Evolution vs. Creation

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High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.
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“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

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#59809 Nov 20, 2012
Is the universe older than the earth?

“I am Sisyphus”

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#59810 Nov 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
Is the universe older than the earth?

Do you like asking stupid questions?

Do you like saying random stupid things?

Yes to all of the above.

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#59811 Nov 20, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> I am still saying the same thing. My stand is that, modern German understand or have an idea of old English than modern English, which is true.
You are wrong in every aspect.

This does not make any sense. You may have a point, but I cannot tell based on what you wrote.

“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

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#59812 Nov 20, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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Do you like asking stupid questions?
Do you like saying random stupid things?
Yes to all of the above.
You could say "I don't know"...

“I Am No One Else”

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#59813 Nov 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
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You could say "I don't know"...
Then he'd be lying. We do know that the universe is older than the Earth, not only did we learn this with some impressive mathematics, dating methods, etc. it would be impossible for the Earth to have formed before the thing it exists in was formed.

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Tampa, FL

#59814 Nov 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
Is the universe older than the earth?
The Universe is nearly 14 billion years old.

The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old.

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#59816 Nov 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
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You could say "I don't know"...

Why would I lie?

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#59817 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
So we've gone from "Modern Germans understand Old English" to "Modern Germans have an idea on Old English". I do love to watch you backpedal when you get caught in a lie.
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So you're changing the subject again because you've been caught in another lie. I see.
You are really funny. What is the difference between an idea and understanding?
I still stand on my word. No backpedalling.

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#59818 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
So we've gone from "Modern Germans understand Old English" to "Modern Germans have an idea on Old English". I do love to watch you backpedal when you get caught in a lie.
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Which is it? Understand, or "have an idea"?
Make up your mind.
There is no difference between understanding and having an idea?
The issue is that, old English is more closer to modern German than modern English. By this, the Germans do have a better understanding of old English than modern English.

“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

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#59819 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
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The Universe is nearly 14 billion years old.
The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

{Okay...so the first line of the Bible...the universe was created first then the earth...}

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#59820 Nov 20, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> You are really funny. What is the difference between an idea and understanding?
I still stand on my word. No backpedalling.

You mean no MORE backpedaling?

“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

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#59821 Nov 20, 2012
Dogen wrote:
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Why would I lie?
What lie? I asked simple questions...you came back with teasing questions not actually answering the questions...so I figured you wanted to play the game...

Ah well...

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#59822 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
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Modern English and Modern Scots are descended from Middle English.
Middle English is descended from Old English.
Old English and Old Frisian are both descended from Anglo-Frisian.
So Old English is most similar to Old Frisian.
This does not tell us that any modern speaker of English, Frisian, German, or any other language can understand Old English.
But it was stated that, old English is more closer to modern German than modern English. This alone means that, Germans will understand more of old English than modern English.

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#59823 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
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Modern English and Modern Scots are descended from Middle English.
Middle English is descended from Old English.
Old English and Old Frisian are both descended from Anglo-Frisian.
So Old English is most similar to Old Frisian.
This does not tell us that any modern speaker of English, Frisian, German, or any other language can understand Old English.
In addition, modern English had roots from Latin, Greeks, Norman French, European, Asian and African languages.
The almagamation of these languages into the English language is unique to England and England alone.
All nations must not fail to recognise that.
English as a language was spread to the world by them, before the US, Canada, Australia, took part, in the spread.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

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#59824 Nov 20, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Around a million years or more ago. Go look it up.
From roughly 250 million years ago till 65 million years ago

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#59825 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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You mean because you have no response?
You accused her of child murder my hypocritical moron Ė it looks a pretty good way to me
Mistake can happen any where, to any one.
Like what happened in my country recently. A man and the brother in law, went for hunting in the forest closer to their village, both of them parted ways, to get some bush animals, unfortunately, the man thought, he saw an antelope and he shot at it, only to find his brother in law, in his own pool of blood, now the man is in police custody, saying it was never intentional on his part.
But the law must take its cause.

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#59826 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
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If you had read the sources, you would have seen where they were discussing *grammar*.
Now, where is your evidence that *modern Germans* can *understand* Old English.
No, you're not allowed to backpedal and change "understand" to "have an idea".
Your claim was "understand". Do you renounce your claim, or do you stick with it?
I stick to my word like a glue. I have not change any thing.
Having an idea is also similar to understanding in all standard.
You have no clue.

“I Am No One Else”

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#59827 Nov 20, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
{Okay...so the first line of the Bible...the universe was created first then the earth...}
Twisting a lot now, "and" means "together" or "at one time," not "in the order these words are printed."

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#59828 Nov 20, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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I will stop when you apologise and I can show that apology to the people you accused.
You donít like that then tough, get used to it you hypocritical moron
Moron?
Any way, my un-reserved apology goes to every one and family i have one way or the other, offended.
God bless you, amen.

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#59829 Nov 20, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
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You're trying to squirm out of your original claim by moving the goalposts.
You said that modern Germans could *understand* Old English.
Now you're changing your claim to modern Germans being able to "understand more" of Old English than modern English.
So are you admitting that you were wrong when you said that Germans could understand Old English?
(No, you can't keep moving the goalposts.)
You are the one moving the goal post.
I am still standing on my words.
Germans have an idea of old English or Germans do understand are similar in all context.

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