It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution debate

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I would like to respond to the letter 'Recent letter offered no examples of Darwinian disingenuousness,' . He responds to an article with, 'He says evolution is 'so riddled with holes,' yet fails to provide a ...
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Feb 3, 2013
 
God Himself wrote:
Godmagic is not invalidated just because some fundies proposing Biology as an alternative don't know the first thing about it either.
Yes, but since you don't know any more about it than we do (assuming it even exists) then it's not us who have a problem. It is YOUR claim after all.
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Why, didnt you say "" Tell that to the species that are still surviving?
See, YOU ARE PREDISPOSED TO ASSUMING THE NEGATIVE AS IT RELATES TO GOD.
Precisely. That's because YOU claimed it was EFFICIENT. I claim that a 99% FAILURE rate is NOT efficent. Of course the problem is that "efficiency" COULD be described as subjective - a plane is more efficient than a bird because it can fly faster. A bird is more efficient than a plane because it's much more maneuverable. Both are designed because they perform efficiently. QED.
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I dont have a problem with evolution.
Evolution is THE STUDY (not the fact, but the STUDY) "...of how living things have changed over time SINCE life FIRST AROSE..." [http://www.physicsoftheuniver se.com/topics_life.html]
While even God Himself spoke of how the earth would be transformed after the Eden incident (as such), I have no reason to take a stance AGAINST evolution theory.
As your "explanation" for everything is Goddidit with magic you have no reason to take a stance against any concept whatsoever, whether it be valid or not.(shrug)
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My problem is with dumb-@sses who think that "there is no need for God", is a conclusion regarding the role of God in the Natural world. Idiots!
Then worry not! It's NOT a conclusion regarding the role of God in the natural world, but a conclusion based on the complete and total utter lack of scientific evidence FOR it. That does not mean it does not exist. It does not even mean it's not essential. It just means that the concept is non-falsifiable and therefore non-scientific. Therefore irrelevant to science, period.
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Show me the post where I wrote that.
Okay:
God Himself wrote:
FURTHERMORE, THE EFFICIENCY OF NATURAL PROCESSES DEMONSTRATES THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE AGENT(S) THAT ARE CONTROLLING THEM (while efficiency indicate intelligence).
You could have simply said: "The efficiency of nature indicates an intelligence behind it."

Instead you have effectively just said: "The efficiency of nature indicates an intelligence behind it while the efficiency of nature indicates an intelligence behind it."

This is in a post where you critiqued another poster for being "unintelligible".
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And even if I did write that; wouldnt you be able to make sense of it, seeing the obvious repetition?
Perhaps Mikey and his SCP idea could.

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Feb 3, 2013
 
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Yes.
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Thus agreeing with me. Now what?
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All of which intelligence does.
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Amazing, isnt it?
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Yet species are still alive and surviving.
Isnt that just Miraculous?!!
Subjectively speaking, yes, we could call it a miracle considering the inefficiency of the "design" process.
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It also resulted in the "fine-tuning" of the universe is certain ways, to facilitate the emergence of structure and life too. Examples of this include but are not limited to:
a. ratio of the strengths of gravity to that of electromagnetism;
b. strength of the force binding nucleons into nuclei;
c. elative importance of gravity and expansion energy in the Universe;
d. ratio of the gravitational energy required to pull a large galaxy apart to the energy equivalent of its mass;
But you just conveniently forgot all that didnt you?
There's nothing to forget. If universes exist it COULD be that our physics is the only one possible. OR it could be that there are countless other different configurations, in which case each is just as equally unlikely as each other. But we KNOW that IF there is a universe starting we know that ONE of those HAS to be an outcome. Would it still be "fine tuned" if the physics of the universe worked completely differently?

Wait a minute - you can't even demonstrate it was deliberately "tuned" to begin with, since you'll completely avoid providing us with any mechanisms or any evidence for your claims in the slightest.

So what was this whole thing about again?(shrug)
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I might agree, IF you admit that you are one of the retarded entities whos existence demonstrates the in-efficiency of evolution.
Let's see: spine originally from quadrupeds leading to lower back problems in old age, choking on our food, wisdom teeth, appendix susceptible to infection... wait. I'm describing TEH FALL, aren't I? In which case we still have an inefficiency of creation, like fallen angels, evil talking lizards, stupid childish humans, who were then tempted by the so-called "evil" lizard to eat from a tree that God decided to put within easy reach instead of on the other side of the planet. Or the galaxy. Or the universe.

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Feb 3, 2013
 
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THE FACT IS THAT EFFICIENCY DEMONSTRATES INTELLIGENCE.
And whenever you deny that; then nothing you will ever say or do or think will ever demonstrate that you are intelligent NO MATTER HOW EFFECTIVELY YOU DO THOSE THINGS.
Thank you for your support.

Evolution is effective, but not efficient.

Therefore, by your own CAPS LOCK emphasised insistence, not intelligently driven.

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Feb 3, 2013
 
The Dude wrote:
Precisely. That's because YOU claimed it was EFFICIENT.
GH's argument has become so confused, I can only assume he has forgotten whatever it was he rote learned from some Creatard book, and now he is presenting is arse-backwards!

