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by AFJ
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question on Predators/ NS
Replies: 6
Views: 7561

Re: Question on Predators/ NS

My point is that Darwin said natural selection was the mechanism for evolution-right? I don't see how that's ever going to happen. The scenario you gave is very good, and natural selection is evident. But you have to have new information in the genome, and NS is taking away from the gene pool throug...
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question on Predators/ NS
Replies: 6
Views: 7561

Re: Question on Predators/ NS

I don't mean to be an agitator. I'm just asking myself the question how are a bunch of carp eating everything in sight and multiplying without control going to be a mechanism for variation in the genome?
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Zogby Poll on Darwinism
Replies: 9
Views: 8031

Re: Zogby Poll on Darwinism

The poll only shows that it is the desire of many taxpaying Americans (at least the participants in the poll) to hear more than one side on this issue. Only teaching one scientific interpretation on origins without letting another scientific interpretation state it's case smack's of dogmatism. No on...
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question on Predators/ NS
Replies: 6
Views: 7561

Question on Predators/ NS

How much research has been done the role of feral species who may upset the food chain like the asian carp in the Mississippi, or cain toads in Australia? How much factor would this be in natural selection?
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection wrong due to cambrian explosion
Replies: 35
Views: 37557

Re: Natural selection wrong due to cambrian explosion

I agree, Mr. Astus. How can you think that because something has a "problem" that it becomes irrelevant or meaninglessness. I'm not a philosopher, but obviously philosophy would have problems and unanswerable questions i.e. what is life? Does that mean it is not a field of study?
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Zogby Poll on Darwinism
Replies: 9
Views: 8031

Zogby Poll on Darwinism

by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Religion as a pathogen
Replies: 34
Views: 15891

Re: Religion as a pathogen

Concerning the religion/science debate. 1) First of all, both realms contain people who make moral decisions and some of them are harmful or done in ignorance of the consequences. I would say that the general intentions of science and at least a majority of religions is for the benefit of the human ...
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: philosophy vs science
Replies: 17
Views: 12800

Re: philosophy vs science

telenerv, 1)Evolution must rest upon a philosophical stand of metaphysical naturalism. This is a philosophical persuasion that says all known phenomena and material have only natural explanation. This is based in humanistic thought i.e. if we did not have eyes, how could we define light. 2)Evolution...
by AFJ
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Religion as a pathogen
Replies: 34
Views: 15891

Re: Religion as a pathogen

I guess my understanding of what people call "religion" is different. It is more relationship than religion. The inferences I get from agnostics about religion is like its a bunch of rules without any heart or Spirit. Even the Bible says "the law kills, but the spirit gives life...&qu...
by AFJ
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Religion as a pathogen
Replies: 34
Views: 15891

Re: Religion as a pathogen

I suppose there might be something to a certain personality type being attracted to anything predominantly metaphysical. That could be to the occult also, or people who like to watch horror flicks alot--a certain fascination with the idea of a spirit world. On religion though, because modern day sci...
by AFJ
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Inter species breeding with fertile offspring
Replies: 34
Views: 37015

Re: Inter species breeding with fertile offspring

this demonstrates colin leslie deans point that biology is not a science as its classificatory system ie species ends in meaningless nonsense Then perhaps Dean can tell us what biology is. It is definitely a field of study that has researchers which have discovered many things, like DNA, and mapped...
by AFJ
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Religion as a pathogen
Replies: 34
Views: 15891

Re: Religion as a pathogen

You are quite correct Mr. Astus. I was oversimplifying things in the logic mode. I will be as brief as I can, if you would bear with me, I hope this will at least give some explanation whether it is believed or not, and I am not trying to be dogmatic. Background Some theologians call the Old Testame...