Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 219597 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Best of New Orleans.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#70805 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Good luck with your religion of Scientism
I don't have any religion, "scientism" or otherwise.

I guess you seem to think that people can't get through life successfully without a religion. Too bad you've never tried.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#70806 Jan 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
it is improper for a man to go after a man,
Who decides whether or not it is "improper"?

Level 2

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#70807 Jan 13, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
...and you stay out of my discussions! I won't have you co-opting my logic or distracting weasels from putting their image where their mouth is.
Then you must be out of your mind, because this is a public forum for all.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70808 Jan 13, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have any religion, "scientism" or otherwise.
I guess you seem to think that people can't get through life successfully without a religion. Too bad you've never tried.
I have tried. But it didn't make sense.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#70809 Jan 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Then you must be out of your mind, because this is a public forum for all.
My discussions never were within the grasp of your mind. Go find a corner to go practice parting the sea in.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70810 Jan 13, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Who decides whether or not it is "improper"?
And yet you define what is anti-social in the forums. Who makes all these stupid rules?

Level 2

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#70811 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you want to paint a picture that depicts heterosexual reproduction as something sacred. However, there are many people who can't take the responsibility of being a parent. So why can't gay couples take that responsibility instead by adopting a child they could nurture?
I see. But really it is not an ideal practice, it is sexual perversion.
A couple( man and woman) can decide not to give birth to children, instead they prefer adoption.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#70812 Jan 13, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Something doesn't have to be mentioned in the U.S. Constitution in order to be a right. And the U.S. Supreme Court has already declared marriage to be a right.
<quoted text>
Only if heterosexuality is also described as a medical condition.
<quoted text>
In other words, because of your homophobia, you automatically reject any scientific study that shows that children raised by same-sex parents turn out just as well as those raised by opposite-sex parents.
<quoted text>
And the unmarried are "unfairly taxed" in what way?
And while we're at it, what do you think about the *topic* of this thread? Or are you just here to spout off your homophobia?
You'd think that people would stay on topic, but no, they have to drone on and on with their same old rhetoric, even though they claim that they won't. I don't answer claims that I've dismissed before. You haven't introduced anything new. You're just dismissing everything that was stated already and re-reciting your name-calling big lie. Yep! Just like a Creationist!

So why do you hang out at an Evolution vs. Creationism thread? Interested in Science, looking to bond with science minded people or just projecting your own kind of "experimentation" onto others?

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#70813 Jan 13, 2013
Who decides whether or not it is "improper"?
Cybele wrote:
And yet you define what is anti-social in the forums.
The dictionary defines what "anti-social" means, and I gave an example of such behavior from this thread.

Level 2

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#70814 Jan 13, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Who decides whether or not it is "improper"?
Then what is the essence of men, women and children?
If men are going after men likewise women, how can there be continuity of human race?

Level 2

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#70815 Jan 13, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>My discussions never were within the grasp of your mind. Go find a corner to go practice parting the sea in.
You are again between the devil and the deep blue sea( dilemma).
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#70816 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
With that kind of mentality you will not find the truth. You just want to be an antagonist. That can be self-destructing. So if that's the route you want to take, by all means, be it. No one is stopping you. You still fill the void of life.
No, that's the opposite of scientific method. It kind of reminds me of the old "Planet of the Apes" TV show, where the ape insists that you must plow up the hill so you can give the horse a rest as you plow down the hill. First, the logic has no bearing on the second law of thermodynamics. Second, downhill furrows cause erosion.

Scientific method isn't about what feels good. It's one hundred percent absolutely about the provable. If the statistics favor something but it's not absolute, you can adjust your theory or refine your test, but you can't just ignore the exceptions and insist on something that may just be a manifestation of your own prejudices.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#70817 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
I have tried. But it didn't make sense.
That's probably because we don't have all the answers.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#70818 Jan 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> You are again between the devil and the deep blue sea( dilemma).
You are between a dog biscuit and bituminous coal.(utter nonsense!)

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70819 Jan 13, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>That's probably because we don't have all the answers.
That's why I keep searching...sigh.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70820 Jan 13, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
No, that's the opposite of scientific method. It kind of reminds me of the old "Planet of the Apes" TV show, where the ape insists that you must plow up the hill so you can give the horse a rest as you plow down the hill. First, the logic has no bearing on the second law of thermodynamics. Second, downhill furrows cause erosion.
Scientific method isn't about what feels good. It's one hundred percent absolutely about the provable. If the statistics favor something but it's not absolute, you can adjust your theory or refine your test, but you can't just ignore the exceptions and insist on something that may just be a manifestation of your own prejudices.
Until people are in my shoes, they won't understand my perspective. It's not about what feels good to me, it's what I can make sense out of what's right before me.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#70821 Jan 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
Then what is the essence of men, women and children?
Being human.
Charles Idemi wrote:
If men are going after men likewise women, how can there be continuity of human race?
Because humanity is a *mixture* of straights and gays. Not every individual needs to procreate in order for the species to continue.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#70822 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Until people are in my shoes, they won't understand my perspective. It's not about what feels good to me, it's what I can make sense out of what's right before me.
How do you *reliably* distinguish between what's "right before you" and a vivid imagination?
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#70823 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
Until people are in my shoes, they won't understand my perspective. It's not about what feels good to me, it's what I can make sense out of what's right before me.
The dreams thing? I have dreams all the time. They aren't mine. They're the #$%$^ that people feed me as if I wasn't looking their way. I don't think you'll ever be able to distinguish between the lies that people try to bait you with from their own subconscious fantasies and denial. None the less, you're no more likely to profit from your dreams than you are to win the lottery.

Just my cynical observation.

I've more or less stated this before. If you really were paying attention, you'd be dissecting people's words down to their minimalist values, pronouns, verbs and other "suggestive" things that snake oil types want you to believe in.

The real epiphany here is to accept how completely some people are social predators, and how many of them there are, and how many of them are in the places of power. They'll give you comfort when you're down just to steal your wallet. They pathologically don't have normal moral values, so don't just go wandering down dark allies looking for "truth".
sickofit

Hayfield, MN

#70824 Jan 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Hmmm!
But come to think of it, how can people of the same sex be marriage partners?
That is ridiculous, how can they procreate or reproduce?
HAVEING KIDS IS NOT WHAT MARRIAGE IS ABOUT MORON....Being married is about two people becomeing partners..

NOW TAKE YOUR STONE AGE NAZI CULT AND STAY OUT OF OTHER PEOPLES BUSINESS...OK HITLER????????

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Evolution Debate Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Nonsense of a high order: The confused world of... 30 min Messianic114 1,868
News It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in e... (Mar '09) 31 min Endofdays 159,280
News Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions (Jun '09) 33 min Cheech 27,263
News "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really T... (Jan '12) 49 min IB DaMann 58,055
News Intelligent Design Education Day Sun replaytime 2
News Betsy DeVos' Code Words for Creationism Offshoo... Feb 16 scientia potentia... 1
Are Asians/whites more evolved? (Sep '07) Feb 15 bofo 1,756
More from around the web