If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The stupid. The burning out of control stupid. What a fucking moron wrote and what I wrote at Reddit.


[–]ChristianConspiratorChristian, Creationist [score hidden]  
According to some, a fusion may have happened in humans sometime between Adam and Noah, maybe even as a consequence of the fall. The number of chromosomes being the same before a hypothetical fusion doesn't imply a relationship unless you think we're also closely related to rabbits and potatoes.
But the problem is worse than that, since there is extremely scant evidence of a fusion to begin with, the data is generally massaged to fit the theory. From what I understand, one would expect thousands of bases characteristic of telomeres in succession, with a point around which they would be mirrored.
That's not what is found. Researchers have had to cheat by looking for mirrored or non mirrored sections on both sides of the supposed fusion; when they do that they find less than 1% of what one might expect, with an onus to explain how sequences mysteriously got to the other side or reversed. Great evidence for evolution right?
When they cheat even more and look for sequences that are "close", they find something like 2% of what you might expect. Combine this with the fact that there are several genes in the supposed fusion region where as far as I know genes have never been discovered in telomeres, you have very poor evidence for evolution.
It gets worse of course, since there is effectively zero evidence of the two centromeres that should have existed, nor of the ability for the centromere to somehow switch to the right location where it is now.
All in all, the evidence looks bad, but evolution is predominantly a product of the imagination rather than the evidence. I don't have a vibrant enough imagination to accept the countless hypothetical scenarios of evolution without good evidence they could have happened.

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