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Author Topic:   Darwin- would he have changed his theory?
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Message 93 of 195 (151911)
10-22-2004 8:26 AM
Reply to: Message 91 by SirPimpsalot
10-22-2004 8:21 AM


Re: Nothing to do with evolutionary theory
SPAL

Four billion years is enough time for evolution to occur though,so how does this support your contention?


[W]hen people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together

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Message 103 of 195 (151921)
10-22-2004 8:56 AM
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10-22-2004 8:45 AM


Re: Nothing to do with evolutionary theory
SPAL

Why does it not make sense? You also have the time-line a little off As the evidence stands this chart approximates the dates of life in orderr of their appearance.

Millions of Years Since
First Known Appearance
(Approximate)

Microbial (procaryotic cells) 3,500
Complex (eucaryotic cells) 2,000
First multicellular animals 670
Shell-bearing animals 540
Vertebrates (simple fishes) 490
Amphibians 350
Reptiles 310
Mammals 200
Nonhuman primates 60
Earliest apes 25
Australopithecine ancestors of humans 4
Modern humans 0 .15 (150,000 years)

It is obvious that life does require time to accomplish the stages neccesary to the development of complex creatures such as ourselves but once the multicellular level is reached the process is quite accelerated and this does make sense.


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Message 185 of 195 (152418)
10-23-2004 6:41 PM
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10-23-2004 1:57 PM


Re: Nothing to do with evolutionary theory
SPAL

How does this make sense?

Well for one the cells are now specialized.This allows for greater capabilities and hence a survival advantage.Since cells are specialized the organism can now devote those specialized cells to specific tasks and now the evolution of further cell specialization is greatly enhanced.


[W]hen people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together

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