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predictions of theory of evolution?
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Dale
2016-06-16 02:54:43 UTC
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wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no need to
evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?

wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives embedded
along the way?
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Dale
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MarkA
2016-06-16 12:53:36 UTC
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wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no need to evolve
when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
Yes, and so it does. That is why alligators are relatively unchanged
after hundreds of millions of years. That is why dinosaurs were the
dominant land animals for tens of millions of years, until an asteroid
impact changed the environment radically, overnight.

Random changes to the genome, as the result of imperfect copying, are
unavoidable. Differential survival, due (in part) to changes in the
genome is also unavoidable. Ergo, evolution is unavoidable.
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MarkA

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. - Arthur Conan Doyle
raven1
2016-06-16 12:58:11 UTC
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Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no need to
evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
I have no idea what you mean by this, and I'm not sure that you do
either. Can you rephrase it?
Post by Dale
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives embedded
along the way?
The BORG
2016-06-16 21:20:51 UTC
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For Men the only way to evolve is through Intelligence and by becoming
more Intelligent.
But if there is no Intelligence on Earth then how can human beings
evolve?
You will just continue as animals, mating with the female and
breeding.
That is what animals do.
Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no need to
evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives embedded
along the way?
The BORG
2016-06-16 22:17:37 UTC
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In other words it is not possible for Men to evolve if there are women
around.
Post by The BORG
For Men the only way to evolve is through Intelligence and by becoming
more Intelligent.
But if there is no Intelligence on Earth then how can human beings
evolve?
You will just continue as animals, mating with the female and
breeding.
That is what animals do.
Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no need to
evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives embedded
along the way?
Bob Casanova
2016-06-17 17:17:53 UTC
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 23:17:37 +0100, the following appeared
Post by The BORG
In other words it is not possible for Men to evolve if there are women
around.
Interesting concept, given that evolution operates on
populations over generations, not on individuals, despite
Hollywood. Without women, where do these generations come
from?
--
Bob C.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

- Isaac Asimov
Dale
2016-06-16 22:43:33 UTC
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Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no
need to evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives
embedded along the way?
Wouldn't a lazy idiot named Dale Kelly bother to read a
few good books from respected scientists on the topic of
evolution and develop some basic understanding before
spouting his own ignorance and stupid misconceptions all
over the internet?
sometimes a fresh review is valuable?
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Dale
http://www.dalekelly.org
Christopher A. Lee
2016-06-17 00:44:19 UTC
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Post by Dale
Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no
need to evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives
embedded along the way?
Wouldn't a lazy idiot named Dale Kelly bother to read a
few good books from respected scientists on the topic of
evolution and develop some basic understanding before
spouting his own ignorance and stupid misconceptions all
over the internet?
sometimes a fresh review is valuable?
Idiot.
Dale
2016-06-17 01:32:24 UTC
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:44:19 -0500, Christopher A. Lee
Post by Christopher A. Lee
Post by Dale
Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no
need to evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives
embedded along the way?
Wouldn't a lazy idiot named Dale Kelly bother to read a
few good books from respected scientists on the topic of
evolution and develop some basic understanding before
spouting his own ignorance and stupid misconceptions all
over the internet?
sometimes a fresh review is valuable?
Idiot.
the prediction is that there are no predictions? not a theory?
--
Dale
http://www.dalekelly.org
Bob Casanova
2016-06-17 17:14:26 UTC
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:32:24 -0400, the following appeared
Post by Dale
On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:44:19 -0500, Christopher A. Lee
Post by Christopher A. Lee
Post by Dale
Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no
need to evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives
embedded along the way?
Wouldn't a lazy idiot named Dale Kelly bother to read a
few good books from respected scientists on the topic of
evolution and develop some basic understanding before
spouting his own ignorance and stupid misconceptions all
over the internet?
sometimes a fresh review is valuable?
Idiot.
the prediction is that there are no predictions? not a theory?
The ToE is indeed a theory and makes predictions, just not
the ones you imagine are required.
--
Bob C.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

- Isaac Asimov
Sylvia Else
2016-06-17 04:37:22 UTC
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Post by Dale
wouldn't the theory of evolution predict that life has no need to
evolve when it wins? or no way to evolve if it loses?
wouldn't these predictions involve one of the two directives embedded
along the way?
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Dale
http://www.dalekelly.org
The flaw in your thinking is that life evolves because it needs to. It
doesn't. It evolves whether it needs to or not.

Sylvia.
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