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Offline PmbPhy

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What do you think of this comment on evolution?
« on: 01/10/2014 07:06:24 »
Here's something which is educational if pointed out and show what's wrong with it.

In the text Systematic Theology - An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem (available online at http://bookzz.org/book/1065033/3aa081) the author writes on page 279
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The term evolution is more commonly used to refer to "macro-evolution" - that is, the "general theory of evolution" or the view that "nonliving substances gave rise to the first living material, which subsequently reproduced and diversified to produce all extinct and extant organisms.
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As you can see, this is just trash! It's perfect example of someone making a blunder by talking outside their field. The author writes as if the problem that leads atheists to accept evolution is that they don't understand it when in fact he makes the largest blunder anybody could make on evolution. I was hoping that Dawkins would comment on this fact when he talks about the subject because it's a perfect example how arrogant writers such as Grudem are also major hypocrites. All throughout the text he implies that people who don't believe in God have that opinion because they're not educated enough to understand all the proof they claim to have.


 

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Re: What do you think of this comment on evolution?
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2014 11:23:25 »
"nonliving substances gave rise to the first living material, which subsequently reproduced and diversified to produce all extinct and extant organisms" seems like a reasonable conjecture to me, particularly as it doesn't involve any nondisprovables like god.

However most of us distinguish between evolution (the common observation that progeny do not exactly resemble their parents, which clearly derives from the lability of DNA) and primary biogenesis (a mechanism we don't yet understand).
 

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Re: What do you think of this comment on evolution?
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