May 23, 2009 #1
Um, I believe in the theory of evolution the same way as I believe in the theory of oxidization. It is valid science in a way pink unicorns are not. Anyone who doesn't understand that is . . . not someone worth debating, if only because the gulf between me and that person is too great ever to bridged by any possible argument.
Darwin was right about adaptation but wrong about evolution. What about the general rule in Science for extrapolation? Darwin violated that rule when he made his assumption on Evolution. For people who don't know what Extrapolation is, the definition is, "Following an established trend in the data even though there is no data available for that region." Darwin took small changes that he observed in animals and extrapolated them into huge changes. Darwin noticed that the finches on the Galapagos Islands had changed their beaks, feather color, and to a small extent their body sizes to adapt to the environment on each different island. These types of changes are very small compared to the kinds of changes necessary to turn a finch into a different species of bird! Darwin took a small amount of data and tried to make a huge extrapolation with it! This is the opposite of what a careful scientist would do!!!! Darwin was not careful and btw, evolution has never been proven!