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Gerald O'brian


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Evolution: "just a theory". Scientific caution is sometimes confusing.

The fact that our best available theories are still speculations misleads some people to believe that these ideas are not founded. Hence, some people suppose their uneducated opinion is just as bad, or as good, as the mainstream scientific hypothesis.
This trend is probably led by the way science has been taught, i e as a flawless method that offers facts about reality.
And by pre-scientific philosophy, still strong in our modern societies.

Evolution is "just a theory" the way Notre Dame is "just a pile of rocks", isn't it?



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    May 31 2013: When Scientist come up with a "hypothesis," and publish it, then the scientific community as a whole tries to disprove it. After many tries, if it is not disproved, it is stated as "theory," or scientific fact. I, being christian, had many problems excepting "the theory of evolution." I looked at the evidence myself. There has been no evidence of an animal adapting to its environment and changing its species classification in this modern era. All the examples i have seen are just of animals that look similar, but have obviously different appendages that make them different among their genus category. Like different birds within the same genus, but different species, and so forth. Science doesn't disprove God, but rather proves His existence at every turn. The Giraffe, as evolution goes, should not exist, nor should a wood pecker. I have done my research and agree with this statement, if you disagree, do the research yourself and become educated. God created all the living things as they are, perfect to do their job within their environment, and beautiful as the Creator can make them. "Even Einstein got the theory of E=mc squared wrong." This is my statement. How did he get it wrong, you might ask? I pose this factoid to you, the speed of light is not always constant.
    • May 31 2013: If God created everything perfect, why do whales have vestigal legs and fingers? You are giving the classic where is the missing link speech, and I do believe there are plenty of educated individuals that have done the research. Look at wolves, look at the DNA, the truth is out there and it isn't God created. By the way, I am not trying to start an argument, but where exactly does science prove Gods existence? There is not, nor has there ever been, any proof of God, only faith.
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        May 31 2013: the word "vestigal" comes from man and is used to explain something that "he" can't explain, like unused limbs, appendidges, etc. How can you say look at DNA and not see God's work. What is the chance that 4 atomic elements can sequence themselves into a chain that holds all the instructions for the human body and get it right in the amount of time it has had to, and create human beings?
        • May 31 2013: Easy: by evolution.
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          Jun 1 2013: How can you not look at DNA and see the machinery of evolution and shared ancestry of all mammals, then all vertebrates etc

          What is the chance you exist out of all the possible combinations of parents. It is minuscule, yet here you are.

          What is the probability of a particular molecule of H2O being is this glass of water. It is minuscule, Yet here it is.

          The giraffe and woodpecker are perfect examples of imperfect adaptation. The laryngeal nerve in giraffe goes all the way down to the heart and back. Very inefficient in the giraffe, but not in our marine fish like ancestors with shorter necks.
        • Jun 1 2013: You are playing with the semantics by saying the word vestigal is man created, all language is man created. If you think that DNA is the perfection of God, then you don't understand DNA all that well. As far as chances, the odds are better that it happened naturally than by some sky-pilot. Just because we do not understand everything, doesn't mean God created it, and by the way, we do understand why they have vestigal appendages, we can even see it in the fossil record.
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      May 31 2013: I am sorry, but you are wrong. When a theory is published, the scientific community doesn't try to DISPROVE it but to EXPERIMENT it. If the aim was disproval, science wouldn't be objective -and that's the fundamental value of science; being objective. Not being stuck with your own theories and accepting what is real.
      E=mc squared isn't wrong; it applies well on things that do not approach the speed of light. Like quantum mechanics, matter doesn't behave the same way in all scales. I am not attacking you or anything, I swear. I am just trying to make you see that you are obviously misinformed. You can just as well say that I'm a hard-core-scientific-science-fan, but I am not -I just see reality. And for all I know, science doesn't prove the existence of a white-bearded guru goodie goodie who lives in some superheavenal realm, but even better, the existence of a faceless higher power, which is in fact, the whole existence. Of course, this is my opinion and you don't have to accept it, but evolution IS fact.

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