reply to post by edmc^2
Originally posted by edmc^2
madnessinmysoul - just need to get your input on the meaning of evolution in it's simplest form.
The variation of life forms over successive generations via the modes of mutation, genetic drift, and natural selection/
Do you agree with my definitions?
Evolution theory is the formation and existence of life without an intelligent creator.
...nope, that would be more the realm of abiogenesis. Evolution has to deal with the diversity
Evolution theory is the formation of life through random process without an intelligent creator.
Again, abiogenesis is the realm of speaking of the formation of life. Evolution deals with diversity
Evolution theory is the formation of life as we know it through blind chance without an intelligent creator.
Once more, no. Evolution has nothing to do with the origin of life, merely to do with the origin of the various forms of life following the first
instances of life.
Evolution theory is the formation and syththesizing of biological compunds to form life by a highly improbable accident without an intelligent
...Nope, also abiogenesis. And synthesizing implies an artificial process...
When are you going to start addressing evolution?
Evolution theory is the syththesizing of biological compunds to form life through random process without an intelligent creator.
...nope, abiogenesis once more.
Can you please say something about evolution
Note: I'm also aware of the other parts of Evolution theory - such abiogenesis,
I'm sorry, but abiogenesis is a separate theory. Just like genetics is a separate theory. Just like cell theory is a separate theory.
Speciation is a result
punctuated equilibrium yadi yada...I'm just just using one word (Evolution) to define all of them in order to avoid confusion.
No, you're mis-defining evolution and simply linking it to the origin of life rather than the origins of species
As for punctuated equilibrium, it's simply the idea that evolution occurs more rapidly in instances of great environmental change.
Here is a far more acceptable definition of evolution:
Biological evolution ... is change in the properties of populations of organisms that transcend the lifetime of a single individual. The ontogeny
of an individual is not considered evolution; individual organisms do not evolve. The changes in populations that are considered evolutionary are
those that are inheritable via the genetic material from one generation to the next. Biological evolution may be slight or substantial; it embraces
everything from slight changes in the proportion of different alleles within a population (such as those determining blood types) to the successive
alterations that led from the earliest protoorganism to snails, bees, giraffes, and dandelions.
Another, slightly more technical definition would be this:
"In fact, evolution can be precisely defined as any change in the frequency of alleles within a gene pool from one generation to the
This link provides the source of those definitions
reply to post by CanadianDream420
...Kent Hovind is a many times debunked quack and a proven liar. There are millions of sources debunking and demolishing the entirety of his arguments
He's just wrong on so many counts
Now here's a lot of video rebuttals, because his stupidity cannot be allowed to continue. Even his fellow creationists think he's out there in terms
of the ridiculous nature of his arguments.
And there's plenty more where that came from. The man has no scientific credibility whatsoever.