Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216865 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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Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

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#74497 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Depends..did it fail entirely or just part of it?

gracity is afailed theory , do you not believe in gravity?

which particular theories are you refering to?
Falsification. An important point here is that if the prediction fails then the theory must be discarded or changed. If it was really his superior intelligence, then the prediction would be that the two friends would either agree that only his shadow had the aura, or perhaps they would see no aura at all (because of their inferior intelligence!). The simple observation that each sees his own aura falsifies his theory because not all three can have an intelligence superior to both the others.

These three steps are usually repeated over and over, often refining the theory after each set of new observations or experiments, with increasingly difficult testing hurdles for the theory to overcome. The most valuable theories are those which make precise and risky predictions, which could easily disprove the theory if they failed.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74498 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Falsification. An important point here is that if the prediction fails then the theory must be discarded or changed. If it was really his superior intelligence, then the prediction would be that the two friends would either agree that only his shadow had the aura, or perhaps they would see no aura at all (because of their inferior intelligence!). The simple observation that each sees his own aura falsifies his theory because not all three can have an intelligence superior to both the others.
These three steps are usually repeated over and over, often refining the theory after each set of new observations or experiments, with increasingly difficult testing hurdles for the theory to overcome. The most valuable theories are those which make precise and risky predictions, which could easily disprove the theory if they failed.
No, if a prediction of a scientific theory fails one does not always throw out the whole theory.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74499 Feb 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
So you want evidence for something like vampires and Dracula.
Eye C.
Have you seen the Twilight Saga? That explains why wolves can turn into humans. lol
Actually, Cybele, i was mistaken. i have seen magic...

i had been dinking scotch at my favorite pub with a stranger when the barkeep called time and we stumbled into the parking lot. i was calling a cab when my partner in drunkeness said " if you pay for my cab ride home, i have some nice 20 year old at home and i'll show you my talking gong that can tell time."

Intrigued, and drunk, it sounded plausible so we went to his flat and had a nice pour of the scotch.

"So where's this magic gong, dude." i asked

We went into his bedroom and there, above the wall over his bed was this huge gong. he grabbed the stick and gave it a huge swing...GOOONNNGGG!!!!

as the reverberations ceased he held up his hand in the world-wide symbol for 'wait for it' and this loud voice emanated from the wall..

"It's Four-thirty in the freakin' morning you jackass!!"

magic gong....

Level 5

Since: Apr 12

Taizhou, China

#74500 Feb 7, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
Tell me how the universe came into form?
How is an Evolutionist responsible for explaining that?
Tell me why despite our level of intelligence in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences we still end up dying?
How is an Evolutionist responsible for explaining that?

“YOU'RE STEWED BUTTWAD!!!”

Since: Oct 07

the place with Pyramid Head

#74502 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, Cybele, i was mistaken. i have seen magic...
i had been dinking scotch at my favorite pub with a stranger when the barkeep called time and we stumbled into the parking lot. i was calling a cab when my partner in drunkeness said " if you pay for my cab ride home, i have some nice 20 year old at home and i'll show you my talking gong that can tell time."
Intrigued, and drunk, it sounded plausible so we went to his flat and had a nice pour of the scotch.
"So where's this magic gong, dude." i asked
We went into his bedroom and there, above the wall over his bed was this huge gong. he grabbed the stick and gave it a huge swing...GOOONNNGGG!!!!
as the reverberations ceased he held up his hand in the world-wide symbol for 'wait for it' and this loud voice emanated from the wall..
"It's Four-thirty in the freakin' morning you jackass!!"
magic gong....
sounds like you had some good times

Level 1

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#74503 Feb 7, 2013
Satan sucks

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#74504 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, Cybele, i was mistaken. i have seen magic...

i had been dinking scotch at my favorite pub with a stranger when the barkeep called time and we stumbled into the parking lot. i was calling a cab when my partner in drunkeness said " if you pay for my cab ride home, i have some nice 20 year old at home and i'll show you my talking gong that can tell time."

Intrigued, and drunk, it sounded plausible so we went to his flat and had a nice pour of the scotch.

"So where's this magic gong, dude." i asked

We went into his bedroom and there, above the wall over his bed was this huge gong. he grabbed the stick and gave it a huge swing...GOOONNNGGG!!!!

as the reverberations ceased he held up his hand in the world-wide symbol for 'wait for it' and this loud voice emanated from the wall..

"It's Four-thirty in the freakin' morning you jackass!!"

magic gong....
That's not real magic. You guys were ten minutes late!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74505 Feb 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not real magic. You guys were ten minutes late!
We were in Labrador at the time, so we were really 20 minutes early...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74506 Feb 7, 2013
Eloteman wrote:
Satan sucks
Not very well...

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#74507 Feb 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
What evidence? You all keep saying there's evidence yet none has been presented. Until you do, claiming there's evidence is a lie.
Like I said before...the Universe as a whole, is all the evidence you'll ever need...observable, ant testable.

Your failure to recognize, such a obvious self evident truth is the mystery here, not the Universe.

The very fact that science copy's processes that exist ( alot of time right to the letter) in the Universe to advance technology, is undeniable proof that these processes are intelligent processes, not non-intelligent as you claim.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74508 Feb 7, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said before...the Universe as a whole, is all the evidence you'll ever need...observable, ant testable.
Your failure to recognize, such a obvious self evident truth is the mystery here, not the Universe.
The very fact that science copy's processes that exist ( alot of time right to the letter) in the Universe to advance technology, is undeniable proof that these processes are intelligent processes, not non-intelligent as you claim.
You keep using that word proof...

i do ot think that word means what you think it means...
alan

Overland Park, KS

#74509 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Falsification. An important point here is that if the prediction fails then the theory must be discarded or changed. If it was really his superior intelligence, then the prediction would be that the two friends would either agree that only his shadow had the aura, or perhaps they would see no aura at all (because of their inferior intelligence!). The simple observation that each sees his own aura falsifies his theory because not all three can have an intelligence superior to both the others.
These three steps are usually repeated over and over, often refining the theory after each set of new observations or experiments, with increasingly difficult testing hurdles for the theory to overcome. The most valuable theories are those which make precise and risky predictions, which could easily disprove the theory if they failed.
Yawn..........So, how in the world are the technologies known to humans today going to make contact with advanced beings or earth like life forms?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74510 Feb 7, 2013
alan wrote:
<quoted text>Yawn..........So, how in the world are the technologies known to humans today going to make contact with advanced beings or earth like life forms?
What makes you think there are more advanced beings than humans on Earth?

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#74511 Feb 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is refuting real science here.
Somewhere these boneheads came up with the idea that if you don't believe in their theoretical ideologies of such things as big bangs and evolution, that you denying everyday science such as cars, computers etc.lol

alan

Overland Park, KS

#74512 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>What makes you think there are more advanced beings than humans on Earth?
Experience. Now, at least make an attempt to answer the question.....make something up. Quit answering with a question....dont be scared.

Level 1

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#74513 Feb 7, 2013
Why ?

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#74514 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Not very well...
You would know.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74515 Feb 7, 2013
alan wrote:
<quoted text>Experience. Now, at least make an attempt to answer the question.....make something up. Quit answering with a question....dont be scared.
what question did you ask me?

if it took this long for stars to create and planets to amass enough heavy metals to be minable and refinable..why would you think there are so many more advanced civilizations than us?

please elaborate on your incredibly vague answer of "experience"...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74516 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
You would know.
I did tell you i was divorced, din't I? badoom chsssshhh! thanx, i'll be here all week...

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#74517 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>You keep using that word proof...
i do ot think that word means what you think it means...
Is That all you got?lol

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