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what are the "holes" in the theory of evolution?

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Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM
No one knows?
RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Seeing as it's a THEORY and not proven FACT, there are likely to be many holes.

KrissyKC
by Platinum Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM
the biggest one for me is the fact that over billions of years, animals were supposed to have "changed"... however, we only have a very small selection of actual skeletal remains that we THINK could have been a missing link or something... yet many of those end up being proven to be hoaxes or it's possible the skeletal remains was that of some one with a deformity. You would think, if each species changed over that much time, that we would have tons of skeletons that prove it.
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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I disagree. I am pretty sure there are more than thousands of skeletal remains at the Smithsonian in DC alone. There are archaeological digs around the world as we speak. What about Darwin's finches? They are alive today and can be seen clear as day.


Quoting KrissyKC:

the biggest one for me is the fact that over billions of years, animals were supposed to have "changed"... however, we only have a very small selection of actual skeletal remains that we THINK could have been a missing link or something... yet many of those end up being proven to be hoaxes or it's possible the skeletal remains was that of some one with a deformity.

You would think, if each species changed over that much time, that we would have tons of skeletons that prove it.

kidlover2
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Darwin's finches are proof of micro evolution ( changing in a species) we can observe that in the various dog breeds. Macro evolution is what the PP is referring to.

Quoting Anonymous:

I disagree. I am pretty sure there are more than thousands of skeletal remains at the Smithsonian in DC alone. There are archaeological digs around the world as we speak. What about Darwin's finches? They are alive today and can be seen clear as day.





Quoting KrissyKC:

the biggest one for me is the fact that over billions of years, animals were supposed to have "changed"... however, we only have a very small selection of actual skeletal remains that we THINK could have been a missing link or something... yet many of those end up being proven to be hoaxes or it's possible the skeletal remains was that of some one with a deformity.





You would think, if each species changed over that much time, that we would have tons of skeletons that prove it.




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andrealeeanne
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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Quoting KrissyKC:

the biggest one for me is the fact that over billions of years, animals were supposed to have "changed"... however, we only have a very small selection of actual skeletal remains that we THINK could have been a missing link or something... yet many of those end up being proven to be hoaxes or it's possible the skeletal remains was that of some one with a deformity. You would think, if each species changed over that much time, that we would have tons of skeletons that prove it.



andrealeeanne
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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the·o·ry

 [thee-uh-ree, theer-ee]
noun, plural the·o·ries.
1.
a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, 
that can be used asprinciples of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: 
Einstein's theory of relativity.principle, law, doctrine.

The use of the word "theory" means it does hold as much scientific weight as the "Law of Gravity", there's no difference between the two.


Quoting RiotousDigits:

Seeing as it's a THEORY and not proven FACT, there are likely to be many holes.



RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM

My point was no one knows.  Once we think we know, something new is discovered and we start over.  There are no absolutes.  The Theory of Evolution could very well be scrapped entirely if a new discovery is made that better explains the phenomena.

Quote:  HowStuffWorks

Evolution is a set of principles that tries to explain how life, in all its various forms, appeared on Earth. The theory of evolution succeeds in explaining why we see bacteria and mosquitoes becoming resistant to antibiotics and insecticides. It also successfully predicted, for example, that X-ray exposure would lead to thousands of mutations in fruit flies.

Many theories are works in progress, and evolution is one of them. There are several big questions that the theory of evolution cannot answer right now. This is not unusual. Newtonian physics worked really well for hundreds of years, and it still works well today for many types of problems. However, it does not explain lots of things that were eventually answered by Einstein and his theories of relativity. People create new theories and modify existing ones to explain the unexplained.

In answering the open questions that still remain unsolved, the theory of evolution will either become complete or it will be replaced by a new theory that better explains the phenomena we see in nature. That is how the scientific process works.

Here are three common questions that are asked about the current theory of evolution:

  • How does evolution add information to a genome to create progressively more complicated organisms?
  • How is evolution able to bring about drastic changes so quickly?
  • How could the first living cell arise spontaneously to get evolution started?

Quoting andrealeeanne:


the·o·ry

 [thee-uh-ree, theer-ee]
noun, plural the·o·ries.
1.
a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, 
that can be used asprinciples of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: 
Einstein's theory of relativity.principle, law, doctrine.

The use of the word "theory" means it does hold as much scientific weight as the "Law of Gravity", there's no difference between the two.


Quoting RiotousDigits:

Seeing as it's a THEORY and not proven FACT, there are likely to be many holes.





andrealeeanne
by on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Ok, I can understand that, but that doesn't mean the entire theory should be thought of as a "maybe" just because it hasn't been wholly proven. It has been very highly verified, and is the most complete explaination humans have been able to come up with for over 150 years. Again, that's kind of like saying that gravity could be disproven someday, so why consider it a fact now?


Quoting RiotousDigits:

My point was no one knows.  Once we think we know, something new is discovered and we start over.  There are no absolutes.  The Theory of Evolution could very well be scrapped entirely if a new discovery is made that better explains the phenomena.


Quote:  HowStuffWorks

Evolution is a set of principles that tries to explain how life, in all its various forms, appeared on Earth. The theory of evolution succeeds in explaining why we see bacteria and mosquitoes becoming resistant to antibiotics and insecticides. It also successfully predicted, for example, that X-ray exposure would lead to thousands of mutations in fruit flies.

Many theories are works in progress, and evolution is one of them. There are several big questions that the theory of evolution cannot answer right now. This is not unusual. Newtonian physics worked really well for hundreds of years, and it still works well today for many types of problems. However, it does not explain lots of things that were eventually answered by Einstein and his theories of relativity. People create new theories and modify existing ones to explain the unexplained.

In answering the open questions that still remain unsolved, the theory of evolution will either become complete or it will be replaced by a new theory that better explains the phenomena we see in nature. That is how the scientific process works.

Here are three common questions that are asked about the current theory of evolution:

  • How does evolution add information to a genome to create progressively more complicated organisms?
  • How is evolution able to bring about drastic changes so quickly?
  • How could the first living cell arise spontaneously to get evolution started?

Quoting andrealeeanne:


the·o·ry

 [thee-uh-ree, theer-ee]
noun, plural the·o·ries.
1.
a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, 
that can be used asprinciples of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: 
Einstein's theory of relativity.principle, law, doctrine.

The use of the word "theory" means it does hold as much scientific weight as the "Law of Gravity", there's no difference between the two.


Quoting RiotousDigits:

Seeing as it's a THEORY and not proven FACT, there are likely to be many holes.







ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Mar. 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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I'm sure there are some assholes in there somewhere ;)

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