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September 23, 2013 12:28 am at 12:28 am in reply to: Why do you believe in Science? #976788
Ben Levi and WIY,
You are both simply wrong on many levels.
1.)Evolution does make predictions about what will be found in the fossil record. For example a prediction that it makes is that you will find different species living at different times in the strata. This is what you find. As they say to disprove evolution all that you would have to find is a fossilized rabbit in Precambrian rock.
2.) There are thousands and thousands of “transitional” fossils. Nobody disputes this fact. You can physically see many of them in the Natrual History Museum in New York or do a simple google search.
3.)Your Hoyle qoute is talking about the processes that Darwin suggested caused common descent. Hoyle never disputed the evidence for common descent. This is a distinction that those who have not actually studied evolution fail to grasp fairly often, and applies to the vast majority of qoutes people bring from scientists that they think are saying that there is no proof to evolution.
There is common descent and there is the Darwinian theory as to how that descent came about. They are two totally different things.September 22, 2013 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm in reply to: Why do you believe in Science? #976781
You mean in the fossil record? There are plenty of fossils showing the progression through th ages in the different strata. You can do a simple google search or take a trip to a Natrual History Museum to see them.September 22, 2013 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm in reply to: Why do you believe in Science? #976778
By “evolution” in my above comment I mean “common descent” not any particular theory as to how that descent came about.September 22, 2013 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm in reply to: Why do you believe in Science? #976777
Again, contrary to what you say there are plenty of fossils found in successive order in the different strata exactly as evolution predicts. No one disputes this.September 22, 2013 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm in reply to: Why do you believe in Science? #976775
Plenty of “successive” groups of fossils have been found. I am not sure what you are talking about.
Look up the chinuch. He learns from a Pasuk that no species will ever go extinct.September 22, 2013 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm in reply to: Why do you believe in Science? #976773
You are wrong about the fossil record. There is no argument that the fossil record clearly supports common descent. There is some arguments as to what mechanism for that descent is supported by the fossil record but that’s it.
What do you mean when you say “there is no fossil record?”
As an aside your assertion that any talmid chachom would have probably predicted what is found in the fossil record is untrue as well. Many rishonim and achronim believed that no species ever go extinct, see the chinuch mitzvah 545 for an example.