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Posted by Mario Dovalina on July 4, 2001 17:45:51 UTC

"Indeed evolution does occur, but I don't think the theory of evolution (change of one species to another) has occured."

Why not? You have to understand that the word "species" is vague, and is just a mental aid for the most part. What came first, the chicken or the egg? It depends on where you draw the line between "chicken" and "pre-chicken." There was no point when chickens suddenly started hatching from the eggs of reptiles. It's a gradual process. The current generation of chickens is more chicken-like than any previous generation. It's like asking where red blends into blue on the electromagnetic spectrum. You can't draw a definite line, but no one would deny that red and blue are different colors. For example, humans and chimps share something like 98% of the same DNA. It follows that we evolved from a common ancestor.

If species don't change into others throughout time, where do they come from? Is there a flash of divine light, and BINGO! We have a chicken.

I've got to go now, but I'll write about the length-of-day thing later tonight, or maybe tomorrow.

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