been able to view whatever it is you're linking. I'm exp...
by thereal
Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why Doesn't America believe in Evolution?
Replies: 56
Views: 7009

We have to believe that all life came about by natural means in order to believe viruses can evolve and pest species can become resistent? This is absurd nonsense. You don't have to believe in macroevolution to believe in microevolution. Evolution is not one of those miracle elixers left over befor...
by thereal
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Why Doesn't America believe in Evolution?
Replies: 56
Views: 7009

Maybe because America hasn't become as secular as Europe? Maybe it's the 60's in reverse? It's "question authority" but we're not questioning the conversatives this time? Maybe people in other countries just believe what they're taught in school and college, and don't realize that the arguments are...
by thereal
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Can Science be ethical???
Replies: 4
Views: 916

That's a pretty broad question...can you give a little more context to what you're asking. There are numerous courses taught in universities dealing with ethics, but usually these are focused on whether or not certain aspects of science, such as testing on animals, are ethical or not. Some issues of...
by thereal
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Radishes and Evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 827

This is just my personal observation, but often times when a species is referred to in relation to being a "model" system, it's not because it is representative of the concept in general, but rather because it exhibits the process in question relatively fast and can be manipulated or observed easily...
by thereal
Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: An Inconvenient Truth
Replies: 64
Views: 6315

Just as an addendum to this thread, the Discovery Channel will be airing a special entitled "Global Warming - What You Need to Know" on Sunday, July 16th at 9PM ET for those interested. At least from what I've seen on the website, it appears they're focusing on the fact that the earth is warming and...
by thereal
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: LA Time's Global Warming Article
Replies: 15
Views: 2216

By definition from the media, Global Warming is human induced catastophe. There is no scientific facts regarding this, more facts against. Not to be too harsh, but a statement such as this borders on ridiculous. A simple search in your local library's journal collection will lead you to a significa...
by thereal
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Director of the Human Genome Project
Replies: 7
Views: 870

But is Collins trying to show that microevolution no longer occurs I don't know...I can't really decipher from this article what exactly Collins is trying to say...maybe vagueness is the bait he using to generate interest in his book. When he uses terms such as "humankind" and "man", it is unclear ...
by thereal
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Director of the Human Genome Project
Replies: 7
Views: 870

I don't know if the motive was to get people to buy his book, but Collins really gives no scientific explanation in this article as to why evolution among humans should cease. His statement of "what you see is what you get" because humans have been around for a long time requires a lot more justific...