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Darwinist
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Message 1 of 9 (498905)
02-15-2009 6:33 AM


I would like to submit the above topic title for consideration, thanks.
Edited by Admin, : Change title.

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Message 2 of 9 (498908)
02-15-2009 7:23 AM
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02-15-2009 6:33 AM


We usually only promote topics that are framed in the form of a debate, with a pro and a con. Please flesh out your topic proposal to make clear your position on the issue by editing your Message 1, then post a note here to let me know you're done and I'll take another look.

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Message 3 of 9 (498912)
02-15-2009 7:52 AM
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Admin, my question doesn`t really have any pro`s or con`s. I would just like to know what, if any, questions remains unanswered in regards to proving that evolution occurs. Hope this helps. Cheers.

Always wanting to hear other peoples opinions about God and evolution. Email me.

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Message 4 of 9 (498916)
02-15-2009 9:03 AM
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Darwinist writes:
I would just like to know what, if any, questions remains unanswered in regards to proving that evolution occurs.
That's a different question than the one in your title. There are tons of unanswered questions concerning evolution, just as there are all across science. But the evidence long ago became sufficient for concluding that evolution occurs. Even before Darwin it had become obvious that evolution occurs. Lamarck proposed his "inheritance of acquired characteristics" theory to account for the observed evolution more than a half century before Darwin published Origin of Species.
Perhaps you'd like to rephrase your question to something like, "What do scientists consider the conclusive evidence that evolution occurs?" And then you'll still need to state your position on the issue. This isn't a "Get your questions about evolution answered here" site. It's a debate site.

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Message 5 of 9 (498954)
02-15-2009 5:12 PM
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02-15-2009 9:03 AM


Admin, I would like to please change the title up for consideration to: Do both advantageous and neutral mutations fuel evolution? My position is that advantageous mutations alone could not fuel evolution.

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Message 6 of 9 (498961)
02-15-2009 6:22 PM
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02-15-2009 5:12 PM


I'm not sure that's a good topic for debate because your position would encounter widespread agreement. Is there some reason you believe your position might spark debate?

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Message 7 of 9 (498977)
02-15-2009 7:40 PM
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02-15-2009 6:22 PM


I was under the impression that a lot of evolutionists believe that only advantageous mutations fuel evolution?

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Message 8 of 9 (499051)
02-16-2009 7:44 AM


This misunderstanding is worth discussing. I'll change the title and promote the thread.
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Message 9 of 9 (499053)
02-16-2009 7:45 AM


Thread copied to the Do only advantageous mutations fuel evolution? thread in the Biological Evolution forum, this copy of the thread has been closed.

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