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If evolution is true, is evolution random or not. Humans have been drowning for millions of years, why dont we have gills yet?
Fire Fist Ace,
[3/12/2008 11:15:36 AM]
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If evolution is true, is evolution random or not.
Both. Evolution is the non-random selection of randomly varying replicators.
Humans have been drowning for millions of years, why dont we have gills yet?
How does being able to breathe underwater enable you to mate more successfully?
Come to think of it, maybe you shouldn't answer that...
3/12/2008 11:19:31 AM
Because we drown because we get our primary vital resources from the earth and the atmosphere?
3/12/2008 11:22:17 AM
If God created us and pronounced us "good," why don't we have gills?
3/12/2008 11:27:01 AM
We had gills, fuckwit.
3/12/2008 11:29:44 AM
Great. Looks like Believe It!'s ignorance is rubbing off on other Narutards.
3/12/2008 11:33:45 AM
Because we learnt to swim.
3/12/2008 11:49:23 AM
Because we aren't fish... or didn't that small fact escape your notice? We don't live in the water, it isn't our natural environment.
3/12/2008 11:49:25 AM
Humans have been drowning for millions of years
Only if you count the earlier hominids. Modern humans have only been around for the past couple hundred thousand.
Also, I thought you fundies believed in a 6000 year old world?
3/12/2008 11:50:37 AM
After a couple of millions of generations of selecting for aquarial traits we might...
3/12/2008 11:52:17 AM
"I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-Charles Babbage, 1791-1871
Everytime I see a post like this on this site, I can't help but think about that quote. Eventhough it's taken from its original context, it fits perfectly.
3/12/2008 11:55:13 AM
I dunno, why didn't god give you some?
3/12/2008 11:56:26 AM
"Humans have been drowning for millions of years, why dont we have gills yet?"
Because if women could breath through slits in their necks their chances of getting pregnant would actually (ahem) go down ?
3/12/2008 12:03:00 PM
@Lewisfischer: Keep in mind, Old Earth Creationists do exist
3/12/2008 12:03:21 PM
3/12/2008 12:03:54 PM
Um...because those who drown are dead and it's damned hard to reproduce after death?
3/12/2008 12:10:26 PM
3/12/2008 12:10:27 PM
Gills: gave 'em up. Sometime after giving up reproducing by splitting in two like the rest of the amoebas.
Tails: didn't need them anymore.
3/12/2008 12:12:56 PM
The actual reason is because you didn't take the Third Oath. Ia!
//Cookie for anyone who gets the reference.
3/12/2008 12:18:46 PM
Cos gills would stick togther when we're on land and we would suffocate.
3/12/2008 12:23:43 PM
"Humans have been drowning for millions of years, why dont we have gills yet? "
Is this an example of unintelligent design?
3/12/2008 12:24:28 PM
@Brain in a Jar:
But, if you don't take the third oath you can never get to Yha-nthlei! Shoo, what sort o' Marsh kin would want that?!
3/12/2008 12:46:00 PM
Humans also get hit by trains, but that doesn't make every one of us complete idiots who think we are stronger than the train.
3/12/2008 12:48:43 PM
Humans have fished for a long time, why can't fishes breath air?
3/12/2008 1:01:50 PM
Yeah man, living in the water creates gills, like in ceteceans, pinnipeds and aquatic turtles
3/12/2008 1:03:00 PM
Hey Fist Ace, want to "evolve" some gills!?!?!? Here, these concrete shoes will do the job.
3/12/2008 1:06:57 PM