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First, let me add my own welcome to you. I was going to add the welcome box above, but HelpJazz beat me to it.
I'm one of those people with whom you won't agree, me being a committed YEC. And we are likely to end up disagreeing somewhere before long. But if you debate they way you indicate you will, we should get along fine. Be warned, though, that there is a rule here against too much talking and not enough editing, and although I will rarely block someone on this rule (I'm an administrator), other administrators will do so more readily.
I'm not a scientist, and can't claim any formal qualifications in that area, but I have also studied, and been involved in, the creation/evolution issue for years (decades, actually). Be prepared to learn the things that you weren't allowed to be taught in school! I also reject argument from misplaced authority, but do use argument from valid authority quite a bit. It's simply far easier to quote an expert's view on something than to quote all the relevant evidence that might have led him to that view. As for your knowledge of the topic, when you argue for evolution, you are really arguing that evolution is a better explanation that the alternative(s). You may be an expert on evolution, but how much have you studied the alternatives? I've seen far too many people arguing for evolution and against creation yet with obviously very little idea of the creationist viewpoint and arguments.
The "frighteningly low level" of public support for evolution would, in my opinion, be a frighteningly high level of support, and are only as low as you see them because of the solid arguments that exist against evolution, in my opinion.
I'm also fussy about grammar, style, and spelling, and I liked your edit to Convergent evolution (despite it being written as though evolution was true), but most of you other contributions I haven't looked at yet, so perhaps I'll go and do that now. :-)
Philip J. Rayment 23:55, 24 October 2008 (EDT)
Warning of blocking
Don't rant against the site with misleading statements, such as claiming that "My arguments and logic rely on an understanding of science and "proof" which is simply not present here." That is not accurate or intelligent, and will not be allowed.--Aschlafly 11:41, 17 November 2008 (EST)
- Fine, this experiment is over. Now I know how Georges Danton felt.--Thinker 11:46, 17 November 2008 (EST)