Some Basic Evolutionary Questions


“… tiny quantum fluctuations in the very early universe became the seeds from which galaxies, stars, and ultimately human life emerged” ... Stephen Hawking

  1. “In the Beginning God created
    the heavens and the Earth” .
    .. Genesis 1:1

* * * *

Our world view, ultimately comes down to a choice between the two quotes listed above, or a variant of either.

So I would ask you to ponder over these statements on ‘origins’ and then conclude which of the two is the more rational.

If your choice is the former, I would ask you to consider the following, and provide definitive answers (i.e. provide the mountain of evidence):

  • We don’t know how the laws of nature evolved,
  • we don’t know how the 240+ physical and natural constants evolved,
  • We don’t know how the first cell evolved
  • we don’t know how the DNA code evolved,
  • we don’t know how replication evolved,
  • we don’t know how RNA polymerase evolved,
  • we don’t know how transcription evolved,
  • we don’t know how genes evolved,
  • we don’t know how translation evolved,
  • we don’t know how hemoglobin evolved,
  • we don’t know how the electron transport chain evolved,
  • we don’t know how ATPase evolved,
  • we don’t know how eukaryotes evolved,
  • we don’t know how multicellular organisms evolved,
  • we don’t know how the vision cascade evolved,
  • we don’t know how visual pattern recognition evolved,
  • we don’t know how hearing evolved,
  • we don’t know how audio pattern recognition evolved,
  • we don’t know how the kidney evolved,
  • we don’t know how the liver evolved,
  • we don’t know how the circularity system evolved,
  • we don’t know how mammals evolved,
  • we don’t know how male/female anatomical sexuality evolved,
  • we don’t know how bio sonar evolved,
  • we don’t know how the hummingbird tongue evolved,
  • we don’t know how the whale evolved,
  • we don’t know how photosynthesis evolved,
  • we don’t know how the butterfly evolved,
  • we don’t know how turtles evolved,
  • we don’t know how consciousness evolved,
  • we don’t know how biological information (i.e. DNA) evolved,
  • We don’t know how the various machines within the cell evolved,
  • we don’t know how altruism evolved,
  • we don’t know how bees evolved,
  • we don’t know how all of the body organs, including skin co-evolved to their present form,
  • we don’t know how human intellect evolved (i.e. music, art, literature etc.)
  •  … and more I’m sure.

So we have a mountain of questions … do we have a mountain of evidence?

 

Regards,
don johnson

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2 responses to “Some Basic Evolutionary Questions

  1. I love the “So we have a mountain of questions … do we have a mountain of evidence?” May I answer? The answer is not even close!

    • Don, here are the responses to posting this same list over at NCSE:
      Notice the complete and detailed scientific analysis of (at least one) my list. Notice also that the article author, Glenn Branch, has no comment either … they never do, it’s their view that folks like you and I are surfs far below their own exalted status, and not worthy of breathing the same air … reference the current dustup of Pope Jerry Coyne over Dr. William Dembski’s appearance at the University of Chicago.
      ———————————-
      CdnMacAthiest – Don, since you’re presently away but generally out of touch, here’s the latest score in this reality match:
      AYFP: 174 posts, 1 SLofA upvote = 0.57% approval, was 1%.
      CMA: 866 posts, 1093 SLofA upvotes = 126.2% approval, was 84%. That’s a ratio of 221 to 1 – enough said, eh…. 😎
      Since you’re used to wallowing in crap, you won’t mind if I fart in your general direction…. }:-b

      Robert Dekko – Nobody is going to answer you, YearningForAttention, because you aren’t important enough to waste the time typing…. on that note…

      CdnMacAthiest – Don whined: The insults, ridicule & mocking proliferates here at NCSE, with little actual content.
      Mac: That is because faithist nutbags like Robert, Bill, Gary & you Don, invite those responses by your ongoing antics, acrobatics & gymnastics in the face of demonstrated reality, as uncovered by the successes of sanity, rationality, inquiry, logic, reason & science.

      Don said: So I propose we tackle this “Mountain of Evidence” & proceed to mine it for the treasures it supposedly contains.
      Mac: It is clearly obvious from your ingrained IDiocy that you have no clue how to define or recognise evidence, never mind do a scientific critique of it.

      Don spins rapidly: So lets begin this mining of the “Mountain of Evidence” beginning with the following questions concerning the precious evidence contained therein:
      We don’t know how the laws of nature evolved, etc. etc. etc.
      Mac: When you assert that ‘we don’t know’, you are obviously talking about your little clique of reality-denying, poorly-educated, unqualified, indoctrinated IDiots.

      In the scientific community, there are “mountains of evidence” for each of the items you so stupidly claim are just vague assumptions. While not every detail is known so far, the basics are quite well understood – even if your gang of daft gits are far too blinded & massively biased to find, study, absorb or accept all the mutually-supporting data.

      On the other hand, what facts, evidence, processes & explanatory theories can you propose to explain ID? Where is your “extraordinary evidence for your extraordinary claims”? I’ll have to wait forever before you find any reality in the little pile of unrefined dross in your religious sandbox (echoes of the desert where your superstitious mythtakes were confected)

      Note: Pseudoscience crapology from a few DI, ICR & AIG ‘Fellows’ (well removed from the scientific method & academia by adhering to religious presuppositions) don’t count on this Science Education forum.

      In fact, because their academic qualifications are undermined & negated by their inherently biased faithism, they are just laymen in this forum, so have no standing – especially since most of their ‘experts’ aren’t qualified in relevant fields, haven’t done real research or produced peer reviewed papers that have not been trashed by actual experts, never mind being accepted in any courts of law….

      Your ‘incredulity due to willing ignorance’ isn’t a valid premiss for your assertions, so go away & try harder to conjure up something relevant, interesting or challenging for those of us who see right through your delusional my-god-did-it-by-magic tactics…. Mac.

      CueBall – I third this.

      Robert Dekko – I second this.

      Robert Dekko – As I said, Don, only a fool seeks to hide his God in the gaps between understanding… especially in this modern world.
      So, you’re a God of the Gaps man? Hm, what a foolish outlook.

      Cueball – “God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance that’s getting smaller and smaller as time goes on.”
      – Neil deGrasse Tyson (talking about god of the gaps)

      Robert Dekko – I just noticed something terribly funny about the creationist camp;

      One side, we’ll call this side “Gary”, says that nobody understands his model, it’s so complex that our meager, unscientific minds can’t comprehend it. Yet, in the other camp, we’ll call this group “Robert “Miami Vice” Crofut” (affiliated with “Ray-Ken Comfort Banana Ham”), say that models can’t predict anything and one can only observe facts happen.
      Cueball – Hahaha, that’s so true!

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