Did evolution happen? (David Attenborough v Harvey Carey, 1980)

Naturalist David Attenborough debated Professor of Obstetrics Harvey Carey on the theory of evolution for the ABC on 6 June 1980.

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+12 1. mosfet23 commented 6 years ago

Have you ever come across someone who doesn't believe in evolution, who also has no religious bias?
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+4 2. ComentAtor commented 6 years ago

agree with you , it's mostly true .. but i wouldn't say BELIEVE in evolution (that'd make you an evolutian :) ), i'd like if people read more, and understood on their own what are pros and cons of evolution, how does the GPS work on FLat earth :) can you cure a homosexual? why homeopathic treatment is placebo at best? is there a way for your car to save 50% fuel with this great additive? there are so many scientific articles .. read people!
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-2 3. oleHashow commented 6 years ago

TBH i feel like even a question from the title and start of the video is misleading, implying evolution doesnt happen anymore.

This debate was done back in Darwin times and evolution won everything is going according to this evolution model since then till now, unless they find better model and change it, but changes are so small it stays evolution.

This guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvHo2Mgwe7w know so much about past evolution i dont understand anything but pictures, but to know it all, is just easier to say god/creator did it. Make some money and put food on the table.

But best is to look into animal fetus and how similar they are at start in womb and 2nd is giraffe
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+7 4. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

While ever there are intelligent people with open minds and people with a religious infestation in their closed minds, there will be conversations like this.
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-6 5. YoArgentino commented 6 years ago

Evolution theory has not be proven.

Gravitation theory neither.
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-7 6. tomthecabinboy commented 6 years ago

Evolution is impossible. It goes against everything that we know.
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+3 7. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

#5 Come on then Tufty lets here your theory then. Let me guess 'In the beginning.......when the world was not six thousand years old like it is today.......It was still flat of course and just for a bit of fun God scattered millions of fossils all over the world at different depths to confuse scientists. :D
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+3 8. Austin commented 6 years ago

#6. Tomthecabinboy ‘Evolution is impossible. It goes against everything that we know’

Please give the obvious trolling a rest. Unless you are being sarcastic then please improve your troll game because right now you just look like a twat.

And 5. YoArgentino ‘Evolution theory has not be proven. [and] Gravitation theory neither.

True. Neither theory has been proven.

7. Judge-Jake do not take the bait. This is the clever by ½ troll. YoArgentino is either a lawyer in training or a 1st year philosophy major ;-) or just a banal effort at trolling.

Yes, technically neither theory has been proven, which is why they remain theories. However, there is such an abundance of evidence that the scientific community accepts both to a very very large degree. It is called the scientific method and good theories need to be tested regularly, which they are, and make predictions, and which is why Intelligent Design or Creationism fails repeatedly. I do not even know what a person who does not believe in the theory of gravity is called but I suspect physicists have name for them. And not a nasty one ;-)

Update! They are called physicists and mathematicians! This is a very robust and complicated debate and the arguments on how to classify and understand gravitational force have been debated from Galileo to Einstein to today by some crazy smart people. I know my limits and the maths and the arguments far exceed my limited brain. It is not about 'if I drop the apple will it fall' but far more nuanced arguments. I surrender....
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-1 9. huldu commented 6 years ago

Life adapts. It's just that simple. If a creature does not adapt then it dies and becomes a part of history. As for evolution that everything gets better with time, that's questionable and leads back to my first statement. What we have today is a long line of adaptation by creatures, millions of years. As things are going for humans, they will adapt as well, but none of us will be around for a few hundred thousand years to actually see it. Humans are very flawed creatures compared to other creatures that have almost remained unchanged for millions of years. I'd say the human body isn't keeping up with our "technological" advances.
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+1 10. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

#9 What a load of Tosh, Human beings have developed far beyond any other creature on this planet, nothing compares. The problem and it's the one main problem with Human beings is that too many of them are not progressing or evolving because they believe in ridiculous superstitions and religion. And why because they cannot stand the thought that they are only going to live for 70 odd years. And believe me it is 70 ODD years for those who believe that nonsense, because instead of setting their minds free and putting them to some use they carry on worrying about their short lives and building imaginary clouds in the sky and living on them.