Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216619 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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“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#63601 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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LMAO! where did you get that theory about giraffes? Darwin from the 1800? LOL.
How does our DNA change? You have an explanation? or sleepiness is your excuse?
No, the sleep thing was a joke. You need a clue as well as an education and intelligence.

What theory? We have the fossils, it's in stone actually.

You still don't even know how and why DNA changes, you have a ton of studying to do. Well, here's the basics, the DNA is a LOT of chemicals bound together in chains. These very long chains are tiny, they get bunched up into chromosomes. Copying chains that long in chemical processes, the way our cells work, will lead to inevitable "mistakes," quotes because they are not detrimental, most times. These mistakes account for variations in cosmetic appearances between the offspring and parent, such as hair color, eye color, etc., and somethings a new physiological trait or loss of one. The organism passes these changes on if it survives, then the real test of the new traits begin, if the population becomes more successful because of the trait, since the successful organisms will be more likely to breed that trait will quickly become more common. But you won't see the trait most times, it may just be a small bump on the shoulder, or a single cell change in the eye, or a new mucus membrane over a sensitive organ ... but it's there, there's always something different, always something new. If it proves detrimental, the organism(s) die(s) before the trait spreads to most of the population. There, over simplified, but genetics 101.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#63602 Dec 6, 2012
Makesure100 wrote:
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I am pleased to see that you incorporate evolution as a theory. It will always be a theory because we don't have the fossil evidence to prove otherwise. Creation is the only adaption as to why we are even here. However, it takes humility to accept a creator.
Another sad creationist who does not understand what the word theory means.

The theory of evolution explains the fact of evolution much as the theory of gravity explains the fact of gravity.

We have more than enough evidence to know that evolution is a fact. Creation is a bedtime story written by bronze age sheep herders. It was not written by God.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#63603 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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I'm not a YEC. I don't worship Hovind like how you evos worship Darwin.
You are awfully close to it. And we don't "worship" Darwin. We appreciate how he explained a difficult idea so clearly. If you don't like the theory of evolution attack the science of it. When we attack the "science" that Hovind uses it is easy to see that he has no real science backing his views.

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Since: Dec 12

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#63604 Dec 6, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Another sad creationist who does not understand what the word theory means.
The theory of evolution explains the fact of evolution much as the theory of gravity explains the fact of gravity.
We have more than enough evidence to know that evolution is a fact. Creation is a bedtime story written by bronze age sheep herders. It was not written by God.
Where did you get your conscience? The ability to choose? You give credit to an unknown theory or purpose. Try to fathom a rolex watch emerging from stone dust to exactness of time. You are a fool. It's inexcusable to deny creation.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#63605 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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Then why do giraffes bend over to eat grass? The shorter ones will survive just as well. And where did giraffes evolve from?
Grass is not always available. What will the short ones do then?

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Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#63606 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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Then why do giraffes bend over to eat grass? The shorter ones will survive just as well. And where did giraffes evolve from?
They didn't evolve. 3500 years ago it was written that creatures were created according to THEIR kinds. Give me an indication from writings of old to say otherwise? You were created a beautiful baby, yet you deny all and everything.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#63607 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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I'm not a YEC. I don't worship Hovind like how you evos worship Darwin.
Yet, you pull out the exact same fallacies he does, almost word for word, oh wait, it's Eric Hovind doing the talking mostly now, because senior got in trouble.

Also, you are a YEC, stop pretending otherwise, you liars are really just annoying now, because there are so many of you christian freaks trying to pretend to be non-creationist morons then pulling out the creatard canards and fallacies already addressed by people a million times. Your own inability to learn betrays your lie.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#63608 Dec 6, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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No, the sleep thing was a joke. You need a clue as well as an education and intelligence.
What theory? We have the fossils, it's in stone actually.
You still don't even know how and why DNA changes, you have a ton of studying to do. Well, here's the basics, the DNA is a LOT of chemicals bound together in chains. These very long chains are tiny, they get bunched up into chromosomes. Copying chains that long in chemical processes, the way our cells work, will lead to inevitable "mistakes," quotes because they are not detrimental, most times. These mistakes account for variations in cosmetic appearances between the offspring and parent, such as hair color, eye color, etc., and somethings a new physiological trait or loss of one. The organism passes these changes on if it survives, then the real test of the new traits begin, if the population becomes more successful because of the trait, since the successful organisms will be more likely to breed that trait will quickly become more common. But you won't see the trait most times, it may just be a small bump on the shoulder, or a single cell change in the eye, or a new mucus membrane over a sensitive organ ... but it's there, there's always something different, always something new. If it proves detrimental, the organism(s) die(s) before the trait spreads to most of the population. There, over simplified, but genetics 101.
I've taken Bio, Chem, Physics, Physiology, etc....so your explanation is rather mediocre.

