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Author Topic:   How do we know about natural selection?
igor_the_hero
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Message 1 of 9 (298149)
03-25-2006 10:00 PM


How can we know about natural selection? All I understand it to be is nature itself deciding who is supreme and who is not. It all sounds like God but without a brain or any idea what it is doing. Everytime it seems like it is doing good work through its mechanism, evolution. We can not prove it because it is a force nobody can tell you a thing about. Nobody has ever seen natural selection. They have no idea WHAT is natural selection. Yes we may have a definition for it, but can somebody explain what it is? If we never see it than how do we know it exists. I know this sounds like a God argument but there are reasons to believe in Him. People have talked to God but nobody has talked to natural selection. I do realize this is badly written but this is the best way I could think of to write it and help people understand my confusion. Also this is a flawed understanding of natural selection but it is all that I understand that it is. Clairification is very neccessary.

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03-25-2006 10:14 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by igor_the_hero
03-25-2006 10:00 PM


Needs lots of work.
Your post sounds like you really don't have a clue what Natural Selection is. Could you edit your original message and outline what you think Natural Selection is? After that just reply to this message and I'll take another look.


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    igor_the_hero
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    Message 3 of 9 (298173)
    03-25-2006 10:59 PM
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    03-25-2006 10:14 PM


    Re: Needs lots of work.
    Does this help any? I am sorry. This is just a very confusing subject for me.
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    Message 4 of 9 (298175)
    03-25-2006 11:06 PM
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    03-25-2006 10:59 PM


    Re: Needs lots of work.
    Igor, your changes show you don't really have a clue what Natural Selection is or the Theory of Evolution. If I promote this as is, all that will happen is a million folk will jump all over you.

    Here is what I suggest. I will set this up as a Great Discussion, just you and one other poster. Maybe that way it can be a learning experience for you.

    Would you agree to a Great Discussion?


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    igor_the_hero
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    Message 5 of 9 (298179)
    03-25-2006 11:10 PM
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    03-25-2006 11:06 PM


    Re: Needs lots of work.
    Absolutely. Nobody has ever explained it to me and when I ask they avoid the question.
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    Message 6 of 9 (298182)
    03-25-2006 11:12 PM
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    03-25-2006 11:10 PM


    Re: Needs lots of work.
    Okay. Give me a day or so to set it up.
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    igor_the_hero
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    Message 7 of 9 (298186)
    03-25-2006 11:15 PM
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    03-25-2006 11:12 PM


    Re: Needs lots of work.
    Done.
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    AdminJar
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    Message 8 of 9 (298375)
    03-26-2006 4:48 PM
    Reply to: Message 7 by igor_the_hero
    03-25-2006 11:15 PM


    Here's the set up for you.
    This will be moved to the Great Debates forum. The person you'll be discussing this with is Lithoid-Man, a biologist and mentor/teacher.

    I hope you enjoy this.


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    Message 9 of 9 (298377)
    03-26-2006 4:48 PM


    Thread copied to the How do we know about natural selection? thread in the The Great Debate forum, this copy of the thread has been closed.
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