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|Quote (FloydLee @ Sep. 22 2009,10:53)|
|So if it is assumed, it is OK?|
Nope, not okay. I just want somebody to find those physics, genetics and chemistry textbooks. If those textbooks DON'T say those things deadman said, then let's be honest and admit that those other disciplines are SILENT on these issues but that evolution is not silent on its incompatibility issues.
No problem. It goes without saying that every genetics textbook assumes common descent (not compatible with a literal reading of Genesis) and an age of the earth that is also not compatible with Genesis. So it doesn't have to be explicitly stated. I suspect many chemistry textbooks don't specifically repudiate phlogiston theory, but it's still wrong.
Here are a few choice quotes and a figure for you to ponder, and then admit you are wrong.
From King and Cummings, Concepts of Genetics, 7th edition, Prentice-Hall (2003)
p. 663 - "The Isthmus of Panama, which created a land bridge connecting North and South America and simultaneously separated the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean, formed roughly 3 million years ago."
p. 664 - "Researchers estimate that Drosophila heteroneura and D. silvestris, found only on the island of Hawaii, diverged from a common ancestral species only about 300,000 years ago."
p. 671 - Figure 26-21 shows a phylogenetic tree for hominoid primates, based on DNA hybridization. It is reproduced below.
p. 672 - "Paleontological evidence indicates that the Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, lived in Europe and western Asia from some 300,000 to 30,000 years ago. For at least 30,000 years, Neanderthals coexisted with anatomically modern humans (H. sapiens) in several areas."
So even at this level of semantic quibbling, floyd, you are wrong. Not that it matters a bit what a textbook says, but nevertheless this textbook (one of many) shows your ignorance to be profound. Genesis was shown to be an incorrect version of science a couple of hundred years ago, floyd. What is the basis for your expectation that it would still need to be refuted in modern textbooks?
We'll be waiting for you to say that you were wrong. And waiting, and waiting, and waiting, I suspect.
Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
- Pattiann Rogers