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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 29 2005,10:53   

Whats with all your made up on the spot probabilites?  I guess thats creation "science" in action.  How can you make demands that have NOTHING to do with biological evolution, but refuse to answer questions about your special Jesus singularity creation extravaganza, and if thats what happened, isn't the probability of it having occured 1:1?  Which is far from being undeterminable as you describe. You have no alternative mechanisms, offer no alternative theory, you just have some stupid helium to the human brain argument, that you call your, "silver bullet."  Guess what?  The emperor has no clothes.

This is an excerpt from Chris Colby's faq at talkorigins.org:
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Evolution is not progress. The popular notion that evolution can be represented as a series of improvements from simple cells, through more complex life forms, to humans (the pinnacle of evolution), can be traced to the concept of the scale of nature. This view is incorrect.

All species have descended from a common ancestor. As time went on, different lineages of organisms were modified with descent to adapt to their environments. Thus, evolution is best viewed as a branching tree or bush, with the tips of each branch representing currently living species. No living organisms today are our ancestors. Every living species is as fully modern as we are with its own unique evolutionary history. No extant species are "lower life forms," atavistic stepping stones paving the road to humanity.

A related, and common, fallacy about evolution is that humans evolved from some living species of ape. This is not the case -- humans and apes share a common ancestor. Both humans and living apes are fully modern species; the ancestor we evolved from was an ape, but it is now extinct and was not the same as present day apes (or humans for that matter). If it were not for the vanity of human beings, we would be classified as an ape. Our closest relatives are, collectively, the chimpanzee and the pygmy chimp. Our next nearest relative is the gorilla.


You sir are a baboon.  Baboon, baboon baboon! ~Lisa Simpson

   
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