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    Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    If so... why do you believe in it? I'm curious.... Hey, I'm learning here too! Teach me Evolutionists!

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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Yes.

    1) Inheritance of traits is easily observable in daily life.

    2) Vestigial traits are a thing.

    3) I tend to take Thal's word on biology and she has in the past pointed out that a great deal of our understanding of biology basically fails at the word go without evolution of some kind.

    4) Anyone who can provide a credible rebuttal of it is liable to become an instant celebrity. There are a lot of people with a great deal invested in evolution being wrong. Providing any kind of credible evidence based rebuttal will attract a lot of attention.
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Evolution isn't a belief. It's a well founded and well tested hypothesis.
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Evolution isn't a belief. It's a well founded and well tested hypothesis.
    This. Evolution is undeniable. I 'believe' it, because enough scientists have confirmed this hypothesis.

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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Have you any particular doubts or questions about it?

    If you just want an overview here's a couple of videos that address some basics:




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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    thanks prom
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Evolution isn't a belief. It's a well founded and well tested hypothesis.
    +1 Science is science.

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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    yes,yes,YES!
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    *shrug*

    Nothing in the study of life makes sense, except in the light of evolution.

    (I paraphrase from Theodosius Dobzhansky)

    As V said, Evolution isn't a belief. It's a well founded and well tested hypothesis.

    And as such, it is a scientific theory. We make predictions from it, we use its concepts to test other hypotheses, we use it on a daily basis.


    If someone doesn't believe in evolution, they should try living without it for a day: Oops, if you've been vaccinated, you already lose (or win because you haven't gotten smallpox--sometimes the coordinated efforts of people are faster than evolution). You may not eat the following: corn, beef, pork, chicken, tomatoes, wheat, legumes, bananas, apples, pears, peaches, or pretty much any other domesticated crop or livestock. We evolved the crap out of those guys. Get rid of your dog or cat. Also, if you have any sort of reptile that deviates from its natural coloration (or chinchillas for that matter), they need to go too. Your lawn definitely has to go, especially for anyone living in the US. And that's not even considering our opposable thumb, big brain, ability to make complex verbalizations, or walk upright... And of course, there's behavioral and cultural evolution...
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    Re: Does anyone believe in Evolution?

    I once had a friend who's father was a staunch creationist. Attempting to reason with him was baffling as it was short. He slammed an empty soda can onto the table and told me to turn it into a fish. Now I'm not sure why I would be vested with the powers of an evolution ray or whatever, but the soda can seemed fairly well adapted to doing what it was trying to do.
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