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Feb 3, 2013
 
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You die and decay;
The thing which caused life keeps causing life;
Yet you are more efficient than whatever caused life to be?
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
That one is almost good enough to be used as an example of poor logic in a text book. Perhaps you need to look up the word "efficient".

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Feb 4, 2013
 
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No. As we already established the Bible has leeway in "interpretation".
That's like saying that a supertanker doesn't exactly turn on a dime...

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Feb 4, 2013
 
marksman11 wrote:
<quoted text>So why did evolutionists change their story? They distinctly said we did not evolve from apes, but humans and apes had a common ancester. Why make a big deal of the common ancester thing, if the common ancester was an ape also??? That doesn't even make sense.<quoted text>With all due respect, it never ceases to amaze me what some people will believe.
Heavy sigh.

darwin only said that variations occurred but that whatever beak or size finches had, they were stil finches. So there must be some influence from the environment.

How did they get were they got.

How did the evolve, what did the first one look like. a.s.o.

And then we get the entire creationist christian community (since being at the zoo and seeing a novelty in the form of an ape that resembles humans a great deal) started the tune of humans deriving from apes. And never making the logic jump. They stil expect proof in the shape of a gorilla giving birth to a human, or a human to a simian.

That was also your first statement (as wel as HTS as various others) as in comparison. APE-HUMAN
The point is that we are related, out genes just duplicate a bit faster, so we look different for starters.
But ages ago you would have put us in a zoo too!
And Polynesians and Africans were!

Start thinking concestors.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
God Himself wrote:
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Efficiency does matter; but my argument is that this efficiency is not inherent in the subject(s), but is induced or caused by an agent.
end quote.
Well that's your opinion. Not even an argument as such.

THAT is NOT what was meant!
In the way it was intended to be used, also as described in computercode: each agent generates enough random elements to let them innovate.

Agent in this sense can even be a particular bit of RNA or one virus, one fly, an ant or a bit in a computerprogram.

Memory stores experience. So keep what works. Is learning.
Intelligence: ability to solve problems and learn.
So we are a big sack full of bits that have learned a small piece, but that all work together.
Symbioticaly. What was first a predator has become part of the whole. And works to sustain it.
But IT DOES NOT THINK!
You could almost compare us to a swarm.
Bio-chemical interaction.
More dictated by organs than brain, or will thus.

You would have to proove hat will-power was at work in even the least of elements.
On the other hand the bible states free-will.
So god can never be proven by this road of reasoning.
(not that you even ever got there)

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Feb 4, 2013
 
every cell pumps Na and Ca very efficient.
It's the property, it's what it's doing.
(It's like explaining Eigenvalue, that's perfectly evident to native speakers of Dutch.)

Was it induced.
Yes, at a certain point.

By an outside intelligence? As in intentionally.
NO

Though our forebares would consider them gods!
Hot thermal springs near volcanoes.

The very soil that was conducive to form a shell.
A god or goddess too.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Characteristic...that which defines the thing,person etc.

ex.
Eigenvalues are a special set of scalars associated with a linear system of equations (i.e., a matrix equation) that are sometimes also known as characteristic roots, characteristic values (Hoffman and Kunze 1971), proper values, or latent roots (Marcus and Minc 1988, p. 144).

The determination of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a system is extremely important in physics and engineering, where it is equivalent to matrix diagonalization and arises in such common applications as stability analysis, the physics of rotating bodies, and small oscillations of vibrating systems, to name only a few. Each eigenvalue is paired with a corresponding so-called eigenvector (or, in general, a corresponding right eigenvector and a corresponding left eigenvector; there is no analogous distinction between left and right for eigenvalues).

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Feb 4, 2013
 
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Are you gay?
Read on, let me show you that you are not thinking straight.
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See?
Is that logical?
Is that intellectually honest?
Is that fair thinking?
Its not that we are not saying the same things: you only reject what I am saying for the simple fact that it relates to God.
THE FACT IS THAT EFFICIENCY DEMONSTRATES INTELLIGENCE.
And whenever you deny that; then nothing you will ever say or do or think will ever demonstrate that you are intelligent NO MATTER HOW EFFECTIVELY YOU DO THOSE THINGS.
Thats the sh!t hole you evos keep falling into. By denying the existence of God, you will eventually deny your humanity.
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Where have I stated that "it matters not whether it's efficient or not, just as long as it works."?
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Wasnt that always my argument?
Efficiency does matter; but my argument is that this efficiency is not inherent in the subject(s), but is induced or caused by an agent.
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If efficiency is not evidence of intelligence; then your most effective efforts will never be able to demonstrate your intelligence.
So what you end up with is Harvard and the rest, full of creative dunces.
Einstein and the rest demonstrated no intelligence; because the efficiency of the concepts that they formulated does not demonstrate intelligence.
Indeed, one fool makes many.
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I dont have to have an issue with anything. The Concept of God, can embrace all ideas and types of thought.
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MY claim?
"The study of the origin of life on Earth or, more specifically, how life on Earth began from inanimate matter, is technically known as abiogenesis..." [http://www.physicsoftheuniver se.com/topics_life.html]
You dont even know anything about science, do you?
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Right.
And anything that you are not "able to point out how that's done in an objective manner via the scientific method", is false and unscientific?
So WHATEVER is not testable or demonstrable by scientific method is non-existent and false and not true nor real; even though "reality" by definition, "includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible" ( wikipedia.com )?
Got it.
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
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You would love to be able to reduce God to a metaphor wouldnt you?
LOL!!!!
I don't care is his name is DE or HB or GH, it's from Kingston and on this forum bound to always get definitions wrong, or taken out of context, misunderstand and twist and then 'the wrong' is persisted in and used to project some daft prejudice.
Adding more 'wrong'.

