/ Intelligent Design
Evolution, or confuse
Adaptation. Though they are related in certain
ways those are three different things with different definitions
that are not 100 percent defined.
the Universe and Earth
Star Trek III The Search for Spock
Evolution is about
Natural Selection and
Adaptation of Species, because those are facts that can be
explained and understood by most people. Evolution does not
explain where species originate from, or how life starts, that would be
Mutations thought to be
part of the evolutionary process? (Mutation
Point Accepted Mutation (wiki)
Nature Specials - Mutation - The Science of Survival (youtube)
DNA mutation is less frequent, less than 1%, where a
SNP Mutation is more frequent.
Synonymous Substitution (wiki)
DNA is constantly subject to mutations, accidental changes
in its code. Mutations can lead to missing or malformed
proteins, and that can lead to disease.
Khan Academy: Different Types of Mutations (video)
DNA: point mutations, frame shift mutation
Protein: non-sense mutation, missense mutation
RNA: conservative mutation, non-conservative mutation
A process in which something
passes by degrees to a different stage. (especially a more
advanced or mature stage)
(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary
development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms.
Coming to full development; becoming mature (biology) the
process of an individual organism growing organically;
A purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism
changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level.
of Life Web Project
500 Million years ago was the
The Missing Link
Richard Dawkins: Intermediate Fossils (youtube)
Descriptive Complexity Theory
Evolution of Biological Complexity
Most Animals Start out the
but they never end the same way.
Horizontal Gene Transfer
"Yes, humans are still animals, but humans
have an amazing Brain,
we either use it or lose it, now that's evolution."
Richard Dawkins: Why are there still Chimpanzees? - Nebraska
Vignettes #2 (youtube)
Richard Dawkins: Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes -
Nebraska Vignettes #3
2 million years ago, early humans were established and
had split into at least two species:
Homo Habilis and
Isochron Burial Dating uses Radioisotopes oldest hominid
skeletons ever dated at 3.67 million years old
Chimpanzee Human last Common Ancestor (wiki)
Louise Leakey Digs for Humanity's Origins (video)
of the Jaguar (Part 1/5) (youtube)
Neanderthals, our closest relatives in the Homo genus,
thrived for hundreds of thousands of years, only to die out
about 40,000 years ago.
How did Brains Evolve?
Recapitulation Theory (wiki)
Devolution is what our current education system is doing.
“Change is not merely necessary to life
- it is life.”
"Knowing what you're made out of does
not explain how you were made....Knowing E=mc2 does not fully
explain what energy is, or does it explain what matter is, or
what light is. So what do we know?"
Yes we know animals evolve or adapt because we have evidence.
But you can’t prove that new species
evolve from other species. Why would a lizard want to evolve
into a horse? And why didn't
Dinosaurs eventually grow brains within 160 million years?
Yes those are stupid questions, but that's where it all starts.
When something doesn't make
sense it means you don't have all the information, so what's
missing? Just because animals share the same
Genes does not mean
that one animal evolved from the other animal, it simply means
that they share the same building blocks of
So what causes these little variations, like the variations we
see in humans? Is it a combination of a
Variable and a
Is evolution part
Evolution has a hard time proving
Diversity or Variety. (Cambrian
Explosion) We also have some species staying the same
for millions of years while other species in the same time
period evolving or
Adapting. Something's just appear, so where did they
originate from? And somehow, even through
Mass Extinctions, life
still found a way to survive in some form. And after each
Extinction, life never returns in the same way that it was
before. So it doesn't look like a normal process of life, it
kind of looks like someone or something is trying something new,
like some form of Intelligence trying to define itself. There
are huge gaps of missing information. Both religious and
non-religious people love to fill those gaps with their beliefs.
But if I had a choice of filling the gap of missing
information with something, I would rather say that it was God
then to say that it was nothing. Not that I would, but I do
understand why some people would say that.
