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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

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Al Gore covers Johnny Cash.  It is amusing:

http://youtu.be/OD0jeBhCjz0

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multi-species-angler Said:
 gst is another modest man of wisdom who refuses to present his earth shattering evidence against evolution and claim his Nobel prize.

I don't need faith to know my shoes are tied, just like evolution, I can look and see for myself, I can touch the laces, I can untie and then retie them to be extra sure, I can the ask another person to look and tell me they are tied, then have them untie and retie my shoes.  That's how science works.

WRONG

The link below describes how science actually works quite often. Science is not some flawless discipline that magically avoids corruption.

Read that pdf (not that long). Then come back to us with a straight face and try once again to claim that "faith" or a person's "belief system" doesn't creep into every aspect of human activity - including (if not more so) in the evolutionary disciplines - where we're dealing with time spans that can't be tested or fossil records with questionable timing and huge gaps/divides that are waved away as "no big deal and we'll solve them eventually".

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17444027/survivalOfTheFakest.pdf

And please don't claim (like bobkat) that I'm some bible-thumping dolt who doesn't understand science. I'm actually a fairly influential scientist in my own right, known for thinking outside the box  - and my novel inventions and insights are helping to clean up some of the nastiest crap-holes that mankind has managed to unleash on our little blue marble.

I work with EPA and other "scientists" every day who ALL have an agenda (their business, funding sources, innate hatred of other's beliefs, etc.) and to claim that belief systems somehow manage to be strained out of the conclusions we arrive at as scientists is ABSURD.

I had one scientist who was a good friend of mine who supported my work and we had good times partying at national and international conferences. He found out I'm a conservative Christian (he's uber-lib) and now he's a critic of my technology. Not my faith but my technology!

Coincidence? Ha ha ha... I don't think so. But I understand why he's changed - because everyone, even scientists, can't help but be influenced by our belief system. Mankind is wired that way - really really hard-wired to have a belief in SOMETHING bigger than ourselves. Gov't, science, God... just anything bigger than us that we need to pay homage to and "have faith in".

Hmmmm... I wonder why that is? It's almost as if somebody made us that way. CREEPY!

 

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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

And I'm telling you faith is not required to understand evolution, if you doubt it to be true you can go see it for youself, the evidence is not hidden.

I feel like I'm telling someone their shoe is untied and they keep responding with "I have faith that it is tied" and absolutely refuse to look and see for themselves. Look! Its untied! Just look for yourself! "Nope, I have faith that my shoe is tied tight". Facepalm

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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

And I'm telling you faith is not required to understand evolution, if you doubt it to be true you can go see it for youself, the evidence is not hidden.

I feel like I'm telling someone their shoe is untied and they keep responding with "I have faith that it is tied" and absolutely refuse to look and see for themselves. Look! Its untied! Just look for yourself! "Nope, I have faith that my shoe is tied tight". Facepalm

describe this evidence for me

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 guy, don't tell me evolution is a lie and how science works, don't pick one phrase out of 20 of my paragraphs and say "look, he's wrong" present your influential scientific self and your claims to the world, and I will wear a pink dress to your awards banquet as you collect the Nobel prize.

Arguing with me here is pissing in the wind, you're a scientist, I'm a flunky, go show the other scientists of the world how it really is.  I'm nobody and I have no rewards for you innovative thinking and new evidence.

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I think God is a prankster, showing the brainiacs the goodies and watching them run around squealing.

                                                                                                                         

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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

And I'm telling you faith is not required to understand evolution, if you doubt it to be true you can go see it for youself, the evidence is not hidden.

I feel like I'm telling someone their shoe is untied and they keep responding with "I have faith that it is tied" and absolutely refuse to look and see for themselves. Look! Its untied! Just look for yourself! "Nope, I have faith that my shoe is tied tight". Facepalm

describe this evidence for me

Dude really, I see you have the internet.....try Google, or better yet, visit some labs and scientists and ask questions till your throat hurts.  Go into the field and collect data and compare it to what others have gathered, observed, and tested, then let them observe and test what you have found.

One paragraph by me on fishingbuddy shouldn't be enough to eliminate your skepticism.  You need more, and there is lots of it out there on this subject.

