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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. 4,527 People

    God may have created Man.

    But he still needed a monkey to do it.
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 8

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    My mom and sister are complete idiots.

    They think that evolution is that we came from apes. WRONG Evolution, for example, is like the flu virus. The flu has EVOLVED, so much so that every hear we have to create a new flu virus. She thinks that just because they watch some idiot on the Discovery channel spout...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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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 7 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I repeat this a lot,

    but so many people don't understand basic scientific thinking or the scientific method:What is 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...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 4 Responses May 31

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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...
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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

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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

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    Ilikepi314 Ilikepi314 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 8

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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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    Charles Darwin sailed the ocean blue .

    His trips to the Galápagos Islands made him question the Biblical interpretation of creation. His original thinking and the outrage that this caused to the respectable Bible orientated English society didn't make him lose his faith in God. It was the unfortunate death of his...
    interlink2 interlink2 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 10

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    All species carry ‘silenced’ genes… these

    are genes that once caused certain proteins to be produced, but now no longer function in the original manner. Such genes are called pseudogenes. Nearly all mammals have functional genes for expressing an enzyme (L-guluno-γ-lactone oxidase) that allows the production of vitamin...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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

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    The problem I have with the Theory of Evolution

    is it is just a theory. There is no scientific evidence to back it up. It also only tries to explain what happened after everything has come into being. So considering that. Where did everything start from? Definition of Theory from Merriam Webster Online the·o·ry noun...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 44 Responses Apr 22

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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

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    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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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 6 Responses Jan 24

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    "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" by the late

    Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan will make you question the whole idea of religion. More recently Mary Roach wrote a very witty and insightful investigation of the hereafter in 2005 entitled "SPOOK: Science Tackles the Afterlife". "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out...
    2ndHandLion 2ndHandLion 41-45, T 5 Responses Aug 7

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    The Neo-Darwinian theory of evolution best

    explains the origins of life. After wrestling how it would fit with my Christian faith, I learned that Biblical exegesis with historical criticism allows for one to realize that cosmologies and origins stories are explanations of Truth, but not necessarily historical fact. One...
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    Expressing Solidarity

    I joined this group to express my solidarity for the few Americans that are rational these days and actually need to make a statement of what they think is the reason behind the diversity of species.It hurts to see what was once a nation of inventors and scientists, people who...
    xptomaluco69 xptomaluco69 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 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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    The theory of evolution has strong

    and compelling evidence to back it up. It takes a great deal of evidence to reach the status of theory in science. I have read several good academic textbooks on evolutionary theory and I accept it as an explanation for how life evolved over time on this planet and how species...
    metaphorical metaphorical 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Why We Don't Need To Look At The Fossil Record To Establish That The Theory Of Evolution Is Probably True

    1. Human fingernails are obviously vestigial claws that have no function. 2. Why is the eye so flawed, and why does it have a gaping blind spot where the optic nerve is? 3. What use is the appendix in modern humans? 4. Why do we get goosebumps if we no longer have thick enough...
    LeavingSociety LeavingSociety 22-25, M 7 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    A theory is not the same

    as a hypothesis. A theory provides an explanatory framework for some observation, and from the assumptions of the explanation follows a number of possible hypotheses that can be tested in order to provide support for, or challenge, the theory. The idea of Evolution is the...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I will take substantiated scientific theory

    over someone's dogma everyday and always. That is all.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    I believe in evolution cause there are facts

    that support it I'm not saying religion is bad it brings people togeather and gives them someone to turn to in a time of need
    Cosplaygirl Cosplaygirl 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27

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    It Makes Sense

    Yes I can accept the fact that man evolved from other species. Especially since the scientific evidence is overwhelming. I don't accept the Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause, or that some invisible man in the sky created us by blowing into some dirt. Then he's perfect but seems to get...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    It just flows along. Yes,

    there are still gaps, but the sense of it all is overwhelming.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M Apr 27

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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 21 Responses Jul 9

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    It's all factual the proof is in the bones

    but spiritually can still exist.just like the ape evolved into man,the brain has evolved into thinking about "WHAT IF?"
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Jun 8

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    Sorry Folks...

    The Argument should be... Bible vs. Science. Not GOD vs. Science. I have to believe science over a book about a man, a woman and a talking snake. For Pete's sake, we would all be related... Oh, the bible is real, but that particular story is just a story.... Sure. The age of the...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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 8 Responses Apr 8

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Evolving Bacteria: two examples

    Admittedly old news, but relevant, and I believe the experiment to be ongoing: http://richarddawkins.net/articles/2697-bacteria-make-major-evolutionary-shift-in-the-lab Most escheria coli (found in your feces) cannot metabolize citrate, but a lab-raised population of them...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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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

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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 12 Responses May 3, 2013

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    I'm just putting this here

    for all of you who don't. And - for those who do. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/science/space/detection-of-waves-in-space-buttresses-landmark-theory-of-big-bang.html?ref=science&_r=0
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 15

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    I totally accept it, there is evidence

    that supports evolution. It's so strange, but so interesting...
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 2 Responses May 31

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    Because science and I think "young earth

    creationists" aren't very smart to begin with.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 7

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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

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    Evolution Is NOT A Theory Anymore

    There are still a few blanks to fill in but the(basic)" theory"" is proven beyound a doubt now! What IS Threory-(unproven) is GOD&Religion-Faith&Belief are not by any standard- "Proof" of anything!
    jettys jettys 56-60 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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    and the theory of what goes up - may also come

    down. I sometimes think we may have encountered the zenith.......
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M Sep 5

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    I believe God created everything.

    However, Genesis is poetic and God had the story of creation told in a way they would understand it best at that time. A day to God is not a day to us. Evolution proves God great detailed work that took a large amount of time to us but not more than a "day" to Him.
    Tessica15 Tessica15 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20

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    Related Experiences

    The beginning of the observable universe of all the matter and energy in it and even of time itself is called the Big Bang. The science of quantum mechanics has only existed since...
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M Sep 11

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    Evolution doesn’t give you wings, Red Bull does :-)
    chasingdreamss83 chasingdreamss83 31-35, M Aug 30

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    I had my theory test earlier. Part of me thought I was going to fluff it. But it seems that I was able to pass it first time ^_^
    shadowhero92 shadowhero92 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I cant be friends with someone who doesnt watch the big bang theory. What would we talk about.
    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    " Your words fall like acid rain on the wounded petals of my heart." - Rajesh Kuthrapali, Big Bang Theory, S07E17
    BrutallyHonest316 BrutallyHonest316 22-25, F 5 days ago

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