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I Accept the Theory of Evolution

I've heard it mentioned, quite sensibly, that it's not necessarily a matter of belief and so... this group. 5,282 People

    Psage90 Psage90 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    There are three basic arguments here: 1.

    Evolution based on logical deduction and thousands of examples of corroborating evidence. There are however a few gaps in how the mechanism actually works still to be figured out. or 2. The ancient Greek belief that the world always existed in the way that it is now. A cursory...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    If you want to be a creationist that's fine by

    me - just please do not try to engage me in an debate about it. I will just laugh at you.
    Earthgirl188 Earthgirl188 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    Happy birthday, Charles Darwin!

    ! For a 206 year-old, you're looking good... and the theory to which you contributed so much is looking even better!
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    Here is a simple way to define evolution

    so that even a 2 year old or mentally challenges fellow can understand. Things change over time to adapt to their environment... Common sense right there.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    Creationists YouTube videos can be really stupid

    and funny, but it must be infuriating to try stop those morons teaching their nonsense in schools. Luckily I live in Europe where we can afford to laugh at the "born again stupid". Creationists are one of the main reason the world talks about stupid Americans.
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 6 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    Does everyone know right here

    that it still says the theory, not the facts of evolution?
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 33 Responses Mar 27

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    It's not a bad one. The idea

    that all animals adapt to the environment around them. We are living proof of that aren't we?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Humans and chimpanzees

    both carry inactive genes acquired from viruses. This occurs because some viruses insert a copy of their genome into the DNA of whichever species they infect. These are called retro-viruses… HIV is one such.
 Where such viruses infect the cells that produce ***** and eggs...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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    It would be endearing to follow the biblical

    theory but the scientific approach is far more tangible and holds credence I feel!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 20

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    It seems impossible to me,

    that anyone can *not* accept this. I have lived my whole life inside the confines (maybe that's a too-negative sounding word?) of the Church: and while I could not remotely claim to be either a theologian or a Biblical scholar (too busy being a mom, wife, and whittering away...
    FaithfulB FaithfulB 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    runtom runtom 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I think its interesting to see how in a way we

    all have a common ancestor. it really makes you think about how interconnected we are as a planet. even though we're separated by species and the evolution of things, when you trace heritage back to the beginning, at one point, we were all one in a sense.
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    It makes sense as the general pattern of

    biological nature. It does not contradict my personal theistic beliefs because the Bible should be read where we understand that particular had a cosmology based on their culture, and we have ours. That does not mean it says nothing about today, quite the opposite. But, one...
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 14

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    It makes perfect sense

    if you make the effort to understand the evidence. People who claim not to accept it either haven't tried to understand it or simply don't want to understand.....
    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 4 Responses May 16, 2014

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    And i accept it because of the overwhelming

    evidence. I have read the book that originally launched the idea, and books written by Richard Dawkins, and many others. I have spent quite alot of time thinking about it, and it seems to be a logical explanation. Given the immense and to a certain degree unfathomable timescale...
    onnorleis onnorleis 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Creationism and Intelligent Design are not credible theories. Both of these fraudulent claims are Unconstitutional If Taught In Public Schools

    The courts have ruled. Creationism and Intelligent Design are bogus plots to get religion back into our public schools. Enjoy this very informative NOVA special on the Kitzmiller v. Dover case that conclusively proved what a fraud Creationism is. http://youtu.be/kCKnHv6rxs8
    Endlessslcparty Endlessslcparty 36-40, F 9 Responses May 3, 2013

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    I hadn't heard of creationism

    until about 3 years ago. I just couldn't believe that people actually believed all the stuff that goes with it. It's a good thing I don't live in the states, I'd go nuts.
    scarynipple scarynipple 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    God may have created Man.

    But he still needed a monkey to do it.
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 6 Responses May 3

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    It just flows along. Yes,

    there are still gaps, but the sense of it all is overwhelming.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M Apr 27, 2014

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    Embryology can be very helpful in showing how

    our evolutionary history appears during foetal development. There are a few quick and easy examples that spring to mind from all those available: gills, blood vessels, and kidneys. In the early stages of development, fish embryos have a series of pouches (separated by grooves...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    Accept is the correct term,

    not believe, as it so often incorrectly put. Belief is irrelevant. Evolution is a scientific theory, which means it is supported by an enormous amount evidence, and in science a theory is, essentially (although not technically), a fact. One does not believe in a fact. Facts...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    Coming from a family of agnostics/ atheists it

    comes natural to me to accept theories like this. But even if I wasn't, I'd still accept the overwhelming amounts of scientific-evidence. x
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Sure why not? If they have proved it

    or whatever I will believe it. It doesn't conflict with my beliefs anyway. God said He created man at the beginning of time. He did, whether evolution is true or not. If evolution is true, God created us in one day, the sixth day to be exact. He created us as someone would...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 6 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    I totally accept it, there is evidence

    that supports evolution. It's so strange, but so interesting...
    LetForeverBelongToTheDead LetForeverBelongToTheDead 18-21, M 1 Response May 31, 2014

