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Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Enigma'07, May 28, 2005.

  1. Enigma'07 Who turned out the lights?!?! Registered Senior Member

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    creationism not considered to be a valid scientific theory?
     
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  5. Enigma'07 Who turned out the lights?!?! Registered Senior Member

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    but the same is true of macro evolution
     
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  7. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Science has to be falsifiable, and it can't use the "supernatural" to explain phenomena.
     
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  9. Raithere plagued by infinities Valued Senior Member

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    Most simply:

    1. No testable hypothesis.
    2. No supporting evidence.
    3. Lots of contradictory evidence.

    Evolution, in contrast, is a proper scientific theory because it has a testable hypothesis, boat-loads of supporting evidence, and no contradictory evidence.

    ~Raithere
     
  10. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    What if I claimed that little green men created it all? Would that also be a valid scientific theory?

    Baron Max
     
  11. river-wind Valued Senior Member

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    to be clear, there is no such thing as "Macro" or "micro" evolution in Science. There is the Theory of Evolution, which discusses the changes in a population overtime (fueled by random mutation and directed by environmental pressures), and the possibilities of those changes to result in new species.

    That *correct* definition of Evolution has been observed in the lab many times, so evolution has a very nice supporter - eye witnesses.

    Evolution is different than abiogenisis, which is the theory of how life started. Evolution can more than happily exist with a creationist view - something may have created life, and then evolution varried that life.
     
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  13. Clockwood You Forgot Poland Registered Senior Member

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    I would also like to know how you can possibly know that they are little, green, or could be defined as 'men'. Couldn't they also be giant blue octopi hermaphrodites?

    That sort of thing is one of my big problem with people who point to genisis.
     
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  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Creationists believe that the Earth is only 6000 years old. Science has proven that it is over a billion years old. Creationists believe that all animals were created on the same day. Science ahas proven that animals actually evolve over millions of years. The key differences is that science can prove their statements with facts but creationists only tell you what they believe happened.
     

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