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True. Wait..., what? No!!!
Debate Score:13
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Total Votes:13
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Wait..., what? No!!!

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Scientists are now able to track adaptation. Great. Observations of the ability of organisms to adapt to their surroundings via Natural Selection have been going on for quite some time now, like, for example, the visible process of dog breeding (incidentally a controlled adaptation), or Darwin's finches.

Adaptation, however, is not equivalent to Evolution. Evolution is an unsubstantiated theory that proposes that all life mutated into its current form from a common ancestor over astronomical periods of time, while adaptation is an observable phenomenon.

As such, the provided article bears absolutely no relevance, and thus substantiation, to the OP's argument.

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Maybe you should read the article. It begs to differ ;)

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LichPotato(362) Disputed
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Oh? All the article says, despite its title being basically the same as yours, is that the genetic drift of some populations are being observed. That in no way supports Darwinian Evolution.

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ironskillet(220) Disputed
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Adaptation, however, is not equivalent to Evolution. Evolution is an unsubstantiated theory that proposes that all life mutated into its current form from a common ancestor over astronomical periods of time, while adaptation is an observable phenomenon.

Evolution proposes that there is a change in allele frequencies over time, I believe you're referring to abiogenesis.

This misunderstanding tends to be the source of these arguments. One side refers to evolution, specially, adaptation within evolution, and the other understand adaptation and then interprets evolution as abiogenesis.

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LichPotato(362) Clarified
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You're correct, though not entirely: my description of Evolution (capitalized) was indeed flawed; I was describing the Theory of Abiogenesis. Evolution, however, does not refer to just any change in alleles, however, nor does it theorize that alleles are capable of changing. That alleles change is an observable fact, clearly demonstrated by such examples as animal breeding and genetic heritage.

The Theory of Evolution, on the other hand, states that genetic mutation is capable of, and has performed, the alteration of one species to another. Its nature as a theory, rather than observation, is due simply to the fact that its core ideal far overreaches observational evidence (given the astronomical periods of time involved), not to mention the sheer volume of circumstantial evidence contradicting it.

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AWWW, Jeez! I expected to see a picture of an Orangutan that looked like Donald Trump, followed by an increasingly intelligent looking bunch of homo sapiens evolving! Wait...what? NO! Big disappointment! ;-)

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Donald Trump will acquire the keys to the White House in 19.... ;)

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