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To: Beelzebubba
Thus, evolution is a tautology, meaning it says essentially nothing (it’s conclusion merely restates its premise).

Exactly. Put another way, when asked what is the mechanism for evolution, the reply is:

"The Survival of the Fittest"

Question: define "fittest" (this is a problem for evolutionists, because there is absolutely no way to determine the 'fittest' of a species beforehand: this only becomes clear after observing which members of the species manage to survive over time)

Hence the answer: "those who survive"

Thus, evolutionists are stating a meaningless tautology by actually saying that a central mechanism of evolution is "The survival of those who survive."

46 posted on 08/27/2012 2:51:34 PM PDT by tjd1454
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To: tjd1454
Question: define "fittest" (this is a problem for evolutionists, because there is absolutely no way to determine the 'fittest' of a species beforehand: this only becomes clear after observing which members of the species manage to survive over time) Hence the answer: "those who survive"

silliness, survive = reproduce

those that survive to reproduce are the 'fittest'

51 posted on 08/27/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT by consultant
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