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Originally posted by Conclusion
reply to post by Mike_A
Am I missing something? You said to explain it in our own way. I am by no means judging it.
Biological evolution is a change in the genetic characteristics of a population over time. That this happens is a fact. Biological evolution also refers to the common descent of living organisms from shared ancestors. The evidence for historical evolution -- genetic, fossil, anatomical, etc. -- is so overwhelming that it is also considered a fact. The theory of evolution describes the mechanisms that cause evolution. So evolution is both a fact and a theory.
[edit on 27-10-2009 by Conclusion]
Actually, evolution of humans (which I think is where this discussion was heading) is FAR from fact, and completely UNDERwhelming, when you consider the likelihood of organic molecules spontaneously assembling themselves into a living organism is equal to the likelihood of a tornado sweeping through a junkyard and correctly assembling a Boeing 747*.
Furthermore, the fossil record for humans (and every other species, for that matter (into another)) does not suggest transition over time at all, rather complete transformation!
Nevemind the fact that somehow we (humans) managed to lose a pair of chromosomes (that's a LOT of DNA) from our primate 'ancestors' yet are somehow so superior to them? I don't think so.