Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 218748 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.

The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61151 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
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Open your heart is just an expression. It means to let God fill you with the Holy Spirit and love.
Yes, believe it or not I understood the expression. But the problem is that because you are relying on such non-accurate expressions and appeals to emotion, you are unable to demonstrate your claims in an objectively verifiable manner. A Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Jew could also tell us to "see with our hearts" to claim that THEIR particular religious beliefs are the most valid in the world rather than yours. You believe in your religion. They believe in theirs in equal measure. I choose not to believe any and demand they provide an objective demonstration instead.

So far no religious person on the planet is capable of doing that.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61152 Nov 26, 2012
MazHere wrote:
Why don't you show us all how clever you are by refuting Sanford with new research in mind
Uh, Jenny, NEW research was not needed. He was centuries out of date when he came up with it the first time.(shrug)
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61153 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
Lying is a sin. And all you just said is a lie.
Not at all. I didn't lie just because you disagree.

http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm

So I see you're one of those NON-LITERAL "literalists" then.

It's funny, I am the only Biblical literalist I know. As most other creationists (save perhaps the Flat Earthers) reject the "Word of God".
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61154 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
The Bible is the only proof you need. God gave you all you need.
The Bible is inaccurate. There was no global flood, humanity did not start with two humans 6,000 years ago, the Earth is not a flat square circle, and lizards, donkeys and bushes do not talk. The Bible is accurate in some places, inaccurate in others. It is therefore the product of local ignorant goat-herders who knew little of the world outside their own country, and not the "Word of God".

Since: Sep 12

Fort Worth, TX

#61155 Nov 26, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>No, scientists don't have faith in any one person. The neat thing about science is that it is repeatable. If it is not repeatable it is not science. Christine M can find evidence for evolution in her home country, write an article about it, and Kitten Koder and I can jump into a plane at SeaTac, fly over the pole and look at her evidence for ourselves.

You have some guy who supposedly talked to a burning pile of sagebrush and you want us to believe that? Where is the sagebrush? Where is the fire?
Were any audio recordings made?

Why should we believe your fictional book rather than some other fictional book? What EVIDENCE do you have that supports your book? Don't you think that the braindead of other religions claim the exact same thing about their books of magic?
You're right! Moses was a few thousand year before flash drives. However you are asking me to take your word for that we come from monkeys because you did from some person who told you and so on and so on. I choose to have faith that God made us the way we are. Idk what went on before God made everything we see today. Like I said before I'm not so stupid as to deny dinosaurs the proof is there. I don't deny that new and interesting things are found every day. The bible says nothing about dinosaurs but it also says nothing about cell phones and cars. I don't think that information is needed to live a Godly life thats why it isn't there. I said all of that to say this faith is all the proof I need I don't need to know how. When I stand before God after he looks at my life's history and welcomes me home I will ask him how he did it. I will continue to serve my God in faith and first hand answered prayer. The amour of my prayers that have been answered are so far beyond mathematical probability I just don't question it anymore.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61156 Nov 26, 2012
MazHere wrote:
<quoted text>
And how many times do I have to remind you that you are on a debating forum and are actually meant to be able to contruct an intelligent debate.
None. You aren't capable of intelligent debate.
MazHere wrote:
Even if you found the refute you would not understand it, nor be able to debate it because you have demonstrated you are an uneducated boofhead.
Case in point - you claim reality isn't real because Jewmagic made it differently and anyone who disagrees is a boofhead.
MazHere wrote:
Subs big scientific refute on a debating forum is. wait for it,........"Sanford was debunked long ago".
These simplistic replies of yours continue to prove you are simplistic and not fit to debate in proper forum style. Obviously a less moderated forum is going to attract all sort of simpletons that actually have no clue past arguing 'they said so'..
Not being informed is not the problem. The problem is when evod pretend they are informed and then can only present crap such as what you comeup with.
Now, do please tell us how the research into epitasis does not support Sanfords work, if you can? Which, of course, my bet is you can't..
Bub, Sanford's published work does not support his anti-reality YEC claims. You KNOW this. You call it the evil world-wide atheist Darwinist scientific conspiracy. Therefore his extra-curricular work (read: religious apologetics) is not considered valid scientific research, especially as, just like you, the claims of JEWMAGIC DIDIT are wildly scientifically inconsistent.

This has been demonstrated numerous times. But hey, don't let that stop you from posturing eh, Jen?

Level 1

Since: Jul 12

Australia

#61157 Nov 26, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you're an AIDS denier too, just like that idiot Jonny Wells and his Moonie pals. So in other words you're in DIRECT support of pseudo-scientific claptrap that KILLS people. Way to go, Jenny McCarthy.
Do you now that on a properly moderated debating forum attacking one example that detracts from the point made would usually send you packing by forum members.

The allegation was that there was more merit to TOE than creationism becsause TOE has made medical advances.

I stated that the science of observation in the here and now has absolutely nothing to do with aides research. If there was no connection between chimp and man the current treatments would have still been invented.

The example of the aides deniers was and still an example of exactly what I claimed it to be, which is an example of some scientists, that are not creationists, suggesting that evolutionary assumptions around retrovirus are in error and confounding rtheir attempts to progress the treatment.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/15/us-...

