The Instigator
vi_spex
Pro (for)
The Contender
tahirimanov
Con (against)

evolution=survival adaptation

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Started: 8/12/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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vi_spex

Pro

like the advanced color patterns on a tigers fur, Tigers have distinctive white circular spots on the backside of their ears, which could make a another predator think its looking its direction, thus leading to its survival
tahirimanov

Con


Before I post my argument I always give the definitions, so that there will be no confusion over terms. Pro did not post any definitions, I will do it instead.


Evolution can basically be defined as (natural, biological) changes in organisms over time.


Survival - the act or fact of surviving, especially under adverse or unusualcircumstances.


Adaptation - the act of adapting; the state of being adapted; adjustment; something produced by adapting.


If Pro's definition of evolution (evolution=survival+adaptation) is true, then all evolutionary traits in biological organism should be explained in terms of survival and adaptation.


And secondly, as one wise man said, examples are not proof or evidence.


First we need a mechanism which explains the hypothesis of Pro. Secondly, we need observational data. Thirdly, we need falsification test and predictions. If hypothesis survives all of these and adapts to some unexpected observations, then I can consider assigning some truth value to the claim.


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vi_spex

Pro

any example of evolution is sufficient to define evolution
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Posted by vi_spex 11 months ago
vi_spex
selection isnt natural
Posted by vi_spex 11 months ago
vi_spex
any example of survival adaptation
Posted by JediDude 11 months ago
JediDude
I would like to accept this debate. Though I have to be sure what the resolution is, because it is not entirely sure what it means. Do you mean that evolution is solely through natural selection as a means of survival?
Posted by vi_spex 11 months ago
vi_spex
machines are specified
Posted by vi_spex 11 months ago
vi_spex
ok, how is it evidence of intelligent design? ... no simply claiming it this time
Posted by Purushadasa 11 months ago
Purushadasa
Different Species Prove Intelligent Design Science, Not evo THEORY
Any and all similarities between any two different species, including similarities in their respective DNA/RNA, their respective organs, and their respective behaviors, are evidence for Intelligent Design Science, not for so-called evo THEORY. In fact, scientific evidence for intelligent design is everywhere: Even if there were any "transitional forms" (which there have never been), such an imaginative scenario still would necessarily require an immense amount of planning, imagination, and implementation by an immensely powerful intelligent designer, with his own individual consciousness, as well as a personal desire to create such a scenario. Just as the similarities among different vehicles indicate the same intelligent designer, and the similarities among different telephones indicate the same intelligent designer, so the similarities among any two different species also indicate the same intelligent designer. Related short video: https://www.youtube.com...
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