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To: CarolinaGuitarman
And this has nothing to do with evolution.

Perhaps you ought to inform the authors of biology textbooks who bring abiogenesis into discussions of evolution that they are out of bounds. Most biology textbooks present evolution as a progression from the simple to the more complex. On what basis do paleontologists assert they are capable of constructing good evolutionary histories? They assume that similarities in form necessarily point to common history. That in itself is a huge leap of faith.

. . . physics textbooks also say that the planets revolve around the sun without mention of God either.

Physics enjoys present phenomena to observe and record. Anyone is free to assert purely natural causes to all phenomena. Will billions of years of billions of combinations of matter a virgin birth here and there should hardly be scientifically impossible, let alone improbable.

349 posted on 12/05/2005 3:44:18 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Fester Chugabrew
"Perhaps you ought to inform the authors of biology textbooks who bring abiogenesis into discussions of evolution that they are out of bounds."

If they call one abiogenesis and the other evolution there is no problem.

" On what basis do paleontologists assert they are capable of constructing good evolutionary histories? "

The vast fossil record and their ability to reason.

"Physics enjoys present phenomena to observe and record. Anyone is free to assert purely natural causes to all phenomena. Will billions of years of billions of combinations of matter a virgin birth here and there should hardly be scientifically impossible, let alone improbable."

I'll try to decipher this jumble. A virgin birth here and there is outside of scientific explanation.
355 posted on 12/05/2005 3:54:44 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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