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The line is not being moved, the line is the same for every branch of science. Refer again to the post about the scientific method, which has been the same since Roger Bacon. The steps are:

1. Observe.
2. Hypothesize.
3. Predict.
4. Test your prediction.

I appreciate the fact that you're trying to play by science's rules, but frankly, what you've offered is not cutting it. The predictions you have suggested so far are either things that are already known, or are not testable and hence do not make it to step 4.

<Creationist whine>"The line is not being moved" I feel it is. I offered two predictions, but by applying two different standards (one to evolution, one to creation), the predictions were judged to be faulty. But they were predictions, and they were testable. Your sides strategy is to deny scientific status, even if your methods to deny are not themselves scientific. Ironic.

"3. Predict." So what predictions do paleontology make that have not been found yet? More "transitional" fossils? No this won't count, because that prediction has already been made.

"4. Test your prediction." So how do you propose to test that humans evolved from a common ancestor with apes? You can't show me the laboratory procedure to create humans from non-humans, so it is not testable. Did you find fossils that demonstrate similar morphology? Did you find DNA similarities? If a creator used the same DNA building blocks, you'd see the same thing. "But creation explains everything!" Doesn't mean its not true. Can't you say the same thing about evolution?
What do you feel evolution can't explain about how the diversity of life came to be? "Thats different!" Double standard.</Creationist whine>
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