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Author Topic:   How do you define the Theory of Evolution?
ringo
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Message 27 of 93 (811933)
06-13-2017 12:12 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by CRR
06-12-2017 4:27 AM


I would define the Theory of Evolution as, "the explanation of how evolution works."

First, it is THE explanation. There is no other.

Second, even creationists agree that evolution DOES work, so there's no need to argue that. They just have an unsupported claim that there's an unevidenced limit to how far evolution can go.

Third, note that there is no mention of how many original ancestors, nor any need to mention it. The explanation works whether there is one or forty.


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Message 48 of 93 (813058)
06-22-2017 12:18 PM
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06-13-2017 3:22 AM


Re: Theory of Evolution
CRR writes:

What good is a theory of origin of species that doesn't explain the origin of the first species?


What good is a road map that doesn't show you the end of the road? Of course most road maps don't and yet they continue to be useful.

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Message 93 of 93 (814506)
07-10-2017 12:49 PM
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07-09-2017 7:32 PM


Re: Agree to not agree?
CRR writes:

So are we all agreed that we can't agree on a single definition for the Theory of Evolution?


So that's the magic silver bullet, is it? If we can't all agree on a letter-by-letter, one-size-fits-all definition of evolution for all occasions, that's somehow a significant argument against evolution?

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