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Author Topic:   MACROevolution vs MICROevolution - what is it?
Doddy
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Message 5 of 908 (385050)
02-14-2007 12:19 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
02-13-2007 9:07 PM


I suggest you read what CreationWiki has to say on the issue. It's a source edited by all sorts of creationists, outside of any specific debate, so should give a nice definition. They even have pictures.

http://creationwiki.org/Macroevolution

The definitions they use are

  • Macroevolution - long-term evolution that results in the formation of new taxonomic groups
  • Microevolution - the small scale change in organisms within the same species, which can lead to a subspecies or variations of the same created kind.

Then again, the EvoWiki has this to say about it: http://wiki.cotch.net/index.php/Macroevolution

quote:
Creationists accept microevolution, which they define as evolution within kinds (kinds meaning sometimes species, sometimes bigger taxa, depending on taste) but deny that a kinds may evolve into another (macroevolution). This argument is strongly opposed by scientists because microevolution and macroevolution are the same process in different scales and it is irrational to say that only one of them exists.


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Doddy
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Message 17 of 908 (385784)
02-17-2007 4:21 AM
Reply to: Message 16 by RAZD
02-16-2007 9:36 PM


Re: YEC creationist needed ...
RAZD writes:

I also noticed that they have Hyenas as canines ... (and three varieties of wolf but no dogs???) in their picture of "Macroevolution of the Biblical Kind"

Lol...I'd point that out to them, but it would be even more fun to make fun of their error on EvoWiki.

That and CreationWiki is far more restrictive in allowing criticism by non-members.

Edited by Doddy, : No reason given.


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