Originally Posted by Jane Doe
What proof do you have that aliens DO muck about with our genes? I believe in a lot of crazy ****, but I don’t like to believe in things unless I have at least ONE reason. I’m not dismissing the possibility, but there are a lot of possibilities out there. For me to take a possibility seriously I have to have a reason, even one reason.
I hope when you speak of “Darwinistic evolution,” you don’t mean social darwanism. Social Darwanism was not even what Darwin had in mind—that was people misinterpreting his theory. Evolution has no goal. There is no species that is “more evolved” than another, although you might say a species is more complex than another. Evolution has a lot to do with chance and a lot to do with opportunities. What Darwin proposed was that, given vast amounts of time, small changes will accumulate in populations. Today, that’s really not a radical idea.
I really don’t get what you mean by “objective evolution info.” Do you think that evolution theorists have some sort of agenda? You could try buying a textbook about human origins, if you really want to understand what evolution does and does not entail.
I don't have any proof. You just sounded very certain that they don't and I thought you might have something.
I don't mean social Darwinism.
Yes I think many evolution theorists have an agenda, as many scientists do (as do many religious people, business people, intelligent design advocates etc.). I looked at several books and they were mostly trying to prove a point. My journey went like this: I could read them all then sort through the ideas. I could read reviews on the books and maybe narrow things down. When I started reading the reviews I came across one reviewer who really seemed to know what he/she was talking about. They mentioned percentages of DNA and writing the authours of one of the text books about errors and getting some changes made but future corrections were ignored. I kind of realized I would need an extensive amount of knowledge to make an informed decision so I put it on the backburner. So when I run into someone who seems very sure of themselves on this issue I ask them where they got their information to check it out for myself. If it is just basic first year university biology, then I have already done that and walked away with unanswered questions. Thanks for your reply.