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jackgilbert
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DrAnomaly
Pro (for)

is evolution the origin of life?

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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.
DrAnomaly

Pro

"Evolution is not real. If it were true, than why aren't humans born as monkeys?" - I don't even know how to respond to this? You're not serious right? Evolution occurs over a period of time when species reproduce. The weak die off, whilst the strong survive, because of this through hundreds and even thousands of generations species slowly change.

"If evolution were true, than how did the first life form come into existence from nothing?" - Evolution has nothing to do with the origin of life! Evolution explains why life changes over thousands/millions of years. It says nothing about how the first life form itself came about.

"Because life is so complex, how can it come from a probability?" - Life is so complex that it could not arise spontaneously or come from less complex systems? How do you know this is true? If nothing can arise spontaneously, or come from less complex systems, then nothing can exist. But the universe, and life exists. So something can arise spontaneously and from less complex systems so, why can't life?
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Posted by ReecyPeecy990 6 months ago
ReecyPeecy990
Life came from God. Simple. Then, the mechanism? It is based on the fact that positive mutations exist. This is not true. There is another mechanism that is even dumber. This is basically that if one person is smart then his/her kids will be smart. Not true! I mean, seriously, my dad is really strong but I AM NOT!!!
Posted by canis 6 months ago
canis
Yes if you call a house a evolution of bricks....
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Chaos theory = sensitive dependency =relative determinism, (dobble pendulum).
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Posted by MagicAintReal 6 months ago
MagicAintReal
I would accept this if I weren't already essentially debating the same topic with you right now.
No scientist thinks that evolution explains the *origin* of life on earth.
Evolution is the diversification, not origination, of life on earth.
Please fix your debate.
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