The article speaks to the history of concerns into aides research and even now, the latest is only 31% effective, which to me is not much more significant than a placebo effect, but certainly better than having nothing, IF it actually works. There is still no vaccine for aides.

That example, does not detract from the substance of my post which challenges TOE being responsible for medical treatment.

What is it about evos that they are so desperate and lacking as to want to drag the discussion down any path of evasion they can clutch at?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61158 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
Following God is not wasting your life but extending it for eternity......I care very much for humanity. Why do you think I spread Gods word.
You like boring people to death with preaching.(shrug)
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>Oh and knowing your gonna go to heaven is HOPE for the future.What you have is only eternity in hell....That is not good.
Uh, sorry bub. But the fact of the matter is that you know jack more about God than anyone else does. YOU don't know any more than me, him, her, the next-door neighbour's cat or the guy who delivers the pizza. You DON'T have any special access to special God knowledge that anyone else on the planet doesn't have. You are NOT the world's greatest Biblical scholar. You're NOT His personally specially-appointed official spokesperson. God does NOT love you best. You're NOT God's favourite bestest person in the whole wide world. You are NONE of these things.

Nope, all you are is just another fundamentalist fruitloop whose monumentally massive ego causes the Earth's axial tilt who thinks his baseless religious opinions are better than everyone else's religious opinions. All cuz you think the Bible iz troo cuz the Bible sez so cuz my mommy told me. In the end you're no different from those ranting headcases that can be found in certain parts of the Middle-East. You know, those guys you sometimes see on TV, the ones with AK-47's.

Simple fact of the matter is you're NOT that important.(shrug)

(Oh, and that goes the same for every other holier-than-though fundie preacher we have around here)

Have a nice day.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61159 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
No I did not. The Bible is my proof.....I gave the proof.
But you didn't give OBJECTIVE proof.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61160 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a spirtual place. Where your soul will go if you dont turn from sin...IMAGINE IF YOUR WRONG.........IT WILL BE HORRIBLE.
Where will your soul go if you don't turn from sin. IMAGINE IF YOU'RE WRONG - IT WILL BE TERRIBLE!

REPENT AND WORSHIP ALMIGHTY ZEUS!!!

Level 1

Since: Jul 12

Australia

#61161 Nov 26, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
None. You aren't capable of intelligent debate.
<quoted text>
Case in point - you claim reality isn't real because Jewmagic made it differently and anyone who disagrees is a boofhead.
<quoted text>
Bub, Sanford's published work does not support his anti-reality YEC claims. You KNOW this. You call it the evil world-wide atheist Darwinist scientific conspiracy. Therefore his extra-curricular work (read: religious apologetics) is not considered valid scientific research, especially as, just like you, the claims of JEWMAGIC DIDIT are wildly scientifically inconsistent.
This has been demonstrated numerous times. But hey, don't let that stop you from posturing eh, Jen?
Dude, if you do not have anything intelligent to say the logical thing to do is keep quite!

Either you can mount an appropraitely supported and articulated refute or you can offer woffle. The latter you have provided demonstrates you are an empty waste of space on a debating forum.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61162 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
I never lied. Creation by God is real. Anyone whos heart is open to God knows this.
That's because anyone with an open heart is dead. Only problem is that dead people can't come back and prove it to us.

Well, except Jesus.

Allegedly.

Again, you may be naive enough to honestly believe in all you say, but that doesn't make you right. It also doesn't change the fact that your fellow creationists on here HAVE (demonstrably) lied. And continue to do so.

And the funny part is that people like yourself never admonish them for such sinful anti-God behaviour. You apparently give them a free pass. Just as they believe that God will give themselves a free pass for acting like an ahole.(shrug)

Such are the trevails of the fundamentalist ego...
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61163 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
I love life. I love everyday God has gave me. I just look forward to eternity in heaven with God. You only live for this life and ignore that you will burn in hell for eternity if you dont turn your heart to God. I feel sad for you. Imagine hell.......Now why would you want to go there when excepting God would save you from that. I mean you lsoe nothing by taking God into your heart and lose all if you dont. SEEMS SIMPLE TO ME.
Yup - can't get much simpler than Goddidit with magic.(shrug)

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#61164 Nov 26, 2012
MazHere wrote:
<quoted text>
And how many times do I have to remind you that you are on a debating forum and are actually meant to be able to contruct an intelligent debate.
Even if you found the refute you would not understand it, nor be able to debate it because you have demonstrated you are an uneducated boofhead.
Subs big scientific refute on a debating forum is. wait for it,........"Sanford was debunked long ago".
These simplistic replies of yours continue to prove you are simplistic and not fit to debate in proper forum style. Obviously a less moderated forum is going to attract all sort of simpletons that actually have no clue past arguing 'they said so'..
Not being informed is not the problem. The problem is when evod pretend they are informed and then can only present crap such as what you comeup with.
Now, do please tell us how the research into epitasis does not support Sanfords work, if you can? Which, of course, my bet is you can't..
If I link articles that show Sanford is full of it will you shut up about him?

