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Recap Please Richard Dawkins Says He Does Not Know

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We have some resident geniuses who have so much evidence they cannot even say what it is.

Look if your elders and betters do not know what happened ? How can you even claim you have enough evidence to prove, let alone say, what happened?

My atheist friends you ae ideologues, you are driven by spirits the same spirits which cause Marxists to sell “Socialist Worker” newspaper on every high street in this land. The same spirit which leads a Jehovah’s Witness to wake up five o’clock on a Saturday morning and annoy people in their homes when they can be enjoying their weekends. The same spirit that leads Mormons to think they will one day become gods and wear magic underpants. The same spirit which leads British Israelis to claim that they are the ten lost tribes of Israel and sing about building a New Jerusalem on England’s green and pleasant land while working themselves into a fever.

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Written by dawkinswatch

June 24, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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  1. What “evidence” are you talking about? If you want to be presented with evidence for evolution, try enrolling at any non-religious university. Even some major religious universities, like Georgetown, will present you with sufficient evidence.

    And about “spirits”. Why don’t you just say we’re guided by Satan and get it over with?

    J. Frantz

    June 25, 2008 at 6:29 am

  2. Oh, dear… a sadly unintelligent and misguided blogger thinks poorly of me? Whatever shall I do? I know! I’ll keep lambasting him!

    Seriously, blogger… if you think that the scientific evidence for evolution is lacking, I will say one word: tiktaalik. It is a clear transitional. Of course, all creatures, right up to us humans are transitionals, but never mind this now. This fossil is one that is simply clear. There you go… evidence. Any questions?

    By the way, you can claim that atheism is the same as any number of failed philosophies. Doesn’t make it so. Provide some evidence as I did above. Of course you won,t because you can’t. Also, to compare ateists and realists to Jehovah’s Witness folks is particularly funny. You realize that they are very much like you? They believe in silly, unfounded things. You believe in silly unfounded things. They impose themselves on the public, you impose yourself on the public through this blog.

    Finally, your invocation of “spirits” is amusing. What exactly is a spirit and what evidence do you have for it’s existence? Again, you won’t answer. Very sad.

    Mike

    June 25, 2008 at 12:44 pm

  3. I beg you to explain to me the theory of evolution using 50 to 15000 words.

    dawkinswatch

    June 25, 2008 at 5:59 pm

  4. Of course you won’t accept or believe this, but I am comforted by the fact that you probably don’t understand it and certainly can’t refute it.

    Evolution can be defined as any change in the frequency of alleles within a gene pool from one generation to the next. In whatever method this change occurs, the environment (i.e. competition for resources such as food, water, etc.) selects for useful traits. This process usually takes a very long time (a timeframe easily evidenced by geology) and is very gradual, thus making it invisible to the human eye. This is a brief, inexact explanation of the theory of evolution.

    Theories make predictions. That is why Intelligent Design, for instance, is not a theory. Evolution predicts that fossils would be found that are transitional (To use an inexact phrase. All creatures are in evolutionary transition), sharing traits of later and earlier forms. Almost like magic (or more accurately, as if the theory of evolution were true) we have Tiktaalik. This fascinating creature had the following traits:

    * Fish
    o fish gills
    o fish scales
    * “Fishapod”
    o half-fish, half-tetrapod limb bones and joints, including a functional wrist joint and radiating, fish-like fins instead of toes
    o half-fish, half-tetrapod ear region
    * Tetrapod
    o tetrapod rib bones
    o tetrapod mobile neck
    o tetrapod lungs

    So we see that it shares many traits of fish and tetrapods, as well as having structures halfway between those commonly found in fish and in tetrapods.

    There is some very solid evidence for evolution. It is also very simple, in fact one of the most simple and most obvious. It is also interesting to note that this fossil was found in strata dating from the exact time period predicted for fish-tetrapod transition. There is another piece of evidence.

    I have done as you ask. This is a simple (the only kind I am capable of in this area) definition of evolution and some good evidence for it.

    Here’s the rub, though, you arrogant fool. Science owes you no explanation. I owe you none. The facts are out there for you to find. Evolution is a fact, as documented and supported as the fact of heliocentrism. To reject it is the desperate act of a child. Denying a fact because it doesn’t fit with your worldview is what a child does. When a mature, thinking mind grasps a fact that makes it’s worldview untenable, then it is the worldview that gets changed. Change your worldview, blogger. It can only help you.

    Mike

    June 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm

  5. Mike it doesn’t help to call them “arrogant fools” even if it is obvious that they are. When we argue with these obdurate people we don’t expect to convince them, they prefer blind faith. We need to think of the ordinary unconvinced people who are still finding their way to a sensible philosophy and simply put forward our case as you have also done. One point you made that is particularly relevant is that science does not owe these people an explanation every time they peevishly demand one. Thousands of scientists have done the hard work and done it in the face of stubborn opposition from those who prefer not to work or study at all. They rather shout loudly, abuse us and make up or perpetuate fantasies. It is true that they deserve no respect, but think of the wider audience.

    Des

    June 26, 2008 at 4:34 am

  6. You are correct of course, Des. This blogger quite simply brings out the worst in me and I was directing my comments at him one-on-one.

    You are also correct that the business of science should be to explain but people like this blogger make that both difficult and exasperating.

    So, I stand corrected.

    Mike

    June 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm

  7. Yes. Dawkins is willing to tell the truth and say that we don’t know because he’s not an arrogant pompous ass like Bill O’Reilly who thinks he knows everything. Actually, neither of them know but the difference is one person keeps working on the answer and the other just says “Goddidit” and goes back to rambling about two thousand year old fairy tales.

    Even if scientists still couldn’t explain the origin of the universe, it’s still a huge leap from that to the Christian god. At best it makes the existence of the deist god possible.

    As for your mindless continuation of your accusation that Dawkins is a communist with no evidence whatsoever, you might as well take a time machine back to the 1950s if you’re that nostalgic for McCarthyism.

    Enjoy trying to revive America’s proudest era in history.

    splendidelles

    June 27, 2008 at 6:44 am

  8. Blogger, I responded to your challenge and provided a concise description of evolution. Have you mo reply? You posed the challenge. I answered it. What do you have to say?

    Mike

    June 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm

  9. Here is a simpler one.

    There are not enough resources for all living things.
    Not all offspring are the same.
    Some of the differances are beneficial, some are bad.
    The differances are hereditary- they are passed on.

    These are the basis of evolution by natural selection.

    Samuel Skinner

    July 1, 2008 at 2:01 am

  10. Come on, blogger… do you have any reply?

    Mike

    July 1, 2008 at 1:21 pm

  11. A whole new day has come with no response from our blogger. Will he ever face uo to the fact that he’s wrong? Stay tuned, listeners.

    Mike

    July 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm

  12. How come you claim to have proof, of something you still cannot formulate let alone test?

    dawkinswatch

    July 2, 2008 at 10:03 pm

  13. You absolute idiot, I just explained it to you and provided evidence. Try addressing that instead of spouting more foolishness. Of course evolution can be formulated. I provided a formulation. Of course it can be tested… evolution happens in labs all the time where it is controlled and observed.

    Just stunning. Blogger you have made a new leap in your avoidance. At least I now know why you can only post videos that only appeal to the dim-witted. You are dim-witted and have nothing to say for yourself.

    Mike

    July 3, 2008 at 1:15 am


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