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    The Evolution Thread

    ...because we don't have one yet, and its bound to happen anyway...
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    Isn't it evolution as in mokey is to people,dinosaur is to bird?
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    its bacteria to cell to fish to amphibian to lizards/birds to mammals.

    and ape to neanderthal to human progression too...
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    So are we supposed to discuss why or why not evolution exsists? Or something like that...
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    I believe in adaptation over time. and natural selection (until smart people started caring about stupid people)

    at work sometimes when people cant operate an ice/water machine... i kinda hope they dehydrate and die... but thats mean.
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    Darwin theorized natural selection was the driveing force behind evolution, that the progressive adaptation of a species created a new species. Sounds good enough for me.
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    *ahem* On topic...

    I found this interesting. As I've heard in the past, the US is the hotbed for the evolution debate. Here's a good graph to represent that:



    And the article says the acceptance of evolution has dropped 5% in the last 20 years despite an increase in education level in the US.
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    That is weird an increase in church attendance maybe?
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    Excerpt from Wikipedia on Evolution:
    Two main processes cause variants to become more common or rarer in a population. One is natural selection, through which traits that aid survival and reproduction become more common, while traits that hinder survival and reproduction become rarer. Natural selection occurs because only a small proportion of individuals in each generation will survive and reproduce, since resources are limited and organisms produce many more offspring than their environment can support. Over many generations, heritable variation in traits is filtered by natural selection and the beneficial changes are successively retained through differential survival and reproduction. This iterative process adjusts traits so they become better suited to an organism's environment: these adjustments are called adaptations.
    Natural selection is a part of the theory of evolution. Sorry I didn't know subtopics were off topic from broad topics. I was trying to figure out how we were getting off topic. The topic was started left WIDE OPEN, hell it started off-topic. If we were given an aspect of evolution we were supposed to discuss then maybe we could discuss it, we went with natural selection, it went slightly off topic but still within the topic.

    Please, give us something to discuss, or we will end up with our random spouts on different aspects. Sorry if this upsets you.
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    Re: The Evolution Thread

    [quote author=Madness link=topic=635.msg9378#msg9378 date=1288735872]
    And the article says the acceptance of evolution has dropped 5% in the last 20 years despite an increase in education level in the US.
    [/quote]

    Did it suggest any possible explanations for it? That kind of thing is troubling.

    And, just out of curiosity (because I have to ask - It's SCIENCE! ), did it make any statements as to how the question was asked, and to what group? For example, if it were a phone survey given to people who subscribe to National Enquirer I'm not going to worry about it nearly as much as I will if it was in a written survey given to people as they graduate from state universities...
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