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Evolution

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Started: 2/19/2014 Category: Science
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RESEARCHisbest

Pro

Rule (In singular form because there is only 1)

1) No plagiarism; Don't copy someone else's work and claim it as your own.

Failure to follow these rules will result in a 7-point forfeiture.

Presentation

Fossil Record

A fossil is a dead animal or plant preserved in the ground. There is a fossil RECORD. So, if snapshots from the past are arranged from oldest to newest, it illustrates a panorama. There may be missing animals. However, that is so because their bodies deteriorate (Either from the lacklust of nutrients, or from decomposers decomposing them) and may not have any bones.

Relation between humans and related living organisms

Scientists have discovered that the DNA of an ape is VERY similar to the human DNA. How does this support my claim anyhow? We were originally single-cellular organisms, according to evolution, overtime evolving. We evolve overtime into an ape. The next stage (After ape) is human.[1]

Sources

[1] http://www.amnh.org...

ProfJacob

Con

Grant you that we share a lot of DNA with apes. However we share 51% of our DNA with a fruit fly and we have nothing in common[7]

Also there are many holes where there should not be. Along with that the fossil record goes against the second law of thermodynamics.
Debate Round No. 1
RESEARCHisbest

Pro

Rebuttals

Relation between humans and related living organisms

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Grant you that we share a lot of DNA with apes. However we share 51% of our DNA with a fruit fly and we have nothing in common[7]"

Actually, our human DNA is 60% similar to a fruit fly's[1]. If we remove the "and we have nothing in common", then that's not a rebuttal; So? Not only that, but we were originally single-cellular organisms, according to evolution. There are different stages. Like said, scientists have discovered that the DNA of chimpanzees are VERY similar to ours. The next stage, following after the ape, is human. However, a fruit fly is much farther from us than apes and chimpanzees, in which chimpanzees are also known to have the most related DNA with us.

And actually, they have SO MUCH in common[2]. And they absolutely have something in common; Their DNA, as YOU admitted.

Fossil Record

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Also there are many holes where there should not be."

I was just studying the fossil record;
fossil records of any kind are exceedingly rare, and only occur under specific conditions, and that the earliest multi-cellular life forms were all soft-bodied (Since their bodies deteriorate) and thus left little to no trace as fossils for us to observe (The bones).

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Along with that the fossil record goes against the second law of thermodynamics."

How so? Please elaborate. I have various assumptions.

Sources

[1] http://www.genome.gov...
[2] http://pestcontrol.about.com...






ProfJacob

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
RESEARCHisbest

Pro

Unfortunately, my opponent forfeited the previous round. If you concede, then just remind me. If not, then I will eagerly wait for arguments.
ProfJacob

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
RESEARCHisbest

Pro

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ProfJacob

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
RESEARCHisbest

Pro

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ProfJacob

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by RESEARCHisbest 2 years ago
RESEARCHisbest
Ah.. Apologies.
Posted by macaztec 2 years ago
macaztec
I was talking about the Con.......
Posted by macaztec 2 years ago
macaztec
I was talking about the Con.......
Posted by RESEARCHisbest 2 years ago
RESEARCHisbest
What the hell do you mean by "no grasp on laws of physics"? I have various assumptions about how Con believes the theory of evolution violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
Posted by macaztec 2 years ago
macaztec
Sigh...another person that has no grasp on the laws of physics. Scottie would be so disappointed.
Posted by macaztec 2 years ago
macaztec
Sigh...another person that has no grasp on the laws of physics. Scottie would be so disappointed.
Posted by RESEARCHisbest 2 years ago
RESEARCHisbest
Whoops; I typed something incorrect. Humans didn't evolve from apes. They simply share a common ancesor.
Posted by macaztec 2 years ago
macaztec
Thank you Taylur. I was just about to comment on the fact that apes and humans share a common ancestor. Humans did not evolve from apes.
Posted by RESEARCHisbest 2 years ago
RESEARCHisbest
ERROR IN QUOTATION: (Spoiler Alert: Pedantry) Evolution can NOT propose; It is an inanimate noun, or at least when we're reffering to the THEORY.
Posted by RESEARCHisbest 2 years ago
RESEARCHisbest
"Secondly, evolution does not propose that all members of a type evolved into another type, but that only a small group of individuals, genetically isolated from the others, evolved, leaving the others to remain the same."
- John D. Morris, Ph.D.
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