Originally posted by hippomchippo
Which holes in the theory? and how does it fall apart for man?
The idea of uniformitarism (or gradualism as it is also known) states that evolution occurs gradually over generations and generations, over long
periods of time.
That as new 'mutations' occur in species, the most successful of these genetic changes allow the species to adapt and evolve in ways most beneficial
to the species.
The hole lies in that this theory is completely laughable when it is stated that this SLOW process can suddenly and unpredictably speed up whenever it
In other words, evolution is a slow and predicable process, except for when its not. Not really science.
Woodpeckers. Explain their precise features and characteristics which appear so suddenly. How can you have a 'normal' bird (woodpecker ancestor)
which just suddenly, coincidentally spawn the raft of changes necessary for the woodpacker to exist as it does when it does. THis even puzzled Darwin
What about man's sudden evolutionary leap? One minute we are (supposedly) cave-dwelling simpletons then in a cosmic heartbeat we are cultured, have
developed the cerebral cortex, have art, culture, forms of writing, etc, etc. This is unexplained.
Of course, there also remains no ACTUAL proof of man to ape evolution. Yes, It is absolutely likely and, in time, i think will be shown to be true,
but it will need some caveats. Our 'evolution' was IMMENSELY slow but then suddenly we have this cosmic leap in awareness and no-one questions why
the process sped up so insanely.
Don't get me wrong, i have studied evolution in University and there is definitely a good reason for it being so widely accepted. The Galapagos
Finches is a case in point. But i do not think it is perfect and i do not think it works perfectly for us - man.