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A bit intollerant of my belief the way it sounds...while I accept your right to have yours.  Again, I'm not trying to convert you.  I'm just telling you what I believe.  I should add that I take no issue with you believe.  It's your right.  AS IT IS MINE, but it appears as though since I have a belief in God that my right to believe is taken away.  Hmmmm...seems as though I've hear of this before...oh yea there's a book somewhere that warns that people who believe will be critisized, pursecuted, cast as outsiders, etc.  Sounds like another prophesy come to fruition!

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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

And I'm telling you faith is not required to understand evolution, if you doubt it to be true you can go see it for youself, the evidence is not hidden.

I feel like I'm telling someone their shoe is untied and they keep responding with "I have faith that it is tied" and absolutely refuse to look and see for themselves. Look! Its untied! Just look for yourself! "Nope, I have faith that my shoe is tied tight". Facepalm

describe this evidence for me

Dude really, I see you have the internet.....try Google, or better yet, visit some labs and scientists and ask questions till your throat hurts.  Go into the field and collect data and compare it to what others have gathered, observed, and tested, then let them observe and test what you have found.

One paragraph by me on fishingbuddy shouldn't be enough to eliminate your skepticism.  You need more, and there is lots of it out there on this subject.

why would google help? i would have to have faith in the legitimacy of the information it pointed me to?  you said i could "see" the information for myself.  where do i go "see" evolution?

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A bit intollerant of my belief the way it sounds...while I accept your right to have yours.  Again, I'm not trying to convert you.  I'm just telling you what I believe.  I should add that I take no issue with you believe.  It's your right.  AS IT IS MINE, but it appears as though since I have a belief in God that my right to believe is taken away.  Hmmmm...seems as though I've hear of this before...oh yea there's a book somewhere that warns that people who believe will be critisized, pursecuted, cast as outsiders, etc.  Sounds like another prophesy come to fruition!

Your religion is of no concern or bother to me, and it has nothing to do with the current topic of "evolution, fact or fiction?". 

Tolerance or intollerance of your belief here (whatever that may be) is non existent in this discussion, I am indifferent toward whatever deity you worship, I would argue the same on this topic if you were Muslim, Hindu, catholic, or atheist

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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

And I'm telling you faith is not required to understand evolution, if you doubt it to be true you can go see it for youself, the evidence is not hidden.

I feel like I'm telling someone their shoe is untied and they keep responding with "I have faith that it is tied" and absolutely refuse to look and see for themselves. Look! Its untied! Just look for yourself! "Nope, I have faith that my shoe is tied tight". Facepalm

describe this evidence for me

Dude really, I see you have the internet.....try Google, or better yet, visit some labs and scientists and ask questions till your throat hurts.  Go into the field and collect data and compare it to what others have gathered, observed, and tested, then let them observe and test what you have found.

One paragraph by me on fishingbuddy shouldn't be enough to eliminate your skepticism.  You need more, and there is lots of it out there on this subject.

why would google help? i would have to have faith in the legitimacy of the information it pointed me to?  you said i could "see" the information for myself.  where do i go "see" evolution?

You obviously didn't read the rest of my response.  Don't be that way.  If you have an honest and true curiosity for how evolution works you would persue its evidence.

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You do you're thing, I'll do mine.  I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just telling you what I believe.

And I'm telling you faith is not required to understand evolution, if you doubt it to be true you can go see it for youself, the evidence is not hidden.

I feel like I'm telling someone their shoe is untied and they keep responding with "I have faith that it is tied" and absolutely refuse to look and see for themselves. Look! Its untied! Just look for yourself! "Nope, I have faith that my shoe is tied tight". Facepalm

describe this evidence for me

Dude really, I see you have the internet.....try Google, or better yet, visit some labs and scientists and ask questions till your throat hurts.  Go into the field and collect data and compare it to what others have gathered, observed, and tested, then let them observe and test what you have found.

One paragraph by me on fishingbuddy shouldn't be enough to eliminate your skepticism.  You need more, and there is lots of it out there on this subject.

why would google help? i would have to have faith in the legitimacy of the information it pointed me to?  you said i could "see" the information for myself.  where do i go "see" evolution?

You obviously didn't read the rest of my response.  Don't be that way.  If you have an honest and true curiosity for how evolution works you would persue its evidence.

where would i pursue it?

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 search evolutionary research and travel to your nearest lab full of scientists, start asking questions.

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 search evolutionary research and travel to your nearest lab full of scientists, start asking questions.

how do i know these scientists would be credible?  and what is the nature of their evidence?

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Trouble is Multi,
 
The evidence supporting the Old Testament and the King James is hidden with great resolve.  "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel is a good place to start.  It's intriguing to say the least; but the Lord is not a reptile.   

