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Old June 6th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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this one goes out to Mr. Toes.

http://www.michaelshermer.com/2006/0...conservatives/

The link between Adam Smith’s invisible hand and Charles Darwin’s natural selection is just one reason why conservatives should embrace the theory of evolution. This article basically ties together the ideas of Adam Smith and Darwin. This is just another area where social darwinism can be seen in history, funny they didn't mention THIS in that Expelled movie.
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Meh at best.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #3
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well, he actually wrote an entire book about it, if the little blurb isn't satisfying enough:

http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Market-Co.../dp/0805078320
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Maybe I'll google book it.

It just did not look worth buying, IMO.
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http://www.michaelshermer.com/2006/0...conservatives/

The link between Adam Smith’s invisible hand and Charles Darwin’s natural selection is just one reason why conservatives should embrace the theory of evolution. This article basically ties together the ideas of Adam Smith and Darwin. This is just another area where social darwinism can be seen in history, funny they didn't mention THIS in that Expelled movie.
www.dissentfromdarwin.org
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Can the rest of Adam Smith be invible too, or just his hand? Can you be invisible?
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thank you so much for linking me to the discovery institute...duh. They are dissenting from Darwinism on a scientific level, this article is talking about social Darwinism. I guess I didn't really expect you to read it.

Even though, the Discovery Institute got their asses handed to them in Dover, PA in 2005.
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thank you so much for linking me to the discovery institute...duh. They are dissenting from Darwinism on a scientific level, this article is talking about social Darwinism. I guess I didn't really expect you to read it.

Even though, the Discovery Institute got their asses handed to them in Dover, PA in 2005.
I read the article, I found it entertaining at best.
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http://www.michaelshermer.com/2006/0...conservatives/

The link between Adam Smith’s invisible hand and Charles Darwin’s natural selection is just one reason why conservatives should embrace the theory of evolution. This article basically ties together the ideas of Adam Smith and Darwin. This is just another area where social darwinism can be seen in history, funny they didn't mention THIS in that Expelled movie.
Toes isn't worthy.
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Yeah, I read it. It presents a number of valid and intriguing questions concerning a tenet of Darwin's theory wherein he suggests that ALL animals came from one (macroevolution). Still hotly debated, and I personally disagree with Darwin on that one.

Many scientists assert that lifeforms sprang up all over the planet about the same time, and that makes a great deal of sense, because the entire planet was going through basically the same stages across its surface, so it is completely possible and to me, probable.

Of course, all of the scientists that disagree with Darwins Tree of Life assertion still agree that microevolution is undebateable. Species evolve. Even they agree with that. The questions is, Mr. Toes, do you believe that species evolve and change over time, or do you believe that they stay exactly as they were when god invented them, and will never change?

Which is it?
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Yeah, I read it. It presents a number of valid and intriguing questions concerning a tenet of Darwin's theory wherein he suggests that ALL animals came from one (macroevolution). Still hotly debated, and I personally disagree with Darwin on that one.

Many scientists assert that lifeforms sprang up all over the planet about the same time, and that makes a great deal of sense, because the entire planet was going through basically the same stages across its surface, so it is completely possible and to me, probable.

Of course, all of the scientists that disagree with Darwins Tree of Life assertion still agree that microevolution is undebateable. Species evolve. Even they agree with that. The questions is, Mr. Toes, do you believe that species evolve and change over time, or do you believe that they stay exactly as they were when god invented them, and will never change?

Which is it?
Evolution, isn't that in the song Ball of Confusion ?
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Evolution, isn't that in the song Ball of Confusion ?
So, as usual, when asked a very direct and clear question, you dance. What a joke.
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So, as usual, when asked a very direct and clear question, you dance. What a joke.

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And still you dance...... What a joke.
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Sorry. This is kind of like the Kevin Bacon thing, where ever actor has some common link with Kevin Bacon, or something like that.

Honestly I don't find the Kevin Bacon thing interesting either.
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Sorry. This is kind of like the Kevin Bacon thing, where ever actor has some common link with Kevin Bacon, or something like that.

Honestly I don't find the Kevin Bacon thing interesting either.
Kevin Bacon was on Letterman; my micros teacher knew another guy on letterman; therefore we have:

Bacon -> Letterman -> Dude who was on Letterman (Hobo doing movie reviews in the 70s or 80s) -> my micros teacher -> me -> you.

If you read this, you're only 4 people away.
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Kevin Bacon was on Letterman; my micros teacher knew another guy on letterman; therefore we have:

Bacon -> Letterman -> Dude who was on Letterman (Hobo doing movie reviews in the 70s or 80s) -> my micros teacher -> me -> you.

If you read this, you're only 4 people away.
Also if you read this it makes a connection to Darwins theory of evolution and the optimum moisture content of class II sand, proving that all liberal people in the retail clothing buisness should become Jewish.
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Also if you read this it makes a connection to Darwins theory of evolution and the optimum moisture content of class II sand, proving that all liberal people in the retail clothing buisness should become Jewish.
So as I asked you above "Of course, all of the scientists that disagree with Darwins Tree of Life assertion still agree that microevolution is undebateable. Species evolve. Even they agree with that. The questions is, Mr. Toes, do you believe that species evolve and change over time, or do you believe that they stay exactly as they were when god invented them, and will never change?

Which is it?"

Well Mr. Toes, are you going to answer the question?
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So as I asked you above "Of course, all of the scientists that disagree with Darwins Tree of Life assertion still agree that microevolution is undebateable. Species evolve. Even they agree with that. The questions is, Mr. Toes, do you believe that species evolve and change over time, or do you believe that they stay exactly as they were when god invented them, and will never change?

Which is it?"

Well Mr. Toes, are you going to answer the question?


Does it really matter what I believe ?
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