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by Gavin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1798369

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

zombiesagan wrote:'species' is really an artificial concept constructed in the human mind. Believing in evolution within a species but not believing that evolution can create new species is a weird belief.

Also a very good point. The "accept micro- but reject macroevolution" camp might well ponder this.
by Gavin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1798369

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

I don’t think I can stick to 25 words or fewer Yes, we know. Are you a philosopher? They are notorious for being poor communicators. They are also notorious for being scientifically illiterate. You are obviously not scientifically illiterate. Here's my version: I know squat for sure, but the eviden...
by Gavin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1798369

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Scottie There's not much point in any further discussion about science and evidence. What I'm curious about is why you oppose evolution. Those who do are usually religious, but you say you believe in no gods. At least in no theistic gods. Are you a deist? But most versions of deistic gods just creat...
by Gavin
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1798369

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Here's how science works. Pay attention. Observations are made. Hypotheses are presented that attempt to explain the observations. If a verifiable observation falsifies an hypothesis, the hypothesis must be rejected or revised. You oppose evolutionary theory. What observations do you have that falsi...
by Gavin
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 24049

Re: Camouflage in nature

So it does seem to me that evolution through natural selection applied to camouflage will not work in a system with multiple degrees of freedom – the benchmark creature should not alter its qualities (or at least shouldn’t do it too fast) or one will not be able to reach a state of a perfect camouf...
by Gavin
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science and Christianity
Replies: 13
Views: 9300

Re: Science and Christianity

by Gavin
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 24049

Re: Camouflage in nature

Sorry. Descent with modification, rather than modification with descent. I'm old.
by Gavin
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 24049

Re: Camouflage in nature

Okay, I'll give it one last try. The fact that the bug is now greener, insures higher chance of survival of it’s kind, but doesn’t seem to increase the speed of even higher greeneshness development (for that particular reason – each consecutive alteration of genes is statistically independent from p...
by Gavin
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 24049

Re: Camouflage in nature

How did a mimic octopus slowly develop the capacity to mimic qualities of 5 different creatures, which were most likely changing those qualities over the same period of time for the same adaptation reasons? Probably by a slow selection for better and better mimicry AT THE SAME TIME that the mimicke...
by Gavin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Paradox of Cain? There is none!!
Replies: 11
Views: 9890

Re: Paradox of Cain? There is none!!

Sshh! I think Jonl1408 went away, and please do not risk a return of gamila. My head still hurts.
by Gavin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 24049

Re: Camouflage in nature

In case of a camouflage, I questioned the possibility of the perfect outcome through slow and lengthy genetic alterations of multiple camouflage characteristics in a constantly changing system with numerous degrees of freedom . Why couldn't multiple camouflage characteristics develop if they all in...
by Gavin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1798369

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

I'm sorry if I mistook you for a denier. We get some here, and I sometimes (OK, often) lose track of who accepts this but rejects that, and why.