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[And so far, all the evidence collected fits the ToE very well indeed.]

But what is the theory then? Why don't we have a single page say on Wikipedia that formally defines what evolution is and what it isn't.
Because for Evolution to be something we must obviously know what it is not. Presently every person has his own adhoc defenition and that person can't tell me how he got his particular version.

Your whole quote is according to you. You say so. There are other atheists and scientists who differs from your view. You are stateing it with some sort of authority. I am not looking for Arguments from Authority. I want to know who has formally established The Theory of Evolution, Theory of Change or Theory of Everything on the same level that Kepler established his laws via Astronomia Nova 400 years ago, without which we would not have http://www.youtube.com today.

TongueSpeaker, Internet Infidels 21 Comments [5/24/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Obviously en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution was too complex for this guy to type into his browser.

5/24/2007 7:44:06 AM


try typing \"evolution\" into the wikipedia search bar.

5/24/2007 7:50:33 AM

Kingsville Tess

\"I want to know who has formally established The Theory of Evolution\".

Ever heard of Charles Darwin?

5/24/2007 8:34:09 AM


1. The theory of evolution is too complex to explain thoroughly in a couple sentences.

2. What the hell do Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion have to do with YouTube?

5/24/2007 8:36:03 AM


Wikipedia has an entry which defines it perfectly. However, he gives data concerning controversies, chronology, etc..............unlike you, they're scientists.

5/24/2007 8:37:01 AM

Tiny Bulcher

We've had this tosspot on talk.origins. Despite what he says above, he seems to believe that nothing is true unless some Authority has their name on it. We never did get to the bottom of what he meant by 'formally established'.

5/24/2007 10:33:57 AM


\"Presently every person has his own adhock defintion and that person can't tell me how he got his particular version.\"

False premise, try again.

5/24/2007 10:39:12 AM


So the page was too long for you and you didn't read it? That Wiki page is a good introduction (although one should have a grasp of it by now) into what the theory entails. I'm sorry if an online encylopedia with links to the \"hard words\" meanings was too much for your brain to handle.

Theory and Law are two entirely different words, for example.

5/24/2007 11:03:07 AM


Er, Wiki does have a page on evolution. In addition there are multiple textbooks available if you would only take a moment and read them.

Also, \"Theory of Everything\" has not much to do with evolution. Take one theory at at time, you obviously can't cope with more than that.

5/24/2007 12:51:11 PM


Methinks he doesn't know how to use the Wikipedia search box, or the article had too many big words.

And just what the hell does Kepler have to do with Youtube?

5/24/2007 1:43:33 PM


How dare you blame Youtube on Kepler who's not here to defend himself?

5/24/2007 2:17:44 PM

D Laurier

Presently there is only ONE accepted deffiniton of evolution, And it has remained unchanged for over 100 years so far.

5/24/2007 3:29:10 PM


Kepler's Laws can be derived mathematically from Newton's Law of Gravity (many years ago I actually did it as a calculus exercise). The Law of Gravity, however, is another matter. We have less understanding of that than we do of the ToE. If you want to learn what evolution is, get a proper textbook and study it rather than asking for a sound bite from someone on the Internet. Nobody said the world was simple.

5/24/2007 4:57:28 PM


\"In biology, evolution is the change in a population's inherited traits from generation to generation.\"

-- Wikipedia, first sentence of article titled \"Evolution\".

5/24/2007 6:02:51 PM


This is a new one: \"You can't explain it in one paragraph, so it must not be true.\"

Truth by simplicity? Only that which is quickly and easily explained is valid? Wow...just wow, the mind boggles.

5/24/2007 7:39:40 PM

Tiny Bulcher

@ D Laurier: actually, it's changed quite a bit since Charlie's day. Read that bit in the Wikipedia page about 'the modern synthesis'.

5/24/2007 7:52:31 PM

Old Viking

Many attribute the \"establishment\" of the ToE to Charles Darwin. It's a little known fact, however, that the theory was \"established\" by an enthusiast, Wilbur Cronkleheit, in Sioux City, Iowa, circa. 1870.

5/24/2007 10:15:57 PM

Don Alhambra

Sweet, I wrote the opening quote. :-)

5/24/2007 10:38:42 PM


We do. It's a pretty big page in fact. You just clearly havn't been bothered to look it up.

5/24/2007 10:43:15 PM


the evidence of evolution is EVERY LIVING BEING!

5/24/2007 10:56:16 PM


Wikipedia disagrees.

5/26/2007 9:31:07 PM

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