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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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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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?

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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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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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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.

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Nov 20, 2012
 
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Drew Smith wrote:
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Did they speak it on the boats on their way to England?
Why i said that, were due to the fact that, old English is truly or really strange to modern English speakers.
The old English the Germanic tribes, spoke in England then, is really not the same as the modern English of today.

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Twisting a lot now, "and" means "together" or "at one time," not "in the order these words are printed."
semantics
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Nov 20, 2012
 
Most of the English language came from a mountain range in what we call SW Soviet Union and before that it came from a plain in what we now call Iraq.

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semantics
So you have no way to counter it, it would just be easier for you to admit that, and you'd look more honest if you did.

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Charles Idemi wrote:
What is the difference between an idea and understanding?
If a person is said to "understand a language", it means that they can hear it (or read it) and know what the message means.

If a person merely "has an idea on" a language, well, you tell us. What does that actually mean?

Where is the evidence that, as you have claimed, modern Germans can *understand* Old English?

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Charles Idemi wrote:
the Germans do have a better understanding of old English than modern English.
A "better understanding of".

Do modern Germans understand Old English?

Yes or no?

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Charles Idemi wrote:
Germans will understand more of old English than modern English.
Yes or no: Do modern Germans understand Old English?

If you were to give a paragraph written in Old English to a modern German, could they translate it into modern German? Without any help?

Yes or no?

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Nov 20, 2012
 
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?
Charles Idemi wrote:
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.
Why are you backpedaling from "understand" to "have an idea"?

Is it because you realize that you cannot support your claim that modern Germans understand Old English?

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Nov 20, 2012
 
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.)
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You are the one moving the goal post.
You're the one who claimed that modern Germans could understand Old English. Let's stay with *that* claim. Can you defend *that* claim?
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I am still standing on my words.
Then defend your claim that modern Germans can understand Old English.
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Germans have an idea of old English
Nope. Don't change your claim. Stick with your original claim. Defend your original claim.

Do modern Germans *understand* Old English or not? Yes or no?

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