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  • Evolution happens, and it is random

    65 71.43%
  • 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%
  • I don't know

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Do we need to go into how initial thoughts on how fossils go together are often way off?

    Did you know there is no such thing as a Brontosaurus?
    Yes, but there is such a thing as an Apatosaurus. Do you know how it was determined that both where the same species? By examining the fossils...
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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?

    No option for me. I believe evolution occurs according to some laws of nature, much like how planetary orbits are guided by the laws of nature. What those laws are exactly I do not know, but I am confident that they will eventually be discovered.

    I don't subscribe to the totally random theory (but not many scientists do, either) and I don't think that it requires sentient guidance (i.e. a deity which is implied by "higher power", although one could argue that higher power can include natural law I did not think that was the power that was intended by teh term).

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    Re: Evolution

    I want to believe that Evolution is led by a higher power, but I have no hard evidence to back this up.

    I find the incredible complexity of life on Earth to be almost impossible to see as being 100% random.

    Therefore, I simply don't know. Human beings are very arrogant when we propose to know exactly how things happened 2 billion years ago. We is smart, but we ain't that smart.

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Human beings are very arrogant when we propose to know exactly how things happened 2 billion years ago.
    Depends, we can actually observe some things that happened 2 billion years ago.

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Depends, we can actually observe some things that happened 2 billion years ago.
    That damn speed of light...
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Depends, we can actually observe some things that happened 2 billion years ago.
    yes, but not evolution on Earth.

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That damn speed of light...
    The fact that we are viewing what occurred in the distant past when we observe most stars, galaxies and quasars is one of the most awe inspiring things about our universe.

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The fact that we are viewing what occurred in the distant past when we observe most stars, galaxies and quasars is one of the most awe inspiring things about our universe.
    I know. Watching galaxies form that happened before there even was a planet Earth blows me away.
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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    yes, but not evolution on Earth.
    Sure, but you made a pretty general statement that encompassed everything, even though it was said in the context of evolution. Clarification was something I felt necessary due to that general nature.

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    Re: Evolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    No it is evidence that man came from apes, and disproves your statement that there's nothing connecting man to anything, that's why I bolded it. I wasn't implying anything about macro evolution.
    No it is not. It is evidence that humans have changed over time. Further, evolution would have us believe that once a species changes, the older version is lost. Chimps, apes, monkey and all the other primates are still there.
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