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To: rabair
I have done a lot of reading and taken several college level courses. There are some major problems with evolution in my mind.
1. The origin of life on earth. (presumably prokaryotic cells in a non oxygen containing atmosphere)
2. The origin and evolution of DNA.
3. The evolution of the eukaryotic cell.

There are some other technical problems concerning the fact that some animals aren't well adapted to the environment that they exist in.
71 posted on 09/19/2005 6:47:03 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

"I have done a lot of reading and taken several college level courses. There are some major problems with evolution in my mind.
1. The origin of life on earth. (presumably prokaryotic cells in a non oxygen containing atmosphere)
2. The origin and evolution of DNA.
3. The evolution of the eukaryotic cell.

There are some other technical problems concerning the fact that some animals aren't well adapted to the environment that they exist in."

You are not being honest with your questions. Both #1 and #2 are not part of the TOE, as you well know. If you want to question current thought concerning Abiogenesis, that's fine, but it does not impact Evolution. #3 Is well understood, if you will consult any good cell biology text.

The adaptation question is quite simple. I'd ask you to ask yourself, if you will. Organisms don't have to be "well adapted" to their environment, they just have to be successful. The crunch comes when there is competition in that environment or when it is invaded by a "better adapted" creature. Then change either occurs or one species is either marginalized or becomes extinct. Happens all the time.


88 posted on 09/19/2005 8:07:06 AM PDT by furball4paws (One of the last Evil Geniuses, or the first of their return.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
"There are some other technical problems concerning the fact that some animals aren't well adapted to the environment that they exist in."

This is an argument in FAVOR of evolution and common descent, and against the idea of intelligent design and special creation. In fact, it was one that was used by Darwin.

"I have done a lot of reading and taken several college level courses"

Apparently not in the right subjects.
91 posted on 09/19/2005 8:15:52 AM PDT by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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