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Do you believe in the Theory of Evolution?

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Do you believe in the Theory of Evolution?

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The De Danann Nation
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Do you believe in the Theory of Evolution?

Postby The De Danann Nation » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:26 pm

Do you believe in the theory of evolution?I personally feel it's become more than a theory and is solid scientific fact but wanted to see how NS users personally feel about the matter.
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Postby Napkiraly » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Yes.
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Postby Unchecked Expansion » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:29 pm

I believe you should distinguish between the theory of evolution and the fact of evolution. They are two different things.
I do think that the theory of evolution represents the best explanation we have so far for the mechanisms of evolution. but I wouldn't call it a fact. It's a theory, like the theory of gravity (but much better understood)

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Postby Ifreann » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:29 pm

The De Danann Nation wrote:Do you believe in the theory of evolution?I personally feel it's become more than a theory and is solid scientific fact but wanted to see how NS users personally feel about the matter.

I personally feel that you're very wrong about what a theory is in a scientific context.
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Postby Khadgar » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:29 pm

Your OP indicates you don't actually know the meaning of the word Theory. Evolution is a demonstrable fact, we've seen it happen, both through fossils and in lab conditions. The Theory of Evolution is what explains the mechanism. So, evolution is a fact and a theory, they're just referring to different things. Gravity is a fact, the Theory of Gravity explains that fact (badly).
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Postby Avenio » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:29 pm

Evolution is a phenomenon. It does not require my belief. It exists whether or not I, or anyone else, for that matter, wants it to.
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Postby The De Danann Nation » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:30 pm

Napkiraly wrote:Yes.


I would think so,with a flag like that. ;)
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Postby Chinese Regions » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:31 pm

I believe evolution occurs.
The theory of evolution is by definition a theory. It describes a phenomenon, a fact, evolution.
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Postby The United Soviet Socialist Republic » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:31 pm

Theistic Evolution yes.
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Postby Yammata » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:31 pm

I kinda think anyone who doesn't can't be taken seriously at this point.
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Postby The De Danann Nation » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:32 pm

Yammata wrote:I kinda think anyone who doesn't can't be taken seriously at this point.


Yeah,have to agree with you there.

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Postby Rudie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:32 pm

I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?
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Postby Mavorpen » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:32 pm

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Postby Unchecked Expansion » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:33 pm

Rudie wrote:I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?

Yes. See MRSA

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Postby Tlaceceyaya » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:33 pm

Evolution on its own is not a theory; it's an observation. Evolution by means of natural selection is a scientific theory.
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Postby Democratic American States » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:34 pm

Yes, because we as humans have enough scientific evidence that it exists. I also believe evolution was guided by God.

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Postby Ifreann » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:34 pm

Rudie wrote:I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?

Yes. Many times. It's sometimes an extremely serious problem.
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Postby Vortropolis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:34 pm

I do not (I'm Roman Catholic) but i respect people that do believe in evolution.
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Postby Grand Soviet Union » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

yes I do...however there had to be something greater out there to make that first spark happen.
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Postby The Thai Fighters » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Yes I believe in evolution

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:Theistic Evolution yes.


Bollocks.

Democratic American States wrote:Yes, because we as humans have enough scientific evidence that it exists. I also believe evolution was guided by God.


Also bollocks.
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Postby Chinese Regions » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Rudie wrote:I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?

In micro-organisms? Bacteria? Moulds? Viruses/viri? Definitely, most certainly. MRSA and the various strain of flu are examples.
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Postby Mavorpen » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Vortropolis wrote:I do not (I'm Roman Catholic) but i respect people that do believe in evolution.

You must be kidding.
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Libertarian California wrote:A society that was historically 90% white has white cultural dominance. The horror.


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That's white privilege, by the way.

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Postby Rudie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Ifreann wrote:
Rudie wrote:I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?

Yes. Many times. It's sometimes an extremely serious problem.
Can you link me to any studies based around it? There's a surprisingly broad range of misinformation about this type of experiment.
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Rudie wrote:I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?

In micro-organisms? Bacteria? Moulds? Viruses/viri? Definitely, most certainly. MRSA and the various strain of flu are examples.
Of course; flu's 15-minute generational lifespan is what has made it so ruthlessly effective as a pathogen.
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Postby Nadkor » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Rudie wrote:I'm not sure: as a genuine question, has evolutionary adaptation be directly observed in micro-organisms?


How do you imagine that antibiotic resistance develops?
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