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Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by chr0naut
The problem with the idea of a creator you present is the paradox of variety.
If we are to assume that there is, in shorthand terms, a God who created all life and put it where he wanted it to be, then we have to ask, why is there so much variety in life? For instance, moles; Why are there moles, marsupial "moles," mole rats, and not one but two "moles" among the afrotheres (the golden mole of southern Africa and the tenrec "moles" of Madagascar)? Why not just one mole to do the "job" that a mole needs to do?
"Aha," you counter, "What if this god just loves the variety?"
Well then why are there so few moles? Why are there no sorts of birds that have filled the mole niche? Why aren't there any "moles" among caviomorph rodents in South America? Why restrict mole rats and tenrecs to Africa, and marsupial moles to Australia? Why not have a global mole free-for-all?
Originally posted by ErtaiNaGia
Your Move dude.
One could argue that if we were to assume that, on average, a new species arises every 45 years over the lifetime of the Earth, that the number of observed events of speciation that you have just listed, actually supports my theory that it is occurring faster than we calculate it should.
Originally posted by chr0naut
Originally posted by sgreco
Well, 3 pages later and no one has managed to answer the question at all.
I count six specific questions in the OP and an additional seventh in its title.
Unless a Creationist can step forward and answer it, I'm forced to assume they cannot. I guess this is the question that topples their house of cards. Sad really, so many of them assert all of this so passionately, it's a shame to think its all just a sham they dare not try to substantiate. I really thought even a few of them might have thought this all through.
I am not quite sure which of the seven has been unanswered by subsequent posts.
Please specify exactly which question you feel is unanswered.
Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
I would like the evolutionist to tell me why the Proboscis Monkey needs such a huge nose? Why did it evolve to this size?
Would you believe me if I told you that these noses drive the women proboscis monkey’s wild! It is true, one of the uses for such a large nose is to attract a suitable mate. Just like the antler’s of a bull moose, the nose of a proboscis monkey displays that monkey’s status.
Originally posted by PowerSlave
Why do some things appear to have evolved further or differently than others?
When Man and Monkey went their separate ways. Why did Monkey stop or stall the intelligence factor, and at the same time split off in so many directions with so many still around today. And yet when man split off all but us did not survive.
Competiton? Did we not compete with the other primates as well? Why did they survive the competition, and not all the other man animals?
Originally posted by AKINOFTHEFIRSSTARS
To answer the question in the original post, DE-Evolution.