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Message 44 of 108 (442080)
12-19-2007 11:11 PM
Reply to: Message 42 by RAZD
12-17-2007 7:11 PM


Reframing the Topic Focus per RAZD request
Upon your request, I am reopening your thread with the following statement: (I changed the color...too gaudy otherwise}
The issue of the opening post was whether we could use this definition for evolution:

Evolution is the change in hereditary traits in populations from generation to generation

Or at least acknowledge that this can be used as a working definition for the sake of the argument to see what develops from it.

It was to set a foundation for further discussion, not to discuss examples of evolution or what could or could not happen - that will be covered later.

The consensus appeared to be yes, so we moved on to part 2.

The issue of Part 2 was whether we could use this definition for a "Theory of Evolution":

A Theory of Evolution is that all the diversity of life is explained by a synthesis of validated theories on how hereditary traits in populations change from generation to generation.

Or at least acknowledge that this can be used as a working definition for the sake of the argument to see what develops from it.

Again, it was to develop a foundation for further discussion, not to engage in discussions of examples of evolution or what could or could not happen - that will (still) be covered later - in part 3.

We never got to that consensus and this topic is being reopened so that can be done.

Part 3 will be examples of how this theory applies to some evidence to show that it works in those cases. At that point we can discuss examples where people think the theory above cannot explain the diversity of life, and whether this is due to contradictory evidence or just absence of evidence.

Thank you for your consideration.

Edited by AdminPhat, : edit


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