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#260 - Dwarf (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**Dwarf rolled a random image posted in comment #8 at Ninja dot ** I'm not trying to be one of those guys. It's just that I really don't know the answer, but people use the argument "if people evolved from monkeys, then why do monkeys still exist" against evolution. I'm not asking why the monkeys haven't evolved, but why aren't any other steps between still living?
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User avatar #228 - askafj (08/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
How come God stop doing things ever since mobile phones and cameras came around?
I mean, there haven't been any raining frogs, no water-over-the-whole-earth thingy, no nothing.
If you believe in God so much and you think you have so much evidence for God, then please tell me why he has stop doing things?
#223 - Common Pepe (08/22/2013) [-]
I'm probably gonna get massive thumbs down for this, but hell.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do53pi.html
Don't just accept everything "scientists" throw at you without thinking objectively about it. **** is often faked, and although I believe in evolution, there ARE some massive hoaxes happening in the carbon dating field. Don't be ignorant.
#219 - infinitereaper ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
We bitch, moan, cry, and whine over the past but what we should really be worried about is the future.   
   
Who cares about things like god or the scientific origins of the universe?   
   
We should be focusing on the big things, like the survival of our species, immortality, discovering the secrets of the universe, and most importantly, virtual reality video games.
We bitch, moan, cry, and whine over the past but what we should really be worried about is the future.

Who cares about things like god or the scientific origins of the universe?

We should be focusing on the big things, like the survival of our species, immortality, discovering the secrets of the universe, and most importantly, virtual reality video games.
#175 - Common Pepe (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Why some people dont believe that evolution and religion can coexist is beyond me. I mean why couldn't it just be that a deity created the world and then gave the creations made the tools to adapt and change? Both theories essentially begin with something coming to be out of nothing and both have the same ending so far, which is literally right now. Until its all over why not consider all options instead blindly following one and labeling any other as 'stupid.'
#163 - ambiguous **User deleted account** (08/22/2013) [+] (2 replies)
TL;DR at the bottom of the comment.   
   
I generally stay out of these discussions. Is it so hard to believe in evolution? Even if you believe in a god evolution could still be part of his/her plan.   
   
Imagine if you have an object. Let's say this object is a plate. You can only use this one plate to create one other copy. After the copy is made, you destroy plate #1. Now let's assume we can only make a copy once a year and the original plate any of the copies cannot be repaired. So every year you start with a new copy.   
   
So you start with plate #1. A year goes by and you create plate #2 and destroy #1. Plate #2 is an exact replica of #1(creating each copy with the same material but color may vary). You do this 3 more times and now you have plate #5. During #5's lifetime, it sustains a slight chip on the edge. What happens when you create plate #6? It also has that same chip. It still looks exactly like plate #1 except for that small chip. So years and years go by. Some years the plate sustains a bit of damage and the succeeding plate carries on that damage. Imagine we get to copy #20. Copy #20 sustains major damage during its lifetime and 1/3 of it is now missing. #21 is now quite a bit different from #1. It has that small chip from #5 and many other chips and cracks from its predecessors including the damage done to #20. Slowly over time the copies look less and less like #1 til eventually the copy is no longer recognizable as a plate. This is how evolution works. Small changes over time until the creature's "copies" or descendants no longer resemble their ancestor.   
   
TL;DR We'll just do what the picture says and have a naked party.
TL;DR at the bottom of the comment.

I generally stay out of these discussions. Is it so hard to believe in evolution? Even if you believe in a god evolution could still be part of his/her plan.

Imagine if you have an object. Let's say this object is a plate. You can only use this one plate to create one other copy. After the copy is made, you destroy plate #1. Now let's assume we can only make a copy once a year and the original plate any of the copies cannot be repaired. So every year you start with a new copy.

So you start with plate #1. A year goes by and you create plate #2 and destroy #1. Plate #2 is an exact replica of #1(creating each copy with the same material but color may vary). You do this 3 more times and now you have plate #5. During #5's lifetime, it sustains a slight chip on the edge. What happens when you create plate #6? It also has that same chip. It still looks exactly like plate #1 except for that small chip. So years and years go by. Some years the plate sustains a bit of damage and the succeeding plate carries on that damage. Imagine we get to copy #20. Copy #20 sustains major damage during its lifetime and 1/3 of it is now missing. #21 is now quite a bit different from #1. It has that small chip from #5 and many other chips and cracks from its predecessors including the damage done to #20. Slowly over time the copies look less and less like #1 til eventually the copy is no longer recognizable as a plate. This is how evolution works. Small changes over time until the creature's "copies" or descendants no longer resemble their ancestor.

