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New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 03:41:19 PM »
Reading and appreciating! I'll at least comment here, even if I can't find any quibbles.  :)
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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 04:50:10 PM »
Very excellent, I enjoyed reading that quite a bit...and shared it on twitter. Thank you for posting.

Invariably when discussing evolution with creationists or listening to them on the radio arguing against it evolution the word random is one of the first to enter the conversation from their side which is why I particiully like this bit from your post.

Properly, evolution is neither random nor non-random. It's stochastic, which means simply that future states of the system are contingent upon initial conditions plus one or more random variables.

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 01:07:18 AM »
Very good - only skimmed it tonight; too tired to read deeply, but will revisit. Fantastic to have articles like that freely available. Bit hard to explain to a creationist.
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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 12:12:37 PM »
Thanks peeps. If you enjoy that, be sure to check out my other posts, most of which are about physics and philosophy, but generally with some debunking element to them.
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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 07:56:24 PM »
Hackenslash and Recusant, I don’t know much about, abiogenesis, cosmological evolution, organic evolution, thermodynamics, natural selection, etc…But you inspire me to want to know more about it.
 
So, thank you.  ;D

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2016, 09:55:05 PM »
That's all the thanks I need, knowing that somebody gets something out of it.

Incidentally, you're not the only butterfly of doom of my acquaint. The other one is considerably more doomy, though, and the inspiration for one of my favourite occasional signature lines:

There is no more thunderous prescient of doom than the flutter of tiny wings...

Tank knows whomof I speak.

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No man is more hopelessly enslaved than one who falsely believes he's free - Goethe

If I showed your preposterous beliefs the respect you think they deserve, I wouldn't be showing you the respect you deserve - hackenslash


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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 10:02:20 PM »
That's all the thanks I need, knowing that somebody gets something out of it.

Incidentally, you're not the only butterfly of doom of my acquaint. The other one is considerably more doomy, though, and the inspiration for one of my favourite occasional signature lines:

There is no more thunderous prescient of doom than the flutter of tiny wings...

Tank knows whomof I speak.

I do  :grin:
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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2016, 03:37:33 AM »
That's all the thanks I need, knowing that somebody gets something out of it.

Incidentally, you're not the only butterfly of doom of my acquaint. The other one is considerably more doomy, though, and the inspiration for one of my favourite occasional signature lines:

There is no more thunderous prescient of doom than the flutter of tiny wings...

Tank knows whomof I speak.

I do  :grin:

Yes, hackenslash, you and I met when Gerry Rzeppa was here trying to ‘find common ground’ with us. Remember that?  Who could forget it? You mentioned that butterfly of doom and Ecurb Noselrub posted a sample of his work…Very impressive, there’s no way I could ever compete with him.   :smileshake:

...Tank gave me that title, he has a funny sense of humor because we know the butterfly of doom both of you know, is nothing like me, we’re as different as the Great Auk and the Emperor Penguin...Tank is so funny.  :lol:
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 :grin:

Anyways....
One thing is clear...butterflies follow you, hackenslash;)

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 04:01:46 PM »
Yes, hackenslash, you and I met when Gerry Rzeppa was here trying to ‘find common ground’ with us. Remember that?  Who could forget it? You mentioned that butterfly of doom and Ecurb Noselrub posted a sample of his work…Very impressive, there’s no way I could ever compete with him.   :smileshake:

Ah yes, I recall.

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Anyways....
One thing is clear...butterflies follow you, hackenslash;)

Umm, I think they're bluebottles...
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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 11:42:02 PM »
Yes, hackenslash, you and I met when Gerry Rzeppa was here trying to ‘find common ground’ with us. Remember that?  Who could forget it? You mentioned that butterfly of doom and Ecurb Noselrub posted a sample of his work…Very impressive, there’s no way I could ever compete with him.   :smileshake:

Ah yes, I recall.

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Anyways....
One thing is clear...butterflies follow you, hackenslash;)

Umm, I think they're bluebottles...
:snicker:

Fine, how about something in the middle...like a moth?
Like a moth to a flame.
Your posts, illuminate, or enlighten me.

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2016, 12:32:11 AM »
Just for you.


And thank you for your kind comments.
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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2016, 03:37:18 AM »
^^^
Nice...

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2016, 11:56:12 PM »
Mags, the butterfly is enormously influential as most students of Chaos Theory are well aware. Surely that suggests that you are a special person kind of butterfly. Wear your wings well.

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Re: New Blog Post: Has Evolution Been Proven?
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2016, 04:51:58 AM »
Mags, the butterfly is enormously influential as most students of Chaos Theory are well aware. Surely that suggests that you are a special person kind of butterfly. Wear your wings well.
Icarus, your wings are not so bad either.  ;)

Wait. "Wear you wings well..."  :scratch: --What does this mean?
Does this mean that I should behave a little bit more?
--You know that's not impossible, but very difficult for me butterflies, right?  :(

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