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humans = not evolving anymore

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Started: 1/10/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dairygirl4u2c

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we are not longer evolving signficantly as humans. true, people in africa and other poor, many religous fanatics die, but as a whole, we are adapting the environemnt to us, instead of it forcing us to adapt.

remember, evolution is where the weak die and the only those that live to copulate further their genes. changes in specific animals doesn't cause evolution... you can't cut your thumb off and get your kids thumbless. (i'm sure there's minor deviations esepecially from radioactivity that can be continued but as a whole you can't change your species from yourself)
this is the evolution i was taught at school. if this is right, there's no way evolution could be occuring given that even the weak are likely to breed.
Dapperdan2007

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"true, people in africa and other poor, many religous fanatics die, but as a whole, we are adapting the environemnt to us, instead of it forcing us to adapt."

This statement is incredibly disjointed. What does the former have to do with the latter, at all? Everyone dies. The environment forcing us to adapt is not a requirement of evolution.

"remember, evolution is where the weak die and the only those that live to copulate further their genes. changes in specific animal doesn't cause evolution... you can't cut your thumb off and get your kids thumbless. (i'm sure there's minor deviations esepecially from radioactivity that can be continued but as a whole you can't change your species from yourself)
this is the evolution i was taught at school. if this is right, there's no way evolution could be occuring given that even the weak are likely to breed."

'The weak' breeding does not hinder evolution. "Survival of the fittest', as you are trying to explain, just means that the members of a species who acquire the most favorable adaptations are the ones that will most likely live on, and those traits will over time be the ones that remain in the species. However, just because the human species doesn't exactly follow "Survival of the fittest" anymore, it does not stop us from evolving -- our genes are still randomly chosen when new life is created, and causing adaptations. The adaptations which turn out favorable will overtime become predominant over the less favorable traits. Therefore, we are still evolving.

P.S. Fix your shift key.
Debate Round No. 1
dairygirl4u2c

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Dapperdan2007

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Then I will do the same. Somehow I'm not surprised by this.

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Debate Round No. 2
dairygirl4u2c

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Dapperdan2007

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Then I will do the same. Somehow I'm not surprised by this.

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Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
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you think i'm stupid? you're the one who just wrote "very" three thousand times. and how can i be stupid if it's my beliefs, just because they're different then yours doesn't mean they're wrong.
Posted by padfo0t 9 years ago
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excuse my language, but gonovice is really stupid.

How can you think humans, as we are today, magically popped out of the big bang. It took a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very long time for us to evolve.
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
humans did not evolve, it was the big bang theory.
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