Skip to comments.Are You Too Dumb to Understand Evolution?
Posted on 09/11/2008 9:55:10 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Sept 10, 2008 Astrobiologist David Deamer believes that life can spontaneously emerge without design, but he thinks lay people are too uneducated to understand how this is possible, so he gives them the watered-down version of Darwins natural selection instead, which he knows is inadequate to explain the complexity of life. Thats what he seemed to be telling reporter Susan Mazur in an interview for the Scoop (New Zealand). Is the lay public really too dense for the deeper knowledge of how evolution works?...
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“If we’re descended from monkeys and apes, how come there are still monkeys and apes?”
I suppose I am, since nobody's ever been able to explain something to me:
If we evolved from lower animals, why do they still exist?
When your theory doesn’t hold water, claim every one else is too stupid to understand your brilliance.
Guy must be one of the Obama campaign strategists.
If all the ordinary plebes understand the Mysteries there would be no need for High Priests. And then where would we be?
So we can have barbecued stuff with our beer.
Could it be that the Temple of Darwin wants to keep the public’s understanding of natural selection watered down for fear that they might realize that Darwin’s ToE is collapsing under the weight of falsifying scientific evidence?
For more, see the following:
Can evolution Survive Without Darwin?
And woudl that make Evolution a religion?
More curiously, why aren’t those same monkeys and apes evolving into lower forms of humans?
You might be on to something there!
“Are you too dumb to understand evolution?”
I’m happy if I leave the mens room with my fly zipped.
did darwin explain the divergence of one life form from from another or did he just talk about species evolving within species as an adaptation to environment?
it seems that evolutionists are always trying to find that missing link which they say exists but is just as elusive as ever. (thanks in advance)
I'm of the opinion that they don't still exist.
It can never be observed once much less twice or three times.
That is another hypothetical construct as is Darwinian Evolution.
It can never be observed once much less twice or three times.
The odds of evolution happening exceeds the number of the stars in the universe. Even the most simple single cell needs over 128 proteins assembled precisely. This statistically would take billions of years in a proper environment. Then the cell would have to learn to reproduce. There should be more transitional creatures (missing links) than creatures. There are no missing links. Some atheists go to ridiculous lengths to try to prove no God!
Not only have they not found the missing links, the field of epigenetics is discovering that mutation is NOT RANDOM. Once word of this gets out, it will destroy the entire neo-Darwinian synthesis. Thus the watered down versions of Darwin’s ToE.
.... It can never be observed once much less twice or three times.....
Please tell us where and how many times and under what circumstances you have ever looked.
How many hours have you logged in a lab or in the field. Where? When? Doing what? What were you studying?
What reasoning do evolutionists use? Can’t be deductive because no one had yet evolved to observe what could follow after life first formed. Can’t be inductive because the results of human history fail to offer any evidence that evolution ever occurred. Ah, must be faith!! the evidence of things hoped for but not seen.
If Americans came from Europe why are there still Europeans?
And yes, the author of this piece is too dumb to understand evolution.
This is how ALGORE got his start as the GOD of Environmental Science.
I thought evolutionists were always telling us that origin-of-life arguments have nothing to do with evolution?
What kind of animals did we come from? Apes and monkeys? Because if that’s the case, they do still exist. In fact, my understand of the fossils that have been found and were interpreted to be cro-magnin or neanderthal were apes and monkeys such as “Lucy” and the fake “Piltdown Man.” Is this correct?
I think you skipped that day in 9th grade biology class where they explained this to the class.
As someone pointed out above, this is where Darwin’s theory becomes a faith. Indeed, the high priests of the Temple of Darwin are quite open about it if you ask them the right question:
“What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?”
Richard Dawkins: “I believe that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all design anywhere in the universe, is the direct or indirect product of Darwinian natural selection.
Why wouldn't they? There's nothing in the Theory of Evolution that requires an ancestral species to go extinct.
But, point in fact, though we share a common ancestor with the other great apes, that common ancestor is extinct.
Figure 1. The self-assembly of amphiphiles occurs when molecules with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions arrange themselves into a minimum-energy configuration, such as a spherical phospholipid bilayer vesicle. Deamer and coworkers also studied the abiotic formation of aliphatic lipid compounds (i.e., fatty acids, alcohols, and acylglycerols) as has been reported to occur at elevated temperatures and pressures under simulated hydrothermal conditions. Although abiotic synthetic chemistry can occur under these conditions, the prebiotic self-assembly of micelles to bilayer to vesicles (protocells) may have occurred elsewhere. Because they are abundant products of Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions and are also present in the organic components of carbonaceous meteorites, amphiphilic compounds such as fatty acids are important candidates for micelle/bilayer/vesicle formation.
