Explore Evolution on embryos

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Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby ryu238 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:07 am

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Modern apologists for Darwinism sometimes claim that they recapitulate the embryos of their ancestors, but fossil embryos are extremely rare, so this claim is not supported by the fossil record. Instead, it is typically defended by referring to embryos of modern organisms that are assumed to resemble ancestral organisms.
modern evolutionary biologists don't say this...they focus on the phylotypic stage
The NCSE critique is mistaken: Darwin actually embraced Haeckel's original idea that modern embryos resemble the adults of their ancestors. The NCSE critique appeals to the authority of some "prominent Darwin scholars," but Darwin's actual words contradict those scholars:
anybody wanna handle this quote...
And this one:
According to the NCSE Critique, Darwin also thought that "embryos at the earliest stages of development can vary significantly from one another depending upon the amount of yolk in their eggs." But Darwin did not mention variations due to the amount of yolk; this idea was proposed much later.

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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed May 13, 2015 12:15 am

Modern apologists for Darwinism sometimes claim that they recapitulate the embryos of their ancestors, but fossil embryos are extremely rare, so this claim is not supported by the fossil record. Instead, it is typically defended by referring to embryos of modern organisms that are assumed to resemble ancestral organisms.


LOL! The "apologists" were speaking of the stages an embryo goes through, resembling more primitive lifeforms. Nobody said anything about fossil embryos.
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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby ryu238 » Wed May 13, 2015 2:16 am

Double strawman combo!

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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed May 13, 2015 11:46 pm

ryu238 wrote:Double strawman combo!

I sometimes suspect that they know as well as we do that their arguments are BS. They just don't know how to get out of their trap.
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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby ryu238 » Thu May 14, 2015 12:35 am

What about the other points I presented?

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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu May 14, 2015 12:44 am

ryu238 wrote:What about the other points I presented?

You have to ask?
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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby ryu238 » Thu May 14, 2015 2:23 am

....yes?

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Re: Explore Evolution on embryos

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu May 14, 2015 10:58 am

ryu238 wrote:....yes?

Okay, go ahead.
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