Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 222780 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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#89437 May 18, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>The evidence clearly shows that things are built and reproduced in nature following patterns and the God of the Bible shows patterns as to how things are to be built and made.
One of great weaknesses of the Bible lies in the fact that it contains tangible mechanisms by which to refute its truthfulness. Within it pages are verses which can be used to test the book's validity. They can be generally grouped under two broad headings--those involving tremendous powers given to believers and those involving powers attendant to prayer and requests. The most prominent verses within the first category are Mark 16:17-18, which says, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lays hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Many true believers have handled deadly snakes and drunk deadly poisons only to find the Bible is both erroneous and dangerous. Courts in Illinois, Tennessee, and elsewhere have repeatedly stopped practices of this nature because of the treat to life. Ask believers to drink poison or handle deadly snakes and one will quickly realize the extent to which even they do not take the book seriously. Mark 16:17-18 clearly states what they can do if they believe. Put them to the test, however, and you will witness a lot of rationalizing.

Other verses within the first category promise unbelievable powers to those with faith: "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you"--Matt. 17:20 and "If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you"--Luke 17:6. Also note Matt. 21:21. Yet, despite promises of tremendous strength, those with the strongest faith are often the weakest, the most helpless individuals in society. They often resort to faith because all else has failed.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89438 May 18, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>No. A system must follow a pattern that has been shown.
Still don't care Mikey.

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#89439 May 18, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>The evidence clearly shows that things are built and reproduced in nature following patterns and the God of the Bible shows patterns as to how things are to be built and made.
"If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you"--Matt. 17:20

If nothing is impossible for you FS, then convince me that BibleGod exists. Oh, and when I am convinced would you please move Mt. St. Helens into the Pacific Ocean.

“I Am No One Else”

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#89440 May 18, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>The evidence clearly shows that things are built and reproduced in nature following patterns and the God of the Bible shows patterns as to how things are to be built and made.
Then why is it that 99% of all life that has existed on this planet is extinct?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89441 May 18, 2013
HTS wrote:
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I said that intelligence is the only OBSERVED force that is proven capable of creating complexity.
Which is false. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.

How is "complexity" measured in an objective manner via the scientific method?
HTS wrote:
You observe the universe and ASSUME that no intelligence created it.
Science does not make that assumption either way. All it can do currently is point out (quite correctly) that there is no evidence of your enigmatic intelligent agent is even required. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.
HTS wrote:
Random forces have no proven capacity to create complexity.
Natural forces are not random, but that does not mean they are the result of intelligence. You are creating a false dichotomy on which the entire basis of your arguments are based on. That is why you fail. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.
HTS wrote:
I agree, let.s keep myths out of the discussion... Like the MYTH that natural selection can create complexity.
False. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.

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#89442 May 18, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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The Bible is irrelevant. It is not a science book. It should not be treated as such.
Not a Science book, I am shocked!!!

