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originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: borntowatch
Hey look who's joined in.
The Theory of Evolution does not have "so many holes in it, that it can only be taken on as faith", those would be weasel words on your part my Australian neighbor. We've done this dance a number of times, and I am afraid you willfully choose to ignore evidence as it contradicts your ideology. That is a very intellectually dishonest position to take.
You are correct on one thing however. A theory with more holes than a good Swiss Cheese. That would be the OP's ideas.
originally posted by: puzzlesphere
a reply to: borntowatch
Suggest a viable alternative then, which explains hundreds of years of observation, across multiple disciplines... or bring some proof that "god did it".
Until then evolution is the best answer we've got, whether you like it or not.
Willfully not understanding it is just ignorance.
No faith, just the best explanation to date... you're welcome to suggest an alternative (with evidence).
originally posted by: borntowatch
You are the one peddling your beliefs, they are beliefs if they lack evidence.
get back to me with an answer, not assumption
In both genders their two different systems are very complex, was it mutations in theory that caused it?
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
It gets back to DNA/RNA these just don't rewrite themselves into ovaries and testicles simultaneously in perfect biological symmetry. To what end if they can't be used immediately, it is an inefficient use of tissue within the organism that is going unused. It actually is going against the theory of evolution, in that the changes don't benefit the organism sooner, but rather much later.
Sexual reproduction that involves two partners is far less efficient than self-fertilization -- at least, from the perspective of evolution. So why did creatures like humans ever start having sex with each other? According to a new study, we did it to fight parasites. We spoke with the researchers to discover what this says about sex.
Biologists at the University of Indiana found some of the most convincing evidence yet that the evolutionary driver of sexual reproduction is a need to avoid death by parasites. The basic logic is that, if an organism reproduces asexually, then the genetic variation of its species as a whole will slowly grind to a halt, and it becomes increasingly likely that a parasite that can kill one member of the species can wreak havoc on the entire population. (For proof of that, just look at bananas.)
Sexual reproduction, then, serves as a way to keep introducing genetic variety, a process that has to constantly be repeated in order to continue staving off attacks the latest and deadliest parasites. This is known as the "Red Queen Hypothesis", taking its name from a line in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass in which, "It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place."
I agree evolution is the best scientific answer, though anyone with half a brain can see its so stupid its luddite stuff.
Taking into account only those working in the relevant fields of earth and life sciences, there are about 480,000 scientists, but only about 700 believe in "creation-science" or consider it a valid theory (Robinson 1995). This means that less than 0.15 percent of relevant scientists believe in creationism.
No I dont have to suggest anything, I am not trying to sell you anything.
originally posted by: CoherentlyConfused
I have a question of those who don't "believe" in evolution. If human beings (and many, if not all, other life forms) did not evolve, then why do our bodies depend on other life forms to survive? Meaning, if we did not have certain bacteria in our digestive systems, we would die.
How did it come to be that some species are so dependent upon co-existing with others?
If a creator just plopped us here in our current form, why the need for this?
Evolution is the only thing that makes sense to me, that some life evolved together with others and their co-dependence made it essential to survival.
Anyone have a better answer?
... it seems to me, is that it contradicts the theory’s idea of evolutionary improvement.
Where does that leave us? Are we to just discard the best line of enquiry we have, and do nothing?
Or fill the gap with "god did it"?
Just what are you suggesting the scientific community do?