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    Matter can not be created

    or destroyed, just like God's can not be created, only imagined.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 16

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    Seems pretty reasonable to me,

    though I don't subscribe to the "survival of the fittest" idea. More random chance/luck.
    System113 System113 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    I repeat this a lot,

    but so many people don't understand basic scientific thinking or the scientific method:A common misconception is that Evolution is Just a theory...What is a scientific theory?A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world...
    chips24 chips24 22-25, M 4 Responses May 31, 2014

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    'Okay' 'So in the beginning there was nothing

    at all'? 'Not even that'. 'A vacuum'? 'No'. 'Absolutely nothing'. 'But we're here aren't we'? 'Last time I looked'! 'So how did this come to be'? 'A LONG STORY'. 'And everything 'evolves'. 'Even the way Donkey Kong moves his arm'. 'Evolved from Mario Kart' 'And that evolved from...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 2 Responses May 29

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    Let's just be totally,

    100%, unequivocally clear... evolution is not a theory, it is a scientific fact.
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 8 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I find this a very strange group.

    .it is like saying, I accept the theory of gravity or I accept the theory of particle physics. If something is a scientific fact it is not for me to accept it or not accept it. It just is. Edit: I just had to edit this post!! I am so amazed and encouraged by the debate this...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 44 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Evolution is clearly the way life develops.

    The Bible was never meant to be taken literally. Moreover the idea base been around much earlier than Daren.Has anybody read Ovid's Metamorphoisis?
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    A Reality Whether You Accept Or Not

    Evolution is an irrefutable reality. It doesn't require laypeople accepting it or not. I have read a number of extremely ignorant comments on this board. First, in science, a "theory" is much stronger than a fact. It has more evidence, peer-reviewed support, it can be tested...
    Endlessslcparty Endlessslcparty 36-40, F 6 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Annoyed

    This week in my AP Bio class we finally finished the unit on Evolution, and I breathed a sigh of relief. This unit was so incredibly fascinating to me, but my enjoyment was marred by the mass amount of people who were complaining that they shouldn't have to learn this, as it goes...
    waonderinggirl waonderinggirl 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I accept the theory of evolution.

    It is more logical that changes happen over a long period of time and natural selection picking out the best suited for the environment. It is happening, as we are living, the human shape is changing. 20% of people in my generation are born without wisdom teeth (those lucky...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    I believe in evolution,

    but I also believe that the earliest thing here was put here by God. I believe God put everything on earth to eventually evolve into something else. Human beings will probably evolve into some other form of beings too someday a long time from now. And, to those of you who like...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 19 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    Silliness

    I think it's absolutely silly that people still debate about whether or not evolution is real, when we've witnessed it happen. Mutations and changes happen all the time. Bacterias have evolved to withstand the drugs used against them. I also think it's important that people look...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 48 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Just A Theory? Do You Even Science?

    I don't believe in evolution, I accept it as a scientific theory. In science, a theory holds more weight than just a fact does. A theory is not something we think of in the middle of the night after too much coffee and not enough sleep, that is an idea.  A theory in science...
    chips24 chips24 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    It's good to see so many people in this group.

    Evolution does not only apply to the development of all the species on earth - it also applies to evolution of ideas and actions. Groups and organizations and movements can evolve as well. It is important for us to learn from experience -trial and error.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 15, 2014

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    Please, no religious debates.

    I'm not arguing religion with this post. In my education and my own personal experiences, I have come to the very personal decision that yes indeed, evolution did take place and is still taking place. The term simply means that things change over time. There is more than...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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    You are supposed to prove something

    before you sweep it away as an invalid theory. There are things on the other hand that makes so little sense that you simply don't question them. To me the existence of god is one of those. There is absolutely nothing in this world that gives me any indication about that he ever...
    nyavanner2014 nyavanner2014 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    "just A Theory"

    I am waiting for the day that all of those ignorants, that call the Evolution Theory just a "theory," stop being hypocrites and stop using the spoils of science that work by applying the other Scientific Theories. Such as: Automobiles - Theory of combustion, electricity...
    chalas chalas 22-25, M 16 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    I see Evolutionary Theory more

    as a means to an end than an end in and of itself. No, I am not a particularly avid participant in the whole "Creation vs. Evolution" debate; I know there are many people out there (and lots in this Group by the looks of it) who will exert a great deal of their time and energy...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Ahh. The great God debate.

    I love this one. Being raised Christian for 50 years I always had no doubt in my mind God existed. But I also had full belief in evolution. It's right there, you can see it. My belief in God was, look around he's everywhere. I have always suffered from depression. This...
    Jcoe Jcoe 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 27

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