I simply reach the point of concluding that nothing works against this kind of daft.
It can't be argued with, because it simply can't keep on track.
As in use the proper definion. And that would be the first requisite for a discussion.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
And i do advise innocent bystanders to track back to the actual post. Of The Dude and God Himself.
In one-sided quotes it might even make sense.
But reading the conversation you know that a straitjacket is needed.

As in no one else is laughing or thinking that we have read a smart piece of sensible science-based, logical conclusions from God Himself!

That's thus a big red flag!

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Feb 4, 2013
 
GH
Read on, let me show you that you are not thinking straight.
The Dude wrote:
..."Efficiency" does not mean "it works". It means it works...
GH: See?
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Terminating a sentence instead of representing the entire line of reasoning it is inherent too, does not proof you are right.
It is called intellectual dishonesty. Misrepresenting the arguement of the opponent, never works.
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GH: And whenever you deny that; then nothing you will ever say or do or think will ever demonstrate that you are intelligent NO MATTER HOW EFFECTIVELY YOU DO THOSE THINGS.**

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. Yet above you just stated it matters not whether it's efficient or not, just as long as it works.

GH:** Where have I stated that "it matters not whether it's efficient or not, just as long as it works."?
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Well effective and efficient are nye to no difference. Which you admit by pointed out later on.^^*
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Now you're back to saying efficiency is what matters.
GH:^^* and **Wasnt that always my argument?

GH: Efficiency does matter; but my argument is that this efficiency is not inherent in the subject(s), but is induced or caused by an agent.

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I claim neither are relevant as evidence of intelligence as they are merely being used as weasel-words in order to avoid directly explaining the mechanisms responsible.

GH:^^*n and ** If efficiency is not evidence of intelligence; then your most effective efforts will never be able to demonstrate your intelligence.
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You defined effective as intelligence.
Effective effort equals thus intelligent efforts.
Efficiency is not inherent in the subject.
You startd with stating that it does not matter how effective you do things it will never show intelligence.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
You defined effective as intelligence.
Effective effort equals thus intelligent efforts.
Efficiency is not inherent in the subject.
You started with stating that it does not matter how effective you do things it will never show intelligence.

So if GH writes:
GH:^^*n and ** If efficiency is not evidence of intelligence; then your most effective efforts will never be able to demonstrate your intelligence.

We all read, by using his own definitions:
A subject has no intelligence,
but if intelligence is not evidence of intelligence: then your- the subject that has no intelligence- most intelligent efforts will never be able to demonstrate your-the subject that has no intelligence- intelligence.

S NO A
A=A
S NO A, NO A, S NO A, thus NO A.

Well i've never come upon such a perfect sample of nonsense, logical fallacies and gobbledegook before.

BUT if they DO GOD, THEN THEY are suddenly, unexplainably intelligent!

B=A=S

Without explaining where B comes from, or how the process would work.
And we seen that before in history, the perfect god made human being: intellectually challenged people where thought to be of the devil.
Or weak and needed culling.

GH paraphrased.:Evo's do not do induced intelligence, named as god, but do go to Harvard.

This last sentence is a check to see if GH indeed intented to blame all unintelligence on unbelieve in god.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
And if we would also take effort to mean work...
And what God Himself said about that, we get the devils cauldron hosted by God Himself.

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God Himself wrote:
I ASSERT THAT:
The primary and fundamental attribute/characteristic of intelligence is efficiency; It makes things work.
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God Himself then concluded for no apparent reson from the above statement and directly following it:
In essence I am saying "If it works, it is influenced by intelligence."

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Now for easy comprehension, let's suppose H=t makes things work.
S=subject without A
A=intelligence

S NO A
A=A
S NO A, NO A, S NO A, thus NO A.

Add B=god:

B=A=S=H

Therefore: God equals intelligence IS a subject with no intelligence makes things work.

Ergo: A subject with no god makes things work.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Those fundies in all their stupidity are ten times worse then your average atheist.

They have god burned, cooked and roasted without even blinking.
It's like being innocent and having the worst defence ever, and ending on deathrow!

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Feb 4, 2013
 
God Himself now wants to take the place of the replacement-god they allready had in place.
A real god-killer!
Reminds me of:

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Feb 4, 2013
 
MAAT wrote:
Well i've never come upon such a perfect sample of nonsense, logical fallacies and gobbledegook before.
Perhaps you have not been here long enough.

Nice dissection. I would stick to the simpler fact that evolution is effective but is not at all efficient, and these two things are not the same at all!

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