This is the best way I've ever seen to teach someone evolution

Comment by Chris Green on May 3, 2011 at 4:28pm
Great post and a great analogy. Am going to lie down in a dark room now. Tomorrow I'm getting my eyes tested lol
Comment by William C. Walker on May 3, 2011 at 4:38pm
A dog show is an excellent way to point out evolution to anyone with even a teeny tiny open mind. Creatiionist nutcases are a lost cause.
Comment by Mark on May 6, 2011 at 1:31am
Makes for a great consideration for creation, it needed some one to make it.
Comment by IEatDinosaurMeat on May 6, 2011 at 2:37am
Well Mark, welcome! Glad to see you're curious, or at least interested in contesting. I would like to point out that that is a somewhat red-herring argument.
http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/red-herring/
Nowhere in the above paragraph does it mention a deity being necessary or not. I'ts just pointing out the difference between what people like myself where taught about evolution vs. what it actually is, means, and does. Now, that being said, when you realize that for one thing someone, like myself, was taught a manipulative, absurd, crackpot version of the theory rather than an accurate, open, and completely genuine version of it it makes one wonder. why?
Again, I'm glad to see you here and would like to be the first to say welcome. I hope you enjoy your time here and that everything you set out to accomplish, whatever it may be, is a success or at least you walk away satisfied.
Comment by Melissa Montoya on May 8, 2011 at 4:33am
Awesome!
Comment by Dale Headley on May 8, 2011 at 12:22pm
This is a concise analogy that explains one facet of evolution.  Unfortunately, it does not address the ignorant creationist refrain: "Yes, but if monkeys changed to humans, why are the monkeys still here?"  To explain that, you would have to show that some of the "more robust"-colored letters persist among the others throughout the entire "paragraph."  That being said, this certainly does depict one difference between microevolution and macroevolution vividly.  Microevolution is the difference between any two adjacent letters; while macroevolution depicts the difference between any two widely separated letters.  Put another way, microevolution IS the process, while macroevolution is a SNAPSHOT of STAGES in the process.
Comment by William C. Walker on May 8, 2011 at 2:22pm
PROOF ?  Apes evolved from creationists.
Comment by William C. Walker on May 8, 2011 at 11:37pm
The proof of evolution is that apes evolved from creationists
Comment by Shawn Murphy on May 9, 2011 at 3:10am
That is way above the average person stuck on creationism's ability to grasp.
Comment by Richard Healy on May 9, 2011 at 12:10pm

I am severely colour-blind. 

I think the obviousness of the metaphor might be lost on me and my kind.  ;)  

 

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