Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 210153 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Best of New Orleans.

anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#60296 Nov 23, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> What brought about the atoms?
The cycle goes and on and on.
Language or grammar can never fill that gap or vacuum ...
The one between your ears?

Level 3

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#60297 Nov 23, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Well done. This is indeed lovely.
Charles, let's be serious - as dim as she is and as astoundingly flawed her arguments/data are, you still don't have the slightest clue what she posted.

Level 1

Since: Jul 12

Australia

#60298 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
That is true. I am glad your religion is dying. Each year more churches close and the parking lots have less cars in them.
Religion is dying because most religions do not adhere to the teachings in their spiritual texts. You've got Catholics bowing down to idols, Islamic extremists and uncivilized faiths populating like rabbits, and other that don't believe in a biblical God but uphold some unsubstantiated dribble of their own.

Look at this article. I have sourced a refute for you lot seeing as none of you are able to supply anything of substance for yourselves.

http://thenaturalhistorian.com/2012/11/03/the...

I refute you by claiming that evidence of people leaving religion does not inform the creation/evolution debate at all. You are evading strong and robust discussions I speak to in an attempt to evade the thread topic. On a properly moderated forum your posts would likely have been deleted.

This boof in the refute to my assertion above is trying to refute accumulating evidence that researchers and scientists are flocking to the various forms of creationism in droves.

Note this fool basing his entire refute on the basis of amounts of published articles, as if the publication watch dogs allow creationist research past their gates. It is only puiblished when disgiused as based on evo paradigms.

Indeed I assert that researchers are flocking to creationist models in droves. John Sanford is just one of them.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#60299 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
That is true. I am glad your religion is dying. Each year more churches close and the parking lots have less cars in them.
What annoys me is when the church is next to a public building and leaches the government parking spaces on Sunday.

Level 1

Since: Jul 12

Australia

#60300 Nov 23, 2012
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Charles, let's be serious - as dim as she is and as astoundingly flawed her arguments/data are, you still don't have the slightest clue what she posted.
If you are refering to me, it is you that have proven to be dim becuase you have not addressed me with substantive research to refute me. Nor have you explained how anything I assert is not as equally a good interpretation of the data as any these researchers have come up with.

All your woffle around junk dna, vestigial organs; Over 4 billion years of accumulative beneficial mutation that are overwhelmingly negative and restrictive which is great evidence for creation dismissed by the mere wave of the hand and any old ridiculous scenarion any delusional mind can come up with will do!

You can do no more than ridicule me and that makes me extremely happy because you have provided evidence of your own ignorance.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#60301 Nov 23, 2012
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>The earth was without form, and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep until the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, and God said, Let there be light: and there was light. God is the law.
You are fond of making assertions without evidence that supports them.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#60302 Nov 23, 2012
MazHere wrote:
<quoted text>
Religion is dying because most religions do not adhere to the teachings in their spiritual texts. You've got Catholics bowing down to idols, Islamic extremists and uncivilized faiths populating like rabbits, and other that don't believe in a biblical God but uphold some unsubstantiated dribble of their own.
Look at this article. I have sourced a refute for you lot seeing as none of you are able to supply anything of substance for yourselves.
http://thenaturalhistorian.com/2012/11/03/the...
I refute you by claiming that evidence of people leaving religion does not inform the creation/evolution debate at all. You are evading strong and robust discussions I speak to in an attempt to evade the thread topic. On a properly moderated forum your posts would likely have been deleted.
This boof in the refute to my assertion above is trying to refute accumulating evidence that researchers and scientists are flocking to the various forms of creationism in droves.
Note this fool basing his entire refute on the basis of amounts of published articles, as if the publication watch dogs allow creationist research past their gates. It is only puiblished when disgiused as based on evo paradigms.
Indeed I assert that researchers are flocking to creationist models in droves. John Sanford is just one of them.
Nope. I didn't see anything to refute. I'll support their observation that they seem to be lacking followers in the science community.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#60303 Nov 23, 2012
MAV, creation articles are not peer reviewed. And they openly admit to not being honest. In peer review actual experts in the subject look at your paper and try to find errors in it. The process that goes on at Creation "Journals" is laughable in comparison.

On a properly moderated forum most of your posts would have been deleted for lying and simply being wrong.

