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jar
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Message 18 of 43 (168300)
12-14-2004 11:06 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by CreepingTerror
12-14-2004 10:35 PM


Re: improbablity of what
Fair enough, the good traits do get passed on. But that doesn't change the fact that the chances of a mutation having a beneficial effect are extremely low. So fine, you roll a D10**10 and set it aside everytime you get pi. That's still a lot of roles(I think I'm exagerating, but you get the point).

How about the odds if we have billions of folk rolling the dice everytime? How about if in addition, they can win with more than one combination?

Which leads me to another question. Have scientists been able to replicate this process (molecules to amino acids to life)to any extent.

Not the step to life but that will likely happen within the next decade, two at the most.

What other scientifically viable theories are there that contradict Evo.

So far the TOE is the only game in town. It would always be neat if something even better were found.


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Message 31 of 43 (168374)
12-15-2004 1:20 AM
Reply to: Message 29 by CreepingTerror
12-15-2004 1:08 AM


Re: improbablity of what
I think my mind is trying desperately to hold on to the beliefs that I've had my whole life. Ugh, the funny thing is that I thought that I was open minded about this whole thing. The problem that we as fundamentalists have with the whole Evolution side of things is that almost all of us see it as a direct attack on our faith,

Please understand that Evolution and the TOE are NOT an attack on Christianity. Many of what have been called evos here are infact devout Christians. And almost every single major Christian and Jewish organization and Church have come out in support of teaching the Theory of Evolution and opposing creationism.

No one here wants to see you lose your faith. But as Bishop Sims (Atlanta dioces of the Episcopal Church) said in reference to the Genesis stories,

Insistence upon dated and partially contradictory statements of how as conditions for true belief in the why of creation cannot qualify either as faithful religion or as intelligent science.


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