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Tram law
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Message 74 of 752 (574977)
08-18-2010 4:20 PM


Does DNA disprove evolution?

If it can't show that we have a common ancestor?

If it can't be mapped all the way back to the time when life first began?

What is the DNA evidence to support or disprove evolution?


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Message 76 of 752 (575006)
08-18-2010 5:19 PM


quote:

What do you mean with this?

Well, I've heard some people say that because the DNA is incomplete (I don't know what that means) then that means it calls into question the entire theory of evolution, and that it is indeed wrong.

But thank you for the link that's the kind of thing I've been looking for.


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Message 78 of 752 (575106)
08-18-2010 9:37 PM


quote:

But why should it be?

In the interests of falsification so some creationists can't use this against science?


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Message 81 of 752 (575289)
08-19-2010 10:43 AM


Yeah, the sad thing is though if a person doesn't want to believe they won't change their belief no matter what and will play all kinds of games in order to support their beliefs so they can be both right and correct, which I've come to wonder that they could be two different things.
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Message 83 of 752 (575296)
08-19-2010 10:57 AM
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I've been told that tip before, thanks. My post was a general response. However, this seems to be the only site that makes that tip mandatory. Other sites I've been on it's usually considered a direct response to the previous post.
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Message 164 of 752 (576025)
08-22-2010 2:17 PM


On Falsification:

Is falsification meant to disprove an entire theory, or just a fact within a theory?


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Message 183 of 752 (576939)
08-26-2010 3:19 PM


What evolutionary purpose does laughter serve? Have the actual physical functions that trigger laughter been discovered?
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Message 185 of 752 (576977)
08-26-2010 6:27 PM


Also, what evolutionary purpose does having a porus(sp?) skin serve?
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Message 227 of 752 (578042)
08-31-2010 3:35 PM


What evolutionary purpose does fingernails serve? Are they actually a mutation from claws?

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Tram law
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Message 328 of 752 (580282)
09-08-2010 1:09 PM


In regards to human brains.

What is the evolutionary purpose to having a large brain in which only ten percent is used? Wouldn't it be more efficient to just have a smaller brain if all we need is just ten percent is needed to operate our body and give us the capacity of reason?

Does this also mean that there are far more uses of the brain than have been discovered? (I'm sorry if this seems like an odd question but I don't know how else to phrase it.)


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Message 333 of 752 (580290)
09-08-2010 1:58 PM
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09-08-2010 1:11 PM



What makes you think only 10% of your brain gets used?

It's what I've been told and taught all my life.


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Message 335 of 752 (580295)
09-08-2010 2:22 PM
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09-08-2010 2:08 PM


I've already read it. I like to contemplate things for a while before I come to any decisions though.

Are there any other resources that agree with him? Has this been tested out with other scientists and have results been placed in other scientific journals?


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Message 411 of 752 (589679)
11-03-2010 7:41 PM


I'm watching an old episode of the original "The Outer Limits" called "The Sixth Finger".

In it, a scientists is able to increase a man's intelligence by using weird energies to quickly evolve him. As the man's intelligence evolves, his head and brain increase dramatically in size and he develops increased intelligence beyond genius level and other abilities such as telekinesis.

So, I'm not inquiring about TK, what I am inquiring about is that if our brain were to increase in size over time, would our intelligence and reasoning abilities increase over time?


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Message 561 of 752 (606499)
02-25-2011 6:42 PM


How does the Platypus fit in with evolution? Does it have any ancestors, direct or indirect, or does it just appear from out of nowhere and doesn't have any place in evolution?

How does natural selection relate to evolution? Is it something that is completely different than evolution? Can natural selection happen without evolution?


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Message 564 of 752 (606639)
02-27-2011 1:28 PM


I had already read that article thanks.

There is a lot about evolution I do not understand.

Edit:

Is the debate about Evolution vs Creationism a false dichotomy? It states in the wiki that a false dichotomy sets up an either or answer to a question. The only answers to evolution is it's either evolution or creationism. So would that be a false dichotomy?

Edited by Tram law, : No reason given.


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