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Irreducible complexity and Evolution

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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: cooperton

Not biased. I just refuse to read anything from religious sites who take things out of context. )


Can you explain which of those quotes are out of context?




posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: cooperton

No, because I haven’t read them because of the site it’s on. I already told you that.

I don’t know why you’re expecting me to read anything Mr “show me a paper and I’ll read it and tell you what’s wrong with it, but not that one”.
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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: peter vlar

Don't worry about me being able to keep up with you there Peter...
I don't suffer from that condition...

I see that you suffer from delusions though...
I'm learning all about how assumptions rule your thought patterns...
And I'm loving how yourself and the rest of the evolutionists who have failed to refute irreducable complexity and intelligent design...
Have now resorted to personal insults and insulting God...
Like anything you say has any value or effect on such matters...
You can't even validate your own beliefs let alone invalidate mine...
I don't feel sorry for you though because I know you delight in your arrogance and hate...
It's rather funny to me... Your stupidity...

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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:15 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle


And I'm loving how yourself and the rest of the evolutionists who have failed to rebuke irreducable complexity and intelligent design...


Already been done multiple times in this thread and multiple times in others.

I’m not expecting you to admit it though. Can’t go against your precious religion. You might have to start thinking for yourself.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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originally posted by: whereislogic
a reply to: Noinden
I take it no one here is willing to respond to the facts discussed and cited at the top of page 47 other than with a "no citations" or something like "Quite mining isn't a citation." (as used by peter vlar as a cop-out standardized ad hominem attack and red herring away from discussing the specific facts about the fossil record and genetics as discussed and cited on page 47)




Thank you for continuing to demonstrate the depths of your wanton ignorance and inability to grasp any topic or subject outside of you propagandized cult rhetoric that AWAKE etc... tell you how to think and approach those topics.

Calling you out for quote mining isn't an ad hominem, it's pointing out that you don't provide citations and then use portions of quotes devoid of appropriate context. You don't have the foggiest notion of what you're even discussing. If you did, you would be using your own words, using appropriate citations and demonstrating proper context of your quoted text.

This entire post that I'm replying to is nothing but a gigantic quote mine. It's a violation of ATS T&C to use that much material from another author and not cite them and it's intellectually dishonest to continue to quote mine without citations to provide the full context of the quoted material. Because proper context almost always changes the meaning of the text being quoted.

All of your source material is borrowed directly from Jehovah's Witness propaganda rags like Awake! and Watchtower and none of it is from anyone who has even a middle school level understanding of Biology. Feel free to find any actual scientific literature to support your claims. And your go to source for "proving" your version of an argument? Scripture and youtube videos... it's a joke. You have yet to present a cogent argument in favor of your version of Christianity and how they interpret both scripture and science.

But, since you continue to harp on page 47... the only citation you provided having anything to do with the topic ay hand (the rest are either quotes from scripture and a psychology piece which is yet again, a YouTube video) was to a JW website purporting myths of evolution so it's the only part I can actually discuss.

You're JW hit piece gets SO much wrong that I'm blown away by how eagerly you eat it all up solely on the basis that it feeds into your confirmation biases. It almost immediately trots out the nonexistent distinction between micro and macro evolution. In evolutionary biology, those concepts don't exist. There is only evolution. The only people who use micro vs. macro as a basis for their argument are people who believe that everything is less than 10Ka.

It then goes on to claim that minor mutations lead to entire new families emerging. Again, this is false. If that had actually occurred, it would invalidate evolution. By the time your article gets to Myth #2 they start talking about evolution of Kind's which isn't anything remotely resembling anything scientific.

This abandonment of scientific principles by the JW's becomes even more readily apparent as it continues to completely misrepresent what the scientific literature states about Natural Selection by making inane claims that Natural Selection "chooses" beneficial mutations to produce a new species. That's not how evolution works and its definitely not the position of the NAS who is cited in the article. That isn't what natural selection is, nor is "survival of the fittest" a part of the MES so the author of this article doesn't have a leg to stand on due to the fact that they are blatantly lying so that people like you will just run with it because it's printed in the Watchtower.


