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  • Evolution happens, and it is random

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  • Evolution happens and is guided by a higher power

    10 10.99%
  • There is not enough information to know for sure

    7 7.69%
  • No, evolutuon does not happen

    5 5.49%
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    No, geographic isolation explains why we have different races, but not why part of the species evolved and part did not. If macro evolution where true, then the entire species would have evolved on similar paths rather than some evolving and some not. Further, if macro evolution where true, new races of humans would be evolving from primates today. They are not.
    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post

    But, in large part I've been using macro evolution to describe changes from one species to the next and micro to describe changes to a species.
    ok, I was just trying to make sense of your post and figure out where your erroneous conclusions stemmed from. lets revisit them. I agree with your summation, macroevolution is basically evolutionary changes at or above the species level, while micro occurs without genetic isolation.

    lets revisit your previous post
    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    If macro evolution where true, then the entire species would have evolved on similar paths rather than some evolving and some not. Further, if macro evolution where true, new races of humans would be evolving from primates today.
    genetic isolation is a key point to the macro evolution definition, this is typically due to two divergent lines no longer being able to reproduce. Changes in isolated genes would be unique to that isolated population. This contradicts your "the entire species would have evolved on similar paths" part. When a population is isolated ti then goes on its own path due to its isolated mutations and isolated selective pressures.

    In light of genetic isolation why would there be a repeat of accumulated mutations that occurred in a separate line to emerge yet again, especially when the occurrence of mutations part is random? There would be new mutations to select from, and new selective pressures working on them, all of this adds up to an emergence of something that would NOT be human since they would have taken an entirely different path due to the isolation of their genes and the circumstances.

    New races of humans evolving out of primates is not what the theory of evolution would predict would happen. If that were to happen it would contradict the fundamentals of the process as we know it - what you are describing is not in any way congruent with the theory of evolution.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and yet there is no hard evidence that a fish ever evolved into a reptile.
    Well, except for the species I posted a picture of earlier in this thread, and many others.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you believe evolution happened and is happening? Do you think a higher power guides evolution or is it random?
    truthfully, i don't know. i think evolution does happen, but i'm not so sure it's random. i wish god would tell me!

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, except for the species I posted a picture of earlier in this thread, and many others.
    That's not hard evidence or evidence for that matter. It's merely speculation and claiming that the extinct creature is a link between two species. It's not hard evidence but merely theory and speculation.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's a walking whale.
    yet still "a whale"
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, except for the species I posted a picture of earlier in this thread, and many others.

    um yeah, which post would that be? I looked at them all and all I saw was the fossil of the walking whale....which is still a whale.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    um yeah, which post would that be? I looked at them all and all I saw was the fossil of the walking whale....which is still a whale.
    You have no idea what a transitional species is. That is all I needed to know.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You have no idea what a transitional species is. That is all I needed to know.
    um yeah. a whale transitioning into a walking whale or vice versa is not hard evidence that a fish (maybe you don't know that a whale is not a fish) ever evolved into a reptile.

    where is the hard evidence that your "walking whale" is a transitional species? what did it "transition" into?

    problem is, you only think you know what a transitional species it
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    um yeah. a whale transitioning into a walking whale or vice versa is not hard evidence that a fish (maybe you don't know that a whale is not a fish) ever evolved into a reptile.

    where is the hard evidence that your "walking whale" is a transitional species? what did it "transition" into?

    problem is, you only think you know what a transitional species it
    The funny part is you got this all wrong.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The funny part is you got this all wrong.
    prove it.........
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