Evolution happens all the time, but it is usually too slow for humans to notice. But you can definitely observe the principles involved (mutation and natural and sexual selection) on a regular basis, and then there are cases like the ones coherentsheaf listed. Another such example would be bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. That (among other things) is also why we shouldn’t use antibiotics when they are not necessary, because doing so will increase the evolutionary pressure on bacteria to evolve into resistant forms (more antibiotics→resistant mutants have a bigger advantage→their genes will be more widely spread→more resistant diseases).
So THAT'S why that strain got resistant! It makes total sense! The more medicines we use, the stronger the disease will get because it will eventually develop an immunity or resistance to it! It's like a vaccine for the bacteria in a sense.
Individual specimens don't undergo evolutions, species do.
Say we have species X, and some specimens of this species have something called trait A, it is a very rare trait and only 2% of the entire species has it. We use an antibiotic to kill off a disease caused by species X. 98% of all the members of species X dies. The 2% that are left are the ones who had trait A, which for one unbeknown reason or another, makes an individual specimen immune to the antibiotics that we used to kill 98% of its population. Now, 100% of all members of species X will have trait A, because only the individuals with trait X will be able to survive long enough to reproduce.
Because of this, now the species as a whole has developed a resistance towards the antibiotic, rather than a miniscule minority of the overall population.
I believe your spirit is supposed to be a lot more sensitive to feeling than your physical body, but that depends on who you ask. What you just said is exactly what darkmatter2525 made a video on. The idea of going to hell or heaven is preposterous, illogical, and pointless. At least their type of hell and heaven. It's either you burn forever, or go to heaven and constantly praise god.
For me, I believe that when one dies, they go to their own heaven or hell. It only makes sense that everyone has their own individual heaven or hell, and I think that it isn't based on good or evil, but rather if your spirit is happy and content, or angry and sad. Just like your body, your spirit needs to be healthy.
Now I know some of you don't believe in the existence of a soul/spirit, but lets be hypothetical and say that this was proven to be very much real. If you were to die, what would be your individual heaven or hell? My hell would be in constant horrible situations with no pleasant way out and always getting screwed over in the worst ways possible. My heaven would be my own world where everything is constantly expanding and being created so that the fun never ends. I would constantly be exploring and learning. I would also have a LOT of attractive women and decent food.
I believe that afterlife (if it exists) would be something beyond imagination, e.g. without a perceiving time because a feeling for time would simply not make sense if you live eternally.
I kinda like malikc6's idea of heaven/hell depending on the health of one's spirit, it makes a lot more sense than some punishment or reward (I mean really, what could one do in his 70-80 years life time that justifies ETERNAL punishment?). Even though a heaven/hell concept at all sounds too extreme because no spirit can be completely sad or completely happy.
Very true. You could have the most evil person in the world. A serial killer/rapist/robber/animal killer/pedophile/child killer/terrorist/mass murderer/overall demonic person. He or she obviously needs to be punished, but despite what he or she did, it was simply finite transgression. Eternal is a LONG time. It is forever after all. Infinite punishment is infinitely unjust.
Personally, I've always thought that the idea of eternal bliss or eternal torture after death sounds too inconceivable to be true. I'm not trying to insult anyone who does believe in the afterlife, but I've never really believed in either heaven or hell as far back as I can remember. Even when I was in my early teens and still a theist, I never seriously believed in the afterlife.
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