While the word “species” is used frequently in this section, it should be noted that this term is not found in the Bible book of Genesis. There we find the term “kind,” which is much broader in meaning. Often, what scientists choose to call the evolution of a new species is simply a matter of variation within a “kind,” as the word is used in the Genesis account.


This above quoted portion part made me laugh quite loudly as they attempt to use biblical terminology to debunk science and pretending to show why anyone working in evolutionary biology or related fields doesn't know what they're talking about because they're not using biblical definitions. It's especially hilarious when using "kind" as a base point despite there not being an actual definition of "kind".

And here is another example of the intellectual dishonesty you and the other YEC proponents utilize and the reason I keep commenting on your quote mining and lack of proper accreditation.

Here we will look at how you attributed a quote from David Raup- [

ex]Instead of finding the gradual unfolding of life,” says evolutionary paleontologist David M. Raup,

“what geologists of Darwin’s time, and geologists of the present day actually find is a highly uneven or jerky record; that is, species appear in the sequence very suddenly, show little or no change during their existence in the record, then abruptly go out of the record.”


And here is the full quote in proper context-


Well, we are now about 120 years after Darwin and the knowledge of the fossil record has been greatly expanded. We now have a quarter of a million fossil species but the situation hasn't changed much. The record of evolution is still surprisingly jerky and, ironically, we have even fewer examples of evolutionary transitions than we had in Darwin's time. By this I mean that some of the classic cases of darwinian change in the fossil record, such as the evolution of the horse in North America, have had to be discarded or modified as a result of more detailed information -- what appeared to be a nice simple progression when relatively few data were available now appear to be much more complex and much less gradualistic. So Darwin's problem has not been alleviated in the last 120 years and we still have a record which does show change but one that can hardly be looked upon as the most reasonable consequence of natural selection.


He is making a case for Punctuated Equilibrium whereas you're attempting to make it look like a renowned Paleontologist supports your position.

I don't know if you're just lazy or purposely misrepresenting things or if its just that you are devoid of any sort of intellectual curiosity. Whichever it is, you think you've got a boatload of data supporting you and you don't. If you did, you wouldn't need to resort to these BS antics to make your point. You would instead use your big boy words and falsify the data. And no... quoting scripture isn't using your own words, your mind or anything resembling critical thinking skills



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

It really hasn't...

And what I think...
Really has nothing to do with my religion...
Can religions think for you?
When are you going to start thinking?



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:33 PM
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a reply to: peter vlar


I don't know if you're just lazy or purposely misrepresenting things or if its just that you are devoid of any sort of intellectual curiosity.


More words, links and YouTube videos he uses, the more points he gets.

Him, here, doing this, is the laziest version of knocking on peoples doors to get points.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: peter vlar

He's saying the fossil record although greatly expanded since Darwin does little to show gradual progression...
Who the hell would take what you say seriously when you can't even be honest about what things say...



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle


It really hasn't...


It really has, but like I said, you won’t admit it. You CANT admit it. Your religion won’t let you.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle

Why would anyone take you seriously? You blurt the same crap your religion has told you and you don’t understand science.

But yes, let’s believe a sky daddy did it. The moron who made us with some serious flaws. That sky daddy lol.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

No it hasn't...
It's ok though...
You can keep pretending it has though...
Long as it makes you feel better...



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

You have the mind of a child...
Say something retarded and laugh like it was enlightenment to you...
Pathetic...
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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle

Doesn’t your religion tell you you’ve got to be nice?

Guess you won’t be going to sky daddys place.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

I'm a sinner though...
And only human...



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle

And your god is a moron that can’t make people very well.

You forgot that bit.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

The way I see it things no longer exist in their original state...
So once more...
You don't know what you are talking about...
Let's continue...
See how many times you can be wrong as fast as possible...



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle


The way I see it things no longer exist in their original state...


You mean things evolved?

About time you saw the truth.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

No because things were better in their original state...
That's not evolution...
Wrong again...



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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a reply to: 5StarOracle

So things changing over time, isn’t evolution?

Go read a book. You might learn something. You might want to stay away from fairy tales like the bible though.



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

If I want to read a fairy tale I'll ask you for your life's story...
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