We love to challenge creationists to find real science that backs up their beliefs since we know that they cannot and any results supplied will always raise the general level of hilarity of the thread.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#60304 Nov 23, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
What annoys me is when the church is next to a public building and leaches the government parking spaces on Sunday.
I know. Years ago I owned a house on an alley by a church. They would park in alley and acually park onto my grass,my yard ,my property. I put up a fence so they couldnt. One day one of these good church people hit my fence and had the nerve to try and sue me. LOL typical vile religous freaks. Then this church a few years later wanted to expand. they wanted to buy my land. I said no. Within 6 months I had a court order forceing me to sell my land do to some BS building code crap. RELIGION FORCED GOVERNMENT TO FORCE ME OUT OF MY HOME.
Orangelion

Buckley, UK

#60305 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
I know. Years ago I owned a house on an alley by a church. They would park in alley and acually park onto my grass,my yard ,my property. I put up a fence so they couldnt. One day one of these good church people hit my fence and had the nerve to try and sue me. LOL typical vile religous freaks. Then this church a few years later wanted to expand. they wanted to buy my land. I said no. Within 6 months I had a court order forceing me to sell my land do to some BS building code crap. RELIGION FORCED GOVERNMENT TO FORCE ME OUT OF MY HOME.
I am a christian myself, but I certainly don't agree with those people. They have the irony to call a brick box the house of God, when it isn't, and try to use the example to take away your basic rights.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#60306 Nov 23, 2012
Gstspkr wrote:
But mysteriously, it arrived in the same time frame as Engels and Marx.
Unfortunately for you you are completely and utterly incorrect. Evolution has been around for nearly 4 billion years. And its foundations were laid down in biological study a long time before Darwin came along, who merely provided the mechanism of natural selection after building upon work of those who came before him. One of whom for example was Linnaeus, whose basis for a biological classification system is still in use today. Linnaeus, by all accounts what you would term a creationist, was the man who pointed out the fact that humans are apes. There was some opposition to this of course, predominantly by theologians. They wrote to him informing him of their complaints and concerns. He wrote back to them. He was sympathetic, but asked them if they could provide a valid scientific reason not to place humans in the same category as apes.

He got none.

Over 300 years later, neither has anyone else.
Gstspkr wrote:
Master confiscators, who proposed the rights of the working man and revolution only to seize power and ruthlessly, by force oppress any who opposed them including many revolutionary working men.
But of course. The eternal American boogey-man. The monster under the bed that is not there. Ignore the actual problems and invent an insidious villainous villain of villainy. In reality Marx would be turning in his grave if he saw how his proposals were subsequently twisted by the ruling class such as the Tsars and beyond.
Gstspkr wrote:
They explicitly write of the need to abolish God in order to promote the worship of superiors to which they immediately promoted themselves.
Yet now, as then, half of the former USSR are Christians. You forget that the abolition of the church by Stalin was a political move, which was later restored in another political move by the same man. Which would be a rather strange thing to do were he motivated by atheism. In actuality he was motivated by power, and totalitarianism under the guise of Communism (remember Communism is the opposite of Capitalism, and Capitalism is the American way - meaning you are JUST as guilty of deception as those former Soviet dictators).
Gstspkr wrote:
After all they couldn't allow the peasants assign any meaning to such vile biblical versus like "God is a respecter of no man", meaning we are all equally faulty, themselves included.
And you too it appears, God or no. Of course none of this is relevant to the scientific validity of evolution. Ergo rather than deal with the reality of evolution and astound us all with your great scientific knowledge and falsify evolution and cause a great scientific revolution of our modern times, you basically, in effect, invoke Godwin's law by equating biological evolution (a scientific fact) with Cold War-era Stalinistic Soviet Communism (a perversion of genuine socialistic Communism which has never truly been achieved - but interestingly promoted by Jesus). In short, you argued against a great big giant straw-man. Because you fundies are intellectually incapable of dealing with reality nor approaching any subject with integrity or honesty. And you pray that God will forgive you of your transgressions despite your flagrant dismissal of the 9th Commandment. A true student of Martin Luther.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#60307 Nov 23, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a christian myself, but I certainly don't agree with those people. They have the irony to call a brick box the house of God, when it isn't, and try to use the example to take away your basic rights.
Yet you still want people rights and freedoms taken away because of your cult myth nazi beliefs.
Orangelion

Buckley, UK

#60308 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet you still want people rights and freedoms taken away because of your cult myth nazi beliefs.
No, my religion shaped me to believe and fight for the right causes.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#60309 Nov 23, 2012
Gstspkr wrote:
Maybe it programmed the organisms to be able to adjust within certain parameters.
Or maybe "it" programmed life to evolve.

