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Author Topic:   Evolution: Natural selection vs. Godly guidance
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Message 118 of 154 (589209)
10-31-2010 4:08 PM
Reply to: Message 113 by shadow71
10-31-2010 3:16 PM

Scientists presume that natural selection is the prime moving cause of evolution. How can you prove that if you do not prove how life originated. And if you cannot prove a natural cause for life, then what is left is a designed cause by a supernatural being. God.

Biologists don't presume NS they conclude it; based on evidence.

What does not knowing about the start conditions of life have to do with observing the change in allele frequency over time in a population?

As has been pointed out many time scientist don't 'prove things'.

There could be a supernatural cause for life but there is no more evidence for a supernatural cause than there is for life (and the universe) being a fantastically intricate computer simulation and we are but sentient AIs existing in a virtual reality.

If you are going to say that not being able to 'prove' that life is natural means that one must entertain a supernatural origin then you must give equal weight to a technological origin.

Edited by Larni, : spellink

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