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Author Topic:   Darwin- would he have changed his theory?
Mammuthus
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Message 5 of 195 (118167)
06-24-2004 4:05 AM
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06-24-2004 1:55 AM


Darwin would certainly have changed his theory if he had known about genetics i.e. he would have known the source of the variation upon which natural selection operates and how it is spread from generation to generation...i.e. he could have scooped the geneticists of neo-darwinism by about 60-70 years.

As to knowing how complex nature can be, that was obvious long before Darwin's time and does not require incorporation of the supernatural to explain it...in fact, nothing in science benefits from incorporating or postulating mythical supernatural causes.


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Mammuthus
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Message 13 of 195 (121128)
07-02-2004 6:23 AM
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06-24-2004 10:40 AM


Perhaps not Mendel's work specifically, but if he had known of genetics and DNA as the mode of transmission of variation, it would have filled in some gaps. However, it would not have changed his theory.

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Mammuthus
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Message 44 of 195 (151567)
10-21-2004 9:35 AM
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10-21-2004 9:15 AM


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But most convincing of all are the accounts of a man who believes that Atlantis was actually an ancient Meso-American civilization.......that guy had a TON of proof for his claim,

That would be news to the people who study the Greek island of Santorin otherwise known as Thira where the ancient ruins of Akrotiri are. That was supposed to be Atlantis, an active NON-MESO AMERICAN culture, which was destroyed by a tsunami...


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Mammuthus
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Message 51 of 195 (151574)
10-21-2004 9:42 AM
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10-21-2004 9:37 AM


Besides having visited the excavation site of Akrotiri myself and talking to the archeologists, there is an exhibit in Athens with the documentation of santorin as the mythical atlantis. Here is a website with references to two books on the subject.

http://www.drgeorgepc.com/AtlantisDestruction.html


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Mammuthus
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Message 53 of 195 (151577)
10-21-2004 9:46 AM
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10-21-2004 9:44 AM


Read the link. That is why I posted it.

By the way, your comment about Pasteur suggests you are conflating abiogenesis and evolution. Do you know the difference between the two?


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