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Old 03-13-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Funny how skeptics and atheists won't entertain the possibility that the science behind evolution is wrong. If science is always changing and always re-evaluating evidence then it is possible that the evidence for evolution could change pre-conceived notions.
One of the great strengths of evolutionary theory is that as our technology advances and our knowledge of biochemistry and genetics improves, and the fossil record becomes ever more complete, all this new evidence does nothing but confirm evolution.

 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Funny how skeptics and atheists won't entertain the possibility that the science behind evolution is wrong. If science is always changing and always re-evaluating evidence then it is possible that the evidence for evolution could change pre-conceived notions.

We don't practice rigorous science commonly today. We practice biased based evaluation and conclusive establishment.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Every species is transitional.
The anti-science people will never accept this. Ever.

They claim they want to see something that, by their own absurd and nonsensical requirements and definitions, couldn't possibly exist.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: 9851 Meadowglen Lane, Apt 42, Houston Texas
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See, that one bothers me. It is an argument of convenience. Not saying it is yours, rather it is a common establishment for the position as it concerns lack of validity to the given assumption. It isn't testable.
Most of the people on this thread just believe in these theories because they were taught in school. Not a lot of critical thought went into anything.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Funny how skeptics and atheists won't entertain the possibility that the science behind evolution is wrong. If science is always changing and always re-evaluating evidence then it is possible that the evidence for evolution could change pre-conceived notions.
It's funny how anti-evolutionists don't understand that the theory of evolution has been changed pretty much constantly since it was first proposed, as new evidence and knowledge has required that the theory be changed to reflect that new evidence and knowledge. Skeptics and atheists understand that that's how SCIENCE works.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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See, that one bothers me. It is an argument of convenience. Not saying it is yours, rather it is a common establishment for the position as it concerns lack of validity to the given assumption. It isn't testable.
It certainly is.

Evolutionary theory would be completely overturned if rabbit fossils were found in a precambrian formation.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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One of the great strengths of evolutionary theory is that as our technology advances and our knowledge of biochemistry and genetics improves, and the fossil record becomes ever more complete, all this new evidence does nothing but confirm evolution.
Depends on if what is confirmed is what is simply sought.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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So what are the diverging results from the analysis? What unknowns exist within such? What variables in the speculation aren't verifiable?
There is are scientific papers and numerous presentations on it some of which are available on line if you are genuinely interested. I also suspect that since the person in the article is a Ph.D. he has a dissertation available if you would like to track it down.
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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Yes there are pseudointellectuals out there who pride themselves on saying that we are always evaluating, extending, and adapting our knowledge while at the very same time whatever the currently accepted notion X may be they say "you're an idiot if you don't accept X"
Actually, that's a misstatement. It's "you're an idiot if you want to teach religion in science class, since religion isn't science, and religious belief demands that the facts conform to the belief, while science demands that the theory conform to the facts."
 
Old 03-13-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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It certainly is.

Evolutionary theory would be completely overturned if rabbit fossils were found in a precambrian formation.
See there you go again. That is beyond the scope of the theory of evolution. You're focusing on the origin of life/'macro' evolution which are not actual scientific theories but more so natural history.

The theory of evolution can survive that discovery. It would cast a lot of dents in the origin of life, macro evolution synopsis.
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