Any person or scientist who claims to pursue truth has to take notice of the astounding research available. Evolution will be seen as the shamanism of age.
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Anonymous said: 1) Let's get this clear. Only 15% of Americans accept evolution. This is not a majority. 2) There is no evidence for creationism. You seem to have an unclear understanding of science: science is the observation and understanding of the natural world, the OBSERVABLE world. Whether or not there is a god is a metaphysical question which has nothing to do with science. There is no grand conspiracy of scientists trying to fix the system or ignoring evidence. Evolution is the best poss. explanation.
“Let’s get this clear” sounds pretty demanding. Okay mommy?
According to this Wikipedia article 48% of religious people claim support to evolution. And according to the National Center for Science Education the number has hovered between 39% and 53% for evolution.
A FASEB poll, (found that it depends on how you ask the question) researchers asked half of the respondents about their views on the evolution of “all living things” and found that 61 percent accepted that “all living things have evolved over time.” src
2) There is plenty of evidence against evolution and there is evidence for creationism. However, modern science has 100 years of gaining control of power structures that mostly refuse to objectively debate the issues. 95% of scientists believe in evolution. That is a majority. I happen to believe they are wrong and want to hear more from the 5%. Evolution is the best possible solution because you have been told it is. Complexity coming from nothing makes a lot less sense than coming from a designer.
Technically, nothing to complexity is exactly what creationists believe too..
Nothing… then suddenly life as complex as today’s comes into being.
Also, I must concede with you that many people would say that a god creating everything as it is does “make more sense.” If it didn’t, why would it have lasted so long? It is the belief of people who desire a straightforward answer for the world around them.
However, evolution’s evidence is more observable. Just because something is complex now, does not mean it was the same way when the world began. I would rather be able to see fossils of extinct animals, read experiments in which people force evolution, and study logical processes (because evolution is a logical progression of life) than have faith in a god I do not subscribe to. And I am sure that many other evolutionists feel the same way.
But my point is that what science tells you is observable is bastardized by money, self interests, and 100 years of status quo. You need to understand that I am not advocating traditional religion, as it fraught with tje same human tendencies.
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"Fortey believes that the natural progress of evolution is always towards greater richness, and that this is the way our planet is meant to be when Darwinian evolution is allowed to play out naturally. Mistaken ideas about Darwinism have contributed to a view of human life that diminishes rather than enhances richness, particularly in the Weltanschauung of market capitalism."
Régine Debatty at We Make Money Not Art. Age of Wonder: Mistaken ideas about Darwinismprotoslacker)
March 4, 2014
Dilation and constriction of these organelles, called chromatophores, are responsible for the squid’s ability to change color.
Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid (2010)
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The Guillemot is a seabird that lays its eggs on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. When an egg is accidentally dislodged, its shape causes it to spin in a tight circle, which prevents it from falling off the ledge into the sea. (Springwatch - BBC)
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how fucking awesome this is?
These eggs no doubt started out like all other avian eggs, but they had the problem of rolling off the cliffs. The eggs that were slightly more oblong tended to roll off the cliffs less, and thus the genes contained in those eggs lived to be passed on. Fast forward a few million years, and BAM tight-circle eggs.
Naturally selected for your viewing pleasure.
Natural selection is a beautiful thing
I think you mean natural sel-EGG-tion.
Or really great design: CrEGGtion