quote: The unintelligible people that spout creationist garbage don't care about facts, or repeatable experiments resulting in proof.
quote: It tells other animals that they are deadly and not to eat them.
quote: Reclaimer77 = Pirks.
quote: An example closer to home would be obesity -- Japan's famous Kobe Beef essentially comes from horribly maladaptive, obese animals that wouldn't have a chance in the wild. Yet cattle were selected for their intense marbling, thus leading to the genes that cause the marbling to survive because of breeding. If natural selection (without human intervention) had taken its course, we wouldn't have them today.
quote: Cows are prey for all predators in the area. Size and weight mean nothing when there's a pack of wolves all over you.
quote: Yes but the plant can't possibly "know" the function of it's fruit is to propagate it's species.
quote: Sigh... satire is too high brow for DT apparently.
quote: Tell me exactly which component of evolution you believe to be false.
quote: I'm afraid that disputing evolution has nothing to do with disputing natural selection
quote: ...using natural selection, evolution sort of falls apart since the intermediate animals between evolutionary steps would tend to naturally be selected out...
quote: if modern observations have any weight at all on such subjects, which it doesn't seem to
quote: ..the jump from micro-evolution that is observed to macro-evolution which is anything but observable, is somewhat silly...
quote: ...since there's no concrete evidence of any single 'hop' animal.
quote: Best just to hope that natural selection removes them from the gene pool.
quote: Wow, did you just compare evolution and natural selection to genocide?!?
quote: the E. Coli developed adaptations that allowed them to survive.
quote: Massively and permanently elevated levels of the GroE proteins were found in bacteria adapted, step-wise over a period of years, for growth at 48.5 degrees C.
quote: The authors of the article know...
quote: This is nothing new. We already knew that bacteria had the ability to make adaptations in order to survive. For example, the way bacteria mutates (as in the case of malaria) to adapt anti-biotic resistance.This is just as much an argument for Intelligent Design as it is for macro-evolution. If species couldn't make minor changes in response to environmental stimuli, most of them would die out extremely fast.But the idea that these bacteria can someday evolve into a human (i.e. macro-evolution) is ridiculous and one of the wildest fairy tales ever created. To think that anyone can seriously entertain this notion boggles the mind.
quote: Yeah, I suppose gravity is just invisible angels holding onto our feet and pulling us toward the earth. And quantum entanglement is just God poking each particle in an entangled pair at the same time.
quote: I'm seeing a CSI-type situation, in which some Intelligent Design-oriented lawyer claims that the knife was divinely whisked from his client's hand and planted in the victim's chest, despite the clear evidence that shows the client actually stabbed the victim.