29886Re: [OriginsTalk] Re: Has Evolution Really Been a Help?
- Oct 23, 2012
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Subject: [OriginsTalk] Re: Has Evolution Really Been a Help?
> Kurt: Good points and good question. We can all benefit from the sincere study of nature from both evolution-minded and creation-minded folks. Just reading Origin of Species is a huge undertaking for most of us, I respect it. My concern is the unjustified authority evolutionary theory enjoys.
GLU: In science, evolution enjoys exactly the same authority as any other theory well-grounded in and substantiated by relevant evidence and capable of stimulating additional research in the field. No more, no less. This is not unjustified. It is the basis of justification for all scientific propositions. I would challenge you to find a better one.
LA> Your claim has been shown to be completely wrong by evolutonists who have admitted that the Creation Scientists "regularly routed" their evolutionary opponents in what was a decade of hundreds of open, public, scientific debates! One example is the following from a noted evolutionary Biologist;
"Why do creationists seem to be the consistent
winners in public debates with evolutionists? . . .
We biologists are our own worst enemies in the
"We must no longer duck this and other issues
related to biology and human affairs, and when we do
face them we must think clearly and express ourselves
accordingly. We may still not be consistent winners in
the creationist- evolutionist debates, but let the
losses that occur be attributable to other than lapses
in professional standards.
("Evolution/Creation Debate," Bioscience, Vol.30, January 1980, p. 4)
"No wonder paleontologists shied away from evolution for so long. It never seems to happen."
(Niles Eldredge, eminent evolutionist, 1995)
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