Or maybe it doesn't even exist at all and nature was sufficient to develop life and cause it to evolve.(shrug)
Gstspkr wrote:
You seem to think that that if you jump off a cliff, you'll evolve wings before hit the bottom.
What a moronic thing to say. Since evolution does not make that claim, neither would I.

Ergo you are either constructing another straw-man to knock down or you are simply lacking education on the subject.

Either way it makes you dishonest.
Gstspkr wrote:
Perhaps the Russian citizenry discovered the Christians weren't public enemy #1 like Marx, Lenin, and Stalin claimed. Maybe as they witnessed them being shipped off to the Gulag didn't make their own life any better. And maybe they saw something real instead of listening to a bunch of empty promises from their government, media, and professors.
Um, G, the Russian citizenry didn't NEED to discover it. They were already around 50% religious then, and are now. They didn't really have any problems until this next bit - It was Stalin who decided to shut down the churches and his followers were simply too afraid to oppose him in fear of being executed. Then later Stalin reopened the churches in another political move marketing himself as a "friend to religion". This also led to a split within the Russian orthodox church (much like Catholicism and Protestantism), and THAT'S why the status quo still exists today.

Of course none of this political tangent is relevant to the validity of evolution.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#60310 Nov 23, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
<quoted text>
No, my religion shaped me to believe and fight for the right causes.
Naiz fascism as a freligion is vile and evil. What you think is right the rest of us think is nasty.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#60311 Nov 23, 2012
Gstspkr wrote:
Go for the gusto progressive!, PLUNDER! PISS IT AWAY! AND APPLAUD YOURSELF!. As the great Margaret Thatcher said, "Socialism is great until you run put of other people's money". After that you'll have to "evolve your ass off the free ride couch" and discover the basic science of economics.
Science is physics, chemistry and biology. Economics does not come under that. If you REALLY stretch it you could try to claim that it's part of biology as a subset of sociology which is a subset of psychology and in turn biological altruism.
Gstspkr wrote:
You applaud your education, but do you take more than you give Mr Progressive ? Who is it that you feel entitled to weigh down ? Does it make you feel important to try bring others down to your level ?
My level? You're a liar and propagandist. You pretended that politically inconvenient reality (science) was not science and now you're on a rhetorical tirade against me personally. I'm not upset, just rolling my eyes.
Gstspkr wrote:
Is it fair, progressive that they forgo going to the pub, and not buying your drinks ? Is it fair that they save and invest, while you've piss your time away ? Is it right that they recognize to need to grow, while you feel the need to confiscate their reputation, resources, and freedom ? It appears you missed your calling and time. You should have been born in the 17th century, as you fit the profile of a fine English slave trader
Really now? And yet here you are manipulating history and science to promote a political view with the express intent of illegally teaching ancient superstition in public schools so you can ensure **other people's kids** will be as naive as you. The irony is quite astounding. Physician heal thyself.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#60312 Nov 23, 2012
Gstspkr wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course not, when the judge and jury are socialist , then I'm judged by their agenda which strangely doesn't acknowledge their past forgeries and "mistakes". Can you ever remember a textbook disclaiming one of their irrefutable findings ? If you don't smell rotten fish in Denmark, friend, you have a sinus infection. And a very large sinus indeed.
Yup. All them judges and jurists were just mean old socialists.

Every single one of 'em since 1925.

Duh.

Thank you for showing everyone you shot your load and have nothing to fire but blanks.(shrug)
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#60313 Nov 23, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> He was a Christian that is all.
He is unlike you guys that are liars and backbiters.
Ah shaddap Chuck, ya lying sack of dumb.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#60315 Nov 23, 2012
Portal wrote:
<quoted text>The makers are if fact manipulating and controlling all life on this planet.........they function in a dimension the primitive human animal will never and dosnt want to comprehend. The Bible story is nothing more than intelligent beings distorting the truth.....to fool the human animal. A brilliant disguise!
Ah. So you're using the Star Trek definition of the word 'dimension'. Always a good sign. How'd that hand signal go again?
Orangelion

Buckley, UK

#60316 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet you still want people rights and freedoms taken away because of your cult myth nazi beliefs.
I don't, I have good evidence to support my beliefs.

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