Sometimes I’ll jerk off to that one Mr. and Mrs. Smith sex scene
Not really a fish. More accurately you could call it a Proto-Amphibian. And yes, give any organism a few hundred million years and trillions of offspring, and you're bound to get the type of biodiversity we find today.
@CawTheCrow, it started out with a proto-amphibian, how did it end up like this, it was only a proto-amphibian, it was only a proto-amphibian! Yeeaaah, doesn't have the same ring to it. Maybe if we go further back? It started out with biological soup, how did it end up like this, it was only biological soup, it was only biological soup! Yup, still doesn't work.
@CawTheCrow, yes but the ancestors of the proto-amphibian were fish. So the origin is still only a fish.
So I don't know what I believe as far as how life came to be on this planet; but I will say that I find ever new theory that science makes really entertaining. It's not that I don't believe that something like evolution is possible; I'm just not closed minded enough to say it's the only thing thats possible while disregarding all other possibilities. The best part about science/life and religion is discovering how little we really know and how wrong our previous beliefs have been. I'm just waiting for the next major science WTF moment, like NASA discovering an astroid made entirely of chocolate or that the dinosaurs didn't die out but left the planet to go to another dimension populated exclusively by kittens because they thought kittens were cute too. In the end there is a $hiit load of science that everyone accepts as fact that is actually only theory and it's way more impressive to see what science has gotten wrong more then what they've gotten right. But this is just my opinion.
@mrgork, Science is all about trial and error, learning from the error is what makes science progress in the desired direction. Error is indeed interesting, since its the basis for progress, but you seem to have the wrong meaning of "theory". A scientific theory is something that is easily replicated and proven, a reality for the scientific community, while a regular "theory" is based in speculation or more likely, an unsubstantiated argument/opinion/event/etc. This unsubstantiated science is better know as pseudoscience, and yes, many people tend to believe it.
@mrgork, that was such a pointed, passive aggressive post
@mrgork, that was such a pointed, passive aggressive post.
@Boston, I stand corrected on my use of the word theory refering to things scientific. You taught me something today sir, thank you!
@JakobJeanCiccone, Sorry you feel that way, it wasn't meant to be.
@mrgork, I just want to point out that evolution isn't about the origin of life. It's just how life has and does change over long periods of time.
@mrgork, gravity is only a theory. A good theory, but a theory nonetheless
@mrgork, It really is a common mistake. In science. A hypothesis is an idea that’s yet to be proven but has a possibility. Aka in idea. Theory is when many people have taken those hypothesis. Tested them many many times. To the point that no test has had a negative result. And therefore becomes scientific truth.
I forget who said it. Science is best described as working like this. You can test an experiment a thousand times to prove your idea. But it only takes one bad result to prove it false.
This is what and how actual science works. If you have one bad result then your hypothesis is wrong. It’s that simple.
Pseudoscience on the other hand throws out ideas just because someone didn’t like the result. Which is why flat earthers get lumped in with people who believe pseudoscience.
@mrgork, not sure why your post got down voted so hard
@Boston, to be clear. A scientific theory is not proven. It can be based on many proven facts and include some facts but the theory itself is not a fact nor it is proven. In scie ce we consider a well tested and supported theory to be worthy of use as if it were fact. Even scientists sometimes overstate the subtle difference but there is a difference.
One of the underlying understandings in Science is that we don't know anything for sure until it can be tested repeatedly with the same results. And so we allow space for certain things that we can not yet prove as fact, to be treated as if it were to allow us to move forward. Those things are theories and their components are checked but ten working parts doesn't necessarily make a working whole.
@mrgork, he wasn't exactly correct either. Theory still means unproven in in the scientific community. Scientific theories often do combine some proven items into a concept that includes multiple facts and some conjecture. And scientists test the supports to see if they are factual and try to test the connecting theories and assumptions for feasibility. If it passes every test it is possible and not yet disproved so it is a working theory... still a theory though
But where’s Jesus?
@Swagoom, Getting nailed hard by some Romans.
@Swagoom, having the best day ever (not the whole crusifiction but your profile picture)
You didn’t specify which scene in the movie...
As someone studying Zoology, this speaks to me on a spiritual level.
@Candycane Forest, As someone not studying zoology, this speaks to me on an evolutionary level.