I mean, who would
want to be considered just a freak of nature.
because you can’t explain something now doesn’t mean that you
never will. Believing you know the answer is different from
actually knowing the answer. Plus we only have one planet that
we know of where life exists.
So from a science point of view, having only one example of life
can never be hard evidence and that this is just the normal process
of life. To me this is a silly argument and I take no sides in
this discussion. Both sides have good claims, good points and
good theories. Even though this is a healthy discussion that
needs more looking into I can’t help to know that we have more
important and more urgent problems that need to be addressed.
This is a distraction but we will come back to this. Maybe
just another form of
some form of intelligence that we are unable to comprehend.
Maybe evolution is God’s work? Who else could have figured out that the only way
you can have a sustaining planet is to give plants and animals
the ability to evolve, adapt and to flourish. If you don’t adapt
you die. And that is exactly where humans are today. Evolution
has given all of us some extremely valuable information that
Cause and Effect
is real and that Cause and Effect
should not be ignored. Everyone should just stick with the
facts. Evolution does not explain everything and
not explain everything, so why are we so threatened by
someone else's beliefs? As long as no one ever stops asking
questions, no one should ever fear or feel threatened by other
peoples beliefs. The most important thing is that we keep
sharing information and keep documenting our world. You should
never claim that you have all the answers. If you are stubborn
and selfish with your beliefs then the message you are trying to
convey will only distort information and confuse people into
believing that there are no more questions to ask. And that is
simply a crime against humanity. A good documentary to watch is
War on Science. People are overreacting in this film but
I understand their passion. Another example of people
overreacting is in a film called “The
Shape of Life” from PBS. This film has great information but
it's kind of ruined because they pretend to know the answers of
evolution. These are the kinds of things we need to stop doing
if we are going to educate people and secure our species
survival. A better film to watch is
Planet. To me it seems that a single cell is intelligent
life. How and why? I don't know.
So what's wrong with saying "I don't know?
evolution is not bad, what's bad is
how you teach evolution and
how it's understood by people. The same thing with religion,
teaching religion is not bad, it's how you teach
Religion and how it's
understood." If evolution is information evolving, and if
is information, then I guess you're both right.
This is just another Human Transition, maybe evolution and
intelligent design are the same thing?....Can I go now?
"You can't prove that God does not
exist, or can you prove that God does exist. We should stick
with the things that we can prove and save the things that we
cannot prove for later time. Because if we don't solve our
greatest problems, that we all face, we will never live to see
God, or live to see if there isn't a God."
"It is difficult to understand how anyone
can believe that the
Nervous System, particularly the
brain, could have been
produced by evolutionary randomness and selection. We have
barely touched on some of the electrical design present in the
rest of the body. The truth is that scientists are always
discovering more about its workings, since its complexity, which
far surpasses anything produced by man, is nothing short of a
miracle. Truly we can say with David, “I will praise You, for I
am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are marvelous and
my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14). (Craig Savige)
"Whether you believe that evolution or
God designed our brain doesn't really matter, what matters is
that you never ignore the human brains enormous potential, and
its weaknesses. The knowledge that we have acquired about
human brain is invaluable. So knowing who or what made it will not be as
important as learning how the brain works and learning how
effectively we can use its power. So when we finally do figure
out who or what made us, it will not come to us as some big
surprise, because after all, we have brains."
"Thank God my brain is smarter then I am."
"God has reasons for doing things, and
evolution has reasons too, and if God created evolution, then
evolution can't be wrong."
"I couldn't even imagine being anything
else but human. Human to me is the greatest way to experience
life. And when we imagine what other life from other planets
looks like, that makes me even prouder, because the human form
to me is the most enjoyable machine a person could ever design.
I couldn't even dream of a better human. Some people would say a
human with wings, or a human with superman powers. But we
already have those because of the machines that we will built."
If you didn't have what you needed to know
what you were missing, then how would you evolve into it? I know
information is some form of intelligence, what I don't know is
how did information see when it didn't have what was needed to
see what it didn't have?
