Thursday, July 7, 2011

FacePalm of the Day #100 - Debunking Christianity: The Implications of Evolution are Enormous

John Loftus posted a short paragraph that never ceases to amaze me

I've previously quoted from Jerry Coyne where he tells us evolution is a fact. Here are a few of the implications: The God-hypothesis for the creation of human beings is unnecessary at best; the Adam & Eve story is a myth; human beings are not special nor even the highest creation; when we die we cease to exist just like every other species does. There are many others. Religion itself becomes an unnecessary hypothesis.

It seems that it doesn't matter what anyone says, he doesn't listen. Think about it. He protests too much. Micro Evolution is a fact. Small incremental changes caused by environment and mutation from within a species is indeed a fact. However, those changes explaining how a whale and a horse can have common ancestor as a land dwelling mammal....not so much.

Debunking Christianity: The Implications of Evolution are Enormous
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12 comments:

  1. It would be a hoot if you tried to deal with Jerry Coyne rather than just offering unsubstantiated assertions regarding what's true and what's not.

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  2. I agree with Coyne and Loftus about micro evolution. I just don't think that humans and ants share a common ancestor. Or humans and slugs. what would be a hoot is if you or Coyne proved it instead of "punting to faith."

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  3. No, but neither Loftus or I tried to critique his book. Do you even know what this post is about, Ryan?

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  4. Yes, it's about the implications of evolution to the christian myths. And you did say "what would be a hoot is if you or Coyne proved it instead of "punting to faith."

    So put up or shut up.

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  5. You first. Post your best evidence showing that you and all humans and living pond scum have common ancestry and macro evolution is proven. You have the positive case. Go for it.

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  6. oh and the context was that you, Ryan, and Coyne show that macro evolution is true instead of punting to faith.

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  7. Since I'm not a biologist, I'll just refer you to Jerry Coyne's book. It's a good introduction and has a great bibliography.

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  8. Don't bother if Coyne can't show what I asked since it's obvious you can't.

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  9. You mean he shows how humans and pond scum have the same ancestor? This I got to see. Truly wondrous.

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