Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

Post by chanveil » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:27 am

I'm reading Carl Zimmer's "Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea" and enjoying it thoroughly. I bought the book several years ago but am only now getting around to reading it. Zimmer explains evolutionary theory in an easy to understand way making this book perfect for people with little to know experience in biological evolution. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to learn about our origins and evolution.

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Re: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

Post by rrichar911 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:35 pm

Who's idea was evolution? For life to mutate and evolve?

That it does is an observable fact, not an idea.

Why it does is a theory, an idea, which cannot be proven.

I am wondering if what we revel in is the theory or the results of evolution?
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Re: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

Post by nmblum88 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:10 pm

rrichar911 wrote:Who's idea was evolution? For life to mutate and evolve?

That it does is an observable fact, not an idea.

Why it does is a theory, an idea, which cannot be proven.

I am wondering if what we revel in is the theory or the results of evolution?
Who's reveling?
There is no doubt that to people not tied tot he bible as cosmology, geography and history, the exploration and discovery that have gone into corroborating Darwin's extraordinary curiosity and observation skills are tremendously stimulating as well as continuously enjoyable... the kind of material that makes for pursuing "more, more, more.... and let the chips fall as they may!"
But that isn't what makes Darwinism, in the end, viable,
Darwinism is the law of the observable world for the simple reason that there is now tangible evidence of its validity.
There is no such evidence available for Creation....
And while I'm at it, and having just finished reading the latest issue of "The Biblical Archeologist" there is no evidence for any of the significant stories in either Testament.
I'm afraid that you will have to... as they say.... suck it up.
Although you may of course, believe anything you like....whatever floats your ark...

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