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Re: who won the REPUBLICAN DEBATE???
« Reply #90 on: May 10, 2007, 10:59:42 AM »
It seems both systems are flawed.  On the one hand you have some people who aren't covered at all.  However, the quality of healthcare is great. 

On the other hand, nobody has quality healthcare, but everyone gets the healthcare. Oh, and more taxes. 

If both systems are flawed, I'll stick with less taxes and good doctors until somebody comes up with an idea that would work.

Now, if we could just get some tort reform to get the expenses down.  Maybe then more people could afford to go to the doctor?

http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/10/30/64431/000

I'm not saying I endorse that article, but it seems to expand upon your post quite nicely.
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Re: who won the REPUBLICAN DEBATE???
« Reply #91 on: May 10, 2007, 11:01:42 AM »
blah, blah, blah.

raise hand if not believe in evolution!

People who don't believe in evolution should be disallowed from participating in the electoral system as candidates or as voters (if we don't let downs syndrome people vote, why let their intellectual equals do so?)
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Re: who won the REPUBLICAN DEBATE???
« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2007, 03:37:13 PM »
Irreducable Complexity. 


Tell me, how does a reptile turn into a bird?  How is half a wing helpful?  It would not help the half reptile half bird survive so therefore it would would not have any advantage over the other animals.  Macroevolution does not make sense.

However, I do believe in Microevolution.

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Re: who won the REPUBLICAN DEBATE???
« Reply #93 on: May 10, 2007, 04:00:43 PM »
Irreducable Complexity. 


Tell me, how does a reptile turn into a bird?  How is half a wing helpful?  It would not help the half reptile half bird survive so therefore it would would not have any advantage over the other animals.  Macroevolution does not make sense.

However, I do believe in Microevolution.

A reptile develops a loose flap of skin between it's arm and it's trunk. At first, the reptiles with this feature are able to use it to "glide" from tree to tree when seeking food or avoiding predators.

Later this flap develps into something more substantial, as the reptiles who have a more developed flap are more successful.

The arm's muscles develop, and fill out the flap, forming a wing, and allowing the reptile to fly longer distances and in a more-controlled fashion.

Eventially, the reptile's scales develop into feathers -- this is the longest portion of the process, but as the longer and later feathered scales are useful in aerial maneuvering, they contribute to the ability of the reptile to survive, especially with similarly adapting predators and prey.

That's the jist of it.

It works. It's evolution. And hell, it even sort of goes together with the free-market ideals I so cherish...

Me and Stephen Jay Gould didn't always see eye to eye, but ultimately, he is right. Species go through periods -- sometimes very long ones -- where they don't change (they might not "need" to), but when the ecosystem changes, so will the gene-pool.
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