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  • The Problem With Evolution

    09/26/2005 5:44:09 AM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 340 replies · 6,041+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 09/25/05 | Edward L. Daley
    Charles Darwin, the 19th century geologist who wrote the treatise 'The Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection' defined evolution as "descent with modification". Darwin hypothesized that all forms of life descended from a common ancestor, branching out over time into various unique life forms, due primarily to a process called natural selection. However, the fossil record shows that all of the major animal groups (phyla) appeared fully formed about 540 million years ago, and virtually no transitional life forms have been discovered which suggest that they evolved from earlier forms. This sudden eruption of multiple, complex organisms is...
  • Is It So Elementary, Dr. Watson?

    04/30/2003 12:49:58 PM PDT · by MHGinTN · 36 replies · 282+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 4/30/2003 | MHGinTN
    2003 marks the fiftieth years since the discovery of the double helix, the shape of the DNA molecule that carries the message identification for an individual in a species. The April 2003 edition of Scientific American magazine carried an interview with James Watson, one of the Nobel Winners credited with defining the double helix of DNA (pp 67 – 69). James Watson is an avowed atheist. [par 4, column 2, p. 68] That perspective didn’t seem to hinder his scientific work, but it impacts his opinions on issues such as abortion and manipulation of nascent human life. Stating as exemplary...