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Date: 03/02/12 06:50 AM

55 Responses to Evolution

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    March 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Link: Evolution - Haven`t we all been here at least once.
  2. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2012 at 6:57 am
    At least once? Coming here, it happens on a daily basis.
  3. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 6:58 am
    I had to have this conversation with a coworker.
  4. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:04 am
    Even I don`t get this.
  5. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:05 am
    Oh now I get it. He can`t spell monkeys.
  6. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:05 am
    Failure to grasp evolutionary principles is indicative of a weak or closed mind.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:21 am
    Draculya, you`re joking, right? D:
  8. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Insistence that evolution precludes creation implies a weak god. I`m still waiting for someone to tell me why God can`t have designed us to evolve.
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    Jaxxun Male 18-29
    17 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 7:30 am
    This is Pokemon, with a evolutionist twist to it. Don`t over-analyze it for more than it is.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:36 am
    "Well my daddy wasn`t a monkey!" :/
  11. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Trillian: we came from cavemen didn`t we? that not good enough for you? sperm & egg ---> fetus ---> baby ---> todler ---> teenager ---> adulthood. personally i think both of those are proper forms of evolution.
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 7:46 am
    collegebound: you know that that in no way answers my question, don`t you?
  13. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:50 am
    Ironically, Pokemon are not evolving, and the top-right panel is an incorrect characterisation of evolution. The best description of what Pokemon do would be metamorphosis.

    Species evolve, individual beings do not.
  14. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 7:57 am
    Species evolve, individual beings do not.
    I was about to say this. Also the concept of divergent evolution explains the "mankey" problem. Look at the red fox and kit fox and there`s a great example of divergent evolution.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:02 am
    Trillian: Genesis 1:21-25 is why. God creates birds and livestock and things that crawl along the ground etc all in one go as they are, without any predecessors. And yet we know those predecessor species exist in the fossil record.

    For example, according to the Bible birds came into being without dinosaurs appearing or being involved in any way, which we know is not what happened.

    Therefore the Biblical explanation is untrue, evolution precludes creation since the explanations are mutually exclusive, and evolution theory is testable and stands up to scrutiny whereas the creation hypothesis does neither.

    (QED)
  16. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:10 am
    I was going to respond to Trillian but almightybob1 nailed it.

  17. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:10 am
    Trillian42: I don`t see how I`ve failed to answer your question. Evolution can also be described as growth, no? The way I see it humans are made to evolve although not as extremely as others would classify as evolution. You grow and as you grow you grow stronger as to survive in your surroundings. Like some animals who live in caves have evolved to live in caves while some that don`t have evolved to live outside of them.
  18. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:17 am
    Trillian42
    If you would like to say that God created everything with the big bang and then guided the universe over billions of years to its present state and that the bible is simply the misinterpretation of God or God`s simplified explanations to primitive people that couldn`t grasp the actual facts then there really is no way to dispute that.
  19. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:19 am
    But here is my big question that no religious person has ever answered:

    Why do you need a God to have been part of the process?
    That is often followed up by "Because everything had to come from somewhere"
    To which my follow up is: Then where did God come from?
  20. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:19 am
    @collegebound, growing from a zygote to an adult human is not the same as evolution.
  21. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:24 am
    I was going to come in and say what almightybob1 basically said, however, I was going to say that the only Pokémon that really evolves is Eevee as Eevees can change its primary type.
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    bucksteeth Male 18-29
    134 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:26 am
    no, evolution can not be described as growth sir. growth can be described as growth though.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Of the current crop of GOP candidates for POTUS, only one belives in evolution {sort of}, which pisses off his conservative/religious base.

    Ron Paul Does Not Believe
    Rick Santorum Does Not Believe
    Newt Gingrich Does Not Understand the Question
    Mitt Romney Believes God Created Evolution
  24. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:31 am
    sperm doesn`t start off with arms and legs does it? neither does the egg that it fertilizes. im confident that one could classify that as evolution...if you dont want to believe that then i wont force it on you. just sayin` that to ME it walks and quacks like a duck...
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:35 am
    @HolyGod (an especially funny name under the circumstances); Quite right. This is in fact what I have always said was a possibility. It is not to be proven nor dis-proven; at least not by me. I don`t NEED God to be a part of it, but I do believe. You may believe what you like; I`m not trying to convince anyone, though admittedly many Christians do list this higher among their priorities, so I can understand why you might have thought that was my goal.

    Also this:
    The Babel fish is small, yellow and leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe. It feeds on brainwave energy recieved not from its own carrier but from those around it, It absorbs all unconscious mental frequencies from this brainwave energy to nourish itself with. the practical upshot of this is that if you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any language.

    Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anhthing so mind-bogglingly u
  26. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anhthing so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument goes like this : "I refuse to prove that I exist", says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."

    "But", says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn`t it? it could not have evolved by chance. it proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don`t. QED."

