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Coyote
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Message 24 of 215 (651758)
02-09-2012 8:04 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by shadow71
02-09-2012 7:54 PM


Origins vs. Evolution
How can an organism evolve unless it has an orgin of life?
How would you see the theory of evolution differing with the following possible origins of life?
a. Some deity poofed life into existence.
b. Some space aliens dropped the starting blocks of life here.
c. Life began from organic chemicals, whether from here or outer space.
d. Life was transferred here by time travelers from the future.
e. Other.
Please specify how (and why) evolution would have to be configured differently under each of these scenarios.
Edit: Perdition beat me to it, but my formatting is better.
Edited by Coyote, : No reason given.

Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

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Message 35 of 215 (651850)
02-10-2012 2:59 PM
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02-10-2012 2:34 PM


Re: Origins vs. Evolution
If some deity (as you say poofed life into existence), then it may well be that evolution is planned and not random.
How could you tell? What is the evidence for evolution being planned?

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