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If you were raised to and still believe that there is a supernatural force in control of every movement of the universe, you would think you would just absorb every new idea into that perception (evolution happens . . . well then said supernatural force is responsible for evolution). Seems logical, but the initial perception isn't logical, so the works of the supernatural force have to be illogical too . . . or cognitive dissonance creeps in.
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by SpearMint
First of all, Evolution has never been observed, you're wrong. Micro-Evolution has been observed. For example, dog Breeding is a form of Micro- Evolution.
The fact that you thought I was remotely serious speaks loads about the argument for Evolution.
Magic sounds better than randomly spawning matter out of thin .... Nothing. You believe God has existed forever or you believe the make up of the Universe(es) have existed forever. By the way that would be impossible unless you have wtf magic AKA God.edit on 29-1-2013 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tierdofbs
life has not been created from just matter and if it has give me proof? life was seeded not just poof there. you can talk about primordial stew all you want but all that is just amino acids... when your can prove evolution then ill listen to you stories but until then I suggest rethinking what you have been told by your propaganda
reply to post by homeslice
edit on 30-1-2013 by tierdofbs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by blahxd67
Just in case people are still wondering what "theory" means, here's a dictionary definition that can be found on any iOS device running iOS 5 and over with the integrated dictionary.
"A supposition or system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained."
They give an example: "Darwin's theory of evolution."
In everyday speech, the word "theory" is used as a "best guess". In modern science, a scientific theory is a tested and expanded hypothesis that explains many experiments and fits ideas together in a framework. If anyone finds a case where all or part of a scientific theory is false, then that theory is either changed or thrown out.
A plausible or scientifically acceptable, well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena and predict the characteristics of as yet unobserved phenomena.
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation. Scientific hypotheses must be posed in a form that allows them to be rejected.
When used in non-scientific context, the word “theory” implies that something is unproven or speculative. As used in science, however, a theory is an explanation or model based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning, especially one that has been tested and confirmed as a general principle helping to explain and predict natural phenomena.
From one point of view we can say that we have human bodies and are practicing the Buddha's teachings and are thus much better than insects. But we can also say that insects are innocent and free from guile, where as we often lie and misrepresent ourselves in devious ways in order to achieve our ends or better ourselves. From this perspective, we are much worse than insects.