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By taking a consensus of the various pitches at which the word "Evolution" is used, I could do what?

Discussion in 'Creation & Evolution' started by Gottservant, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Hi there,

    So this is simple: words can be repeated in different pitches - correct?

    If I took a sample of the pitches used to pronounce the word "Evolution" - I could work out a consensus about which species and where, was most likely to be believed "evolved"?

    Further, I could take a survey over time as to who was evolved and I could determine who is most likely to understand a certain pitch being evolved??

    This is a scientifically verifiable proposition, is it not?

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. SelfSim

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    Sounds like unintelligible gobbledygook to me ..
     
  3. quatona

    quatona "God"? What do you mean??

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    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about - but, by all means, go for it.
    Please keep us updated on the scientific results of your work.
     
  4. Warden_of_the_Storm

    Warden_of_the_Storm Well-Known Member

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    You need to actually learn about evolution.
     
  5. Ophiolite

    Ophiolite Recalcitrant Procrastinator

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    Think it likely evolution, as we know, it has a pitch?
    Could this help us know the wherefore and the whyfore and the which?
    Would the endless repetition, with the vocals analysed,
    Let us prove with certain knowledge what was heretofore surmised?
    Would the evolution level, if 'twas properly surveyed.
    Let us say with satisfaction, "Now I know how all was made?"
    Or am I simply dreaming, are these ideas just too rich?
    Is this pseudo type philosophy really nothing more than kitsch?

    I think in this case Gottservant, you've exceeded all your reach,
    Like the man stuck in the sandy shore, you've found out life's a beach.
     
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  6. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Thanks for the poem - it sounds to me like you just did it for fun, but au contraire I'm not giving up: I have a race to run!

    I think the thing is that there are always going to be variances of pitch used to pronounce "Evolution".

    The thing is, according to Evolution that means "Evolution" is going to change?

    I really don't see a way around that: I am effectively saying "Evolution falsifies itself"??
     
  7. JackRT

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    There is both a scientific definition of evolution and an understanding of evolution in common parlance. Short of a major scientific breakthrough the first is not likely to change while the second very well could.
     
  8. Warden_of_the_Storm

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    You're saying nothing of the sort. All you're saying is gibberish.
    Pronouncing evolution in different ways (which you can't really do) does not falsify evolution.
     
  9. quatona

    quatona "God"? What do you mean??

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    Same goes for "God" and every other word.

    Well, a change in the pronounciation of a word is not a change of the thing.
    But since evolution is about change, this wouldn´t be a problem at all.

    This doesn´t follow in any way. But interestingly, by your (faulty) logic, you have just effectively shown that "God falsifies Himself" (since God is allegedly unchanging).
     
  10. Bungle_Bear

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    Not really. In tonal languages (where certain syllables are pronounced with different pitches) a change in pitch alters the meaning of the syllable. So it's not the same "word". English doesn't use tones, but we can occasionally alter the stressed syllable in homographs (words which have the same spelling) to change meaning eg present and present

    Only humans use such a form of communication. Are you saying that speech patterns denote different species? I'm not the same species as my wife? Please support such a bizarre claim.
     
  11. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    I don't know: do you believe Evolution, or not?

    I think the stance you have to take is that, Evolution will change under selection pressure, if and when it returns to the original selection pressure (the pressure to discover scientifically?).

    That's basically the same thing believers wait for: the Messiah to return (and hence qualify for us: what we believe??).

    The difference between you and the faith, is that you believe you can fix Evolution, so that the return accords with the past - that is not possible unless you loosen the definition of Evolution (something that is being attempted - there are many scales of Evolution proposed - but which has not been attempted corporately): even then it raises doubts that you are no longer observing Evolution but your interpretation of it (which you can do, but which - if perpetual (interpretation) - makes Evolution a spiritual claim: that we Evolve because we "like" Evolution).

    Realistically, the aim should be to reduce the level of selection pressure, on mankind: so that it can flourish more.
     
  12. Warden_of_the_Storm

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    ... No. Just no.
     
  13. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    No, come on...

    Different tones in Chinese mean different things, how can you avoid that believing in Evolution?

    I think realistically, what you are saying is that mankind will come and go: just like everything does to Evolution.

    Don't you see that as "fatalistic"?
     
  14. Warden_of_the_Storm

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    They don't mean the same since evolution is not a language! You can only talk about tonal inflection with regards to language. That is it.
     
  15. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Yes, but Evolution is a word: that means it is influenced by language, in principle.
    I'm just talking about principle here, how does an Evolutionist have managed it?
    Thinking you can do it on your own, leads to despair; thinking that nothing will affect it, leads to fatalism.

    Let me see if I can help you out here: what warning is there, as an Evolutionist, that as your life begins to end, your Evolution is good or bad?
    Jesus said, "good or bad is not a given, you have to decide what its going to be yourself" (paraphrase)... me I choose bad, but with a sweet after-taste of having been willing to become tamer.

    Like your Evolution, is it going to be good or bad, in the end: how do you know?
     
  16. Bungle_Bear

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    No. Just no.
    This is nonsense.
     
  17. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Jesus is nonsense?

    Or you object to my more philosophical statements??

    I don't see Evolution obeying a rule.

    Maybe what you need is a nearer orbit? To your theory?
     
  18. Ophiolite

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    I have to distance myself from you here.

    Lewis Carroll wrote nonsense; brilliant, penetrative, revealing nonsense.

    My wife often speaks nonsense. It's part of her charm.

    Economists speak nonsense. It's a requirement in all their degree courses.

    What Gottservant is writing is not nonsense. I think you were much nearer the mark with this:

     
  19. Warden_of_the_Storm

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    Please. Try and ACTUALLY LEARN about evolution and the theory of evolution before you continue spouting these ridiculous comments.
     
  20. Kylie

    Kylie Atheist and Proud

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    Yes. Words can be spoken in different ways. They can be spoken quickly or slowly, high pitched or low pitched.

    However, that does not alter the concepts that the words are used to describe. It doesn't matter howq a person says the word "evolution", it will still mean the same thing.
     
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