(a) the bat is a bird (Lev. 11:19, Deut. 14:11, 18);
(b) Some fowls are four-footed (Lev. 11:20-21);
(c) Some creeping insects have four legs.(Lev. 11:22-23);
(d) Hares chew the cud (Lev. 11:6);
(e) Conies chew the cud (Lev. 11:5);
(f) Camels don't divide the hoof (Lev. 11:4);
(g) The earth was formed out of and by means of water (2 Peter 3:5 RSV);
(h) The earth rest on pillars (1 Sam. 2:8);
(i) The earth won't be moved (1Chron. 16:30);
(j) A hare does not divide the hoof (Deut. 14:7);
(k) The rainbow is not as old as rain and sunshine (Gen. 9:13);
(l) A mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds and grows into the greatest of all shrubs (Matt. 13:31-32 RSV);
(m) Turtles have voices (Song of Sol. 2:12);
(n) The earth has ends or edges (Job 37:3);
(o) The earth has four corners (Isa. 11:12, Rev. 7:1);
(p) Some 4-legged animals fly (Lev. 11:21);
(q) The world's language didn't evolve but appeared suddenly (Gen. 11:6-9; and
(r) A fetus can understand speech (Luke 1:44).
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89443 May 18, 2013
HTS wrote:
<quoted text>You have the evidence.
Yes we do. You do not. That is your problem.
HTS wrote:
Intelligence has been PROVEN to be capable of creating complexity.
Natural selection is IMAGINED to create complexity because God has been philosophically REJECTED.
Natural selection has been observed to be INCAPABLE of creating complexity.
This is not the case. Natural selection helps create complexity whether your god exists or not. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.
HTS wrote:
What do you get after thousands of generations of fruitily experiments with fruit flies? New species with over traits? No, you get mutated fruit flies.
Your religion is the only obstacle that stands in the way of you acknowledging evidence.
Projection. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89444 May 18, 2013
HTS wrote:
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Your recycled evo-babbling is pointless.
You are the one mired in religion...
Projection. I note that you still have not been able to address anyone's posts and merely continued with further denial.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89445 May 18, 2013
Satan is Jewish wrote:
<quoted text>This is GREATEST Proof that GOD is real!!
This is the truth...
This is real Genocide...
None of this is evidence of an invisible magical Jewish wizard that magically poofed the universe into existence.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89446 May 18, 2013
The Great Iron Dictator wrote:
<quoted text>Watch this video!!
This is proof!!!
It is spam. You have violated the law of non-contradiction.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89447 May 18, 2013
The Great Iron Dictator wrote:
<quoted text>Bolshevik Jews killed 65 Million Russians in USSR!!
JEWS control Mass Media in USA!
You are brainwash by Jewish media...
Wathc video at least 2 minutes,and you will know what I think!
What you think is irrelevant.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89448 May 18, 2013
The Great Iron Dictator wrote:
<quoted text>Jews are NOT semitic!!
Jews Killing Palestinians...what is that?
Jewish Bolshevism or Jewish Fascism?
Jews want to push Gun Control like they did in USSR!
They want to make us SLAVES!!
This is fact!
Even if we pretend you are correct for a moment (for the sake of argument) it still has no relevance to the existence of an invisible magic Jew wizard or lack of same. It is in fact TOTALLY irrelevant to this thread.

So why do you hate kittens?
FREE SERVANT
#89449 May 18, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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Gravity is a system, like the entire Universe that maintaines itself. There is no programmer because the Universe is not programed. It does just fine with out any behind the scenes programmer.
If this "creator" that you alledge does not need a creator then the Universe has always existed and does not need one either.
From my understanding there was a beginning and eveything began very little then branched out to become great like a great tree.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#89450 May 18, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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What is important about the Bible is that it is so full of errors that it can not be trusted on any subject.
That is true, something which has been known by Biblical scholars for centuries. This even includes Priests who subjected the Bible to Higher Criticism in the 16 & 1700's.

Some parts it gets correct, such as the existence of Herod. Others it gets plain wrong, such as flat Earth and global flood. While much of the rest cannot be verified either way, including Herod's order to wipe out all the babies, and pretty much all the magic bits.
KJV

United States

#89455 May 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Then why is it that 99% of all life that has existed on this planet is extinct?
There was a flood!
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#89456 May 18, 2013
if we look at spiral galixies and tree branches we can see a common pattern. a pattern appears through out the cosmos. Systems exhibit a number pattern 0,1.1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55 and so on where each number is the sum of the two numbers that precede it and this denotes one design throughout the universe and on Earth and a single designer.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#89457 May 18, 2013
[QUOTE who="KJV
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There was a flood![/QUOTE]there were millions of floods. there was no Noachian flood. proven fact.

your cult lied to you...again...
imagine2011

Southaven, MS

#89458 May 18, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
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"If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you"--Matt. 17:20
If nothing is impossible for you FS, then convince me that BibleGod exists. Oh, and when I am convinced would you please move Mt. St. Helens into the Pacific Ocean.
Mountains in the Bible are referring to Nations. Removing a Nation, is like changing the leadership.

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#89459 May 18, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>From my understanding there was a beginning and eveything began very little then branched out to become great like a great tree.
Something can not come from nothing. Something has always existed and for some reason we can not understand went through a phase transistion about 13.5 billion years ago. The fact that we find ourselves alive on the surface of the planet earth, from having arisen in this biosphere is proof that we are part of the Universe and that we conform to all laws just like the planets, moons, galaxies and solar systems.

The real adventure, the final frontier, is when you look inside yourself and verify what it is that you are, how you operate etc. Unfortunately you already believe you know all of this and therefore have no intersted in exploring your own personal psychological evolution.

The real problem with human beings is that they believe just any old tale told to them.

Verify this.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#89460 May 18, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Mountains in the Bible are referring to Nations. Removing a Nation, is like changing the leadership.
who told you this? how do you know their interpretation is correct? how do you know this needed interpretation as wasn't literal?
more proof that the bible is not the word of any god...

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