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 notice how no one is claiming evolution is false anymore....

Well deference....because they will let you look at and observe any evidence they have.

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multi-species-angler Said:
 guy, don't tell me evolution is a lie and how science works, don't pick one phrase out of 20 of my paragraphs and say "look, he's wrong" present your influential scientific self and your claims to the world, and I will wear a pink dress to your awards banquet as you collect the Nobel prize.

Arguing with me here is pissing in the wind, you're a scientist, I'm a flunky, go show the other scientists of the world how it really is.  I'm nobody and I have no rewards for you innovative thinking and new evidence.

you sure talk tough science, but when challenged to respond to specific issues I have with major elements of your foundational principle (that science is open, honest, peer-reviewed, irrefutable, etc.) you throw a hissy fit and claim you're just a flunky and I should go talk to other scientists about it

I didn't think you'd be open-minded enough to give me the consideration you ask others to give you. You often display the same attitudes you despise in others. Gosh, you're like almost every other human on the planet in that regard.

"Hey, don't pick that one phrase out of 20 and tell me I'm wrong - even if I am." That's a lot like being told your shoes untied and refusing to admit it.

I'm not arguing for/against evolution. I've wrestled with it vs. my faith plenty and I remain confused because it an a$$load more complicated than I can grasp... so I cling to my guns and faith like a backwoods hick.

What I'm arguing with is your infantile belief in science's ability to police itself. YOU'RE WRONG.

And every time you spout that "science is nothing but fact" crap on FBO I will be there to remind you that you that you are wrong about science's incorruptibility because it is simply not the truth and not a fact. Truth and fact - the very thing you passionately cry for every time one of these topics comes up. You're simply wrong MSA - why so hard to admit it?

And that highlighted phrase. Great debate technique - way to keep it real.

 

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The evidence supporting the Old Testament and the King James is hidden with great resolve.  "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel is a good place to start.  It's intriguing to say the least; but the Lord is not a reptile.   

Comparing the amount of evidence for evolution with the amount of evidence for ancient aliens?  I really don't know why I respond.....

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yay!  its still going.  let's see if i can add without being a condescending prick... but, i wouldn't hold my breath.  lol.  

anyway... this is completely wrong plainsman  except for the very small % of dna that contains mutations, you are 50% mom and 50% pop.  since your parents are each 50% of each of their parents, you are also 25% each grandparent .  you are also 12.5% of each great grandparent because each grandparent is 50% of their parents... etc... minus mutations that occur in every generation and have a chance of occurring with every cell division... including the germ cells that give rise to the gametes that are mom's egg and dad's sperm

the % of cellular dna that contains mutations is actually way less than 1%.

the end effect of the mutations depends on where they occur in the DNA sequence and whether or not the mutation occurs in a germ cell or your run of the mill somatic cell.  


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Multispecies don't apply for a genetics job. I forget the exact breakdown, but if I remember it's 25% of each of your parents, 12.5% each set of grandparents and on down. So 50% parents, 25% all grandparents, 12.5 % all great-grandparents etc.

No evolution is not fact. If it were fact it would no longer be theory. That is so wrong I don't know where to begin. Fact???? Maybe you better let the scientific community know that.

finally, i think some of you that believe in Christ and not in evolution are taking this conversation wrong again.  nobody is telling you not to have faith or dogging that faith.  what is being said is that faith in one of the best tested scientific theories of all time is not equivalent to faith in your God... whether its the christian god, muslim god, budhist god, native american creator, etc... 

your faith in those things relies on very little if any actual evidence that can be put to any type of test.  and your Christ actually acknowledges this and asks you to believe without any evidence.  yes we know Christ walked the earth.  but, short of that, the only other evidence we have for him being the son of god, rising from the dead, healing the sick, etc... comes from tales passed down from generation to generation in the form of a book that was written by man... the first half of which was written and was part of a completely different religion who does not share the same belief about Christ being the son of god.  this is hardly comparable to the types of evidence we have for some of the most scientifically tested theories we have today... including evolution.  

i really don't think i should have to explain the difference.  but, i fully suspect a response from plainsman or gst asking me... "how do you know GW was the first prez if you never saw him?  how do you know australia exists if you have never been there?"  and somehow try and argue that those things are the equivalent of having faith that God exists.  if you can't see the flaws in these types of arguments, we are all just wasting our time.  

