but I had to reply.
It is interesting. So was Tom Cruise on Oprah. Damn, that dude's crazy
Charles Darwin IS MY GOD!! I mean, since when did evolutionary theory become a cult?
This quote doesn't seem to have any relevance. How does random gene mutation defy the second law of thermodynamics?
Sure thing, physics dude...
I think we have different working definitions of data and logic. Data is information collected from an experiment, often expressed in numbers or other quantifiable data. Logic is a system of argument - for a full definition, consult your local Philosophismist. It's a broad topic.
Do YOU understand what it is? Explain it to me in your own words and how genetic mutation violates it.
Of course! Making up things! THAT'S how to gain full understanding of the universe! It's all so opaque to me now...
Haha, sorry, just had a mental image of one of my profs scurrying across the lab to catch the word "hypothesis" in a beaker. I'll move on...
And yet here you are on them there INtarnets communicating with thousands of people who apparently can't solve things, even though the very people you say are morons created the electronics you use, cure diseases, and are on the verge of designer babies. Weird, ain't it?
Nope. Nothing's undeniable. The counterevidence just has to make a lick of sense.
For the sake of argument, we'll call them "smart."
Well, that's one possible model. We're still working out the kinks, as some of the information needed to track a preceise timeline of progression is a LITTLE hard to put together millions of years later.
It does. But I believe you misrepresent it below.
Technically, I think you're right. It's a theory constructed by the information found through science by "smart" people.
Is it big?
Um... you mean like why my pee-pee gets big and hard sometimes? Or do you mean how they get expressed and grow from a little spermie and egg all the way to big ol' people? 'Cause we know both. Or is it something else?
I like the idea of anthropometric DNA that has read all the books people have written about how the body works. How do I talk to it? My right shoulder sometimes makes a clicking sound.
We know a LOT bit about natural selection. But it's not the only mechanism at work in evolution. Where did the traits that affect which type of creatures survive from a given population come from?
I don't really think this is true. Ever seen X-Men? Those guys have some pretty wacky traits. If DNA ever wants to make me shoot laser beams out of my eyes, that'd be great.
Natural selection also weeds out some traits that are caused by random mutations. You know, like people born without reproductive organs. They don't get to reproduce. Thus, the trait doesn't get passed on (for an overly simplistic statement).
I likes the challenges.
Damn! This must have been posted decades ago.
Have you ever cracked a book and taken a look at what you're arguing against? DNA isn't the only contributor, for one, DNA can be damaged, changed, extended, shortened, you name it. It's a string of freakin' physical particles, it's subject to the laws of physics!
What "obvious hole" did you even bring up?
What sort of cosmic rays? Or do you mean different kinds of radiation?
Fix what up? Nobody claims that random mutation happens for a specifc purpose in a directed manner - hence, "random." Where we are now is the product of millions of years of these random mutations sorting themselves out, not working to "fix things right up."
Is it the Golden Gate? I've always wanted the Golden Gate bridge.
Explain the second law to me. I've looked at some basic explainations, but I wanna hear it from the expert.
You just made baby Jesus cry with that horrible analogy. It'd be more like... somebody shooting trillions of BB guns at trillions of planets (for size) for millions upon millions of years (for timeframe) producing one random set of outcomes, where ours is this one.
I used to think that...
Holy crap! ALL of them?! They've produced EVERY POSSIBLE OUTCOME of random mutation and subjected it to EVERY possible combination of outcomes, mixing them all together to see what would happen over millions of years?
If they created every possible alternate biological reality, I think that's money well spent.
Hey, where can I get a unicorn?
Can you explain this please?
You jam it in there, transcribe an extra bit if info once in a while, accidentally break and reform a bond.
And it's not better. Just different. Like homosexual marriage. (had to stick to the original thread topic somehow)
Nah, God and I talked last night, he said it's cool. We're just actualizing the free thought and free will he gave us to try to gain a greater understanding of the world around us for the betterment of mankind.
Oh, and he says he doesn't know where he put the science pointing to the soul. He's sorry about that, but says it's a matter of faith now and totally cool that way.