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Message 14 of 17 (199013)
04-13-2005 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Percy
04-13-2005 2:04 PM

I was surprised to discover that a fair percentage of my fellow engineers were devout Creationists.

I think engineers are in the "sweet spot" of scientific disciplines where they only have a general education in such studies as:

1) biology
2) geology
3) genetics
4) experimental design

The areas listed above are areas rife with evidence for evolution, and most engineers, I would guess, are not well versed in these areas. Ask any engineer to define the theory of evolution and you are bound to get an answer that is not accurate, at least in my experience. Ask a person with a biology degree, or even a geology degree, and you will get an accurate and detailed definition of what evolution is.

I am participating on a board run by the aforementioned Fred Williams. He is incredulous that living dinosaurs would not falsify the theory of evolution. No amount of explaining has shifted his position, even after I explained that evolution does not require dinosaurs to go extinct. Oh well. EE's pump out some nice toys for us geeks to play with, so they aren't all bad.;)

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Message 16 of 17 (199021)
04-13-2005 5:45 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by Percy
04-13-2005 5:41 PM

I actually brought it up in the same conversation. I also stipulated that we have yet to find a fossil of a coelecanth that is younger than 60 million years old even though there is a species of coelecanth alive today, which seems to indicate that the observed fossil record is very incomplete. Took some of the wind out of his sails.

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