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 back on topic:

Evolution happens, it is a fact, its observable, and it is supported by overwhelming evidence.

For those that claim it is not a fact and does not happen, present your contradicting evidence.

Faith:

I said it is not required, I didn't say it does not exist in science.  For example, Neil Degrasse Tyson tells me Pluto is X miles from earth, I have faith he is right because to my knowledge his claims have been right so far and they are all meticulously peer reviewed and supported by lots of evidence that corresponds to his claims. BUT! If I do not have faith in his claim, I can build my own instruments, telescopes, and probe and go check for myself.

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 regarding the corruptability of science and scientists... of course they can be corrupt, lie, cheat, etc... for the sake of $, pride, fame, etc... they are human afterall.  however, more often than not, the corruption, lies, cheating, falsifying of information, etc... is eventually discovered by some type of peer review done by some other scientist.  unless a person successfully argues and convinces me that the worldwide scientific process is ripe with a conspiracy preventing the truth from eventually being exposed, i have trouble understanding how the lies or falsifications aren't and won't be eventually discovered and brought to the forefront by other skeptical and/or reputable scientists like guywhofishes.  

it happens all of the time in fact... some scientist comes out with some fandangled new discovery that gets touted for a short period of time.... and a year or two later another group of skeptical scientists comes forward to show it was all a load of bullshit.  that is the beauty of the scientific process... although fallible at times, it relies on evidence and peer review... with faith in religion... tis simply not the case.  that's why the world has so many different religious faiths still in existence today.

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The evidence as some put it is a house of cards.  It's hypothesis built upon hypothesis.  There is no real proof, and it is not fact.  The person who said science is not infallible is correct.  I have watched it fail time after time.  The people who worship it are usually the ones removed from it.  I doubt there are many real scientists on here, but they think they are. 
My question about George Washington being our first president was not a comparison.  People can't even understand that.  My question was to see if you believed history.  I explained that, but people want to ignore the explanation.  We are sure Australia is there because we believe what people have said.  We know people who have been there.  Likewise secular historians witness to many Biblical facts.  However, I don't dispute evolution from a religious standpoint I dispute it from a scientific standpoint.  Yes you heard right, from a scientific standpoint.  I give it no more credibility than the tooth fairy. 

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 plainsman, wrong.

I never claimed science is fact, science is a method.  I stated evolution is a fact, and asked anyone who disagrees to present your case with evidence.  

Present your case plainsman, your Nobel prize awaits.

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espringers Said:
 regarding the corruptability of science and scientists... of course they can be corrupt, lie, cheat, etc... for the sake of $, pride, fame, etc... they are human afterall.  however, more often than not, the corruption, lies, cheating, falsifying of information, etc... is eventually discovered by some type of peer review done by some other scientist.  unless a person successfully argues and convinces me that the worldwide scientific process is ripe with a conspiracy preventing the truth from eventually being exposed, i have trouble understanding how the lies or falsifications aren't and won't be eventually discovered and brought to the forefront by other skeptical and/or reputable scientists like guywhofishes.  

it happens all of the time in fact... some scientist comes out with some fandangled new discovery that gets touted for a short period of time.... and a year or two later another group of skeptical scientists comes forward to show it was all a load of bullshit.  that is the beauty of the scientific process... although fallible at times, it relies on evidence and peer review... with faith in religion... tis simply not the case.  that's why the world has so many different religious faiths still in existence today.

that's the point of that pdf I posted. Year after year the same fabrications - even after they are discovered and shown to be just that - are published in text books to be fed to young minds.

WHY??? Because the authors and publishers believe in the thoery so much that they are willing to spread lies through the scientific education system. There is something deeply disturbing about that kind of behavior and it casts a cloud on science as being so "above the fray".

And I get a belly full of those who treat science as though it's self-correcting as soon as deception is discovered. It often doesn't correct itself - for belief reasons!

Like it or not many evolutionists are also atheists and many carry a palpable disdain for the faithful. It's a natural urge so I understand why it happens. I have disdain for things I can't explain or rationalize.

I just can't handle those who hold up science as a lilly white discipline that can be flawed but quickly corrects itself. It's often far from it.

 

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 plainsman, wrong.

I never claimed science is fact, science is a method.  I stated evolution is a fact, and asked anyone who disagrees to present your case with evidence.  

Present your case plainsman, your Nobel prize awaits.

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 plainsman, wrong.

