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June 26th, 2010, 11:48 am
Obviously there's a lot more to explain; specific events that are shown by the fossil record still need to be explained. For example, why is it that change seems to occur sporadically, instead of all the time?
I agree, it is impossible that such a process as evolution be undirected. In fact, it is observably directed by the natural environment.
OK, pick a leg.
well ordered sophisticated system that we are only beginning to understand.
Grossly inefficient and ineffective? Compared to what?
Mutation is the inception of new information, a somewhat random process but a producer of new information nonetheless. The functionality of this new information, its effect, can be determined by survival in the natural environment.
You can postulate organizational hierarchy into biological evolution but that is an exponent for the accretion of increasing sophistication in biological function. There is no need for fully functional new organisms to arise spontaneously in a hierarchical evolutionary scheme.
Nature, nature sorts it all out. Coordination is impossible, a ridiculous notion.
Anti-evolutionists need to start thinking. Anti-evolutionary theory has not changed since the 1800s. It has been given a new set of clothes and a new ID and paraded about but underneath the shiny new clothes and the new ID is the same old tired creature. A creature that cannot accept the observations of people curious about nature.
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June 30th, 2010, 8:58 pm
The "evolution in action" of J. Huxley and other biologists is simply the observation of demographic facts, local fluctuations of genotypes, geographical distributions. Often the species concerned have remained practically unchanged for hundreds of centuries! Fluctuation as a result of circumstances, with prior modification of the genome, does not imply evolution, and we have tangible proof of this in many panchronic species [i.e. living fossils that remain unchanged for millions of years]
July 1st, 2010, 11:36 am
The new material on which evolution is to proceed comes mainly by accidents and mistakes.