Monday, June 11, 2012 11:35:20 PM
@10Bears: You keep saying that things were "extrapolated" as though that means that they're just unverified guesswork, rather than the results of a large amount of data from various sources that produce an explanation that fits all of the numerous facts we know from these time periods. Evolution isn`t just a "guess" about the past, it`s verified repeatedly in numerous ways, including the comparison of DNA differences in modern species, millions of years removed from their common ancestors.
@CrakrJak: Evolution is the change in the frequency of inherited characteristics of a species. Thus, yes, animal breeding is a directed form of evolution. Numerous "intermediary fossils" have been found, and the definition of species lines is arbitrary, so your argument is nonsense, as is your claim about Lucy.
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:42:01 PM
I refuse to be trolled, so,.......I aint even mad !!
Besides, the majority of the willfully ignorant, stupid, and blind people on here....proclaim themselves to be atheist. They stubbornly cling to the notion that all religious/christian people are rabidly anti-science and anti-evolution, when the opposite is true. When the Roman Catholic Pope (John Paul II) goes on the public record saying that evolution is "much more than a theory" and encourages scientific investigation into evolution......well, it seems to me your arguments on here are invalid.
Monday, June 11, 2012 10:42:46 AM
For instance the famous "Lucy" skeleton is not hominid at all, but a pygmy chimpanzee that could walk like an orangutan, nearly upright. Where do you get this? She has features in common with chimps, but its rib cage is decidedly not ape-like, lacking the funnel shape that enables chimps and gorillas to pivot their shoulder downward to knuckle-walk. She's A. afarensis, not a chimp.
Also, if you only have one individual, you have no appreciation for the variation in a population. It`s like finding a skeleton of Danny DeVito vs. Shaquille O`Neil. Just one doesn`t give a complete picture of the whole of the species.