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Comment We need REAL caller ID (Score 2) 229

These guys alway call with spoofed caller ID info. Why? Because its easy. I really can't believe that it not possible to create a REAL caller ID system. But the TELCO's will *itch about regulatory interference in their business. I say make them LIABLE for passing on bogus ID info and they will find a way to make caller id work. Calls from overseas? Just ID them as OVERSEAS calls. Co that sell spoofing services, well if the TELCO is liable, they wont allow spoofed ID on outbound trunks. They would rather profit from a BROKEN feature than actually create a working one.

Comment Re:Theory of evolution does need to be challenged (Score 1) 544

The problem is exactly as you surmised, you are working with popularized accounts, and probably written by someone with a less than academic understanding of evolutionary theory. Evolutionary theory never depends ""then magic happens". Does that mean that we understand every change in every organism? No. Might you cite some of these "Popular Proofs" I suspect that the laziness is in not caring about understanding the real the science. Evolutionary theory is the result of 100+ years of detailed taxonomic and genetic studies. And our understanding of the relationship between species changes from time to time as new evidence supports differing explanations. Talk to a biologist, professor or biology teacher if you want good information. (for the most part avoid elementary teachers, their science background is at best suspect) You cant do it in 500 words or 10 mins. The development of molecular biology (the study the molecular basis of life) has revolutionized how we study evolution. It has caused us to reevaluate some parts of our theory, but mostly it has provided additional strong evidence that supports the theory of evolution.

Comment Re:Theory of evolution does need to be challenged (Score 1) 544

Your "Codependent gender sexual traits" are unexplainable by evolutionary theory because they are NOT part of the theory. We do not teach it at all, no less as fact. Male Peacocks with bright plumage are more successful than less brilliantly plumaged males. There is no change to females reproductive system is needed. In organisms with exchange of gametes (SEX) offspring may receive genes from either parent organism. Some of the genes might only be expressed in certain sexes. So female chick from a brightly plumaged peacock will not display the same plumage. This mixing of gametes leads to maximizing the genetic variety of the species, Likewise your fish tale. If a male fish has a genetic mutation that is incompatible with the current pool of females then that the end of the line.. EXTINCTION. Most mutations will be benign, not resulting in any advantage or disadvantage in reproduction. These mutations will continue to exists in the gene pool. Some mutations will be deleterious and the organism may die or fail to reproduce. a very few mutations will result in individuals with that trait gaining a statistical advantage in passing on the trait.

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