And yes, it is easy to show that those articles did not support Sanford's work. His work said there was a limit on evolution. Those articles were only about limiting the rate of evolution. Two totally different subjects.

If a vehicle is tethered to a post the distance it can go is determined by the tether. The vehicle may be able to go many different speeds, but it can only go to the end of its tether. The articles you linked were about the speed of evolution and how that speed, not the distance was limited. It said nothing about the limit of that speed so it supported Sanford in no way at all.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61165 Nov 26, 2012
Constitution-lover wrote:
<quoted text>
Well you have made your choice. I gave you the truth and proof.
"Truth" is subjective. That's why EVERY religion (save perhaps Buddhism) lays claim to it.
Constitution-lover wrote:
If you deny it you deny God.
Your fellow fundies on this thread deny the reality that is Earth, and hence God's creation by doing so. They merely claim that God did it differently to what reality looks like, due to their narrow view of the Bible.
Constitution-lover wrote:
that doesnt bode well for your eternal soul.
How do you know? Are you God? Ah, so you DON'T know.
Constitution-lover wrote:
Hell is a horrible place.
How do you know? Have you been there? Are you Satan?

Well that's possible.(shrug)

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#61166 Nov 26, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right! Moses was a few thousand year before flash drives. However you are asking me to take your word for that we come from monkeys because you did from some person who told you and so on and so on. I choose to have faith that God made us the way we are. Idk what went on before God made everything we see today. Like I said before I'm not so stupid as to deny dinosaurs the proof is there. I don't deny that new and interesting things are found every day. The bible says nothing about dinosaurs but it also says nothing about cell phones and cars. I don't think that information is needed to live a Godly life thats why it isn't there. I said all of that to say this faith is all the proof I need I don't need to know how. When I stand before God after he looks at my life's history and welcomes me home I will ask him how he did it. I will continue to serve my God in faith and first hand answered prayer. The amour of my prayers that have been answered are so far beyond mathematical probability I just don't question it anymore.
You missed the point entirely. Any scientific fact is repeatable. You can go check them out for yourself if you want to. It will take you more than a lifetime of work to check all of the facts out there, but they can all be checked. We cannot go back and talk to a bush. Or to snakes, donkeys etc. to get confirmation on anything in the Bible.

Science is not faith based, it is fact based. If you doubt the facts you can go and check them out for yourself.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#61167 Nov 26, 2012
Don't you love how Maz points out that if this were a well moderated debate that others would be in trouble when she is one of the biggest offenders here?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#61168 Nov 26, 2012
MazHere wrote:
This researcher is actually concerned about saving lives.
What an ironic thing for an AIDS denier to say...

No, AT BEST he's concerned about saving souls. Specifically his own, so by "saving" others that will surely ensures his goes to eternal paradise.
MazHere wrote:
You quack quack about dna. Where were you when I was disussing the myth of 1%, junk dna, and the chasing of erv ghosts?
Where were you?(shrug)
MazHere wrote:
What evidence in DNA are you talking about? Do you even understand what assumptions underlie genetic distancing in relation to deep ancestries? I doubt it.
Yup. It's called young Earth apologetics. In other words, make up any old shite even if it's contradictory and hope no-one will notice.

Well don't worry, none of the creationists around here noticed.

That's because they're all uneducated and have no intellectual honesty to speak of. You must be proud.
MazHere wrote:
I suppose you think researchers head for creationism just to purposely destroy their careers for no reason.
Nah, they do it to feel like Jesus and feed their massive martyr complex. Then they realise that touring the evangelical church circuit and writing books on apologetics is more profitable.

Behe figured this out in 2006. Hence his lack of "creation science" since he got trounced in court.
MazHere wrote:
One does not have to be a creo to have faith in God.
If you wofflers want to try to maintain that creos have NO support for their pardigm then you should be able to demonstrate for yourself and articulate what new research into epitasis does not support Sanford. Sanford provides some algorithmic magic just like evos can.
We don't provide magic. That's what creationism is for. We merely point out that reality is different to creationist claims. Or God is a liar, like Bobby the Frenchman admitted yesterday.
MazHere wrote:
You should also be able to demonstrate how the reseachers that suggest that non coding dna is functional are idiots and wrong, because validation of predictions is a creationist supoport that evos are either too stupid to understand or too proud and ignorant to accept.
Except you're just too ignorant and proud to accept the fact that not only have you contradicted yourself (again) but this has already been addressed. Multiple time.

“That's just MY opinion...”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#61170 Nov 26, 2012
MazHere wrote:
I suppose you aren't bright enough to understand that the research into junk dna being at least 80% functional has been peer reviewed...
You obviously are unfamiliar with the work or are too stupid to understand it.

Since: Sep 12

Fort Worth, TX

#61171 Nov 26, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Then you are wise. Many creationists on here do not realise they are at least as guilty of sin as gays are.
The church is guilty of many many sins. Every man is right in his own eyes. This is why I don't tell people to listen to me or believe as I do or you'll be condemned to hell. Read the bible and find truth. If you read it and can't find truth than stop reading it. The words of Christ were good even if you don't believe in God he taught a good lesson we can all learn from.

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