Message from discussion Atheism soon a thing of the past
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On Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:31:58 +0530, Jahnu <Jahnud...@gamail.com>
>On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:11:09 -0500, default wrote:
>>Did you note that the author does not dispute the survival of the
>>species evolutionary model of Darwin, only the apparent time it takes
>>for a new species to evolve? That's why it is called a "theory" of
>Which is being taught in all educational institutions as a scientific
Only in the minds of the religiously afflicted. People who actually
understand what the word "theory" means wouldn't be making that
Science doesn't have all the answers. Unlike religion, science
doesn't pretend to know everything. If all was known, there would be
no reason for science.
>>The scarcity of interim fossils would seem to support that idea, but
>>then the prolific supply of "successful" adaptations in the fossil
>>records may just be masking the interim adaptations.
>>A lot of things have to happen correctly for a fossil to form in the
>>first place, so it should be no surprise that species that don't hang
>>around, don't leave much of a record.
>"We must concede that there are presently no detailed Darwinian
>accounts of the evolution of any biochemical or cellular system, only
>a variety of wishful speculations." -- Franklin Harold, Emeritus
>Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State
>University, in an Oxford University Press text.
Yes - no living thing has lasted long enough to watch a species
evolve, but so what? We can watch it on a small scale with fruit
flies, for instance, but somehow that will never satisfied people with
a religious agenda.
Sounds like Franklin Harold is an embarrassment to CSU....
>>Still no evidence of a creator - if that's what you think it means.
>If someone came and told you that everything you hold dear, everything
>you believe in, everything you thought you knew, all your values, all
>you hopes and aspirations, all your love for wife, kids, family,
>friends, and society, in fact, the entire foundation of your life - it
>is all wrong, it is all an illusion - you'd probably think that that
>someone was on drugs or belonged in a mental institution.
>In this modern day and age of relativism and liberalism, it is more or
>less a no-no to know the Absolute Truth. You are allowed to know with
>certainty such things as science and technology, but if you claim that
>you have ascertained the original, genuine knowledge of religion from
>God Himself, if you profess to know God and the real meaning of life,
>you are immediately dismissed as a deranged fanatic.
As it should be.