State Senator Asks If E. Coli Evolves Into People

Submitted by: FoolsPrussia 4 years ago Science

Check out the front row facepalm at the one minute mark.
There are 49 comments:
Male 282
E-coli don`t evolve into people but they do spontaneously de-evolve into State Senators occasionally.
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Male 559
This video is evidence that everyone should not be allowed to vote.
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Male 458
To say that we haven`t observed speciation is a lie:
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-speciation.html
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Male 37,897

CrakrJak, [quote]"What this senator clumsily questioned was that E.Coli didn`t change to another species, and of course it didn`t." [/quote]
You`re a smart guy. You know, according to the "theory" of evolution, that it takes a very long time to evolve into a new species. The fact we have not been observing long enough to point to a new species doesn`t invalidate evolution. It is observable, measurable and real.
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Male 37,897

Once again the church makes the same mistake it has always made. INFLEXABILITY

Historically speaking, whenever religion has gone against science, Science always wins. Oh, the religious might temporarily slow science with it`s refusal to accept reality when it slaps them in the face, but in the long run {just like evolution} science wins.

Bible says God created man so that is so and science is wrong.
Bible says unicorns exist so science is wrong.
Bible says there are dragons.
Bible says you can live 600 years so you can.
Bible says the earth is flat, well it infers it with the "4 corners" referance and science is wrong with those "globe" things.
Bible say this is the center of the universe so obviously the Sun moves around us :)

When are you guys going to learn? Just because evolution is real does not mean you can`t still have a God. Perhaps a tool He used to make you? I don`t believe that, you go ahead.
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Male 5,811
@Crakr: Your definition of evolution is dead wrong. Viruses evolve through mutation of their DNA or RNA and subsequently those better adapted outcompete their rivals. This is evolution. Speciation is NOT required for evolution. Viruses evolve, just like E. Coli and every other living organism.
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Male 17,512
broizfam: No matter how much E.Coli, or another cell, adapts, we have never seen speciation. Without a change in species there is no evolution, even Darwin noted that that was a major flaw in his own theory.

What this senator clumsily questioned was that E.Coli didn`t change to another species, and of course it didn`t. Even viruses don`t evolve, because they don`t even have their own full DNA chain, they need another cell to do that adaptation for them. Without that symbiosis viruses would just disappear, completely.
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Male 7,123
For anyone interested, she`s referring to the Lenski experiment.
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Male 573
Words fail me.
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Male 759
Last week my right arm fell off but as i am a devout Creationist i just slapped it back on with a handful of clay.
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Male 459
does anyone here on IAB truly think that we were created by god 6 thousand or so years ago? that the fact that are our DNA is almost identical to chimps and orangutans is just a coincidence? c`mon. I will go as far as to concede that MAYBE evolution is a tool that god uses, but maybe it`s time to stop taking the bible literally?
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Male 459
Nothing wrong with religion, but you should keep these people away from big decision making. the separation of church and state is vital a vital step forward for the future of civilzation, and you want to let your government step backwards? it almost seems hypocritical waging war on the taliban and muslim fundamentalists when you idiots like this in power.
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Male 296
Dang is that James Eagan Holmes in the second row?
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Male 5,811
I`m not usually one to use this, but since the original was dealing with evolution as well...

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Male 7,775
@Fancysucksss - unfortunately, as George dubya proved, all you need is money
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Male 736
yay ignorance!
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Male 2,384
drat america
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Male 5,568
"Adaptation doesn`t prove speciation or evolution."

Agreed. But it does show that life adapts with time, need and opportunity. The theory is that sequential adaptive changes over thousands of generations causes the evolution of different species. So it forms a reasonably sound basis for that theory.
I`m guessing you already knew all that, CrakrJak
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Male 1,048
I wish scientists would just try to get elected as senators. Or maybe we should just make a rule that people who want to get elected need education in various subjects in order to become our representatives.
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Male 3,445
@MacGuffin: Check the link I posted further down the page for more info.
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Female 2,602
To be fair, I didn`t actually watch the video earlier before making a flippant comment. Now that I have, it seems pretty obvious to me that he wasn`t literally asking such a dumb question as "does e coli evolve into a person". Rather, he was using that question as a rhetorical device to highlight his point of view, which appeared to be that the experiment being described didn`t prove that people came about as a consequence of the same evolutionary processes being described in bacteria. So, he`s still dumb, but for a whole other reason than I first thought.
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Male 17,512
Adaptation doesn`t prove speciation or evolution.
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Male 1,558
Was that a southern accent? It always is!!
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Male 334
hehehe,, and thats a senator ;-)
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Male 1,950
What do you expect from Looeeeezeeanna.
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Male 3,445
"HolyGod, they didn`t want Palin. She lost."

She was governor of Alaska before that.
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Male 1,950
Double face palm at that... Triple, if you count mine.
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Male 14,330
DO we have a higher def. video I`m trying to check the lady in red out in the right she looks sexy!
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Male 886
Soo...what have I learned here today?


Even on a smaller scale, US politicians are still morons.
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Male 7,775
You guys really must stop voting for people based on whether they appeared in movies or have nice hair.
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Male 2,578
HolyGod, they didn`t want Palin. She lost.

Insert Bush and *Obama.

Now your statement is accurate.
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Female 4,349
he he he
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Male 14,330
Now in the name of bipartisanship enjoy this gem.

[quote]National Security Advisor Richard Danzig:
“Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security."[/quote]
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Male 14,330
IT`S MADE OF PEOPLE!! PEOPLE DAMN IT PEOPLE!!!!
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Male 1,243
USA, you are doomed!
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Male 37,897

"Evolution doesn`t exist."
"Evolution doesn`t exist."
"Evolution doesn`t exist."
"Evolution doesn`t exist."

US policy, if you say it often enough it becomes true. Especially if it`s not true.

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Male 670
Good on her for pausing just long enough to make him look like a complete idiot!
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Male 1,196
They both don`t know what they are talking about. I hope people who don`t accept evolution as the start of man can still accept adaptation. They are different.
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Female 2,602
[quote]State Senator Asks If E. Coli Evolves Into People [/quote]

That was a missed opportunity if ever I saw one to reply "yes, but not if the mother doesn`t want it to - because then she just instructs her body`s reproductive organs to shut down".
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Male 37,897

Intellectually, he`s throwing rocks at a gun fight.

I`ll take bets he get`s reelected next term.
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Male 3,445
People vote for guys like this because they agree with him. His argument sounds stupid to those of us who are knowledgable about basic evolution, but a lot of creationists think that sort of argument is valid.

Wikipedia has a little paragraph on this hearing
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Male 7,924
panth753

"How do people vote for these idiots in the first place?"

Most people are stupid. They want someone in charge that they can relate to. Insert George W Bush and Sarah Palin.
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Female 7,838
how does an adult who has been to school not understand the most basic biology? Thank God for David Attenborough, even if you failed at biology we picked it up off the T.V.
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Male 7,123
Unfortunately he seems to have an average understanding of science for a politician. You don`t have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate.
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Male 36,526
Multiple face-palms! And well deserved too, what an idiot.
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Male 5,568
@Mikeoxsbiggg,
Unfortunately, they don`t have to make sense to get elected either!
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Female 9,402
How do people vote for these idiots in the first place?
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Male 1,497
Creationists don`t have to make sense to be funny.
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Male 3,445
Link: State Senator Asks If E. Coli Evolves Into People [Rate Link] - Check out the front row facepalm at the one minute mark.
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