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Re: Theos-World Re: Hi there, I'm Vince and I am new to the group

Mar 20, 2006 09:33 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

I am not going to teach you evolutionary theory from the ground up. However, I will state that, in the idea of "survival of the fittest", the term "fittest" has a specific meaning other than what is normally associated with "superiority", and the idea of individuals in a species being "fittest" was discarded decades ago.


Vincent wrote:


You wrote:

"Maybe because the only people making that claim are those who are disputing it?"

An assumption on your part. And a projection. I've commonly been shown linear timelines on evolutionary development that show only one line of progression, as opposed to two lines. Namely, from ape to human, as opposed to apes and humans from a common ancestor. My assessment is that many scientists today have simply veered from Darwin's original theories.

Perhaps you can do a little better than narrow-minded presuppositions and actually answer questions when they are posited, if indeed you have an answer. Your misrepresentation is not a valid debate tactic, if in fact you are attempting to validate some point.

You also wrote:

"...demonstrate that you know little about evolutionary theory."

Then explain your stance and why you believe it, instead of simply resorting to petty intellectual condescension. When you make a scientific assertion, then back it up, instead of just expecting me to believe it like the dogmatic religionists do. I think that you're just offended that I didn't take your word for it. And instead of actually presenting a case for your assertions, you prefer to use a mode of counter-attack through the use of misrepresentation and intellectual condescension. It's not working here. Try again.


--- In, Bart Lidofsky <bartl@...> wrote:

Vincent wrote:

Well, I've had some minor debate with scientists before over internet forums, and when the concept of genomes was brought up
me, it seemed to show little more than a familial relation
humans and apes, but no actual evidence that humans had actually evolved from apes.
Maybe because the only people making that claim are those
who are
disputing it? This, and...

You can tell an ape's evolutionary superiority above humans by
advanced stregth and agility. Apes are clearly superior to
in many ways, and so it only stands to reason that apes
from humans. The similarity in the genones clearly evidences an interfamilial relation.
...demonstrate that you know little about evolutionary


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