Re: [humanism-174] Re: observable versus historical science

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Monday, September 16, 2013 9:10 AM
Probably a million such sites out there!  Jerry Coyne has his and this is a good starting point!
In a message dated 9/15/[masked]:55:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
Thank you for the book list, but I guess I should have worded my question a little better.  :)  Basically, what I'm looking for are convincing points as part of a list (below) that can be presented visually, kind of like a Power Point summary, and if you know offhand of any websites that might have such visual references (especially very, very recent discoveries that may not have been included in currently published books) . These are just some visual points I've jotted down already:
- "fishapods" to early tetrapods (which all have a similar structural form) and the transitions leading to more advanced forms
- dinosaur timeline showing less advanced to more advanced
- transitional forms such as the synapsids and feathered dinos
- ERVs 
- consistent DNA relationships (how many confirmed so far)?
- consistent sequential order (e.g. no Cretaceous elephants, no species that look like Avatar creatures, etc.)
- ring species

Also, a jigsaw puzzle visual metaphor, with each puzzle piece representing:

- the odds of having an ordered sequence of X number of fossils showing gradual modifications
- the odds of confirmed X number of DNA relationships
- the odds of matching X number of ERVs

THE ANCESTOR'S TALE by Richard Dawkins 
ATOM by Lawrence Krauss 
THE MAGIC OF REALITY by Richard Dawkins 
Essentially, the God of the Fundaloons is a rather stupid mean-spirited, 
petulant prick.  You would think that any rational god with unlimited 
powers would think up a process like evolution all on his own, a process that 
would enable him to observe the rise of intelligent life without having to 
micro-manage every particle every second of every day throughout the life of the 
universe.  And a being who would "create" such a vast universe and humans 
simply so that he would have someone to worship him sounds more like an insecure 
pervert buying a blow-up doll. 
Hope this helps! 

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