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What you religious zealots love to do is take an adaptation, ignore the fact that the organism reverts back when the need for the adaptation is no longer there, then somehow without any evidence what-so-ever, produce a story of how the unobservable and mythological "billions of years" (where faith comes in) changed it to a much higher life form with no ability to repeat said story.

"No, 'evolution' is a real scientific term"

So is "Equus monoclonius". The e. coli experiment is an example of micro evolution or more commonly called adaptation or mutation, it does not prove dinosaur to bird nor "billions of years" - that is religious belief. The bacteria even after 60,000 generations, is still bacteria not an elephant.

Just like the straw man approach, show people adaptation or artificially stimulated mutation, then sell them the whole "common ancestor" religion. When you say evolution it encompasses the whole religion, billions of years and all.

Oboehner, Christian News Network 15 Comments [8/3/2015 2:58:23 AM]
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Mister Spak



8/3/2015 4:51:42 AM

Swede

No, just like the Straw man approach, spout a lot of nonsense about micro-evolution and religious belief and unobservable, then sell them the whole "evolution is a myth" religion. Shiny mirror is shiny, Boner.

8/3/2015 4:59:24 AM

FELIX LÆTVS

What the fuck. Organisms don't arbitrarily decide when to get a mutation and when to turn it off. And that adapting to the environment? That's called natural selection. Proposed by Charles Darwin.

8/3/2015 5:04:51 AM

Dan Onymous

Your moronic uneducated opinion is utterly irrelevant you know.

8/3/2015 6:02:00 AM

Say what?

Who said the e.coli experiment proved that dinosaur to bird evolution?

The evolution I would like to see is a creationist who actually looks at evidence before claiming there is none.

8/3/2015 6:31:11 AM

Kanna

That's not how it works, dummy. If bacteria succeed well as bacteria (which they obviously do), why should they become anything else? Hard to explain this to a scientific nincompoop, though....

8/3/2015 7:14:19 AM

Doubting Thomas

So explain how millions of small changes over a period of millions of years will absolutely not create a new life form. This "microevolution but not macroevolution" argument is pretty silly if they can't explain how species can have small changes but not large ones over a period of time.

8/3/2015 8:14:42 AM

Hasan Prishtina

What you religious zealots love to do is take an adaptation, ignore the fact that the organism reverts back when the need for the adaptation is no longer there

Evolution is a frequently used analogy used in sociolinguistics. Show me an example of a single borrowing or calque abandoned when the need for adaptation wasn't there, for example, by users of French reverting to Latin.

8/3/2015 12:09:40 PM

Daspletosaurus

I'd attempt to refute this, but that would grant you a legitimacy you'll never deserve.

8/3/2015 1:53:17 PM

freako104

So you still don't understand evolution

8/3/2015 3:45:43 PM

Old Viking

Too bad evolution isn't true, because it's the foundation for all modern biology.

8/3/2015 4:59:00 PM

Wyzard

Thanks Mr. Spak, from now on when I see post by Boner, I'll be seeig him/it as the Scarecrow from Oz.

I've got a pile of dust in a corner. I keep waiting for it to spontaneously generatre into a man. Boney, explain why this dust hasn't become a human. Do I need to breathe on it or something?

8/3/2015 5:33:12 PM

Goomy pls

There is more variation among bacteria than there is between humans and sponges. Saying they're "still bacteria" doesn't really say a lot.

8/3/2015 10:55:35 PM

Ebon

"There are none so blind as those who refuse to see" part infinity

8/4/2015 8:42:58 PM

Anon-e-moose

"What you religious zealots love to do is take an adaptation, ignore the fact that the organism reverts back when the need for the adaptation is no longer there"

...yes, yes, that's fine and all, but despite "Edge of Tomorrow" being an adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel "All You Need Is Kill", the 'Mimics' are the same organisms: biomechanical, with no original form to 'revert' back to; they constantly change shape.

There was a manga adaptation, sure. And as there was no exact design plans in said novel, the look of the Battlesuits/'Jackets' are subject to change, thus no baseline to revert back to.

...stop me when I've sufficiently annihilated your 'argument', just like Keiji/Cage did to the 'Mimic' Core, Oboner. >:D

8/5/2015 8:47:58 AM

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