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Experts Aren't Deities

airstart Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:53 AM
Darwin was a theologically trained, (amateur) naturalist, and medical school drop-out. His so called research was unscientific, and flawed. Macro evolution has yet to be demonstrated empirically, or in the fossil record, but ask your kid what they teach in Biology.Ask any so called expert if they can produce life from non-living elements then ask your kid what they teach in the Natural Sciences.
Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:56 AM
Despite the claims of fringe creationists, evolution of life forms beyond the species level ("macroevolution", i.e. speciation in a specific case) has been observed multiple times under both controlled laboratory conditions and in nature. See J.Boxhorn, "Observed Instances of Speciation," (1995). A well-known example is the appearance of feathers during the evolution of birds from theropod dinosaurs. Macro evolutionary changes generally occur on geological time scales, in contrast to microevolution, which occurs on the timescale of human lifetimes.

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:25 AM
Wow. that's a lie. Those so-called examples of speciation have to stretch the definition of "species" to sound plausible. Good article: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-speciation.html

It is known that for every type of fig, there is a different type of fig wasp. Are all these fig wasps considered different species? And proof of macro-evolution? Even if they started taking an interest in apples, I would doubt it. It is when the fruit-wasp becomes something other than a fruit wasp that I would consider your claims.
DCM in FL Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:59 AM
"A well-known example is the appearance of feathers during the evolution of birds from theropod dinosaurs."

Wow, you're going to use "feathered dinosaurs" as an example of real science?
Get out your dictionary and look up "fact" and "speculation." You badly need to learn to distinguish the two.
Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:44 AM
Fossils of transitional life forms must have been put there by Satan hundreds of millions of years ago to fool those not as clever as you. Thanks for sharing your "real science" and keen grasp of the "facts."
Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:02 AM
You like sarcasm: Here's some: no doubt it's far more plausible that an infinite supernatural being created a different fig wasp out of nothing for every variety of fig. Funny how that darn fossil record goes from simple life forms to more complex over time. The world holds it collective breath for you to present evidence of "The Flintstones" 800 million years ago.
deestafford Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:39 AM
There are no "transitional" fossils. There are a series of fossils that some "speculate" that such-and- such happened. It's almost like digging up the remains of a car and then digging up the remains of a rocket ship and speculating that a rocket ship evolved from a car.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:41 AM
Life (amino acids) is now believed to have come to the planet in the form of comets, much like most of the water on this planet.
Dan107 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:57 AM
Volcanic activity is another source of amino acids and water.

Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed."

Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907)...