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TheSkeptic
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craig76696
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The Fossil Record Supports Evolution.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/6/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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TheSkeptic

Pro

As some may have noticed, I've started a string of debates that cover subtopics of the Evolution vs. Creationism "controversy".

I agree with the topic that the fossil record supports the theory of evolution.

I'll let my opponent start first.
craig76696

Con

Wrong! god clearly placed the fossils on earth to test our faith. Well you know what? You don't fool me god.
Debate Round No. 1
TheSkeptic

Pro

"Wrong! god clearly placed the fossils on earth to test our faith."

--> So it seems my opponent doesn't refute the idea that the fossil record shows a gradual and directly observable evidence for evolution. The lowest strata contains the oldest rocks and thus the older fossils, while the highest strata contain the younger rocks and thus more recent fossils.

"Well you know what? You don't fool me god."

--> Are you saying you agree with me o.O?

~Conclusion~

Well this debate didn't exactly go in the path I intended, once again. His only argument (if he intends for it to be an argument) is that god put in place the fossil record to fool us. Even so, he still concedes that the fossil record DOES support evolution, whether or not it was hoaxed by god.
craig76696

Con

craig76696 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
TheSkeptic

Pro

Extend my arguments to this round.
craig76696

Con

Well this is a pretty easy topic to be pro for so *White Flag*
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Robert_Santurri 8 years ago
Robert_Santurri
CON concedes the debate so therefore PRO wins.
Posted by constitutionfirst 8 years ago
constitutionfirst
Why would someone take on a debate only to be a jack a*s? good topic i am definitely pro on this one but would like to see someone actually take the con side with a constructive argument and not just to see thier name on the board
Posted by Lightkeeper 8 years ago
Lightkeeper
"Don't understand why people bring God into debates over evolution. They teach it in Catholic schools, I hear."

Only to get government funding :P

(jk)
Posted by Dnick94 8 years ago
Dnick94
My vote:
I voted for Pro, because Pro had better conduct, better arguments and Con didn't try to argue back. Con didn't have any rebuttals or any arguments. Therefore, Pro easily won this debate.
Posted by brian_eggleston 8 years ago
brian_eggleston
Good point R_R. B/t/w, Bill Bryson is an American, living in Britain, but born and bred in Des Moines, Iowa.
Posted by LR4N6FTW4EVA 8 years ago
LR4N6FTW4EVA
He was joking. I think.
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
"Wrong! god clearly placed the fossils on earth to test our faith."

If anything, God put a stupid inconsistent book of fairy tales to test our faith in the universe.
Posted by my.matryoshka 8 years ago
my.matryoshka
Don't understand why people bring God into debates over evolution. They teach it in Catholic schools, I hear.
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
"http://factfinder.census.gov...;

Uh dude, there are nearly 20 million Americans under 5 years of age, and that's just the official census count. Ya think that might have something to do with the cornflakes?
Posted by brian_eggleston 8 years ago
brian_eggleston
Referring to schools in the US in his book Made in America, Bill Bryson observed: "Any nation where twenty million people can't read the back of a cornflakes box, or where half of all adults believe that human beings were created sometime in the last ten thousand years, clearly has its educational work cut out."
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