Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 197264 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.

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#61824 Nov 29, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>You can not rule that out because, seen is believing. The evidence are all around us. Faith through prayers are really working.
Lets look at infant mortality rates over just the last hundred years. Is it increasing or decreasing with the slow demise of prayer?

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#61825 Nov 29, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
<quoted text>What evidence do you have my faith is misplaced? Evolution doesn't have any nor does any science. No man can prove my God isn't there. As in any court you make the claim now the evidence. Faith isn't something you can touch its a feeling. A blind knowledge. As many times in the last few days I've heard the bible is a man made book and its a myth or wrong because men wrote it ok great. Show me one thing about evolution that proves it even one piece of evidence a person didn't write. If people are so flawed the bible cant be true than nothing ever written can be true.
Just for the record. No one can prove Subduction Zone's spaghetti monster isn't there.

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#61826 Nov 29, 2012
anonymous wrote:
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That's shooting fish in a rain barrel.
Constitution-lover is being a troll. He would never say anything like that in public, and might not around his friends. Some people do say such things in public because they are living a life outside of law and order. Spewing that nonsense online only lower the bar of expectations for social responsibility. Law and order break down quickly when the shaman are allowed to undermine justice with edicts from their imaginary, phallus-headed, supreme being.
I am telling you that, what he was saying have no biblical or scriptural roots or backing. He is a racist to the core.

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#61827 Nov 29, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
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I used to be very much into mathematical probability still am to a lesser extent. To be totally honest I wasn't a very good person I drank to much and would get into a lot of fights I was a thief and a liar I was mean to my wife my kids and pretty much just a arrogant prideful jerk. God found me and after 27 years of living my life my way in less than 4 years God changed my entire way of thinking. I sold out to christ i prayed and God has answered. You can call me crazy tell me I'm an idiot who believes in fairy tales all you want and to be honest I would have said the same thing a few years ago. The man I was than would have hated the man I am now I think that's funny. I was saved from me by the power of Christ.
Halleluyah!
We all have testimonies to share. God bless.

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#61828 Nov 29, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
<quoted text>What evidence do you have my faith is misplaced? Evolution doesn't have any nor does any science. No man can prove my God isn't there. As in any court you make the claim now the evidence. Faith isn't something you can touch its a feeling. A blind knowledge. As many times in the last few days I've heard the bible is a man made book and its a myth or wrong because men wrote it ok great. Show me one thing about evolution that proves it even one piece of evidence a person didn't write. If people are so flawed the bible cant be true than nothing ever written can be true.
History wrote the fossil record. Not man.

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Kansas City, MO

#61829 Nov 29, 2012
NikkiShae wrote:
<quoted text>Lets look at infant mortality rates over just the last hundred years. Is it increasing or decreasing with the slow demise of prayer?
Lets look at the disorder of our schools. The increase in drugs suicide increase of depression child abuse with the rapid demise of prayer. The moral standard of the world is at an all time low we went from a clear line of wrong and right to no wrong no right just people. Even if you deny the existence of God the lessons of Jesus love hope peace. Is that really so bad?

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#61830 Nov 29, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>So, according to your imagination if faith is not reality why do people die for it despite the persecutions?
Many sane people medically had and have all died as a result of their faith. What is the driving force?
I have killed the deer. I have crushed the grasshopper. And the plants he feeds upon. I have taken fish from the water. And birds from the sky. In my life I have needed death So that my life can be. When I die I must give life To what has nourished me. The earth receives my body And gives it to the plants And to the caterpillars To the birds And to the coyotes Each in its own turn so that the circle of life is never broken.

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#61831 Nov 29, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
<quoted text> What evidence do you have my faith is misplaced?
Maybe you are challenging a point that I wasn't making. I was trying to get a handle on the difference between faith and confidence. I formally believed they were close to the same thing, except that faith was more the "feeling" that goes with great confidence. These days I notice a kind of insistence that "faith" is something beyond mere confidence. Maybe it has been that way long since, but I guess I wasn't paying attention.

Tell me. In some contexts "faith" still means having great confidence, is that not so? In such contexts one might define it as confidence to the point of "feeling" certain, and yet be mindful that a human's feeling of certainty may leave much to be desired depending on his understanding of all the factors in play.

I am stuck, with the idea that faith is just an extreme of confidence in all cases. If so, I still recommend that confidence or faith, either one, be backed up with plenty of evidence, and repeatability by everyone else, like they say science is supposed to do. That kind of confidence or faith seems to me to have more merit.

I don't get this other context where "faith" is supposed to float free of ordinary evidence and become different from mere confidence. So I am asking is not my recommendation about good evidence, obvious to all not a better accessory to faith or confidence than faith that does not need evidence? Or if not, where am I missing the point?

