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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    We did not evolve from monkeys. That is a common misunderstanding from those not familiar with the Theory of Evolution. I'm not saying you are not familiar, I'm just saying that a lot of people who are less informed on the subject seem to suggest this all the time.
    I'm not the one who said that, that would be a direct quote from Bishop Wilberforce back in the 1890's.

    To answer the question you asked me on the other thread, the reason I don't believe in evolution is:

    1.) The law of probabilities suggests our very existence via natural selection is unlikely (human beings are incredibly complex).

    2.) History has shown us that scientific theories are constantly changing and being disregarded as new ones take their place. Odds are (there we go with probabilities again) that within a few years science will abandon the current theory of evolution for something else.

    3.) Our understanding of how DNA and genetics work is in its infancy, to say the least. We have really just begun to scratch the surface there. How can we possibly think we have an understanding of evolution when the building blocks of what makes us evolve, our genes, are so poorly understood?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    I'm not sure if you're being serious, but read this and this to understand who we actually evolved from and our relation to primates.
    No thanks!

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    #1) We did not evolve FROM chimpanzees.

    #2) Do you reject gravity?
    1.) I agree.

    2.) Nope.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    If people do are do not believe in evolution, is irrelevant, and impacts almost no one.
    I would more concerned about the number of people who believe the Goverment
    is the solution to their problems.
    It impacts everyone. If, as a society, we do not accept evolution, then it's all the more probable it won't end up being taught in schools or, even worse, it'll be taught "alongside" bullsh*t like creationism.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No thanks!
    Either trolling or staying purposefully ignorant. I don't really care either way.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm not the one who said that, that would be a direct quote from Bishop Wilberforce back in the 1890's.

    To answer the question you asked me on the other thread, the reason I don't believe in evolution is:

    1.) The law of probabilities suggests our very existence via natural selection is unlikely (human beings are incredibly complex).

    2.) History has shown us that scientific theories are constantly changing and being disregarded as new ones take their place. Odds are (there we go with probabilities again) that within a few years science will abandon the current theory of evolution for something else.

    3.) Our understanding of how DNA and genetics work is in its infancy, to say the least. We have really just begun to scratch the surface there. How can we possibly think we have an understanding of evolution when the building blocks of what makes us evolve, our genes, are so poorly understood?

    But believing some magical sky wizard created it all makes perfect sense??????????

    You'll reject decades of scientific proof, but support the idea of something that's nothing more than mythological?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    Either trolling or staying purposefully ignorant. I don't really care either way.
    Neither one, and I'm not reading your links. If you have a point to make, you can make it. If you want to use references to support your assertions, that's fine. Handing out homework assignments is not fine.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    From a British perspective it's very strange to see our American cousins doing this deliberately thick routine.

    Why are you sticking your collective heads into the religious gibberish. Obviously the Bible is drivel. Obviously evolution over billions of years accounts for the diversity of life we see around us.

    Canadians sometimes talk of being next to America as like living next to a biker gang.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Neither one, and I'm not reading your links. If you have a point to make, you can make it. If you want to use references to support your assertions, that's fine. Handing out homework assignments is not fine.
    I'll make it simple for you: we didn't evolve from monkeys. Both monkeys and us evolved from a common ancestor.

    Too complicated?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows[W:571]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm not reading your links.

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