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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    You clearly do not accept evolution. This is an elementary "criticism" not even worth taking the time to explain. I would read this and this if you truly want to understand evolution.
    Clearly huh? That is false.

    Simple cells, prokaryotes.
    Where did prokaryotes come from?

    (Most likely)...
    "Most likely" - Meaning you don't know for a certainty?

    (1.)Officially since bacteria developed primitive forms of photosynthesis which at first did not produce oxygen, about 3500MA ago. But before that, the formation of Greenstone belt of the Isua complex of the western Greenland Region, (2.)whose rocks showed an isotope frequency suggestive of the presence of life.
    (1.) These are the theories yes, and I have no problem accepting those looking at these things want to know the same things the average person does in terms of how life began, I find it interesting.

    (2.) Terms like "suggestive" are commonly used in evolution theory largely because there are holes that can not be explained. That is all I am saying.

    There is no "need" for evolution - it is an inevitable result of the way organisms are constructed and the way they reproduce.
    But not all organisms right? I mean, you can't say that with absolute definity when there is so much about our own earth, much less the entirety of the universe that hasn't been scientifically proven.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    I answered all your questions on evolution at the top of this page. Review those answers, attempt to reconcile those with your religion, rinse and repeat.
    Before I take your supposed conclusions as credible in the scientific sense, you'd have to lay out your bonafides. You know, why should I believe what you have to say? For all I know, you're a Walmart employee with too much time on his hands....
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Where did prokaryotes come from?
    Protobionts



    "Most likely" - Meaning you don't know for a certainty?
    It is a theory favourable with most scientists who are more qualified than you or I. I trust them more than an ancient book, that's for sure.

    (1.) These are the theories yes, and I have no problem accepting those looking at these things want to know the same things the average person does in terms of how life began, I find it interesting.

    (2.) Terms like "suggestive" are commonly used in evolution theory largely because there are holes that can not be explained. That is all I am saying.
    Suggestive merely says that in all likelihood, or most probably.

    But not all organisms right? I mean, you can't say that with absolute definity when there is so much about our own earth, much less the entirety of the universe that hasn't been scientifically proven.
    I can assure you that contemporary scientists have discovered more than any religion has claimed to. Simply because some things (like dark energy, dark matter) are not known doesn't mean that what we currently know and theorise about is untrue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Before I take your supposed conclusions as credible in the scientific sense, you'd have to lay out your bonafides. You know, why should I believe what you have to say? For all I know, you're a Walmart employee with too much time on his hands....
    Yeah, that's me. I'm a minority, homosexual, Walmart employee who sucks on the welfare state and is married to an illegal immigrant who raises children to gain more welfare payments. I'm a Satanist with Pagan roots. I'm a favourite with conservatives.

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

    Back to reality: your absurd claim that my career someone discredits my reporting of what scientists generally agree on is laughable.

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

    I would not be too worried about it, even a WalMart employee would understand why there are chimps. Wonder why the shot at walmart employees?
    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    Back to reality: your absurd claim that my career someone discredits my reporting of what scientists generally agree on is laughable.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

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    I would not be too worried about it, even a WalMart employee would understand why there are chimps. Wonder why the shot at walmart employees?
    People who are in tough situations are always despised by conservatives. It only affirms my thesis that social-darwinism is the central tenet of the Far Right.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    People who are in tough situations are always despised by conservatives. It only affirms my thesis that social-darwinism is the central tenet of the Far Right.
    lol...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    lol...
    Well, the Far Right want to scrap all benefits and any help extended to those in need. They actively look down on poor people (vide: the poster above suspecting I'm a Wamart worker and hence putting forward "stupid" arguments).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    Protobionts
    And they, from where? Keep going.

    It is a theory favourable with most scientists who are more qualified than you or I. I trust them more than an ancient book, that's for sure.
    Good for you...I am not saying that they are wrong, only that they don't have the exact answers...They certainly are well educated, and many have devoted their lives to answering questions like this, for that I am in amazement. But when you hide behind "probably", "maybe", "most likely'', and such then turn and denigrate those who don't think like you do, you tend to look not only intolerant, but foolish.

    Suggestive merely says that in all likelihood, or most probably.
    Or "maybe", or "could be", or "I don't know".....

    I can assure you that contemporary scientists have discovered more than any religion has claimed to. Simply because some things (like dark energy, dark matter) are not known doesn't mean that what we currently know and theorise about is untrue.
    So that's the choice you falsely ascribe to me? Either I accept all of your theory, or none of it? False choice.
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