I never claimed science is fact, science is a method.  I stated evolution is a fact, and asked anyone who disagrees to present your case with evidence.  

Present your case plainsman, your Nobel prize awaits.

based on what evidence?

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Multi, Esp

What is your review of the PDF presented by Guywhofishes?

                                                                                                                         

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Riddle me this one:

Its raining.

I put my face out the window and it gets wet.  but how do I know what wet is?  Somebody told me.  Everything in your head has been "told" to you by someone,  whether it is a biology book, a bible, your granpa story on killing mice......

                                                                                                                         

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nope.... the difference between the bible and the biology book is that i can go test the truthfulness of what is in the biology book if i choose to do so.  anyone can and thousands have.  with the bible... not so much.  

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nope.... the difference between the bible and the biology book is that i can go test the truthfulness of what is in the biology book if i choose to do so.  anyone can and thousands have.  with the bible... not so much.  

true but how do you test evolution?

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I know that I evolve after a night of drinking budwieser the first couple pretty mild but after about twelve I am ready to burn this bitch down

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Evolution becomes nothing but  a straw man presentation in a way.

Evolution is fact, prove that it isn't!  One might say......

In what dimension of evolution are we talking about??   A bird over much time developing a foot that grasps a specific branch better?   A bird over much time that develops a thicker and stronger beak to bust clams up with?  An ungulate that develops a hoof that better distributes its own weight, over much time? 

Yes, that is evolution.

A man that has evolved from a monkey?  That is theory, that is not fact.  It is not even a widely accepted theory within scientific circles. 

You can shake hands with science?  That can be true, and man has shaken hands countless times with science that has then been proven to be untrue.  Man has shaken hands with fantasy in those cases.
Science is mans understanding of God.  Often times wrongly.  We can measure science.  Man then can pat himself on the back.  Faith can not be measured.  Man can not pat himself on the back.  Faith was never intended to be tangible, we do not have a God that towers over us and demands to be worshipped.  Faith is a gift, and yes you most assuredly can shake hands with it.  Not at all of course, if one is not willing to accept it.

 

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 this thread sux

 "I'll show you where the bear sh**s in the woods!" ~ Dad
(I still have no clue what it means.)

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(I still don't believe him.)

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 this thread sux

no this thread is entertaining. it gives multi a chance to claim scientific evidence supports his claims without offering any of this scientific evidence. you cant find a certain level of amusement in this?

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nope.... the difference between the bible and the biology book is that i can go test the truthfulness of what is in the biology book if i choose to do so.  anyone can and thousands have.  with the bible... not so much.  

true but how do you test evolution?

Hey severence your shoe is untied.

"no, I have faith that it is tied"

no really, look, it's untied

"how do you know its untied"?

just look man, its untied

"you can't prove its untied, how do I know you're not just trying to trick into looking at my shoes?"

And this is arguing evolution on fishingbuddy.

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 this thread sux

LOL

 

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One of the great mathematicians and physicists the world has known was able to conceive a way to "measure"  faith in terms of probability and decision theory.  It is today known as Pascal's Wager.   It is rather long but worthwhile.  He, being not only a great man of science but a devout Christian, surmised faith in secular tones so the blind might understand.  

A simpler tone was set by what is known as Rubick's gamble.

It simply states that if you bet there is not a God, and you are right, you've won NOTHING.

But if you bet there is a God, and you are right, you win EVERYTHING.

This is put in secular risk/reward terms and it is not why we seek God or have faith. 

 

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nope.... the difference between the bible and the biology book is that i can go test the truthfulness of what is in the biology book if i choose to do so.  anyone can and thousands have.  with the bible... not so much.  

true but how do you test evolution?

Hey severence your shoe is untied.

"no, I have faith that it is tied"

no really, look, it's untied

"how do you know its untied"?

just look man, its untied

"you can't prove its untied, how do I know you're not just trying to trick into looking at my shoes?"

And this is arguing evolution on fishingbuddy.

thats not the same. you simply have no evidence to support your claim so you are trying to equate an outrageous and irrelevant "example" as proof

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 this thread sux

no this thread is entertaining. it gives multi a chance to claim scientific evidence supports his claims without offering any of this scientific evidence. you cant find a certain level of amusement in this?

It is impossible for me to pass the physical evidence you demand between my internet connection and yours.

be more specific with your request and I can point you in the directions of more physical evidence than you can view and study in a lifetime.

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Religion only got into this global warming debate because someone could not pass up snide remarks.

