Kentucky religious conservatives cannot wrap their head around theory of evolution

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KingGorilla wrote:
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But did those fruit flies evolve into persons?

Evolution does not work that way!

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That was genetic splicing. You might as well say Spider-man shows that a spider can evolve into a person.

Just using it as a mock-up of what such an evolved being would look like.

With extra emphasis on 'mock'.

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I think it would be more like Baxter.

KingGorilla wrote:

I think it would be more like Baxter.

As an aside, Baxter Stockman has come up in at least 4 different contexts in my life this week, which I think is more than even when TMNT was on. It's a little alarming.

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But did those fruit flies evolve into persons?

No, but I like to think that they wrestled with the great questions of life, there in their tubes in the class closet, feasting on banana chunks. It could have been a lively fly society.

And at the end, we freed them. No genocide for us! (Although a few sadly never revived from the ether we used to sedate them under the microscope.)

Robear wrote:
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But did those fruit flies evolve into persons?

No, but I like to think that they wrestled with the great questions of life, there in their tubes in the class closet, feasting on banana chunks. It could have been a lively fly society.

And at the end, we freed them. No genocide for us! (Although a few sadly never revived from the ether we used to sedate them under the microscope.)

Did you get informed consent?

Sadly, no. While we were not genocidal, we were in fact maniacs.

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But did those fruit flies evolve into persons?

Where do you think Robear came from?

I kid of course; we all know humans arise when birds mate with bees and storks steal the resulting baby and deliver it to our kind.

Wrapped in a cabbage leaf, don't forget that. We are all Spring Rolls. Or maybe dolmas. I'm not up on modern obstetrics.

Last week I introduced my wife to a couple of documentaries. Religulous and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

With what is going on in Texas right now, has the religious right abandoned Intelligent Design as a sanitized creationism, or is it still alive and well? I am not getting the sense that there has been a huge amount of ID talk lately. Rather Texas is just inserting creationism into school.

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