    "Oh dear", says God, "I hadn`t thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

    "Oh that was easy" says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

    Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has cause
  27. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:36 am
    has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:36 am
    Ta-da!
  29. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Unfortunately, I don`t believe in Mitt Romney, so it`s a wash.
  30. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:45 am
    @collegebound: Are you trolling or do you really not understand what evolution is? It`s not growth, period. You`re misappropriating the word.
  31. Profile photo of smaus
    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:46 am
    This is the only Evolution I care about.
  32. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:50 am
    patchgrabber: I know what evolution is supposed to be and i recognize that...all im saying is that i consider growth, to a certain extent, part of evolution. if you don`t like it then just dont believe in it...i dont care either way.
  33. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:51 am
    @Collegebound, the problem with that is, like someone else already said, individual beings do not evolve. By definition, growing is not evolution. It`s not a matter of belief. It`s science.
  34. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:54 am
    My grandmother was not a rib.
  35. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:55 am
    @Collegebound

    The sooner the better.
  36. Profile photo of youlikeicecr
    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 8:57 am
    @CollegeBound

    "
    2602 Posts Friday, March 02, 2012 8:31:12 AM
    sperm doesn`t start off with arms and legs does it? neither does the egg that it fertilizes. im confident that one could classify that as evolution..." -- Seriously? Looks like you are bound for High School rather than college.

    For a good understanding of evolution it would be wise to look up a process called "speciation".
  37. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 8:58 am
    zombunny: the thing is that everyone experiences growth. like i said i understand that its not as extreme as others would like for it to be considered evolution. but im not "others" and to ME at least i can, if on barely, see that as a form of evolution.
  38. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Pokemon...

    On a more interesting note, my dog has bad flatulence today.
  39. Profile photo of smaus
    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 9:01 am
    actually on some standards adaptation to your environment is evolutionary, which can be done on the individual level by some aspects. Also the fundamentals of evolution as based mostly on the similarity between all living thing and progression, which ironically is also the fundamentals of reincarnation
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    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 9:02 am
    @HolyGod

    " Then where did God come from?"

    A creative imagination and an inability to cope with the idea that when you die, you die.
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    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 9:03 am
    @CollegeBound
    "but im not "others" and to ME at least i can, if on barely, see that as a form of evolution."

    S.P.E.C.I.A.T.I.O.N
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 9:05 am
    whatevs...im done...cant believe a damn thing i want to believe without someone saying i suck at "having an imagination"...
  43. Profile photo of youlikeicecr
    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 9:07 am
    @collegebound.

    But have you looked at speciation? It`s quite an interesting topic.
  44. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 9:12 am
    no. if you don`t want to acknowledge the way i think why should i acknowledge the way you do? you can keep your ideals and ill keep mine thanks :)
  45. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 9:38 am
    Collegbound:

    Evolution

    1. A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form. See Synonyms at development.
    2.
    a. The process of developing.
    b. Gradual development.
    3. Biology
    a. Change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, and resulting in the development of new species.
    b. The historical development of a related group of organisms; phylogeny.

    You are referring to the general definition (1 and 2), this post and most everyone else is talking about the scientific definition (3), they are 2 different things, don`t get mad when people try and correct you for seemingly saying they are the same.

    Also the proposition that all beliefs are equal and therefore should be given equal respect is absolutely absurd.
  46. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 9:55 am
    @lilli, not in the slightest.

    Either way, it`s indestinguishable from a manner of mental retardation.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 10:08 am
    Leave him alone guys. He is collegebound. That`s let him take a few classes in college before we continue the conversation.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 10:15 am
    Otto67: i KNOW they arent exactly the same...i KNOW that people dont classify growth as evolution and i KNOW that it is a stretch to do so...im just saying that I DO classify it as evolution...my god why is it so hard to understand english :|

    tell you what. You guys are right. im a poopy head. further more you guys are the smartest people on earth. there are we all happy now?
  49. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 10:35 am
    If you knew all this then your earlier posts are dishonest. You are being a troll knowing people will disagree with your posts because you are implying the definitions are the same, and then acting indignant when they voice their disagreement. Poor form.
  50. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 11:14 am
    @collegebound: But if we don`t argue then how will you learn?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    So old
  52. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    VGCats dot com? Off I go!!!
  53. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    "You are being a troll knowing people will disagree with your posts because you are implying the definitions are the same,"

    i never once said that the definitions were the same...the only thing i`m trying to state here is that physical growth is a small part of evolution IN MY OPINION...again...i dont understand why it is so hard to understand english...unless YOU GUYS are the ones trolling ME...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    I think the fact that she cannot answer the question but can only manage a cliched facepalm instead is an indictment of our poo education system.
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    LilyLily Female 18-29
    90 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 4:45 am
    OldOllie

    Yep, a cartoon about pokemon poking fun at those who don`t get the basics of evolution (An aside- IRL a theory with a LOT more going for it evidence wise then creationism, but that is not relevant here, yet at least.) is totally an indication of a poor education system in real life.




    (Are you kidding me?)

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