Book Nook Post 1 by Omniverous is good enough, but it is followed by more information and speculative replies worth reading.
This is a rather late recommendation, but I missed the thread until now. In a way it is a follow up to a POTM for Omni given earlier this month.
I am nominating it because of it not only adds info to an earlier discussion, but does tie in with evolutionary concepts. Environmental and ecological developments of nonmilitary and nonintentional natures, may have shaped the history of humans more than we give credit.
Who conquered the Americas? Microbial pathogens perhaps.
holmes "...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)
Name: nwr Forum: Biological Evolution Thread: the phylogeographic challenge to creationism Post #: 282
nwr does a nice job of getting across several key aspects of population genetics in concise, plain language. Hopefully it will help Faith and others understand that change in genetic diversity is not the simple, constant arithmetic they would like it to be.
Author: pink sasquatch Forum: Miscellaneous Topics in Creation/Evolution Thread: Does Darwinism Equal "No God"? Post#: 206
In this message, and others up and down-thread, simply by calmly comparing Biblical accounts of the Flood and "stopping the sun," pink sasquatch demonstrates the interpretive inconsistencies/contradictions required for an anti-evolution, literalist reading of the Bible.
I am nominating this entire thread. My thanks to robinrohan for his bold decision to debate, even while learning about evolution himself. And my thanks to Faith for agreeing to the debate and for her continued participation.
AbE: This debate can provide useful feedback to scientists on how those with a less technical background understand the idea, on what they find clearly explained and what they find confusing.
This message has been edited by nwr, 12-21-2005 04:56 PM
I appreciate that, although I don't know why anyone else would be interested in reading it other than the participants.
I appreciated it very much. I agree with nwr that it was informative to scientists for evaluation. It was informative reading for the layman like myself as well. Thanks to you both for doing it. :cool:
This message has been edited by buzsaw, 12-21-2005 06:08 PM
The immeasurable present is forever consuming the eternal future and extending the infinite past. buzsaw
This debate can provide useful feedback to scientists on how those with a less technical background understand the idea, on what they find clearly explained and what they find confusing.
I second the nomination as the thread is an interesting and worthwhile exercise that I haven't seen before. Also, I am learning something about being utilized as an "expert" reference (mostly that it is taking a lot of willpower to try to limit my comments to non-biased technical explanations).
But the real reason I POTMed it: I want to triple-thank Faith for having the desire and going through the trouble of making the thing, especially considering we've had some pretty intense and adversarial arguments lately. I think it demonstrates that despite the fact that heated arguments sometimes seem personal, we're still debating the issues and not each other, and in the end we're here to have (our own demented idea of) fun.