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by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
Replies: 71
Views: 57995

Re: Re:

evolution states that these two different genes occur as a result of mutations, which is the engine of evolution. My protest is: How do you know that this is a mutation? ... OK, now to moths. Most of the confusion here, in my opinion, is due to the misconceptions concerning the use of this nasty wo...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
Replies: 71
Views: 57995

Re: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate

Gavin,

If I get fatally run over by a bus, at age 10, did evolution occur ? If getting run over later in life, after having one child ? Two ? After grandchildren ?

How would we (theoretically ) determine whether or not evolution occurred ?
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
Replies: 71
Views: 57995

Re: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate

My apologies, Crucible, for creating this confusion. I've worked with DNA for so long that I forget that many non-geneticists think of mutations as the manifestations of changes in the DNA, which can also be called a polymorphism. Polymorphism, in the context being used here, though, refers to &quo...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
Replies: 10
Views: 17125

Re: acid rain and carbon cycle?

this: Distilled water, once carbon dioxide is removed, has a neutral pH of 7. distilled water does have pH 7 without removing anything, since distilled water should be pure, w/o any CO2 There is a world of difference between "should be" and "is", Jack The CO2 in the condensation...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: acid rain and carbon cycle?
Replies: 10
Views: 17125

Re: acid rain and carbon cycle?

What is wrong with this from wiki? One might like to go into detail wrt to issues over "alkalinity", "basicity", perhaps, but wrt to carbonic acid being "irrelevant", I don't get it. "Acid rain" is a popular term referring to the deposition of wet (rain, snow,...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 128683

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JackBean wrote:because the chocolate is sweet, because we like it. I like tonic, so why doesn't brain make it to taste sweet?
because it's not sweet - it's bitter. It only has to taste good. For you, bitter is sweet to taste :lol: though not tasting sugary
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 128683

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We love chocolate cake because it tastes sweet. < This is backwards. It tastes sweet because we have brains that make us love it. We have sugar signal detectors. We call the signal "sweetness". That's his point. thanks for bringing it up. So I didn't start with the sweetness, did I? No an...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: THE DARWINIST "ATHEISTS" TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUER
Replies: 63
Views: 58494

Re: THE DARWINIST "ATHEISTS" TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUER

It's not that this is a poor forum, by any means. It needs a bit of attention to some details.

It's not great, IMO, to have activism/zealotry showing from staff. It does a disservice.
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: THE DARWINIST "ATHEISTS" TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUER
Replies: 63
Views: 58494

Re: THE DARWINIST "ATHEISTS" TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUER

Maybe a little sign saying "Moderator in training - keep a safe distance" ? That's a joke. However, it is disturbing ( to me) that mods both engage in aggressive behaviour and then take any moderator action. It's bad enough that staff would be insulting to any members , "right out of ...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 128683

Re: Why are flowers "beautiful"?

Try thinking of bitterness. It's not that we like bitterness, it's that we do not like it. Same deal though. Our brains make us averse to it to some degree, and we call it bitter. It's also a fact that these words are related to goodness and badness. Something is sweet if it's nice for us and bitter...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
Replies: 114
Views: 128683

Re:

OK, so: The contradictory is, that we can perceive level of saltiness although it is salty because we like it. We can perceive something as salty. We perceive something as sweet, because we have BRAINS that make us like it, and words that denote that it is of that thing we like. Why. is that contra...
by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: THE DARWINIST "ATHEISTS" TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUER
Replies: 63
Views: 58494

Re: THE DARWINIST "ATHEISTS" TECHNIQUES OF CLAMOR AND DEMAGOGUER

One does not even identify himself as moderator or staff so, now I'm "one"? The one-whose-name-should-not-be-written What would that change? Would you act nicer in front of me, not arguing with me? Surely, being a hidden mod encourages the member to respond as if being attacked by a mere ...