posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 06:03 PM
a reply to: UNIT76
...are you suggesting a 40 gallon tub of water can be poured variously into 1000 cups and likened to species variation?
... (you're altering the analogy slightly, but let’s go with it).
If we take the 40 gallon tub as analogical to a current single species, then the 1000 cups you mentioned is analogical to small genetic changes in up
to 1000 past ancestors, along a single line, that cumulatively created the 40 gallon tub... or a new species.
If you compare the 40 gallon tub and the very first cup of water, they are significantly different, enough so to have different classifications (cup
and tub). Just as we classify species differently.
Pouring them back out of the 40 gallon tub is analogical to researching genealogy, writing out a family tree or (if you want something more
physical)... the fossil record. The reverse process in this analogy becomes looking back in time at the order in which the cups were poured in, or
possibly selectively pulling out one specific cup of water... gene therapy, or genetic modification...
... but now we're just getting silly.
Hopefully I haven't muddied the waters more for you with my silly analogies, I have noticed that the more set in faith and belief a person is, the
less able they are to deal with creative analogy, which can be challenging.
edit on 20-6-2014 by puzzlesphere because: (no reason