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Author Topic:   Evolution by Definition
Quetzal
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Message 3 of 74 (450793)
01-23-2008 8:26 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
01-23-2008 3:40 PM


The definition you provided is pretty much the standard one. Wording may vary, emphasis may vary, and the definition leaves out a lot of details. And therein lies the rub: the devil is in the details. The deeper you go, the more detail is revealed, and that is where discussion, argument and disagreement arise - among scientists, at any rate.
Why is there even a debate over what evolution is and is not?
There isn't. Not among biologists (and ALL of the life sciences disciplines). Only those who, for whatever reason, dislike the non-scientific implications - or at least what they see as the implications - argue over what it is and is not. Most of the threads on this board are geared to correcting - sometimes with a hammer - misconceptions by non-biologists. And in-house over the details.

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Quetzal
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Message 6 of 74 (450889)
01-24-2008 4:01 PM
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01-24-2008 3:40 PM


As a simple truism, "evolution" can be defined as "slow change inferred by observation" - do you agree Quetzal?
With reference to biological evolution, the answer to your question is "no".

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