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Evolution inevitably results in a loss of information over time, and genetic defects are a loss/corruption of DNA information.
Given the rarity of beneficial mutations, combined with the commonness of mutations in general, the overall effect over time is not only a loss of information, but a degradation of the system as well.
The various breeds of domestic dogs compared to the wolf is a great example of this. Each breed of dog represents a slice of the pie, the pie being the wolf. Some of them represent a larger slice of the pie than others, for example, an Alaskan Malamute vs. a Chihuahua.
If you were to allow all known breeds of domestic dogs to breed together for a long enough time, eventually you would get a mutt that is pretty close to the original wolf—putting the "pie" back together so to speak; but perhaps missing a few crumbs.
Originally posted by the_watcher
what pray tell me does science have to say about the fact that when humans begin life as an embryo the embryo is reptilian.. and why do we humans carry a reptillian gene.. did we pick this up from walking with the dinos..
I'll tell you the honest truth here.
I have not run across this in any official scientific journal. It seems vaguely familiar to some hoax about how human babies seem to look like various animals, at various stages of development, within the mother's womb, but, as stated earlier, it was a proven hoax.
I will do some research and see what I can find. Now that you bring it up I'm actually quite curious about this.
As ridiculous and repugnant as this sounds, it is commonly accepted by modern science that humankind's early ancestors may have been reptiles. According to the Darwinian explanation of the origins of the human species, mammals evolved from reptiles and gained dominion over the Earth only after a great disaster of debatable nature destroyed the dinosaurs. It is theorized that only then were mammals able to proliferate and ultimately evolve into intelligent beings. It is rather remarkable that the ancient Sumerian story of creation should parallel so closely the Darwinian view. In both cases, humans are said to be related to a superior reptilian race and, in both cases, a great cataclysm eradicates the earlier species. (In The Bible, it was the hybrid race of giants known as the Nephilim that God wished to destroy.) Finally, in both stories, the survivors of the disaster start anew, eventually evolving into humans.
In his book, The Dragons Of Eden, esteemed astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan speculates on the reptilian origins of humans and on the mysterious leap in brain evolution that can be found in the fossil record. He notes that if people had evolved naturally from reptiles, as Darwinists claim, it should have taken 200 million years for mammals to first evolve, and then another five to ten million years for humans to evolve. But he notes, with extreme puzzlement, that the fossil record simply does not bear out this conclusion. In fact, the evolvement of mammals, and particularly humans, was accomplished very quickly, "in a major burst of brain evolution." The evidence for this is clear in the fact that stone tools do not appear gradually, but rather "they appear in enormous abundance all at once." In frustration, Sagan concludes that "there is no way to explain this unless Australopithecines had educational institutions," to teach tool-making. Of course, there is another explanation, but not one that any mainstream scientist would dare to consider. That alternative is to admit that God or god-like beings had a hand in accelerating the evolutionary process
Sagan goes on to puzzle over the similarities between the reptilian brain and the human brain. He points out that at the core of the human brain lies a vestige of our reptilian past. This part of the brain, known as the R-complex (reptilian complex), is said to be the part of the mind that performs the dinosaur functions -- aggressive behavior, territoriality, ritual, and establishment of social hierarchies. The middle layer is called the limbic system and is thought to generate love, hate, compassion, and sentimentality-characteristics believed to be strictly mammalian. The largest part of the human brain, the neo-cortex or outer layer, is believed to be the home of reasoning and deliberation and "the place where we know the difference between good and evil.
He notes that if people had evolved naturally from reptiles, as Darwinists claim, it should have taken 200 million years for mammals to first evolve, and then another five to ten million years for humans to evolve. But he notes, with extreme puzzlement, that the fossil record simply does not bear out this conclusion. In fact, the evolvement of mammals, and particularly humans, was accomplished very quickly, "in a major burst of brain evolution."
Sagan concludes that "there is no way to explain this unless Australopithecines had educational institutions," to teach tool-making.
Originally posted by Lasheic
reply to post by daz__
So really... I don't see where you're trying to make a point,
The secret to the mystery of man lies in the stars from which he came, what becomes of the body that was produced in another density state for his energy form to occupy in.