Roger Ebert, Defender of Evolution

Apr 4, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Panda's Thumb

As we reflect upon the amazing body of work left behind by this giant of the movie scene, readers of the Thumb should know that Roger Ebert was a passionate defender of science, and of evolution in particular.

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#324 May 3, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text> Not only is Jesus not a fool but He is also the Creator.
There is no evidence of that at all. At best Jesus was a man who led some people in a mistaken religious belief.
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#325 May 4, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
At best Jesus was a man who led some people in a mistaken religious belief.
But taking the New Testament record for what it says, Jesus and I are at comparable levels of insanity, right?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him,“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 6:38
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

John 6:63
“The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

John 5:18
“For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”

“I am Sisyphus”

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#326 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for denouncing Jesus Christ by comparing me to Him.

He did not denounce Christ you illiterate moron. He denounced you.

Your delusions are beyond pale.

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#327 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>There's no need for you to explain your understanding of Christ's crucifixion. You have already revealed your pathological hatred of truth.

Again, he was not referencing Christ's crucifixion. He was making fun of a religiously obsessed fruitcake (with apologies to fruitcakes).

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#328 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>No, we are the product of devolution. And you can't deal with it.

There simply is no such thing.

Evidence:
Genomic record
Fossil record
Laboratory experiments
Field studies


a virus does not get stronger through devolution.
humans do not live longer through devolution.

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#329 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for revealing your contempt for the common experience that Jesus and I share together. So you're obviously expressing your contempt for me in the same way that you despise Jesus.

You sir, are no Jesus.

You are a demented old failure at life who is trying to compensate for the fact that people see through your little disguise with no more effort than recognizing a child in a Halloween costume.

Your grandiose symptoms are amusing to us, but must be distressing to your loved ones..... if you have any.

I see you living alone in a one bedroom apartment.

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#330 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>Why shouldn't I feel honored by that?

You are talking to yourself.

Maybe you are worse off than I thought.

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#331 May 4, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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You are only half right. I do not despise Jesus.
And it seems that you are treading mighty closely to blasphemy.
Shoob, you should talk to a mental health specialist as soon as possible. We don't want you to go the route of Jimbo.

I wonder what did happen to Jimbo. I know he was in poor health.

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#332 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text> Jesus is not a fool.

Again, demonstrating your grandiose delusions.

You are very ill.

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#333 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text> Not only is Jesus not a fool but He is also the Creator.

Not according to the JW's.

And no one here has stated Jesus is a fool. We ARE stating you are suffering from a mental illness and are maybe 10% as smart as you think you are.

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#334 May 4, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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There is no evidence of that at all. At best Jesus was a man who led some people in a mistaken religious belief.

Personally I disagree. The religion of Jesus was sublime. It is the Paulian perversion of it that destroyed that message. Or actually raised the noise level above that of the signal.

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#335 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>But taking the New Testament record for what it says, Jesus and I are at comparable levels of insanity, right?

Nope. No where close.
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#336 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
But taking the New Testament record for what it says, Jesus and I are at comparable levels of insanity, right?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him,“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 6:38
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

John 6:63
“The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

John 5:18
“For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”
So if we take the New Testament record for what it says, is it sane to claim to be the Savior of the world?

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#337 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>So if we take the New Testament record for what it says, is it sane to claim to be the Savior of the world?
How can the brain chew the cleaned smell?

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#338 May 4, 2013
Dogen wrote:
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Personally I disagree. The religion of Jesus was sublime. It is the Paulian perversion of it that destroyed that message. Or actually raised the noise level above that of the signal.
That is true. There are some profound statements in the New Testament if you hack your way through all of the bullshit.

Shoob is showing a Jimbo sized persecution complex lately. Even his fellow Christians would be quick to tell him that persecuting him is not the same a persecuting Jesus.
Lincoln

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#339 May 4, 2013
Robert Ebert was often wrong on films as well, LOL

RIP
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#340 May 4, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Robert Ebert was often wrong on films as well,
What else could you expect from a paid shill?

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#341 May 4, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text>What else could you expect from a paid shill?

So your better because you don't get paid?
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#342 May 4, 2013
Dogen wrote:
So your better because you don't get paid?
No, I'm better because I exalt everything important ( everythingimportant.org ), not the shit that Roger Ebert loved to swim in.

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#343 May 5, 2013
Shubee wrote:
<quoted text> I possess an incredible amount of critical and rational power. I consider Sanford's 30 patents and over 80 published scientific paper in peer-reviewed journals as irrefutable evidence that you are unquestionably dishonest. How could you not be a religiously controlled bigot?
Well I have been away for a while. Lucky I caught this little gem.

Nothing Sanford ever had legitimately published had anything to do with discrediting evolution. The fact that you allude to his legitimate achievements in the context of his creationist doddery, which came later, is an act of dishonesty on your part. And you know it. But you say it anyway. Why is it that in the end, every creationist starts lying to defend his position?

Even a good mind can bark up the wrong tree, and no mind is immune from the doddering incompetence displayed by Sanford in his GE years, just because it produced good work earlier.

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