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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 29 2011,11:34   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Oct. 29 2011,07:50)
Quote (Henry J @ Oct. 29 2011,00:34)
What I counted:

"if evolution were a real science, " - this pretends that it isn't.
"biologists would be able to predict what the next species to evolve would be, " - the theory doesn't imply ability to predict that level of detail.
"as well as which population groups within a species " - same fallacy as in previous line.
"were more evolved than the norm. " - there's no such thing as "norm". (unless you're watching Cheers.)

(Although I suppose the 2nd and 3rd ones in that list could be considered duplicates; they just refer to different sized groups.)


There's no such thing as 'more evolved' either.  'More evolved' implies that a population has a history that is longer than other populations.

If it is coupled with a specific point, "more evolved" can give us comparisons.  For example, which species is more evolved for climbing trees - sloths or whales?  Other then that, yeah, it's incoherent.

As for the original OP, the only mistake that I saw was Teddy trying to play as if he understands science.  With that mistake, everything he says is useless twaddle.

"Just think if every species had a different genetic code We would have to eat other humans to survive.." : Joe G

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