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nodding_folk
Feb. 12th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
Beacuse his theory was right.
animedude
Feb. 12th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
No "theory" can be right, by definition. It's just the best answer we have now.
nodding_folk
Feb. 12th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yawn...
sweetconcord
Feb. 13th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
No, but it isn't just some idea that someone threw out there to kick around the office, either. It's been subjected to years and years of scientific investigation, not to mention opposition from other areas, and it fits in very nicely with a lot of other things that have been proven.

Evolution is a Theory in the same way that Gravity is a Theory; There could be a great big invisible hand pulling you toward the ground but, really, what are the odds?
animedude
Feb. 13th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Gravity can be mesured. We know it pulls things toward the center of the earth at such and such rate. We know it creates such and such force on objects. Evolution cannot be mesured, but it does currently fit in with what we think happened.
sweetconcord
Feb. 13th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Our ability to measure the rate at which things fall isn't a measure of gravity, it's a measure of gravity's effects. For all you know, our measurments of falling things could be the measurments of my aformentioned enormous invisible hand.
The nature of gravity, why it does what it does, is where the theory is. That understanding of what gravity is and how it works is something that cannot be determined at this time, but the theory that we currently have works incredibly well on a variety of levels.

There is no proof that gravity is caused by the curvature of space-time by the presence of massive objects, but it really really fits.
animedude
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
Ok i'll give you that. But the same is tru for evolution. It fits really really weel into the data we have now. We may coem to find out were were wrong and that humans came from galactic space-slug poop. Who knows?
sweetconcord
Feb. 13th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
That's what I mean. Evolution is just as viable as gravity. We may find that our origins are far stranger than we thought, but it's generally the most logical course of action to assume that the simplest answer is the correct one.
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animedude
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC)
Evolutions takes thousands upon thousands of generations to show any mesurable diffrence in a species. How are we mesuring something that takes millions of years?
tlhinganhom
Feb. 13th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Here you go:

Isn't it true that evolution as a theory cannot be observed or tested?  No, this is not true. The very rapid evolution of viruses and bacteria can be easily observed. Example: Antibiotic resistant strains of many types of bacteria have evolved from strains that were very susceptible to these same antibiotics. For additional info, visit Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics. Also, several speciation events (instances of one species evolving into another) involving multicellular organisms have been observed and documented!  To learn about these, click here: Observed Instances of Speciation. In addition, molecular test results and findings, in both plants and animals, support evolution.

Source: http://www.evolutionhappens.net
animedude
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
a bacteria is very diffrent a human being.
tlhinganhom
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Very strong argument. I'm completely convinced and agree with you 100%. Thank you for your time.
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petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
Goddamn.
petshopboy1983
Feb. 15th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Have you ever heard of a BONE?

You douchebag.

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