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Author Topic:   Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
JonF
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Message 1306 of 1311 (816575)
08-06-2017 2:12 PM
Reply to: Message 1302 by Faith
08-06-2017 1:14 PM


Re: evidence vs teachings
The other ancient religious are all obviously mythical
Not to their practitioners.
Hey, could your interpretation of the Bible be in error? Ir are you infallible.

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jar
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Message 1307 of 1311 (816576)
08-06-2017 2:21 PM
Reply to: Message 1299 by Faith
08-06-2017 12:30 PM


Re: God gave animals brains to use.
Faith writes:
When God ordains someone He calls him to a specific task such as preacher or teacher, equipping him with all the necessary education for the task.
Some some folk claim yet there has never been any evidence to support that claim. Just another carny trick.
Faith writes:
What makes you think I or anyone just believes such statements as you claim we do?
The fact that you claim the earth is young, that special; creation happened, that evolution is a fantasy, that the Bible is not filled with errors, falsehoods and contradictions ...

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CRR
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Message 1308 of 1311 (816609)
08-08-2017 1:49 AM


"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." was the title of an article by Theodosius Dobzhansky published in The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 35, No. 3
As I said in Message 5 it is a hyperbolic title to grab attention. Much in biology makes sense without evolution.
Just in time: A new article in EN explains why Dobzhansky’s phrase is unequivocally false.
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Percy
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Message 1309 of 1311 (816615)
08-08-2017 7:28 AM


As I said in Message 30:
Percy writes:
Dobzhansky was engaging in hyperbole - he wasn't being literal. Dobzhansky's article includes a number of examples in biology that only make sense in light of evolution, but while much in biology requires evolution to make sense, much does not. Biology is a huge field.
--Percy

  
ringo
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Message 1310 of 1311 (816624)
08-08-2017 11:49 AM


The key phrase is "makes sense". Sure, you can fiddle around in biology and do things by trial and error without it "making sense". But you can't make useful predictions about likely outcomes unless it "makes sense" in some way.
Creationism falls back on a gigantic question mark in the sky which doesn't explain anything. If it hasn't already told you the answer, you have no way of predicting what it might be. You have nothing but trial and error to work with.
Evolution is the only explanation of biology that "makes sense".

  
Dredge
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Message 1311 of 1311 (817502)
08-17-2017 7:52 PM


In July this year, Turkey banned the teaching of evolution in high schools. Good idea - teach real science instead and don't waste time on a useless fairy tale. It would seem that Turkey considers ToE superfluous to the needs of biology. Turkey is smart.
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