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04-01-2013, 04:35 PM
The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
I just had someone say, "If evolution makes things better, why don't humans live as long as trees and tortoises?" Sadcryface

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04-01-2013, 04:39 PM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
How is that a challenge? Consider

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04-01-2013, 04:46 PM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
I should have put the word "challenge" in quotes.

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04-01-2013, 04:49 PM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
Actually, that might be a decent question. Why don't we?

Lifespans have been getting longer with recent advances in diet and healthcare. That's not evolution, it's science. Our evolution seems to put us at a lifespan of around 40-50 years, more or less. Yet we share DNA with tortoises and even with trees. Why didn't we inherit some of their longevity as the species diverged.

I can work out a couple quick answers in my mind, which might not be entirely correct, but I find this to be an interesting question and, to me, much better than some other theist stupidity like the whole "Why don't we ever see a crocaduck?" question. At least this question is based on actual science rather than ignoring actual science.

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04-01-2013, 05:01 PM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
We live long enough to reproduce and rear the young.

What more do you expect?

Evolution does not have goals or direction.

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04-01-2013, 05:03 PM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
(04-01-2013 05:01 PM)Chas Wrote:  We live long enough to reproduce and rear the young and effectively kill each other willy nilly.

What more do you expect?

Evolution does not have goals or direction.

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04-01-2013, 05:15 PM
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Evolution works great. Dump the notion that it's all about "me" (individuals), and it works well.

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04-01-2013, 05:28 PM
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Wow, and I thought these kinds of people couldn't reach a new level of stupid.

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04-01-2013, 05:32 PM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
"I grew tomatoes in my backyard and according to evolution they should mutate, and my tomatoes haven't become watermelons yet."

Or this guy...



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05-01-2013, 09:00 AM
RE: The Most Asinine Challenge to Evolution You've Ever Heard
I lol'd at the peanut butter video. Worst argument ever.

"HEY GUYS! This peanut butter didn't evolve any life, GOD IS REAL! God is so great because NO LIFE IN PEANUT BUTTER!"
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