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Old 05-28-2009, 07:48 PM   #21
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Well, with due respect to all beliefs, I would like to point out that the theory of evolution is a scientific theory, and is put forth and understood by means of the scientific method. It deals only with the variation of living species on this planet. It makes no statement about how or why life began on this planet. It makes no statement about the exsistence or a supreme being.

It can not give us any insight into subjects that fall outside of the realm of science. Religious beliefs are beyond it's scope. If you choose to believe in a supreme being, the theory of evolution has nothing to say about that one way or the other.

Of course, there are things being taught by modern science that are not always compatable with the ancient texts that religious beliefs are so often based upon. A good example of this is what the discipline of geology teaches us about the age of the earth as compared to what some scholars have calculated the age to be based on the Christian old testement. In those cases, it is up to each of us as individuals to decide what we will believe and what evidence we will accept.

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I wouldn't say there isn't a God that started everything, but I believe in Evolution. You want your children to be able to adapt to any situation they might find themselves in, correct? All we can do is teach them and hope that when they need to adjust, they'll know enough to do so. Why wouldn't God give his beloved creations that ability to adjust?



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well said canis. im not going to ever say there is or is not a god, but from what has been brought to the table im still just a simple minded fun lovin athiest

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I quit smoking and evolved into a lob,
that being said I'm not touching this one.

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i am an evolutionist, if there is a higher being than i would say its the sun and the earth. now as to the whole people being darker the farther south you go, normally that is true but then you got them inuits who are pretty dang dark for living in such a harshly cold region.... its weird i say. but bottom line i believe in evolution. theres too much science out there to show its real.
I might correct you in saying that it is not the hot nor cold that darkens one's skin, It is the sun. The Inuit have the advantage of an all day tanning salon with that nice ice reflection.
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I might correct you in saying that it is not the hot nor cold that darkens one's skin, It is the sun. The Inuit have the advantage of an all day tanning salon with that nice ice reflection.
? What about the "points" on Siamese cats; they are darker in the extremeties that get colder? If one is injured, the injured area often heals darker.
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? What about the "points" on Siamese cats; they are darker in the extremeties that get colder? If one is injured, the injured area often heals darker.
I don't know the reason why that happens for Siamese cats. I just happen to know about Everest and Inuits However I bet there is a reason for it and it's not "evolution". It's something to do with environment.
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I don't know the reason why that happens for Siamese cats. I just happen to know about Everest and Inuits However I bet there is a reason for it and it's not "evolution". It's something to do with environment.
The pointed pattern[1] is a form of partial albinism, resulting from a mutation in tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in melanin production. The mutated enzyme is heat-sensitive; it fails to work at normal body temperatures, but becomes active in cooler areas of the skin.[10] This results in dark colouration in the coolest parts of the cat's body, including the extremities and the face, which is cooled by the passage of air through the sinuses. from Wikipedia Siamese (cat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A mutated enzyme sounds pretty similar to evolutionary adaptation. Either way, it beats having cold ears when you're a furry nudist.
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It all goes back to the Big Bang and that was just God clapping his hands. Until somebody can come up with proof that this whole mess was started some other way, I give God the nod.



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