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Common Sense by Charles Darwin by SympleArts Common Sense by Charles Darwin by SympleArts
"To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable (impossible to copy, imitate) contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree."
Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species
Chapter 7: Organs of extreme Perfection (pg 143-144)

They don't teach you that in school.

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WorldsandCenturies Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
There's a reason they don't teach you this at school. It's a blatant quote mine that doesn't even represent what he actually said. In fact, this is a quote mine so shitty that other creationists insists you don't use it: answersingenesis.org/charles-d…

In fact, if you weren't intellectually dishonest, you would have included the rest of the quote. Let me help you:
When it was first said that the sun stood still and the world turned round, the common sense of mankind declared the doctrine false; but the old saying of Vox populi, vox Dei, as every philosopher knows, cannot be trusted in science. Reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a simple and imperfect eye to one complex and perfect can be shown to exist, each grade being useful to its possessor, as is certainly the case; if further, the eye ever varies and the variations be inherited, as is likewise certainly the case; and if such variations should be useful to any animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered as subversive of the theory. How a nerve comes to be sensitive to light, hardly concerns us more than how life itself originated; but I may remark that, as some of the lowest organisms, in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility.

And just for the fun of it, here's a video that goes over how the eye evolved: www.youtube.com/watch?v=duBW9Q…

Now I know for certain you never read the Origin of Species and just quickly copied and pasted the out of context quote onto the best sketch picture of eye anatomy you could find. Maybe instead of that, you should try to actually research this stuff and get up to date with what everyone else knows because as it turns out, our understanding of how the eye evolved extends well beyond Darwin briefly giving the other side the benefit of the doubt before refuting that very concern. 
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SympleArts Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The article you linked to makes no mention whatsoever that you should not use this quote or that its taken out of context. It actually states that if Darwin were up to date with what everyone else knows, "he may have given up his naturalistic theory on the origin of living things." Simply making claims of something being out of context does not make it so. Simply quoting more of the accurately cited excerpt does not make it a "quote mine." Nothing you added (which was expressly referenced in my description, down to the page) changed the idea of the quote given. Just for fun, here's the link again to the diagram I manipulated to look like a drawing found in the description under "Images used." fullthreadahead.com/labeled-ey…
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WorldsandCenturies Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Are you illiterate. Literally after the example quote: Yet, later on in the same chapter of his book, he explained how he believed it evolved anyway and that the absurdity was illusory

You're so fucking incapable of reading, you literally missed that. I'm amazed. I'm actually amazed. If he says "This seems absurd" and then goes on to explain why it isn't actually absurd, running around like a small child shouting "See! Even he think's it's absurd!" is explicitly taking it out of context. 

The fact you don't understand this is astonishing. Darwin completely accepted that the eye was a product of evolution. You're a real dishonest little boy. I guess not bearing false witness doesn't count when you're lying for Jesus, huh.
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SympleArts Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating place we've arrived at so quickly. You will not yet understand what I'm about to say, but I have great hope that one day soon you will. You let me know when that day comes. I could respond very differently, but this is what I hear God saying, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Amazing thing to put into practice but that is enough. Indeed.
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WorldsandCenturies Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Incredible. You wrote that whole paragraph and said nothing because you'd rather double down than admit you did something wrong. I'll be seeing you in Hell, kiddo. 
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SympleArts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You ever see the movie "A Few Good Men" when the judge was like, "I'm going to put a stop to this..."
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