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Susan,

This has nothing to do with you or your character. It has to do with a dialogue you started-but refused (or were unable) to get into the substance of of Darwinism.

Here's how Robert concluded his long response to your post:

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Darwinism cannot explain how the planets and stars originated or how the energy that holds them in place might have originated. And natural selection can certainly not explain how dead matter suddenly acquired the property of life and an ability to reproduce. Supporters of this concept foster the myth that with enough throws of the dice, with enough random coin flips, then blind probability can design complexity.

It cannot.

How can you let him get away with such an attack? I wouldn't have. I'd have taken it sentence by sentence (as you often do).

1. Darwinism cannot explain how the planets and stars originated or how the energy that holds them in place might have originated.

Darwin never intended to explain how the planets and stars originated--or anything about them. Darwin was interested in explaining morphological changes in plants and animals--especially animals.

2. And natural selection can certainly not explain how dead matter suddenly acquired the property of life and an ability to reproduce.

Again, that was not Darwin's interest.

3. Supporters of this concept foster the myth that with enough throws of the dice, with enough random coin flips, then blind probability can design complexity.

Darwin believed that natural selection was sufficient to explain patterns of development in the morphology of organisms. It was the constraints of climate change, various geological events, and even collisions with comets that moderated complexity so well, one did not have to invoke "throws of the dice."

If you had done something like that, Susan, it would have advanced the discussion.

You didn't need to accuse Robert of "hijacking the thread." You could have done way better.

Ray

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Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution -- thank you 657 SallyA 09-Jun-17 03:47
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Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution. -- off topic .. senmutt tomb 579 Robert Jameson 13-Jun-17 03:39
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution. -- off topic .. senmutt tomb 641 SallyA 13-Jun-17 04:04
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Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 776 Robert Jameson 14-Jun-17 17:54
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 603 michael seabrook 16-Jun-17 21:03
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 619 Robert Jameson 16-Jun-17 22:47
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution Excellent and ... 688 SallyA 16-Jun-17 23:39
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution Excellent and ... 691 Robert Jameson 17-Jun-17 09:44
Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 599 Susan Doris 17-Jun-17 14:17
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Re: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution 612 Susan Doris 18-Jun-17 09:24
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