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John said:
"And this burning truth, this glaring fact remains: Evolutionists have absolutely no fossil evidence of the kind that Darwin himself said was required, 'interminable varieties, connecting together all the extinct and existing forms of life by the FINEST GRADUATED STEPS.'"

Darwin assumed such gradualism with a very sparse fossil record. We understand better the geology, the process of fossilization, and the manner in which speciation occurs (from observed instances of speciatin). If you actually read the Gould article you quoted, you would understand that. We shouldn't expect what Darwin did.

Jonn continues:
"After 150 years and multiplied millions and millions of fossils, the fact that you still have nothing, nothing, nothing, shows that Darwin was right, his theory did not and cannot pass the acid test, and it is a bust."

Actually, we have quite a bit to show that Darwin was mostly right. His absolutist stand on gradualism was wrong.

However, speciation occurs in fits and starts. We have observed speciation.

We also have tremendous evidence for macroevolution from diverse fields.

It seems to me that if we see speciation occurring and we have such a strong scientific concensus about the truth of evolution by means of natural selection, we ought to be able to cut Darwin a little slack about his mistake on the pacing of evolutionary change.

John concluded:
"Face it and do something valuable with your time here on earth.

That is enough for now, I will answer more later."

I think seeking the truth is a pretty valuable use of time. Understanding the development and diversity of life seems rather worthwhile, also. If you want to put it in religious terms, we are unlocking the secrets of God's creation, and using the wonderful brain God gave us.

Dinosaurs Turning into Birds - by John - Aug 27, 2007 2:47pm
Imprecise language... - by Arneson - Aug 27, 2007 3:38pm
The Lore of Evolutionism - by John - Aug 27, 2007 4:15pm
Re: The Lore of Evolutionism - by Brian - Aug 28, 2007 3:03am
Re: Re: The Lore of Evolutionism - by John - Aug 28, 2007 3:17am
There is one point that we can agree on... - by Arneson - Aug 28, 2007 10:33am
Your point is not proven. - by Arneson - Aug 28, 2007 3:48am
Birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs. - by Arneson - Aug 28, 2007 4:15am
And your proof is where? - by whoisyourcreator - Aug 27, 2007 9:13pm
Ears and foramen. - by Arneson - Aug 27, 2007 11:37am
Miraculous is your gig not mine. - by Arneson - Aug 27, 2007 12:29pm
Evolution provides the explanation. - by Arneson - Aug 28, 2007 5:40am
WiYC's burden. - by Arneson - Aug 28, 2007 5:46am
Different plan of attack? - by whoisyourcreator - Aug 28, 2007 8:23am
Re: Different plan of attack? - by akg41470 - Aug 28, 2007 8:54am
Awesome admission! - by whoisyourcreator - Aug 29, 2007 1:02pm
I think you are mistaken as usual. - by Arneson - Aug 29, 2007 2:55pm
I think you mean sad for creationism. - by Arneson - Aug 29, 2007 3:33pm
WiYC misses forest for the trees. - by Arneson - Aug 27, 2007 11:47am
What an Incredible Admission - by John - Aug 27, 2007 5:32am
Re: What an Incredible Admission - by akg41470 - Aug 27, 2007 11:43am
Re: Critical analysis of evolution only - by akg41470 - Aug 28, 2007 7:56am
Without proof again - by whoisyourcreator - Aug 27, 2007 12:25pm
Without proof is your gig not mine. - by Arneson - Aug 27, 2007 12:51pm
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