The Theory of Evolution

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    Among those who negate the validity of Darwin and the science communities' theories on the evolution of man and our fellow critters, where is the point of contention? Is it heredity that seems unrealistic? Is it the natural selection (survival of the fittest) mechanism that seems like hogwash? Maybe the time over which it is claimed to take effect? I'm new to this board, but like the responsiveness of this community, and would appreciate some help understanding where the theory has gone wrong.
     
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    Maybe that it's still a theory taught as absolute fact.

    Not too much unlike the theory of man casued globalclimatecoolerwarmering.
     
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    maybe imbeciles don't understand the difference between scientific theory...which is tested in accordance with the scientific method...

    and theory meaning thought up in someone's brain.... with no basis....
     
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    Take a look at Darwin at age 51:

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    See anything wrong with him???? He's BALD!

    I'm not going to trust a bald man and neither should you!
     
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    Evolution is a pseudo scientific theory that masquerades as fact.
     
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    It's taught for what it is, the best scientific explanation for the origin of species.

    Other than that, the "theory" talking point is a silly bit of semantics that has been addressed over and over and over.
     
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    I support evolutionary theory, although I'll argue the finer points to make conversation.

    My neighbor believes the Bible almost literally. A 4 billion year old earth gives him problems that my more liberal interpretation doesn't have.

    Another woman I know thinks humans are significantly more advanced from our nearest ape like relatives. Not wanting to be packaged in with monkeys she believes God must have made us.

    Then there are the intelligent design folks who look at large lifeforms as being too complex to have evolved naturally. My contention with this is 4 billion years is a long time! For what its worth I can usually make peace with these folks by saying "well maybe God set the universe in motion and has tweaked things along a couple times."

    Thanks for the new topic.
     
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    Just because it's the best theory you can dream up doesn't make it scientificanlly proven fact. I say this with the qualification of within the context of sentient-man-from-a-blob-of-protoplasm aspect of evolution.

    Like the kids on South Park famously asked: "What if evolution is 'how', rather than 'why'?"
     
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    The theory wasn't just "dreamed up". It was proposed by Darwin in 1859. Now, 150 years later, it remains on of the most supported concepts in science.

    Evolution has also never been concerned with the "why". It has always been about the how. Theologists and moralists concern themselves with the "why".

    Which explains the goofy attempts by the creationists to interject God into the theory via intelligent design.
     
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    'Cept I'm not a creationist, either...In fact, I'm agnostic.

    I take my skepticism seriously.
     

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