> In a message dated 4/14/01 8:15:56 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << The basic idea of biological evolution, that there has been a long
> process of "descent with modification", is so well established a theory that
> likelihood of it being overturned is extremely remote.>>
I would like to refrase your statement.
"The observation (this is an observation, not a theory.) that the fossil record
shows a series of animals of increasing complexity is and should be accepted as
"The theory that the older ones changed into the younger ones of greater
decent with modifiction
(genetic mutation followed by survival of the fittest)
is of great controversy."
Many including non-thiests do not see the power in these proposed mechanisms to
do the invention in the finite time scale available.
"The obervation that the animals onces formed remained stable over long periods
of time broken by quick changes of form (stasis followed by punctuation) is
widely but not completely accepted."
The observation of a sequence could be explained by devine influence and would
be consistent with the. For the observation of a sequence to be explained by
mechanistic evolution such as is noted above needs to be established. So-called
microevolution, while touted as proof, is a weak case at the very best and bad
science in a more candid view.
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