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|Quote (Otangelo @ Nov. 15 2015,20:58)|
|Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ Nov. 15 2015,20:23)|
|Ah, here it comes. The demand for INFINITE DETAIL while providing exactly ZERO of his own.|
Well, isnt that a prediction of the ToE, that these transitional fossils should be encountered ?
No. What ToE predicts is that "these transitional fossils" actually did exist at some time in the past. ToE is silent on the question of whether or not "these transitional fossils" should still exist in the present day; it neither mandates their present-day existence, nor forbids their present-day existence.
If you're genuinely interested in the question of what factors influence the survival of a once-living specimen over time, you should look into the scientific field of study called "taphonomy". If you are, instead, only interested in citing lack-of-surviving-fossils as a killer 'gotcha' argument against evolution… well, feel free to keep on treading the mendacious road you're already on.
|Does the ToE also predict that we should find non-permineralized fossils, and collagen, and proteins preserved in fossils ?|
No. Once again, you're attempting to fault evolution for its failure to provide answers to questions which are addressed by the scientific field called taphonomy.
|We also know from broad and repeated experience that intelligent agents can and do produce information-rich systems…|
We "know from broad and repeated experience" that human agents "can and do produce information-rich systems", yes. To the best of my knowledge, we have no experience whatsoever of "information-rich systems" being produced by "intelligent agents" other than humans. Perhaps you'd care to cite some evidence of "information-rich systems" being produced by "intelligent agents" other than humans?