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A list of possible observations that could disprove evolution (none have been made)

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Observations that would disprove evolution
Jerry Coyne
The University of Chicago
None of these have been made, but the possibility that they could have been found
shows that evolution is a testable hypothesis.
Natural selection not for good of species: would have fewer males and more females!
Benefits of groups: (see above)
Adaptations that could not have formed by step by step seletion.
Adaptations that would favor one species at expense of other
Fossils out of place
Altruism in nonsocial groups without memory (species selection)
Lack of fear of animals on islands
Lack of genetic variation
Ask ID or creationists what would prove theory wrong.
Natural selection not for good of species: would have fewer males and more females!
Benefits of groups: (see above)
Adaptations that could not have formed by step by step seletion.
Adaptations that would favor one species at expense of other
Fossils out of place
Natural selection not for good of species: would have fewer males and more females!
Benefits of groups: (see above)
Adaptations that could not have formed by step by step seletion.
Adaptations that would favor one species at expense of other
Fossils out of place
Fossils in the wrong place (e.g. mammals in the Devonian)
General lack of genetic variation in species
Adaptations in one species good only for a second species
Adaptations that could not have evolved by a step-by-step
process of ever-increasing fitness
“Adaptations” inimical for individuals but good for populations/species
Evolved altruistic behavior among non-relatives in non-social animals
Discordance between phylogenies based on morphology/fossils
and on DNA, especially neutral DNA
Altruism in nonsocial groups without memory (species selection)
Lack of fear of animals on islands
Lack of genetic variation
Ask ID or creationists what would prove theory wrong.
ALSO:
What would world be like if it wasn’t created by God but evolved w/o hand of God
Death
Extinction
End of universe
ALSO:
What would world be like if it wasn’t created by God but evolved w/o hand of God
Death
Extinction
End of universe
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