Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 223384 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.

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#71137 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Hmm. Would you call it discrimination to not allow an epileptic to fly a commercial airliner? All I'm interested in is perspective, not litmus test politics.
false analogy fallacy
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#71136 Jan 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Then why do you insist on a litmus test for two people to get married?
You may not see it but you are being very hypocritical.
I already said, remove all financial considerations from the act of marriage, and get government out of the business of marriage. Problem solved.

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Everett, WA

#71138 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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First, I don't like the trivialization of real liberalism, and I don't like the Democratic party litmus test.
Second, you ask "Why are you so opposed to the concept?" What was that concept? Allowing other to engage in gay marriage, or your own sub-conscious (or conscious)effort to dominate the discussion with an invasion of my personal space?
Freudian slip or is that cigar just a cigar? Hmmmm..... hmmmmmm!
anonymous, this is a public forum. You have no "personal space" here. And why do you think this is a Democratic party litmus test? When this motion failed in California it had more to do with the Democrats than the Republicans. The black and latino population voted strongly against it. In my state it passed largely because they aimed most of their advertisements towards Republicans. This is not a party issue.

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#71139 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>I already said, remove all financial considerations from the act of marriage, and get government out of the business of marriage. Problem solved.
Once government has a power it practically never gives it up freely. Live in the real world, government is not going to get out of the marriage business. So why shouldn't gay people have the same rights in regard to their spouse as straight people?
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#71140 Jan 16, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
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An epileptic airline pilot would be an obvious danger to humanity.
How could you say the same for a legally married gay couple?
You just said the magic word. "legally"

Nothing about sexual preference should be part of law. Been there already. Whether it's gay sex, bigamy or animal sex, there's no legal "right" that guarantees government protection. The reasons why one may be illegal and another is not is not based on any such right or official government endorsement.

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#71141 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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First, I don't like the trivialization of real liberalism, and I don't like the Democratic party litmus test.
Second, you ask "Why are you so opposed to the concept?" What was that concept? Allowing other to engage in gay marriage, or your own sub-conscious (or conscious)effort to dominate the discussion with an invasion of my personal space?
Freudian slip or is that cigar just a cigar? Hmmmm..... hmmmmmm!
Just wondering...do you happen to lick windows?

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#71142 Jan 16, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Don't put the blame on someone who opened a can of your worms.
And no I am not one of those white-male haters. lol
Glad to hear that.

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#71143 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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You just said the magic word. "legally"
Nothing about sexual preference should be part of law. Been there already. Whether it's gay sex, bigamy or animal sex, there's no legal "right" that guarantees government protection. The reasons why one may be illegal and another is not is not based on any such right or official government endorsement.
When you say "animal sex" are you talking about sex between humans and animals, sex between animal and animal or really awesome sex?
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#71144 Jan 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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anonymous, this is a public forum. You have no "personal space" here. And why do you think this is a Democratic party litmus test? When this motion failed in California it had more to do with the Democrats than the Republicans. The black and latino population voted strongly against it. In my state it passed largely because they aimed most of their advertisements towards Republicans. This is not a party issue.
Because this is a public forum, I can call it a litmus test and that is what it is. However, you are confirming my observations that minorities don't tend to support gay marriage. It's because the topic trivializes real rights issues.

But don't believe me. Just don't ask questions about litmus tests if you're just acting out your choreography and the point couldn't be made more clearly yet never get through to you.

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#71145 Jan 16, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Just wondering...do you happen to lick windows?
I don't know what that means, but I am fascinated.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#71146 Jan 16, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Just wondering...do you happen to lick windows?
No, but if you're referring to the kids who ride the short bus to special ed classes, I did grow up with one. Do you think that's funny?

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#71147 Jan 16, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Sexual attraction is driven by genetics, it's connected to the reproduction system a species utilizes to assist in genetic diversity. Are you saying that the birds which choose based on plumage are just choosing based entirely on cosmetic traits as well? Same thing.
I haven't read the articles yet, but I came across some research indicating that there may be an epigenetic component to homosexuality. Either way there is a strong biological origin for sexual attraction and it isn't a medical condition as some would have us believe. It sounds like you are up on this, but sometimes I write in the extra stuff for other readers.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#71148 Jan 16, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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false analogy fallacy
False analogy to what? You're posing.

Just answer the question.

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#71149 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Because this is a public forum, I can call it a litmus test and that is what it is. However, you are confirming my observations that minorities don't tend to support gay marriage. It's because the topic trivializes real rights issues.
But don't believe me. Just don't ask questions about litmus tests if you're just acting out your choreography and the point couldn't be made more clearly yet never get through to you.
You screwed up and you ducked. Bad form and a loss right off the start.

How does the quest for gay rights trivialize anyone else' quest? Gay people have rights too, even though you may not think so. When idiots say idiotic things I tend to try to see if they can defend them, they practically never can. Thanks for showing that you cannot defend your idiotic claims.

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#71150 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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First, I don't like the trivialization of real liberalism, and I don't like the Democratic party litmus test.
Second, you ask "Why are you so opposed to the concept?" What was that concept? Allowing other to engage in gay marriage, or your own sub-conscious (or conscious)effort to dominate the discussion with an invasion of my personal space?
Freudian slip or is that cigar just a cigar? Hmmmm..... hmmmmmm!
Do you hate the Amish Mafia too?

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#71151 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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No, but if you're referring to the kids who ride the short bus to special ed classes, I did grow up with one. Do you think that's funny?
No, I think it is terribly sad that someone had to grow up with you.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#71152 Jan 16, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>When you say "animal sex" are you talking about sex between humans and animals, sex between animal and animal or really awesome sex?
Yea, OK. I mean sex between humans and animals. I'm not familiar with what word they'd use for that in a court of law. Is that important?

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#71153 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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No, but if you're referring to the kids who ride the short bus to special ed classes, I did grow up with one. Do you think that's funny?
Then you should know better than to write as if you were on that bus.

A little more thought, a little more consideration for others.

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#71154 Jan 16, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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I find one of them to be funny. lol
"practice for heterosexual copulation"
Vasey didn't come up with that one, or most of the others. He criticizes some of them.

But, yeah, that one has some bearing - large brained animals have to practice through play to become good at their skills. In some cultures, homosexual sex is a kind of play.

However, I find the increasing bonds between individuals more compelling.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#71155 Jan 16, 2013
anonymous wrote:
2 percent of the population or so, a general contradiction of biology, let alone the improvised mechanics of gratification and you don't think deviant applies?
A relatively tiny percentage of the population have red hair. Does that make them "deviants"?

How is homosexuality a "contradiction" of biology? It occurs in nature.

I'm not aware of any mechanics of gratification that aren't also used by heterosexuals.

So no, I see nothing in your argument that supports a claim of "deviant". And therefore, I do see evidence that supports my claim that you're a homophobe.
anonymous wrote:
That "several" was actually TWO states, right? Just about the two smallest in the country?
That voted in favor of same-sex marriage? Make that *3*: Maine, Maryland, and Washington.

Washington is the 13th largest state.
Maryland is the 19th largest state.
Maine is the 41st largest state.

You're not very strong in geography, are you?

Maybe you need to spend more time studying geography and less time drooling on your keyboard engaged in homophobic rants.

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