Okay, I’ve had a chance to think about it.
What I am saying is that no one should take your argument seriously until you can demonstrate you rigorously understand how mainstream science understands the evolution of the eye. If you think it is wrong, you have to understand the evidence and the argument as well as the expert. You have to understand and demonstrate your understanding of the argument.
Questions are great. We welcome questions. I’m not okay with dismissive and disrespectful retorts. Here is a key clue to look for.
Whenever a person of note joins a conversation, get out of the way. @NLENTS is a scientist, a published author, and we are honored to have him here. He will only stay if we treat him with respect. The same is true for ID proponents (@Agauger and @bjmiller) and scientists from RTB (@AJRoberts) and YEC organizations (if they come).
Let me be the first to admit that I get exasperated at time and can say things too harshly. That much is obvious. What may not be clear is that I do a lot of work behind the sciences (and even publicly) to mend fences. I am also a legitimate player here. There is a big difference between me, a scientist and known voice in the conversation, and an anonymous poster. When you (or others) create problems, I have to clean up the mess and drives away legitimate people we all want to hear.
We all are enjoying seeing real dialogue between leading voices in the conversation here. That is the goal. It is not a platform for recycling the same rhetoric back and forth. We are not a debate site. So help us create the conditions for real dialogue, especially when you see person of note join a thread.
If we get good at this, and find better ways of structuring the rules here, we are going to see more and more interesting conversations here, unfolding in real time. Help make that possible.
That being said, I did not state the rules of the thread. When I made them clear, you responded immediately. Thank you. Sorry, also, that it wasn’t clear. Now you know. If you see similar situations unfold in the future, hopefully you know now how to recognize them and help guide things in the right direction.