TL;DR We'll just do what the picture says and have a naked party.
#170 to #163 - Common Pepe (08/22/2013) [-]
"I generally stay out of these discussions"

Starts one of those discussions.
#148 - doctornegro (08/22/2013) [-]
I like to think that what we percieve as "God" is actually a force. Look at the Final Destination movies as an example in the way that death is a force itself. This force being every atom, cell, etc. that makes up everything. It's "alive" but at the same time, it's also everything. This force exists across time, think about it like this "heaven" is another dimension connected to our own but the concept of time and our own laws of science don't apply, meaning that everything including souls that exist in this dimension exist across all of time itself, and our souls tether us to this dimension, making a part of us exist at every point in time we're meant to exist forever. Like a page of a flip book. This would explain ghosts, the paranormal, God, etc.

If you refer back to the bible with this theory in mind, a lot of it would make more sense, not all of it of course, but a lot more of it. Not only that, but it also merges our conception of science with religion in a way that's generally overlooked. In this theory, God is indeed all around you, inside you, watching you, with you, etc.

tl;dr: God could be like The Force from star wars, but more complex.
#142 - BloodyTurds (08/22/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Does anyone have a decent history of human evolution, with aproximations for things like when we learned to primarily walk on 2 legs, when we learned to talk, use tools, draw, and write? anything mostly unique to humans
#112 - Common Pepe (08/22/2013) [-]
**** you evo fags you're all wrong
User avatar #106 - lemurlemur (08/22/2013) [-]
uh oh. implications of religion=offended people
#79 - lordraine ONLINE (08/22/2013) [+] (4 replies)
That's an extremely unscientific thing to say. One fossil being out of order wouldn't overturn the theory.

This is either fake or Dawkins abandoned his reason just to try and take a cheap shot at religion.
#60 - tugaii (08/22/2013) [+] (3 replies)
The Bulletin of Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History pointed out: “Darwin’s theory of [evolution] has always been closely linked to evidence from fossils, and probably most people assume that fossils provide a very important part of the general argument that is made in favor of darwinian interpretations of the history of life. Unfortunately, this is not strictly true. . . . the geologic record did not then and still does not yield a finely graduated chain of slow and progressive evolution.”—January 1979, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 22, 23.
A View of Life states: “Beginning at the base of the Cambrian period and extending for about 10 million years, all the major groups of skeletonized invertebrates made their first appearance in the most spectacular rise in diversity ever recorded on our planet.”—(California, 1981), Salvador E. Luria, Stephen Jay Gould, Sam Singer, p. 649.
Paleontologist Alfred Romer wrote: “Below this [Cambrian period], there are vast thicknesses of sediments in which the progenitors of the Cambrian forms would be expected. But we do not find them; these older beds are almost barren of evidence of life, and the general picture could reasonably be said to be consistent with the idea of a special creation at the beginning of Cambrian times.”—Natural History, October 1959, p. 467.
Zoologist Harold Coffin states: “If progressive evolution from simple to complex is correct, the ancestors of these full-blown living creatures in the Cambrian should be found; but they have not been found and scientists admit there is little prospect of their ever being found. On the basis of the facts alone, on the basis of what is actually found in the earth, the theory of a sudden creative act in which the major forms of life were established fits best.”—Liberty, September/October 1975, p. 12.

#47 - Common Pepe (08/22/2013) [-]
Except there is that one fact that the entire system could be inaccurate.
#44 - Common Pepe (08/22/2013) [-]
Cambrian explosion anyone?
#29 - adrenalinbbq (08/22/2013) [-]
I feel anyone with an argument relating to this content should watch this.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vhDserscA
User avatar #16 - merpdederp (08/22/2013) [-]
xD
User avatar #129 - tehlulzbringer (08/22/2013) [-]
so?
#244 - shrekdurself (08/22/2013) [-]
Not trying to sound ignorant, But seriously.
I honestly wouldn't care if animals can or can't evolve.
I honestly wouldn't care if we can or can't evolve.
Controlling evolution, even if it is or was there to begin with, will be years ahead of our time when we can actually noticing animals evolving around us.
Maybe some animals are evolving right now, some aren't, I don't know. But if an animal will evolve beyond our grasp, such as a dog being able to develop a language or a cat having thumbs, We'll all know it won't happen tomorrow.
User avatar #146 - dantemp ONLINE (08/22/2013) [-]
wait, aren't there still unexplained holes in the evolution theory? I think it's true, but as far as I know it still hasn't passed any test with flying colors.
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