Thus, it is of interest to determine whether more complex amphiphilic precursor compounds capable of assembling into stable membrane structures can be synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. Hydrothermal experiments were conducted to study condensation reactions of model lipid precursors in aqueous media to form acylglycerols (glyceryl alkanoates) at elevated temperature under confining pressure. Nine different alkanoic acids ranging from C7 to C16 (except C8) were used in these experiments. The condensation products were two isomers each of monoacylglycerols and diacylglycerols, as well as the corresponding triacylglycerol. The results indicated that (1) condensation (dehydration) reactions are possible under aqueous pyrolysis conditions, (2) abiotic synthesis and subsequent condensation reactions of aliphatic lipid compounds are possible under hydrothermal conditions, and (3) such molecules have robust properties of self-assembly into membranous structures that would be suitable boundary structures for primitive forms of cellular life.
Doesn't look complicated to me. /sarcasm
Evolution is just like global warming that way.
Evolution does NOT say any current species evolved from any other of the current species.
Current species, by natural selection, came from ancestors who were different.
Homo sapiens did not evolve from today’s apes & monkeys. Today’s primates evolved from ancestors who were different from any of today’s primates. Not only are we changed from our ancestors, so are all the other species that exist today also different from THEIR ancestors.
Possums did not evolve from kangaroos, nor did kangaroos evolve from possums. Both evolved from a common ancestor that lived millions of years ago.
Because evolution is a process that takes hundreds of thousands, even millions of years to take place. Which means that we can't actually observe it taking place. Which means our only evidence for it is forensic, and therefore open to subjective interpretation. Which means that you have to essentially take our particular interpretation on faith. So stop asking questions, you creationiost whackjob!
Why would they? Our closest related species, chimps and gorrillas, evolved to fit a different environmental niche than we did. They're not our ancestors, just a branch of the family tree that went in a different direction.
Nonsense. It was found and frozen in Georgia a few weeks back. I read it on the web. Also, one also drove the bus (until he was wounded) in the movie Speed.
That’s a rhetorical question, right? I mean, it’s like asking if you are dumb enough to believe anal sex doesn’t transmit AIDS, or dumb enough to believe gold will reach $1650 this summer.
Already on it, though it’s a shame that I’ll probably be on the road when this thread really gets interesting :(
There is one thing I don't understand though. That is the other force at work in the universe beside the four that we know of, i.e. that is the unmeasured, supernatural, invisible force which defies the second law of thermodynamics and creates order out of disorder.
Can some one help me with that with explanations that don't include words like "might", "may', "could have", "probably", etc.,etc.,etc.
I thought abiogenesis was not part of the "evolution" theology. That's what I've been told by all the Evos on this forum. Now here is a guy that says that anyone who doesn't understand how life can form spontaneously is an idiot.
Does that mean that all the EVOS on this forum are idiots just like us creationists?
We share a common ancestor with the other great apes and primates in existence today. But we did not evolve from any of them.
In fact, my understand of the fossils that have been found and were interpreted to be cro-magnin or neanderthal were apes and monkeys such as Lucy and the fake Piltdown Man. Is this correct?
No, it isn't. Lucy is a perfectlly legitimate fossil of an extinct hominid species. There are perhaps dozens, if not hundreds, of neanderthal fossils. Piltdown Man was a hoax perpetrated by an unknown person.
If Americans came from Europe, how come there are still Europeans?
Nobody who actually observed the murders of Ron and Nicole gave testimony implicating OJ Simpson, and all they had was forensic evidence subject to subjective interpretation. I don't see why people sneered at the jury for acquitting him.
We don't know yet.
If Gloria Steinhem is in a room alone, is anyone really there?
Hey, don’t confuse these people when they are on a roll.
The affirmatives were winning handily.
Therefore not beliveing that God created the Universe is monkey like and apeing behavior..
That is IF man evolved from apes.. RAP music does seem to mimic chimp social behaviors though.. posturing, making noises, walking off emotional tensions, shakeing bushes, facial and limb contortions, sexual positioning.. Its a hard choice..
Wow. The title of this thread is correct.