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He especially hammers you creationists who are parents.
The link does work. Please give the video a look and listen.
Either this website doesn't exist or is not currently available.
This post was edited by GTASpartan87 23 months ago
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
Very shortly all the bible thumpers will be defaming both Nye and you.
Great video. You (or maybe just me) can see/feel his frustration.
I hope they do.........hearing their defense of creationism always gives me a good laugh......
Bump - for RQA
religion makes me
What is incredibly frustrating is the number of engineering colleagues who are creationists.
Research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing - Werner von Braun
Then your head might explode if you knew how many science teachers are also creationists......
They must be suspending thier training when they think about that topic...
Lurking on tRCMB since 1996
Unfortunately I know this all too well, particularly here in the bible belt. The looks I get when I mention the "e" word in workshops is stunning. As a biologist though, I can't talk about anything without evolution being part of the conversation.
Amazing isn't it? I was having lunch with a bunch of students the other day and, as usually happens when talking about what I do, evolution was part of the conversation. So, one of the students (electrical engineer) mentioned they wanted to set up a debate on campus on evolution vs creationism and invited me to participate. I told him I don't do debates but debating evolution would be like debating a core concept in electrical engineering such current - there is no point. He didn't seem to get it.
I thought it all happened just like in this video about 6000 years ago?
I Dream of Jeannie blinks to make wishes come true.
Yeah, mixing water, oxygen, some proteins and sunlight would definitely create life. Leaves no other possibilities.
Evolution does not explain the original of life, nor is it intended to.
You can type, but can you read?
This dumb sob equates evolution of a species with the origin of all life. God bless his inbred, lard clogged heart.
youngblood96/viggo martyr/jargon: tRCMB's answer to Vidkun Quisling and Fred Phelps.
Btw can we get Roberta to hook Duke Silver again?
And has absolutely no clue about theories relating to those origins and the conditions on early Earth.
That was good. Bill talking to the camera, then concludes with those jabs. Nice. I have a question,
In the simplest terms, please explain how a butterfly "evolved". The basic process is as follows:
Egg hatches to a caterpillar.
Caterpillar lives, then pupates.
While in the pupate stage, the caterpillar completely breaks down
After several weeks a butterfly emerges
The question really is, how could a caterpillar ever "evolve" the pupate-to-butterfly stage? How could a caterpillar, once dissolved into a blob, have an "out" with evolution?
Understand that evolution says small changes, long time. How could an animal, broken down to a molecular level, have enough "small changes" to rebuild itself into a completely different creature? Logic says that once that creature is dissolved, it would reach its end right there. Making a butterfly is a pretty big change - yes/no?
I hope this question is clear. Maybe Bill can provide some insight?
I'm not sure we know the answer to that one yet.
Here is a SciAmer article in case you are interested....but the authors state it's largely speculative.
What's your point?....I'm sure you are too intelligent to imply that simply because we can not currently explain the method that this particular process evolved that we should through out the theory of evolution and go back to biblical creationism.
This post was edited by doc_spartan 23 months ago
We may not know the details of how the process evolved but we can formulate hypotheses and develop experiments to support those hypotheses.
Caterpillars did not evolve into butterflies. Caterpillars are just one stage in the development of the adult butterfly. Metamorphosis is a common developmental pathway and evolved long before butterflies evolved. There is enough variation among metamorphosing organisms to draw conclusions about how butterflies might have evolved from a common ancestor shared with other metamorphosing organisms. The small changes occurred as butterflies evolved from that common ancestor. Other small changes occurred over time leading to the common ancestor in which metamorphosis first occurred.
Saying that the pupa "dissolves" is an oversimplification. Many tissues lose much of their integrity and some cells die but certain tissues remain intact and those then guide the developmental program to form the structures we see in the adult butterfly. This is common in development. Look at any developmental pathway and you will see structures formed, modified, removed, etc. and early stages are very different from the adult.
Kudos to you for your passion.
Does it bother you that the guy you're voting for doesn't want to spend a millisecond on your beliefs?
That, as far as social issues go, that all that is relevant is whether Sandra Fluke style chicks can get laid with federally expensed contraception?
You're fighting the good fight.
But it's irrelevant because Sandra has to get laid, and the taxpayer has to make sure she doesn't get knocked up.
Go Obama, go!
dude, turn off the radio, or least listen to some one not named Rush........you are so brainwashed it's embarrassing.....
I need an explanation on how metamorphosis evolved. You cannot just say "it happened a long time ago". That is the crutch. Just think of Carl Sagan going "millions and millions and millions..." It's like time has a magic wand or something.
And "dissolves" is not an oversimplification. How does a butterfly eat? Not with a mouth (like a caterpillar) - it uses a proboscis to suck nectar. How do butterflies see? With compound eyes that many biologists consider the most acute at differentiating colors in the animal kingdom. Yet a caterpillar can see only light and dark. The list goes on and on. Please tell me what " tissues remains intact" between a caterpillar and a butterfly?
So, assuming evolution is true, explain how metamorphosis ever could occur. Let me give my scenario - tell me if I'm wrong. Evolution says the small-changes-over-time. The classic monkey-ape-Neanderthal-human drawing. The "simple" to the "more complex"
So, go back millions and millions of years, and you'd find that "simpler stage" to be a caterpillar. Right? But then, somehow - a single caterpillar went through metamorphosis. It just happened. But for this to be successful, another caterpillar would have to do the SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME - one becoming a male, the other a female, so they could reproduce. So, what are the odds of this happening?
How else could metamorphosis evolve? Evolutionary theory must provide a clear explanation for this. You say "it was a common development pathway..." Okay, get down to brass tacks. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? Look at a butterfly dude - the pathway is this: during the pupa stage, it breaks down to a molecular level. How can this pathway ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER EVOLVE?
Saying "you don't know the details" doesn't cut it either. This is the theory that explains the complexity of all life, which includes butterflies. If the theory breaks down here - IT BREAKS DOWN EVERYWHERE.
Glad you could join the discussion GTA.
Read my post above. Any thoughts?
none, it's pointless to discuss this topic with you.
If you want to remain in the dark ages, that's your choice.
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