Interesting Article: New human link found "Homo Naledi"

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  • Oubliette

    SB: Yeah but where's the transitional species between homo naledi and homo sapien?

    You clearly don't understand how this thing works. No one asserted that there is a direct link, just a relationship.

    Seriously, you probably swallowed down the GB lastest 'splaning about the "overlapping generation" nonsense, but you don't have the critical thinking skills to understand REAL explanations.

    FYI: A theory is an explanation that is well supported by evidence. You might want to do some studying up about how science is conducted.

    In science, knowledge and understanding is discovered. This is different from religious "knowledge" where it is allegedly "revealed" always to some select individual or group.

    In science, facts, hypotheses and theories are subject to intense peer review and scrutiny. In religions, nothing is allowed to be questioned.

    In science, people admit error and mistakes. In religion, particularly among the leadership of the WTBTS, they NEVER admit to error or mistake.

    Get the clue!

  • alchemygirl80

    Is Evolution a Theory or a Fact?

    It is both. But that answer requires looking more deeply at the meanings of the words "theory" and "fact."

    © PhotoDiscIn everyday usage, "theory" often refers to a hunch or a speculation. When people say, "I have a theory about why that happened," they are often drawing a conclusion based on fragmentary or inconclusive evidence.

    The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence.

    Many scientific theories are so well-established that no new evidence is likely to alter them substantially. For example, no new evidence will demonstrate that the Earth does not orbit around the sun (heliocentric theory), or that living things are not made of cells (cell theory), that matter is not composed of atoms, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales (the theory of plate tectonics). Like these other foundational scientific theories, the theory of evolution is supported by so many observations and confirming experiments that scientists are confident that the basic components of the theory will not be overturned by new evidence. However, like all scientific theories, the theory of evolution is subject to continuing refinement as new areas of science emerge or as new technologies enable observations and experiments that were not possible previously.

    One of the most useful properties of scientific theories is that they can be used to make predictions about natural events or phenomena that have not yet been observed. For example, the theory of gravitation predicted the behavior of objects on the moon and other planets long before the activities of spacecraft and astronauts confirmed them. The evolutionary biologists who discovered Tiktaalik predicted that they would find fossils intermediate between fish and limbed terrestrial animals in sediments that were about 375 million years old. Their discovery confirmed the prediction made on the basis of evolutionary theory. In turn, confirmation of a prediction increases confidence in that theory.

    In science, a "fact" typically refers to an observation, measurement, or other form of evidence that can be expected to occur the same way under similar circumstances. However, scientists also use the term "fact" to refer to a scientific explanation that has been tested and confirmed so many times that there is no longer a compelling reason to keep testing it or looking for additional examples. In that respect, the past and continuing occurrence of evolution is a scientific fact. Because the evidence supporting it is so strong, scientists no longer question whether biological evolution has occurred and is continuing to occur. Instead, they investigate the mechanisms of evolution, how rapidly evolution can take place, and related questions

  • maksutov
    I think Saintbertholdt was being satirical. At least, I hope so.
  • SecretSlaveClass
    LOL SaintBertholdt was being sarcastic.
  • Saintbertholdt

    I apologize for the bait. Here's the point:

    You cannot distinguish creationist parody from serious creationist reasoning.

    It looks the same.

    Oubliette and alchemygirl80, thank you for your kind corrections.

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim
    I just love it when they find these such fossils or when they find huge mammals with vegetation still in their mouths or stomach,love it!!
  • Heaven

    You guys crack me up!

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim
    It kills me how the average dub tries to explain away how they can find such fossils/remains of such in places far from what they were told!!
  • Oubliette

    Saintbertholdt: You cannot distinguish creationist parody from serious creationist reasoning. It looks the same.

    You got me!

  • SecretSlaveClass
    Lol SaintBertHoldtnwas being sarcastic.

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