Starting with Haeckel's drawings clear up to the many debates I have had with evolutionists on countless websites in the last twelve years...oh, yes. It's been used frequently.
Friday, huh? That's when you are going to do to us what an innumerable amount of like-minded neo-Darwinians before you could not do?
We are giving you plenty of reasonable doubt. It isn't convincing because, like I said, you don't know of the origin, source, or cause of ERV's to begin with. But if you think you can give us the genetic formula for the so-called common ancestor that shared the first ERV that branched off to humans and apes then be our guest. What was that creature, Mr. Desborough? Name him and give the time, date, and circumstance of the first INFECTED (emphasis mine because you obviously aren't getting it)organism.
No, it only makes sense to YOU because you want it to make sense. I personally think that the first ERV's were an (gasp!) infection (hmm, now where did I get an idea like that?.............Oh, you said so...among others of your ilk who have likewise said so)and that it was a deleterious infection after all. BUT...where do I get such an idea? Answer: I am guessing just like you are.
Look, God did not give us the data to determine the origin and cause of ERV's. We don't have that information. But neither do you and you are dishonestly claiming that you do...without documentation nor empirical proof of that origin. All science is based upon empirical investigation -- yet you have none for the origin of ERV's.
Baloney. No one refutes the existence of ERV's and their present function. You have given us detailed reasoning...which classifies as opinion; nothing more.
You think you can manipulate reality by mere extrapolation of facts in the present back to 'facts' in the distant past...without observation. This is why we utterly reject your summation of this matter.
Tell us something: How could we possibly know for sure that the damaged Ford Taurus as seen below...
...did not evolve from the Model T Ford as seen below?
Answer: Because for the fact that we have both the written observed history of Ford vehicles and all of of the Ford models from Oct. 1st 1908 until the present? Simple: we have the fact that they were all made by intelligent engineers...by record!
We also have a written history of the world as concerns the creation and fall of man written by Moses and the prophets.
You have no such access to the history of ERV's. Stop pretending that you do.
Lastly, you still didn't answer the question about corruption and your use of the word 'fault'. Now explain what the source of that ERV 'fault' and what is the source of degeneration, decay, and death from the evolutionary standpoint? Where did it come from?
Well, all I can see here is a load of blather, and the unsupported assertion that a certain piece of writing is "history".
The retroviral structure of ERVs, with the telltale traces of the action of integrase, and the presence of the integrase gene plus all the other retroviral genes are facts that can be repeatedly observed. Add the results of the Phoenix virus experiment, and the observations of current, ongoing endogenization in koalas, and the fact that ERVs are of retroviral origin are clear and obvious to any informed, objective scholar.
Re. faults, I have repeatedly told you that reverse transcription is a very error-prone process. See http://www.pnas.org/...5/7427.full.pdf