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My blood pressure is reaching unsafe levels after reading that.
I'm very aware of my pulse.
5/1/2008 8:57:34 AM
@DCoke: Because you didn't believe that you could fly.
5/1/2008 9:24:03 AM
Yeah, and it works both ways too. When a whale gets stranded on a beach, it evolves arms and legs and walks away. Sometimes they go into politics:
5/1/2008 9:49:05 AM
Oh yes, you don't like reality, that's obvious. Internet links haven't added those vestigial legs to the whales, they do have. And by the way, why on earth are you using internet, if you don't like it?
5/1/2008 10:01:22 AM
Tom S. Fox
Yes, that's way more credible than Evolution...
5/1/2008 10:05:42 AM
Must get this one a "Pokemon taught me everything I know about evolution" T shirt.
5/1/2008 10:22:30 AM
whales have legs? I think you mean flippers mate
5/1/2008 11:28:32 AM
And this kind of adapting is also called?
5/1/2008 12:18:35 PM
You mean the whales kept chopping their legs off cos they wanted to live in water?
5/1/2008 12:31:05 PM
Sounds like super-evolution to me.
This is really odd - his argument that individual whales instantly adapted sounds icnredibly like one of the creationist strawmen about evolution that they use to make it sound rediculous. But bobby here is saying that's how it actually happend.
Think my brain has exploded!
5/1/2008 12:35:20 PM
What Robert Byers proposes isn’t Lamarckian Evolution; it’s simply magic.
Let’s say a guy ends up in a wheelchair, paralyzed as the result of a car accident. His legs will atrophy over time, especially if he doesn’t get occupational therapy. Any children he fathers after that should have the same problem, assuming Byers’ “theory” is correct.
*Goes away to do a bunch of scientific-y stuff.*
After wading through all the available evidence – e.g., the millions of cases of paralyzed parents producing children with working legs – I have concluded that Byers’ theory is unlikely to be correct.
Thank you. Please come again!
5/1/2008 12:47:38 PM
Please don't post pictures of John Prescott. It's not big and it's not clever.
I really don't think I could be more offended even if someone posted a naked picture of bro Randy. (that is not an invitation to do so.)
5/1/2008 1:24:41 PM
Did he seriously say that whales evolved to live in an aquatic environment within a creature's lifetime? PLEASE TELL ME HE DIDN'T SAY THAT!!!!
So, I suppose it's only a matter of time before we find the beluga breeding ground in the Sahara desert, then we can all watch the "March of the Whales" on the discovery channel....Morgan Freeman will be the narrator.
Do I need to say it? I suppose I should. "EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!"
5/1/2008 3:38:34 PM
It's funny 'cause his belief resembles the strawman that creationists like to tear apart.
Edit: Damn, Katsuro beat me to it. Note to self: read the whole thread before posting.
5/1/2008 3:47:08 PM
Oh great, now they're actually starting to believe their own strawman arguments!
You're supposed to be accusing US of thinking that evolution involves spontaneous mutations. YOU believe every animal that exists today is identical to the one God made six thousand years ago.
Edit: Oh, sod it, this looks really stupid now. Thanks a bunch, above guys!
5/1/2008 5:31:47 PM
I see perfectly normal people turn into idiots in a lifetime.
5/1/2008 5:35:16 PM
Your explaination is more complicated and has more holes in it.
By the power vested in my by the Razor of Ochamm, I command you to slim your thesis down to something sensible.
5/1/2008 5:54:32 PM
Lamarckianism for Jesus!
5/1/2008 6:50:12 PM
Why exactly does he dislike "internet links"? Is he afraid he's gonna get rickrolled or something?
5/1/2008 9:08:33 PM
Allegory for Jesus
Super-evolution rides again!
5/1/2008 11:11:12 PM
Developed new conditions? I keep hearing fundies say things like this to try and skirt around things that can't be explained by religion, but CAN be explained by evolution: "The animals just diversified" "Well there's genetic variation, but it's NOT evolution" "Micro-evolution happens, but you can't really CALL it that, but Macro-evolution totally no"
5/2/2008 1:35:07 AM
Robert Byers evolved to not needing a brain during his lifetime.
5/2/2008 3:35:50 AM
"In fact probably within a creatures lifetime."
Tell me, Robert - if I drown you, will you grow gills?
5/2/2008 6:12:03 AM
You have an interesting theory there. How do you reconcile it with the fact horses don't instantly adapt to the new conditions when they fall off a cliff? Why don't trees instantly adapt to fires by becoming fireproof? Enquiring minds want to know.
5/3/2008 1:06:48 PM
Someone has played too much E.V.O.- The Search for Eden.
But it'd be pretty sweet if jumping into a pond gave me flippers and gills.
5/7/2008 7:57:30 PM
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