Does Common Descent Follow Logically From Darwin's Four Postulates?

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  1. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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  3. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Reported as exceeding the threshold of intolerable trolling.
     
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  5. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    So you also believe in The Threshold of Intolerable Miraculousness.
     
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  7. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    So you also believe God is a Myth.
     
  8. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Life forms don't evolve into each other. Evolution has no such goals. There is something called convergent evolution, in which species evolve to fit a similar niche in the environment, and thus can have similar traits. But their DNA is always unique.
     
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    What's the point in excluding the mathematical improbability? Are you acknowledging your faith in The Threshold of Intolerable Miraculousness?
    I asked if there is a fundamental law that prevents it.
     
  10. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    No. I don't believe as you do. I don't believe in The Threshold of Intolerable Miraculousness.
     
  11. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    It's improbable to the extreme, but that doesn't make a common ancestor improbable. They are different circumstances.

    What's the chance my 1964 Plymouth Valiant will crash into a wall in precisely a way that will turn it into a Porsche 911? Very unlikely. But that doesn't mean that a car factory can't turn metal into either one.
     
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    What are the chances you will ever make sense?

    I MIGHT consider you have broken through

    The Threshold of Intolerable Miraculousness?

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    Eugene seems, for his own obscure reasons of creationist rhetoric, determined to foist this bogus concept that he has dreamt up on all of us. I can't think why, but there will be piece of rhetoric ready and waiting, I have no doubt.

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  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Yet you created that particular strawman; odd.
     
  15. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    So you made up something that is false. In other words you are wasting everyones time including your own...

    If I look up the definition of a troll will there just be a picture of you?

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  16. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    I have no problem confessing what I really believe. I am a quantum creationist and I'm especially proud of The Fundamental Axioms of Seventh-day Millerites, Circa 2017. http://everythingimportant.org/God

    Why can't my critics and detractors be honest and simply admit their belief that the fantastically improbable can't happen?
     
  17. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    If I had a strawman, it would have greater strength and power than your most original contributions to science.
     
  18. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    Honestly however, my arguments are unanswerable.
     
  19. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    You haven't explained why it's improbable.
     
  20. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Ah. So you think your "maximally-magic" Eugene molecules are real.

    Are you not taking your meds or something?
     
  21. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    I believe that my mathematical definition of an inheritable, maximally-magical molecule is a valid scientific construct, in that it is useful for proving an important theorem.
     
  22. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Your belief is unfounded.
    It isn't. You made up something silly and pretend it is meaningful. That is not science - that is just meaningless and silly.
     
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  23. Eugene Shubert Registered Senior Member

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    I also assert that opposition to a mathematical definition can only arise from thorough religious programming.
     
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