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Originally posted by sobek52
Well, the fact that life came out of nowhere at the precambrian explosion can be explained. Usually, evolution is slow and steady (Gradualism.) But occasionally, rapid changes in an organism's DNA occur (Punctuated Equilibrium.) It is possible that a great burst of Punctuated Equilibrium among a wide swathe of organisms, caused life to come crawling out of primordial soup.
Originally posted by melatonin
True, we wouldn't expect 100% certainty in all our scientific endeavours. But it is a tried and tested method, a successful method. And evolutionary theory is one of the most tried and tested out there.
However, we are in a way comparing the methods of testing reality by empirical scientific methodology and much of what is really theological revelation. Not even a competition.
You did help to prime an interesting 'hypothesis'* that some IDers have proposed to explain the evidence, allowing for their
goddisembodied telic entity.
I'll wait and see if someone else fronts up and loads it in the chamber.
*I say 'hypothesis', but I really mean potentially unfalsifiable metaphysics.
Originally posted by daemonicsoul
One word Coalacanths. Fossils supposedily millions of years old prove this fish hasnt changed a bit according to current biology of fish found.
Originally posted by williebear
How many of these evolution vs. creationism threads are we going to have to endure?
Originally posted by pureevil81
first of all