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I find some conspiracy theories to be interesting. Scientific ones like evolution are ridiculous though..


I always thought it would be kind of an interesting experiment to see what would happen if people who deny that evolution occurs were not allowed access to healthcare options which have arisen out of the field of evolutionary medicine, instead having their physicians sarcastically explain how great it would be if evolution was true, because then [insert treatment option here] would have been possible and explaining in detail how our knowledge of evolutionary processes might have given rise to such advances — but that sadly, since evolution does not occur, the patient's options are limited. I wonder how many Americans would still be holdouts against evolution after fifteen or so years of such a policy.

(Obviously I would not wish to see anything like this actually be implemented, but it is a kind of fun thought experiment to highlight the absurdity of the perspective.)


There are obviously many types of evolution but like most people I am talking about human evolution..



Humans are constantly evolving, and at a rapid pace. Technology is as much evolution as biological change. I think it's entirely plausible that humans will go through physical evolution over the next millions of years should we last that long. That's just how the world works. Obviously, evolution doesn't explain the human origin very well (at all), but that doesn't undermine the truth of biological change over time. A simpler example is the change in average height since the 1800's and the change in our average lifespan.
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String theory.
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The theory that can never be answered or be considered a theory.
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We are simulations of past humans, in other words the real humanity is already several millenia ahead of this time.
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FilipinaMelina wrote:


Von_Goethe wrote:


FilipinaMelina wrote:

I find some conspiracy theories to be interesting. Scientific ones like evolution are ridiculous though..


I always thought it would be kind of an interesting experiment to see what would happen if people who deny that evolution occurs were not allowed access to healthcare options which have arisen out of the field of evolutionary medicine, instead having their physicians sarcastically explain how great it would be if evolution was true, because then [insert treatment option here] would have been possible and explaining in detail how our knowledge of evolutionary processes might have given rise to such advances — but that sadly, since evolution does not occur, the patient's options are limited. I wonder how many Americans would still be holdouts against evolution after fifteen or so years of such a policy.

(Obviously I would not wish to see anything like this actually be implemented, but it is a kind of fun thought experiment to highlight the absurdity of the perspective.)


There are obviously many types of evolution but like most people I am talking about human evolution..



Many types of evolution? Categorized in such a way that "human evolution" could be considered a "type"? To the best of my knowledge, this perspective on evolutionary theory did not exist prior to your post. Please provide as exhaustive a list as possible of what you think these types are, coupled with explanations of what advantages your scheme offers as a categorization of evolutionary processes, and of what singles out the "human type" as a unique (or perhaps not so unique) impossibility.


Obviously, evolution doesn't explain the human origin very well (at all),


What exactly do you find so unexplained that would justify this degree of dismissiveness toward evolutionary explanations? I'm not saying we've got, or ever will have, every detail nailed down, or that there is no room whatsoever left for other angles of approach, but "doesn't explain…at all" seems more than a bit excessive.
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The theory of relativity.
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