So multi the Nobel prise is not for disproving something that can not be proven, but proving something that can not be proven.  The ball is in your court and you can not prove it because evolution is not fact.  Lets get the shoe on the right foot.  I have to prove nothing, you do.  If you can prove evolution your the first scientist in the world to do so.  Saying evolution is fact does not make it so.  No competent scientist would dare go so far as to say it's fact.  Perhaps at a coffee table, but you can be darn sure he would not put it in print unless incompetent. 

When people say it's fact I know they are not scientists.  If you have any respect for statistics you will take Pascal's Wager very seriously.  The chances of evolution being true are about the same chances that a new Porsche is going to suddenly appear in your living room with they keys in and engine running. 

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Religion only got into this global warming debate because someone could not pass up snide remarks.

So multi the Nobel prise is not for disproving something that can not be proven, but proving something that can not be proven.  The ball is in your court and you can not prove it because evolution is not fact.  Lets get the shoe on the right foot.  I have to prove nothing, you do.  If you can prove evolution your the first scientist in the world to do so.  Saying evolution is fact does not make it so.  No competent scientist would dare go so far as to say it's fact.  Perhaps at a coffee table, but you can be darn sure he would not put it in print unless incompetent. 

When people say it's fact I know they are not scientists.  If you have any respect for statistics you will take Pascal's Wager very seriously.  The chances of evolution being true are about the same chances that a new Porsche is going to suddenly appear in your living room with they keys in and engine running. 

wrong again

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and I havn't brought up anything to do with religion

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 this thread sux

no this thread is entertaining. it gives multi a chance to claim scientific evidence supports his claims without offering any of this scientific evidence. you cant find a certain level of amusement in this?

It is impossible for me to pass the physical evidence you demand between my internet connection and yours.

be more specific with your request and I can point you in the directions of more physical evidence than you can view and study in a lifetime.

give me the abridged version of evidence. or perhaps a couple of examples

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a tiny shred of the available evidence

Now, this compilation of faces, Latin names, and periods of existence is proof of nothing.  you can have faith and trust that those who pieced together all the evidence to compile such a poster are right and true in their research. OR!...if you're skeptical and do not have faith that these people are right, you can travel the world  to all the various museums, universities, and research facilities and view the fossils and bones that these facial reconstructions were made from, you can bring your own radiometric dating equipment to double check the age of each to see that it corresponds with the patterns of evolutionary existence, you can even go and dig and look for your own bones just in case you have that much doubt, you can go to not just one but many labs working on DNA sequencing and study samples that show our relation to these species with the same methods used to show you're relations to closer family members.

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Why would only some evolve?  If it's an inherit ability to evolve, why are there still apes and chimpanzees on the world today?  Did they stop evolving?  Or does evolution pick and choose which species or group within a species gets to evolve?  And if so, that would mean that not everything has the inate ability to evolve, right?

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we share DNA traits with rats too but i dont see anyone claiming we evolved from rats. percentages dont mean anything.  

more importantly there isnt enough sample data available from 1000s of years ago to be of much value in terms of a conclusive answer. an educated guess.......absolutely. but not FACT.

you are genetically similar to a banana but i doubt that you believe your ancestors where grown on a tree


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Why would only some evolve?  If it's an inherit ability to evolve, why are there still apes and chimpanzees on the world today?  Did they stop evolving?  Or does evolution pick and choose which species or group within a species gets to evolve?  And if so, that would mean that not everything has the inate ability to evolve, right?

very good questions and all of which have good answers.

To start, not all mutations (evolution) are visible, some completely different species look identical.

we did not evolve from chimpanzees, they evolved differently in a different group that branched off from a common ape like ancestor we share.

evolution does not pick and choose as much as nature does, sometime man picks and chooses which traits are passed on to change a specie.  take dogs for example, humans selected the desired traits from breeding wolves and now we have poodles.

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we share DNA traits with rats too but i dont see anyone claiming we evolved from rats. percentages dont mean anything.  

more importantly there isnt enough sample data available from 1000s of years ago to be of much value in terms of a conclusive answer. an educated guess.......absolutely. but not FACT.

you are genetically similar to a banana but i doubt that you believe your ancestors where grown on a tree


 analysis of that DNA shows the difference in distance of relation between your cousin and a rat.

I claim that the process of evolution is a fact because it is observable.  we do not have 100% of the puzzle pieces to claim our exact 100% ancestry, but we do have a lot of it.

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