Saturday, October 29, 2005

Natural selection and evolution

What never ceases to amaze me is how some people can't get their heads around natural selection/evolution. With three simple, obvious facts, you can explain natural selection in its entirety.
  • Features are inherited from parents
  • Parents with certain features can be more likely to survive
  • Parents who don't live to maturity cannot have children.
The other thing is that creationism explains what MADE organisms, and says that they haven't changed. If you look at fossil records, you'll see that things have definitely changed. How can people say that bones taken out of the earth are all fakes?

6 Comments:

At 10/29/2005 6:26 PM, Blogger Kele said...

Yeah, evolution just makes sense, if you know what I mean. It's no surprise people had ideas of it before 1859, and it's also no surprise that two people (Darwin and Wallace) came upon the same conclusions. I think Huxley said something like "Now why didn't I think of that?" when he read of Darwin's ideas.

 
At 10/29/2005 7:22 PM, Blogger Pyro_Shark said...

Now most creationists will accept natural selection and "micro" evolution, but they still deny "macro" evolution. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

 
At 10/29/2005 10:02 PM, Blogger Aeger said...

wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

I know what you mean. I am constanbtly amazed at the encompetence of some I just saw the shining and it really made me all freaked out people. Geeze.

 
At 11/02/2005 3:38 AM, Blogger Francois Tremblay said...

First of all, Creationists... I mean Cretinists are unable to define what a "kind" is. They can't define what they think does not happen, and yet they hold this as conclusive proof. Holding something completely undefined as conclusive proof... where have I heard this before ? Hmmm.

Secondly, to deny speciation, which is the only defined "macro" whatever, is to deny the fossil record. There's no "but"s about it. The chance of evolution (i.e. the fact of common descent) being incorrect is astronomically small. One may quarrel about, say, whether natural selection or the range of possible mutations is more important, or whether the tempo of evolution is staccato or gradual, but those have nothing to do with Cretinism.

 
At 11/10/2005 8:29 PM, Blogger El Penguino said...

its evolution, definetly, i mean come on you can keep your god just accept a little bit of science too, make yourself well rounded in beliefs

 
At 4/13/2006 3:52 AM, Anonymous brum said...

why do you people see that creationists disregard that there have been changes and always will be?
I personally am a Creationist but this is in regard to the begining not the now and after, I beleive that God created it all but i do beleive that things evolve aswell both to suit environment and as a esult of being under equipped in certain situations.

 

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