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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, why then has evolution seemingly stopped for a majority of species on earth?
    It hasn't.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well, thing is, it really does. The distinction between macro and mico evolution is an invention of creationists.
    Nonsense. Selective adaption does not at all equal evolution. Perhaps we aren't doing enough to teach evolutionary theory in schools after all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Read up on the term "ring species." The distinction between one species and another is somewhat arbitrary.
    No, that's absolutely false. A few biology courses should clear that up for you.

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    The bacteria did it on their own merely by being exposed to an environment containing a lot of citrus for a long enough period. "Species" is a fuzzy term when it comes to a single-cell organism. Hell, it's fuzzy for us multicellular organisms too.
    So, that species of bacteria adapted to it's environment but did not evolve to a new species. That doesn't show macro evolution. And the rest is just your excuse. Species is NOT a fuzzy term.

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    synonyms: type, kind, sort

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I fully admit to not being terrible educated in this area. But I've long had a question. Supposedly, one of the things that defines a sexually reproducing species, is its inability to breed with other species.

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    o when the first mutant appears as the sole representative of a news species, how does it have little mutants?



    That's not the way that it works.

    It's a slow, gradual process which takes generations

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Millions of years and some people want to look out the window...
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    It hasn't.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I assume you are of the evolution side as being this "one side requires facts" crowd. Yet you do not tackle one of the 5 items I list the evolution side as having a problem with explaining....Why?
    It's really just 1 item, and it's been tackled since it isn't part of evolutionary theory.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Evolution is not abiogenesis.


    Evolution is not abiogenesis.


    Evolution is not abiogenesis.


    Evolution is not abiogenesis.



    Evolution is not abiogenesis.


    No, solve those and you have a real argument for abiogenesis.
    To dismiss because you can't answer them is not any conclusion that you are right.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    "Why are sperm necessary for reproduction and how did they evolve?"

    Quickly disproving evolution in one sentence!

    Mutual simultaneous symbiotic relationships, every single component from DNA -> cell -> organs -> external environment.

    To believe evolution, you need to accept that life generated from the greatest series of coincidences imaginable.

    No sperm -> dead

    No egg -> dead

    Simultaneous, mutual, symbiotic.

    If not: why aren't all creatures androgynous?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Millions of years and some people want to look out the window...
    I know, right? Is evolution just another conspiracy to keep the religious amongst down?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's really just 1 item, and it's been tackled since it isn't part of evolutionary theory.

    Well, isn't that convenient.....Almost the same as saying 'God created the heavens, and earth'....
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Given the result of the Duck Dynasty fiasco, 1/3 would seem to be low. Perhaps the Godless loons need to step up the seemingly endless shrieking ridicule and name calling. Or perhaps the overarching contentment, peace and happiness in that big, diverse Liberal circus tent is just not obvious to anyone else.
    Oh yes, it is the 'Godless' ones who resort to shrieking and name calling....

    Given the repository Pew claims comprises the 1/3 I'd say it seems low to me too! We should never underestimate the power to stay ill-informed and still function in society. (How many times have we heard the CONs claim that to be true? They say it is because of the liberals failing to see their POV, I'd opine it is because they see their fellow travelers)

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