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Offline inveni0

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Evolution in Moths
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:00:33 PM »
Check this out.  I took this photo today, just outside my office.  How people can see things like this and NOT believe in evolution just blows my mind.  This moth has evolved to blend into gray stone.  Pavement, gravel, etc.  There are areas of the country with large, naturally exposed gray stone.  But here, such stone is much more rare than brown or tan stone.  I won't say that it's obvious these moths evolved after mankind started paving the roads around here...but I WILL say that it's a curious coincidence.
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Re: Evolution in Moths
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 03:27:02 PM »
Maybe god made them look like gravel because he KNEW that they would be living on grey gravel in the 21st century? 

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Re: Evolution in Moths
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 03:37:21 PM »
Unfortunately, the best you'll get them to admit is "microevolution".

"It's still a moth - why hasn't it evolved into a lizard!?!?!? Huh? huh? huh? Yeah - that's what I thought."
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Re: Evolution in Moths
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 04:05:20 PM »
Unfortunately, the best you'll get them to admit is "microevolution".

"It's still a moth - why hasn't it evolved into a lizard!?!?!? Huh? huh? huh? Yeah - that's what I thought."

Yeah, I know.  It's like saying, "That's not a beach...it's just some grains of sand."  A bunch of littles can make a lot.
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Re: Evolution in Moths
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 08:24:36 PM »
By creationist logic salami slicing can never be used to steal large sums of money because you can't get millions of dollars from a few cents.

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Re: Evolution in Moths
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 11:32:31 PM »
inveni0,

You mean tiny little rocks not sand. :P

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