posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:47 AM
Hello all, while I don't think that evolution and ID are necessarily mutually exclusive, I want to know, just what exactly is the proof for species
to species evolution?
As far as proof for ID, just what exactly should be considered proof? Supposed that one considers all events that don't seem to fit with our "known
common sense" as proof of ID, then is the fact that "matter curves space" proof? What about the fact that this universe started out as an
"infinitely hot" atom? What about an event that is too statistically impossible to happen by chance? If the only proof acceptable is the physical
representation of God, then really, nothing can be proven. I mean, you could show me all the fossils in the world, with all the intermediate fossils
required, but without making an inference that the fossils represent successive species, then I can just simply ask, so how do you know that these
species, which you have never seen, are derived from that one? Unless you can teleport me back in time, send me to the scene to show two animals of a
species having sex and conceive another species, then there's no proof. Eventually, you have to make inferences based on certain observations, and to
me, to conclude that an event is too impossible to happen by chance, therefore it must be by ID, is as good any.
Actually, it's said that nothing in science is really proven, and indeed, what we see is what our eyes and brains have developed to interpret, when
in fact, there may simply be nothing around us. To me(and as someone pointed out), science is logic. So to me, proof is pretty much limited to what
"sounds logical"(with our "known" or previously accepted common sense of course.)