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To: DaveLoneRanger
"It was very exciting because we knew this was a type of animal that no one thought you'd find anywhere at any time in North America," said paleontologist Randall Irmis

If anyone found a fossil human in rock that was "200-million-years old", of course that would raise serious doubts about the theory. But, of course, such a fossil has never been found.

But here we have an fossil being found which really wasn't supposed to be there at this time and this place. It goes against the theory.

Is anyone going say that serious doubts about the theory are raised? No. Don't be stupid. The theory cannot be question. We hold on to the theory no matter what. We just tweak it whenever contradictory evidence is found. That's (ahem) science.

7 posted on 07/22/2007 8:40:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Progressives like to keep doing the things that didn't work in the past.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But here we have an fossil being found which really wasn't supposed to be there at this time and this place. It goes against the theory.

Is anyone going say that serious doubts about the theory are raised? No. Don't be stupid. The theory cannot be question. We hold on to the theory no matter what. We just tweak it whenever contradictory evidence is found. That's (ahem) science.

You are wrong throughout.

Scientific theories are always modified if the data changes or if additional data is found. If the theory can't accommodate the new data, the theory has to be scrapped and a new theory developed. In this case, this is a very minor detail and does not change anything in the underlying theory of evolution. It just fills in a missing piece of the puzzle.

It is religious dogma that can't change to accommodate new data: new data such as the age of the earth (ca. 4.5 billion years) or the lack of a global flood about 4350 years ago.

9 posted on 07/22/2007 8:51:35 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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