Originally posted by looneylupinsrevenge
Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch
We have pretty credible evidence for evolution taking its course over 4 billion years, along with humans ending up at the end. So don't you believe in
Unless things have changed in the last couple years, cause admittedly I haven't kept up on it, Science still can't explain why life started when and
how it did. Sure we know we evolved from single celled organisms, but not why or when. Maybe this theory provides the Rosetta stone, if you will, to
figuring it out. Maybe, just maybe, life started because of some outside influence, like say a dying race reaching out to try and preserve what was
left of their once "great" race. Just a thought to consider.
Ok, I could be waaay wrong on this... But, the main reason people believe that we evolved from single cell organisms is because we share some of the
same genes in our DNA, right? Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that. But if that's true, then, that doesn't make complete sense to me. I do
believe a form of evolution does occur, but I would call it adaptation. That means there are many variations of certain species or families or orders
or whatever... But I am not sure if new species would be created. I know we haven't been here that long, but, we haven't seen any new species evolve.
And isn't it a little strange that only ONE species happened to evolve that can speak and learn and think and build?
But, anyway, back to what I was saying... Just because we share some genes in our DNA, how is that conclusive evidence to say that "oh, we came from
them. Yep, definitely came from them." ??? Isn't it just as reasonable to say that some space aliens, or God, came along a long time ago and created
life, and used some of the same ingredients? Wouldn't it be even MORE strange to look and see that every single species on this planet has unique DNA
and NONE of it is shared in any way???
That would be kinda like cooking a great big festive meal and each food item has unique ingredients... Oh! You used salt on the French fries, you
can't use it again on your green beans! Oh! You used eggs to bake the cake for dessert, you can't use them to make eggs Benedict. Ok so, I'm not the
most knowledgeable cook, so maybe not the best examples... But no, of course you will use some of the same ingredients over again. More than one
animal needs a nose to breath out of, right? So you need a gene for that. Doesn't mean they came from each other. I don't look at two different food
items, notice that they share some ingredients, and declare that one magically evolved from the other.
Anyway, I said I could be way wrong on this, and I never claimed to know. But my only point I really was trying to make is, WE DON'T KNOW! Until we
witness a horse or something give birth to some new animal we've never seen before, or find some other evidence other than shared genes, I can't
really be fully convinced. And I've seen professional mainstream science proven wrong so many times throughout history, and even to this day, so, what
makes me think it must be right THIS time?? I just saw an article about a study that shows that chemotherapy can sometimes ENHANCE cancer, not kill
it. So, yes, even to THIS DAY...
ETA- So all we can do, is speculate until we find out more, and even then it leads to another round of speculation, and another, and another... But
some of us are not even capable of speculating. Some of us are only capable of staying in a rigid mainframe and ridiculing others who don't believe
the same exact things...
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