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Re: Evolution in a microcosm

I don't know why some feel the need to shy away from this subject. I agree
with others who consider this an enjoyable discussion. We're all adults here
and should be able to handle some intelligent discussion of a very pivotal
idea. The occurrence of macro-evolution or the lack thereof is very
prevalent with regards to our Apistos. It affects how we identify or
understand the relation of our fish--whether what we have is really a new
species in a chain or whether it is just a variation of a pre-existing
species. Whether we go into the examination of a fish with the pre-existing
notion that we must fit the fish into our evolutionary model affects how we
identify our fishes.

I find it interesting that it is the proponents of macro-evolution who have
felt it necessary to bring in religion. Those of us capable of offering an
intelligent discussion about the occurrence of macro-evolution have yet to
mention religion. I have only given reasons why I don't accept evolution and
haven't stated any affiliation to an alternative religion from evolution. So
far the biggest lack of education or intelligence I have seen comes from the
other side. I wonder how well anyone understands the alternatives, or do
they just believe in their religion of evolution because that is all they
have taken the time to study? I have studied evolution in-depth and at
length and find no merit in it.

Most of what has been offered in favor of macro-evolution has been devoid of
substance or evidence in favor, but rather has simply attacked alternative
views with simplistic dogma. I don't agree with the ideas of macro-evolution
for many well-thought-out reasons and therefor differ in my opinions of what
constitutes the identification of a new species. I am happy to discuss with
others who can behave like adults the logic of my views. If you're not
interested in this subject, there are other threads and you don't have to
read this one. If you are interested, whether as a contributor or observer,
you're free to participate.

Regards all,

Zack Wilson
losing more and more respect for Ph.D's. 

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