posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:31 AM
reply to post by Llangollen7822beast
A fact is something that has been proven, observed and recreated beyond all reasonable doubt. None of these is the case with the theory of
Evolution is a well documented fact. There are lots of religious people from many religions that do not want to acknowledge that. Christians are not
the only ones.
That is not to say, therefore, that it is wrong but that it is no more a fact than the Creation story we have been given in Genesis. I would
go so far as to say that I know the Creation story as it is written in the Bible to be true but this does not make it a fact and no Christian should
ever presume to argue that it is such in those terms.
There are actually 2 distinct creation stories in genesis and neither matches the world that we see. Thus each is wrong. That is a fact.
1. It is impossible for D. N. A. to gain information from an outside source.
Not sure how that statement is related to you pointing out that a plant is not really blue according to you.
For evolution to be true, all the necessary requirements for all fauna on the planet to portray the traits that they do would have had to have
been in every organism's D. N. A from the moment they came into being.
Not true. Do I have to contain the DNA to code for blue eyes? Do I have to contain the DNA for red hair? Do I have to contain the DNA for every trait
humans possess? The answer is no, no, and no. There are breeds of mice that breed true to a trait, because they do not contain the genetic material
for other traits. That allows for the production of test animals that present little variability making it possible to detect small changes due to
2. The fossil record.
You have the right idea that some, not all, rocks are destroyed through geological processes. Granites, the things that make up continents tend not to
be destroyed, because they are less dense. Many old rocks can be found on continents. It is the ocean crust that is much younger.
Does it not make more sense that they died far more recently, a few thousand years ago, around the time the Bible claims the great flood took
No. The antiquity of the Earth has been known about since at least the time of Stenos. He was a titular bishop that formulated many of the basic ideas
about rocks, relative ages, and that fossils were the remains of long dead creatures. The vast ages of the Earth and Sun is rather modern. Even in
1896 Wells supposed that the Sun will burn out in a few million years. His book the time machine was published just as radioactivity was discovered.
Had Welles published a few years later he probably would have not made the mistake of using a chemical based age for the Sun's demise.
3. A brain, be it the brain of a person or the brain of a nematode, is hugely complex. Every connection in the brain is linked to a
nerve-ending specifically designed to power one microscopic part of a body. For even a slight change to take place, massive cerebral metamorphosis
would be required to take place. This, if gotten even slightly wrong, would render an organism completely incapacitated.
The brain is more plastic than you consider. There are many people that have suffered enormous brain injury and still are able to function when other
portions of the brain take over for the lost portion. If you looked into the neurosciences you will learn that there is often a large variance between
individuals of a species and yet the individuals function quite well.