I think that humans take for granted
that our way of seeing through the eyes is the only form of
"I'm the evolutionary result of a seed
that was born thousands of years ago, and yet it feels like the
first time being alive."
Some people believe
that 10 million years ago that some of the monkeys changed their
diet just enough to evolve into humans. Though I fully
understand the importance of nutrition and how diet can improve
appearance and health, I'm having a little trouble understanding
just what nutritional substances can cause a species body to
change and grow a better brain? I'm positive we can repeat this
theory. We just need to start feeding monkeys better food and
lets see what happens. Of course it will take many life times to
see the results, but we should start seeing some changes, maybe
We know the about the negative effects from a poor nutritional
isolation, children are smaller and less developed, just
like early man. Does that mean that only a man can grow into
man. Humans evolved from humans? This is like finding out that
your father is not your real father. Welcome to the party.
Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov
World's Smartest Apes (youtube) Chimpanzee, Gorilla,
And since we have evidence and experience in knowing that
can actually be explained, we still have to keep trying to
understand our world. We have enough evidence to prove that our
increased understanding of the world has benefited us in many
ways. Not to say that it was
Perfect, But at least we are
definitely more aware of our possibilities and of our human
"It's not the strongest of species
that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most
adaptable to change."
Michael Archer: How we'll Resurrect the Gastric Brooding Frog
the Tasmanian Tiger (video)
People didn't have enough
information and knowledge years ago that was needed in order to
explain complex ideas and concepts. But now we do, and we can be
more precise. Not that we can fully explain all knowledge
correctly to all people, but at least we know now that the
acquisition of more knowledge is always needed to further our
understanding and also to help to explain knowledge so that more
people can understand. The mistake that most people make is that
they believed that all knowledge is known, so they make
assumptions instead of realizing that more knowledge,
information and research is needed. So not only do we have more
knowledge and information today, we also have the intelligence
to know that more knowledge and information is always needed. So
we can now make less assumptions, make less mistakes, and we
never assume that we know everything, thus we keep learning.
"I wouldn't want to
assume that life started on this planet. I'm just saying that
life had to start somewhere. Where and how, I don't know? But I
hope we find out, because that would be an incredible story. We
know that our
galaxy was not the first galaxy born in our universe. So we
may have brothers and sisters, some we may never know? But my
guess is, that we will find our siblings, because everything
usually leaves some kind of a trace."
just detectable amount. An indication that something has been
present. A visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of
person or animal or vehicle. Discover traces of. Follow,
discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
To go back over again. Pursue or chase relentlessly.
Detect: Discover or determine the
existence, presence, or fact of.
Indication: A datum about some
physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar
Building Blocks of Life
The Human Cell (youtube)
The Cell (youtube)
Complex Archaea that bridge the gap between Prokaryotes and
Pyramid of Complexity
Glass formation in plant anhydrobiotes: survival in the dry
Cytoplasmic viscosity near the cell plasma membrane: measurement
by evanescent field frequency-domain microfluorimetry.
Intracellular glasses and seed survival in the dry state
"Life has been using a standard set of
20 Amino Acids to build
Proteins for more than 3 billion years"
~ Quoted by Stephen
J. Freeland of the
NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University
How did the chemistry of simple
carbon-based molecules lead to the information storage of
ribonucleic acid, or RNA? The
RNA molecule must store information to code for proteins.
(Proteins in biology do more than build muscle — they also
regulate a host of processes in the body.)
List of interstellar and circumstellar molecules
Swapped human genes into the genetic code used by common yeast
cells found that the cells could continue to function and
Systematic humanization of yeast genes reveals conserved
functions and genetic modularity
"Bacteria looks the same as bacteria of the
same region from 2.3 billion years ago—and that both sets of
ancient bacteria are indistinguishable from modern sulfur
bacteria found in mud off of the coast of Chile."
Tree of Life (wiki)
Great Chain of Being (wiki)
Porphyrian Tree (wiki)
Building Blocks of Life