Originally Posted by Roger Haeske
Personally I don't believe in the "theory" evolution anymore. And it doesn't have to do with any spiritual or religious beliefs. Just common sense and science. Once I was presented with both sides of the story from a scientific perspective, evolution became a fairy tale. It's just not possible from what I can determine.
We may have evolved or changed over time, but it couldn't have happened randomly or by chance. It all very much had to be designed. Because even the most primitive single celled organism is more complex than a laptop computer. You don't see laptops just popping up every now and then out in nature.
The fact that you think that's a valid analogy shows by itself that you don't really understand evolution. I suggest more reading, but a couple of quick points:
(1) The word "theory" has a different meaning in science to everyday english. To quote Wikipedia, "scientific theories are essentially the equivalent of what everyday speech refers to as facts". Scientists tried bloody hard to falsify evolution (do you really think people wanted to accept that they were descended from apes?), and so far noone's been able to.
(2) Chance and randomness are only a part
of natural selection - filtering and accumulating the results does most of the work. If I ask you to roll 30 on 5 dice it'll take you 7776 rolls (on average) to do so. OTOH, if I ask you to roll one dice until you get a "6", then to keep that 6 and move onto the next one, it'll take less than 50 rolls. (Of course, actual natural selection is more complex in that billions of 'dice' are being rolled in parallel and there are many valid results).
(3) There's no reason for laptops to evolve, but as you just pointed out constructs that are just as complex do
"just pop up every now and then out in nature".
P.S. This reply doesn't really belong in this thread any more than the original comment does. A mod should please feel free to move it.