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So if we evolved from monkeys/apes, you choose, why aren't they still evolving into humans today, why did evolution stop? Why have crocs and sharks not evolved over billions of years? No I do not believe in evolution, why have we not lost our appendix or wisdom teeth, why do we have to have them removed?
www.scientificamerican.com... For years, the appendix was credited with very little physiological function. We now know, however, that the appendix serves an important role in the fetus and in young adults. Endocrine cells appear in the appendix of the human fetus at around the 11th week of development. These endocrine cells of the fetal appendix have been shown to produce various biogenic amines and peptide hormones, compounds that assist with various biological control (homeostatic) mechanisms. There had been little prior evidence of this or any other role of the appendix in animal research, because the appendix does not exist in domestic mammals.
Ghosts, etc are pretty much completely unsubstantiated with verifiable facts but it doesn't make them false. There's a lot of anecdotal support for them but to simply say they don't exist without proof puts people in the same camp as people who say the world was magically created (but can't prove any of it.
reply to post by peter vlar
Yes, I know about the feathered dinosaur. It's decades old news, so to speak. So this leads one to believe this is evidence. If you believe something, you will more than likely reject evidence against it. Here is that Big Bang Story. phys.org...edit on 30-12-2013 by stonergeek because: (no reason given)
"Paleontologists had long been aware of a seeming contradiction between Darwin's postulate of gradualism...and the actual findings of paleontology. Following phyletic lines through time seemed to reveal only minimal gradual changes but no clear evidence for any change of a species into a different genus or for the gradual origin of an evolutionary novelty. Anything truly novel always seemed to appear quite abruptly in the fossil record." (Mayr, E., Our Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought, 1991, p. 138)
This doesn't make any sense. Why does it have to come from space? Does it have some property that is not included in life that originated on earth like say a silica base instead of carbon? How does that refute evolution as opposed to supporting evolution? Theories change in accordance with the data we receive over time; however, there is no data out there denying evolution and certainly no data that supports creationism. If that changes, the scientific community will embrace it.
I read something about a year ago, that had attached to it some of Darwin's original thesis. I wish I could find the link, but I have tried a number times to locate it and cannot find it again.
Anyway, when reading this article, it stated that the synopsis that Darwin theorized was not a physical evolutionary theory but a consciousness one, they stated that when the authoritative body of science reviewed this article, that they changed it to bring it into a form that could be understood by individuals level of understanding of science at that time.
It is interesting to see that so many responders to this post view this idea as a lack of education of the populace.
Rather than seeing it as the populace actually been educated of this idea but deciding instead that it doesn't make any sense at all.
I can prove anything to anyone if i put in a missing link.
reply to post by peter vlar
the fossil record does NOT prove evolution with cross species evolution.
reply to post by antonia
The theory of evolution is only a theory and has more validating support than magic (creationism.) But it's still just a theory, teaching otherwise is a disservice.
There's a lot of anecdotal support for them but to simply say they don't exist without proof puts people in the same camp as people who say the world was magically created (but can't prove any of it.)
This just shows how much America has fallen. I don't know of a single other First World country where the reality of evolution is still consistently debated. How can we ever hope to be the best when a third of our population can't even grasp basic scientific principles?