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by pat34lee
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ten Specific Predictions of Evolution: split from Neo's evol
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Ten Specific Predictions of Evolution: split from Neo's

Um...except it's, y'know, not a chimera? It's a, funnily enough, monotreme. An egg laying, warm blooded mammal. The bill/tail/etc may look like parts of other animals, but they are actually completely different types of organs...and actually have some very different properties, such as the bill act...
by pat34lee
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 32909

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

I'm old and not that smart. I need to start simple, and then shuffle my mental walker forward slowly. First we need a common starting point. Assume the fossils are accurate and have the given dates. Is that fossil evidence, by itself, reasonable evidence of intermediates between a 50 million year o...
by pat34lee
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Forms?
Replies: 249
Views: 32909

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What About Transitional Fo

How does judging evidence about a theory require belief in the theory? You have to take many things on faith when you view fossils as evidence for evolution. First, they rarely find a complete, or nearly complete skeleton. Mistakes and forgeries have been made using a few bones and a lot of imagina...
by pat34lee
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3410

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"

There is a finite boundary on this chart. Inbreeding and mutations cause genetic damage as you move away from the center. The further out you move, the higher the amount of accumulated damage and/or loss of genetic variability as opposed to the original animals. The edges are marked by sterility or...
by pat34lee
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ten Specific Predictions of Evolution: split from Neo's evol
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Ten Specific Predictions of Evolution: split from Neo's

6. We will never find a living or fossilized true chimera such as Pegasus, Mermaid or Griffin. How would that prove evolution. It just means we would have no evidence one existed. You did a good job answering these. I just wanted to add something to this point. The duck-billed platypus should quali...
by pat34lee
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3410

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"

Well that's nice to know, but he does devote an entire video to explaining how, in his view, the concept of evolution "seems to undermine the notion that Christians hold dear, that a creator brought life into existence and orchestrated life's history for his purpose" without suggesting how it need ...
by pat34lee
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"
Replies: 26
Views: 3410

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"

Then our lecturer makes a hopeless attempt to differentiate between “speciation”, which apparently perfecly acceptable to creationists, and “macro-evolution” which isn’t. Apparently the accumulation of small differences between two populations of the same species is perfectly acceptable creationism...
by pat34lee
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Complexity [Split from Resources]
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Complexity [Split from Resources]

DNA is the killer that should have sealed the fate of evolution, if it were anything but a fable in the first place. Did you know that 'junk' DNA does not exist? It is going down faster than vestigial organs. Even in non-creationist science papers: http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/transposon...
by pat34lee
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

Also known as adaptation The article stated that there is "no known mechanism". Descent with modification in tandem with natural selection is mooted as the major mechanism. To argue that there are limits to that mechanism is one thing, but to say that there is no known mechanism is just unsupportab...
by pat34lee
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

It's good of you to drop by, pat34lee, but it's not clear that you have read any of the intervening posts since your last comment. Why on earth should adaptation give "gills to a bird"? It seems that life originated in the seas and moved onto the land, and adaptation certainly did give "lungs to a ...
by pat34lee
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

No Known Mechanism of Evolution. It is also a very curious fact that no one understands how evolution works. Evolutionists commonly protest that they know evolution is true, but they can't seem to determine its mechanism. Apart from descent with modification combined with natural selection? Also kn...
by pat34lee
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

People keep throwing the term "macroevolution" around but I am curious as to how THEY define it. In lay man terms, in biology, it happens when a branch of a species evolves to a point that it can no longer procreate with its original species group. They may even look exactly the same. The term macr...
by pat34lee
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

Evolution is a proven fact. Genetic change over time in populations happens, end of story, it is a fact. The evolutionary history of Earth has not been proven (that is, that life has evolved over millions of years to its current state). It is, however, supported by science in a number of fields of ...
by pat34lee
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

Have you ever heard of OOPARTS (out of place artifacts)? These are found constantly. All sort of odd things pop up constantly. Not one has ever demonstrated the truth of creationism. I haven't started on proving anything. The purpose of the thread is that evolution, also creationism, cannot be prov...
by pat34lee
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 9282

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

The scientific community are the ones who did these tests. Of course the earlier ones would have been more primitive, but before DNA was discovered, they thought it would be easy to mutate something into a new species. Today, they should know better, but the big money only flows to pro-evolution re...