I used to date an ecologist/evolutionary biologist and we had this ongoing argument that went on for years.
The argument we had went something like this:
She believed evolutionary theory states that it takes hundreds of thousands of years for an animal to evolve, and that it only happens when said
animal has a mutation that gives it an advantage over it's environment.
I would say to her... "show me some real direct evidence of this argument", the theory feels wrong to me and this is why. That argument implies that
evolution is just a chaotic random set of mutations that happened to bring our planet to this state of highly evolved life, it implies that life is
striving for the easiest possible existence, which would lead to a weaker existence in my opinion
Here is how evolution really works and why both the Bible's version and Science's version are both true, and false.
When an animal is confronted with a stressful, dangerous or different and difficult environment it goes through a process in it's lifetime of becoming
tuned in to it's new home. It ceases to just exist in it's happy niche and it's brain starts to pay close attention to it's new world. In a colder
environment with much snow, the hares and foul start to bear young that have traits that will help them deal with their environment. They are born
with more hair, maybe it is white, and even their young are born to grow larger bodies maybe. This does not take hundreds of thousands of years, it
starts to happen in the very first generations after climate or environment change. If it didn't happen this way most species would have died off long
ago or never came to be. The evidence of this is everywhere, it takes place daily in our own lives. Humans in the Andes have evolved to have larger
lung capacity than those living in the valleys in only a few thousand years. You cannot make me believe that these people have lived in the mountains
for hundreds of thousands of years and they just migrated from the Himalayas or some other place. What about the Canadian fox breeding incident? I'm
not going to go on here but the evidence is all around us.
That is one of the most important jobs of the brain, to log information and pass it on to the DNA of future generations to further the success of the
One more argument I have that I feel is share worthy.
If you take everything that happened during this day, today, across the universe and measured it in a beaker or some sort of container and called that
the measurement of a day... and then went backward in time measuring these exact amounts into seven beakers, who is to say that you wont have
everything that ever existed into these seven beakers, or days?. Scientists say that the universe is expanding, we all know that one of the major
issues that we face now on this small planet is that too many things happen in a day now for us to keep a firm grasp on the future. Who is to say that
this is not just another law of nature. At any given time you can follow history back to the beginning by simply going back seven increments of what
you call is a day right now. Maybe this idea can be used for a second, or year perhaps as well, the point is that time diminishes very quickly as you
go backwards in time. One day they will prove that time is speeding up, then this theory will be true to some extent.
Looking back in time can be comparable to looking down the road, the farther away things are the smaller they are comparably. It's just a question of
perspective. The way we see things today is just seen in a different shape than it used to be. Tomorrow some new science will come along that proves
that the earth is flat and yes it is the center of the universe.
Intelligent design is something that takes place inside of each individual animal in it's reaction to nature. It is something that is preordained in
the fact that it follows an upward path to self awareness and conscious decision making. It draws life towards an ability mentally and physically
master it's environment.
These ideas are simple and the evidence is all around us, but we are taught to have closed unwavering opinions for some reason.
Evolution is intelligent design in practice.
edit on 22-9-2011 by phoenix0714 because: haires don't evolve, hares do