ok chromepot.. convince me evolution

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  1. reggie jax

    reggie jax Well-Known Member

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    alright. well that's basically a simplified version of the tree of life. this is exactly what a family tree looks like.

    it's not just having some similarities among organisms that suggests they're related, it's the actual distribution of similarities... i.e. what makes mammals more similar to each other than to reptile or a bird?
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  2. TheBigPayback

    TheBigPayback God Particle

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    Ok thats fine. yes then i agree.

    I assumed you meant that because of that, it implies we
    Evolved from these other animals or something along those lines
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  3. reggie jax

    reggie jax Well-Known Member

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    a family tree implies common ancestry, which implies evolution. i was just demonstrating that life breaks down into a family tree without getting into the implications.

    that's not to say that evolution is the only way you can get a family-tree like structure. obviously god can do whatever he wants, so he could create each creature in this hierarchical manner if he wanted to. intelligent design is non-falsifiable in this way: there's literally no pattern we could observe which we could say a purposeful designer couldn't create. so this pattern isn't evidence of a designer any more than any other hypothetical pattern would have been.

    however, for common descent to be true there has to be this type of nested hierarchy. otherwise the theory is falsified. so evolution with common descent is falsifiable in this way, and the fact that this tree pattern exists is evidence in favor of the theory.

    when you add in the fact that a comparison of DNA yields largely the same pattern, the implication becomes clear as day. as we know, DNA is passed on from parent to offspring, and here we have a family tree which virtually all life fits neatly into. you connect the dots.
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  4. TheBigPayback

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    if that quote is any indication of your understanding of macroevolution
    id prefer discussing evolution with a slug.
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  5. AliceHouse

    AliceHouse The House Always Wins

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    You talk a lot of shit.

    Show me your understanding of evolution. Because that is what it all boils down to, your ignorance.
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  6. TheBigPayback

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    u started the shit talking, not me.

    u jumped into this convo actng all reckless-

    as if u have some undiscovered info no one else in the entire world has

    But all you are trying to do is play word games like micro evolution and macro evolution

    are inter-changable. they are not.
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  7. antilluminati

    antilluminati Well-Known Member

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    Evolution: proof.
    God: absolutely nothing.

    Im not disputing anything, but this is how it is.
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  8. AliceHouse

    AliceHouse The House Always Wins

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    Show me your understanding of how evolution works.
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