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jackgilbert
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Apophthegmata
Pro (for)

is evolution real?

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Started: 1/5/2018 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Debating Period
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jackgilbert

Con

Evolution is not real. If it were true, than why aren't humans born as monkeys? If evolution were true, than how did the first life form come into existence from nothing? Because life is so complex, how can it come from a probability? There are too many unanswered questions to believe in evolution
Apophthegmata

Pro

Evolution is real.
Your first question is:

"Evolution is not real. If it were true, than why aren't humans born as monkeys?"

This argument is entirely based on common sense. it presupposes that the human being evolved from monkey, and it has no devoid of scientific concept. Darwin's theory, in fact, says that us - human being - and monkeys are relatives. We both have a common ancestor, descended from the same primitive primate. He is not our grandfather, but our cousin, because he was neither monkey nor human. Different paths were followed, each type specializing, resulting in different species: macaque genus and homo genus. Darwin tried to explain that we, humans, are modern species, that we follow different evolutionary paths of the monkeys.



    • So, why aren't humans born as monkeys?



Simply, because humans and monkeys aren't the same species, although they have a common ancestor.


Second question:

If evolution were true, than how did the first life form come into existence from nothing?

There's a theory very accepted in scientific community, formulated by Alexander Oparin, that explains the origin of life without involving supernatural phenomenals or extraterrestrials. Alexander asserted that:


  • There is no fundamental difference between a living organism and lifeless matter. The complex combination of manifestations and properties characteristic of life must have arisen as a part of the process of the evolution of matter.

  • Taking into account the recent discovery of methane in the atmospheres of Jupiter and the other giant planets, Oparin suggested that the infant Earth had possessed a strongly reducing atmosphere, containing methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapor. In his opinion, these were the raw materials for the evolution of life.

  • In Oparin's formulation, there were first only simple solutions of organic matter, the behavior of which was governed by the properties of their component atoms and the arrangement of these atoms into a molecular structure. Gradually though, he said, the resulting growth and increased complexity of molecules brought new properties into being and a new colloidal-chemical order developed as a successor to more simple relationships between and among organic chemicals. These newer properties were determined by the interactions of these more complex molecules.

  • Oparin posited that this process brought biological orderliness into prominence. According to Oparin, competition, speed of cell growth, survival of the fittest, struggle for existence and, finally, natural selection determined the form of material organization characteristic of modern-day living things.


This fits perfectly into the Theory of Evolution! The Darwin's Theory is just a not-natural explanation of the life, the people who reject it cannot give an another explanation, because the Darwin's Theory is the unique that has scientific basement.

Third Question:
Because life is so complex, how can it come from a probability?


Falacy. The Earth is about 4.54 billion years old. The possibility, however low, may have happened - and scientifically, it happened- in that time period.

Scientifically, the evolution is more accepted than other theories. If you want to argue against the evolution, you must prove that it is impossible, not improbable (improbable DOESN'T mean impossible).

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Posted by canis 6 months ago
canis
Yes evolution is real..
https://www.theguardian.com...
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