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#61832 Nov 29, 2012
NikkiShae wrote:
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Hmm both died at old ages I do believe. Correct me if I'm wrong.
They all died as a result of their faith they had in their selves.
This is how Christianity works. Faith.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

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#61833 Nov 29, 2012
DIE for Faith? People die through diseases because of a hand to man or of one's self, but what has faith with death itself to do?
Not a thing...

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#61834 Nov 29, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>You got that straight! Now was that so hard? Whoever the jerk was that told you that you look good in drag...he lied.
Oh well...

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#61835 Nov 29, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
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No problem I'm not sure why that link isn't good enough for what you guys were talking about I thought it was neat.
Please, go through it.
The link you gave is credited to Cyril Babaev.
The evidence are clearly stated in his works.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

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#61836 Nov 29, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> They all died as a result of their faith they had in their selves.
This is how Christianity works. Faith.
Faith to have that within a feeling of what you believe that which can take you along that is not DEATH!!!

Christianity may so have it that you would believe that that it was not of man an illness maybe or that which you had to choose really the faith in that to believe than one must they say as well choose always a side?

Not so AT ALL....

I don't think so...

Hmmm good night...

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#61837 Nov 29, 2012
Bat Foy wrote:
<quoted text>Lets look at the disorder of our schools. The increase in drugs suicide increase of depression child abuse with the rapid demise of prayer. The moral standard of the world is at an all time low we went from a clear line of wrong and right to no wrong no right just people. Even if you deny the existence of God the lessons of Jesus love hope peace. Is that really so bad?
Is it really that? Or, is it a result of how our society is going. Seems as soon as the paddle was taken out of the hands of parents and teachers the number of thug rats exploded. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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#61838 Nov 29, 2012
NikkiShae wrote:
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Lets look at infant mortality rates over just the last hundred years. Is it increasing or decreasing with the slow demise of prayer?
You are again looking at one side of the coin.
Despite the advent of medicine through science and technology, people are still dying daily, monthly and yearly.
If the people of old did not survived( without the use of medicine) there would be no us.

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#61839 Nov 29, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>They all died as a result of their faith they had in their selves.
This is how Christianity works. Faith.
Michael Faraday death is unspecified. Charles Babbage died of cystitis.

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#61840 Nov 30, 2012
NikkiShae wrote:
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I have killed the deer. I have crushed the grasshopper. And the plants he feeds upon. I have taken fish from the water. And birds from the sky. In my life I have needed death So that my life can be. When I die I must give life To what has nourished me. The earth receives my body And gives it to the plants And to the caterpillars To the birds And to the coyotes Each in its own turn so that the circle of life is never broken.
Whatever!
And that has also taught us some lessons and that is dust to dust.
We all came from the soil and we all shall return to the soil- Biblical sources and quotations.

“I am an ALIEN!!!”

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#61841 Nov 30, 2012
The debates to all of it has been an ongoing since of Time...

Chairs have been pushed out of the way the last one to get up...

I think that has already been happening to the years of a passing...

Time travels as does sound...

I don't know though to it's speed compared to light years sound how fast does it move...

To an arrival one just has to ponder what so called Christian man were thinking...

When first to entrance
they have grabbed that through a birth to one of an utmost up held to what could have been any higher as to there was that a one a beginning of all things to what a of greatest sin and it would be so...

Law makers and to what all new if there is anything left to save of the way that some things still mean somethings...

If one starts to feel like there absolutely is no hope no life left to live one can not help but ask the question WHY ...

And no there's no hidden anything to what a plain reason to wonder to ponder how things are presented played we are playing here to the point to know to an absolute to take it that far and then tell someone to be strong to what a being must feel?????

And to someone's child a mother must be part of watch???? MUST BE?????

Someone better can explain that more fully because if there is no better sense amongst and people can't speak clearer or they don't get it...

Than I don't know why it would continue life in America I really can't see that happening either...

So Faith and believe there better be some outward to what a not Religious way of dealing and coping is...

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#61842 Nov 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Again, i am throwing this open to the house, since Drew Smith is not man enough. Please, i want any of you to check the work of Cyril Babaev, his works, quotes and link is on the internet. Expecting your responses. Thanks.
You're being stupid. I read your "source" (and I put source in quotation marks because I doubt you've read it), and all he says is that old english is more similar to german than modern english is to german.

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#61843 Nov 30, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>You are again looking at one side of the coin.
Despite the advent of medicine through science and technology, people are still dying daily, monthly and yearly.
If the people of old did not survived( without the use of medicine) there would be no us.
Nope. Back then fewer people had grandparents. That's all.

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