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Author Topic:   The Great Creationist Fossil Failure
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Message 4 of 1163 (785952)
06-13-2016 4:40 PM
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06-13-2016 4:30 PM


far beyond any reasonable doubt

The age of reason, I fear, has passed.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 338 of 1163 (787501)
07-16-2016 1:21 AM
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07-16-2016 12:21 AM


Re: Baumgardner's try
Two metres per second ? Impressive ad hoc invention ! I take it he doesn't begin to try to calculate the energy that would be needed to do that ? Nor come up with an explanation as to where that energy came from ? Nor try to work out what the actual, real world physical effect would be of the introduction of that amount of energy into the earth's structure ?

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Message 992 of 1163 (795515)
12-14-2016 7:33 AM
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12-14-2016 7:21 AM


Re: Evolution has theory, no evidence
Even though evolutionists justify the sudden appearance of fully formed organisms

I'm having trouble understanding this. I'm not aware that evolution explains any "sudden" appearance of fully formed organisms. As my understanding goes, it explains the gradual appearance of new fully formed organisms as they change from other fully formed organisms over long periods of time. Which part of evolutionary theory refers to the sudden appearance of an organism ?


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Message 998 of 1163 (795524)
12-14-2016 9:03 AM
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12-14-2016 7:54 AM


Re: Evolution has theory, no evidence
We just observe the fully formed organisms, but the transitionary fossils are all hidden away in niches or never even fossilised.

Well here's a list of 177 transitional fossils: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transitional_fossils , so not really all that hidden away.

Also (and I'm turning to the scientists for confirmation here), wouldn't you expect transitional fossils to be rarer ? Simply for the reason that transition will be more common during environmental upheavals or rapid and pronounced environmental change (when selection pressures are stronger) - and since we expect upheavals or periods of change to be fairly short, we equally expect the prevalence of transitional fossils to be lower than fossils laid down during stable periods, when populations are also more stable ?


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