greately simplified- there were apes (pre-humans), some of them had mutations (the offspring I should say). Some were bad, they died out. some were good, they lived. The ones that lived had offspring with mutations. same thing. fast forward, and now those tiny little changes accumulate and it's a totally different thing (not different enough that we're not apes though) that you started out with. *(remember the man to machine err... hypothetical situation earlier?)Originally Posted by [b
Humans and chimps share 98%-99.4% of their genome.... and remember that both chimps and humans came from a common ancestor... humans did NOT evolve from chimps, so BOTH chimps and humans diverged from the same common ancestor, which means at most only 1% and as little as .3 % of both of our genomes had to change in order for us to be as closely related as we are right now.
true, although sometimes soft-bodied/microscopic organisms do leave clues behind. Worms leave tunnels, some bacteria make huge colonies in the ocean that fossilize, etc.Originally Posted by [b
Evolution explains the both unity and diversity found in life (for example... a cilia in a single celled protozoan and a cilia in our throat has the same structure and function... yet we're totally different. I mean, one is a single cell, the other is an aggregation of trillions of cells working together that forms an organism capable of building things that allow us to look at places invisible to the naked eye that are millions of lightyears away from here), fossils, homologous structures, analogous structures, mutations, geographical distributions, vestigial structures, etc.Originally Posted by [b
If it had happened naturally, dog breeds would probably be considered different species. I mean, a chihuahua and a great dan can't physically reproduce and have fertile offspring can they? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
I can. This guy said that there were many "creations" in the history of the world. suddenly some species just pop out of thin air to replace the ones that are extinct/going extinct.Originally Posted by [b
What people will do because they're so darn self-centered ego maniacs.
as EP said, we believe it because we HAVE to believe it. Just like people back in the dark ages (I guess? middle ages? I don't know much about world history), they just believed the sun was the "center" (I use that term loosely... of course it's not smack in the middle) of the solar system because they HAD to believe it. Same thing with evolution. There's no escaping it (besides being irrational/illogical/ignorant/whatever). Or find me ANYONE who is a creationist agnostic/atheist. Heck, find me a creationist biologist. That's an oxymoron! I'm not talking about self-proclaimed scientists (there ARE some people like that), I'm talking about a respected biologist that's also a creationist.Originally Posted by [b
no. Having to put faith in it is reason enough for me not to believe in it.Originally Posted by [b
Exactly. Technically you can't PROVE anything in science, technically there are no scientific facts besides that something exists, but for all intents and purposes evolution is a fact.Originally Posted by [b
lol... that's a hard thing to learn! but saying all you want to say is impossible as it is, trying to make it shorter would just make it worse.Originally Posted by [b