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Author Topic:   "Best" evidence for evolution.
deerbreh
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Message 89 of 830 (740448)
11-05-2014 10:31 AM


Best evidence for TOE? All the evidence.
Sounds snarky but it isn't. The best evidence is the preponderance of the evidence. This is not unique to the TOE, of course. It is the norm for all scientific theories.

Having said that, the best evidence AGAINST Intelligent Design and therefore good evidence for the TOE, is the multitude of derived characters we can readily observe as well as a corollary observation, the fact of convergent evolution (different ways of solving the same problem). I am not going to elaborate on the arguments against ID because that would be off topic but if someone wants to propose that topic I will be happy to chime in.


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deerbreh
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Message 91 of 830 (740500)
11-05-2014 1:20 PM
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11-05-2014 11:43 AM


Re: Best evidence for TOE? All the evidence.
Also, the fact that nothing to do with biological diversity makes sense without evolution.

Yep, that is what results from a "multitude of derived characters."


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Message 93 of 830 (742922)
11-25-2014 1:34 PM
Reply to: Message 92 by RAZD
11-05-2014 1:27 PM


Re: Nested Hierarchies -- more evidence sapiens\neander\denisovan
Hmm. Brings new meaning to the question, "Who's your Daddy?
On edit: Actually, that should be "Who' s your Momma" given that the DNA was mitochondrial DNA

Edited by deerbreh, : No reason given.


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