I'm asking how does DNA of one species change into another. Since evo scientists claim that we evolved from other species. Wouldn't genetics have an explanation to this? Similarities in DNA or chromosome count doesn't account for evidence for TOE. I'd rather believe in the science of spiderman. LOL.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#63609 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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Then why do giraffes bend over to eat grass? The shorter ones will survive just as well. And where did giraffes evolve from?
They did. There are two distinct species we discovered branching, one eventually became the giraffe, the other a large rodent, the anteater is what we call it a lot. It found a more abundant food source, insects that live and eat the grass, what little grass is around that region.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#63610 Dec 6, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Grass is not always available. What will the short ones do then?
oh that's right. Did you think giraffes lived in desserts? Before humans inhabited and trashed this land, there were abundance of grass. It's why we still have horses and cows and other herbivores alive today. LOL!

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#63611 Dec 6, 2012
Gah, wrong animal ... antilocapridae was the short one. The anteater was a different branch, something to do with monotremes.

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#63612 Dec 6, 2012
Makesure100 wrote:
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Where did you get your conscience? The ability to choose? You give credit to an unknown theory or purpose. Try to fathom a rolex watch emerging from stone dust to exactness of time. You are a fool. It's inexcusable to deny creation.
no, the watchmaker story has been debunked hundreds of times over. Our conscious evolved along with us. Other animals also have a conscious, why do you think we are unique in having one?

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#63613 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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oh that's right. Did you think giraffes lived in desserts? Before humans inhabited and trashed this land, there were abundance of grass. It's why we still have horses and cows and other herbivores alive today. LOL!
What?

Okay, you are clearly uneducated or a really bad liar about not being a creatard. The grassland vanished because of continental drift, a phenomenon that takes millions of years to cause a drastic climate difference, plenty of time for animals to evolve to be more suited to the new environments, such as growing long neck to eat leaves in the relatively untouched trees, or developing bipedalism allowing for the use of tools more efficiently, or smaller bodies so less food is required. All gradual changes, all recorded in the fossil and genetic record. Humans didn't make the land into a desert, the sun did, being closer to a huge ball of fire will do that.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#63614 Dec 6, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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I've taken Bio, Chem, Physics, Physiology, etc....so your explanation is rather mediocre.
I'm asking how does DNA of one species change into another. Since evo scientists claim that we evolved from other species. Wouldn't genetics have an explanation to this? Similarities in DNA or chromosome count doesn't account for evidence for TOE. I'd rather believe in the science of spiderman. LOL.
You may have taken those classes but it is sad to see that you did not learn what evidence is.

Similarities in DNA is evidence for evolution. It is an undeniable fact by anyone who understands evidence.

And one more point on giraffes. If the environment changed again so that grass was constantly available the extra energy required to grow a long neck would be detrimental and short giraffes would evolve again.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#63615 Dec 6, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yet, you pull out the exact same fallacies he does, almost word for word, oh wait, it's Eric Hovind doing the talking mostly now, because senior got in trouble.
Also, you are a YEC, stop pretending otherwise, you liars are really just annoying now, because there are so many of you christian freaks trying to pretend to be non-creationist morons then pulling out the creatard canards and fallacies already addressed by people a million times. Your own inability to learn betrays your lie.
I am what I am and not what you think I am. what fallacies am I pulling out here? You are the one pulling out ad homs on your every post!

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#63616 Dec 6, 2012
Makesure100 wrote:
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I am pleased to see that you incorporate evolution as a theory. It will always be a theory because we don't have the fossil evidence to prove otherwise. Creation is the only adaption as to why we are even here. However, it takes humility to accept a creator.
... and now we see this canard for the billionth time. Can't you morons ever learn? Anything? Anything at all that's actually ... oh I don't know, real?

Since: Sep 12

United States

#63617 Dec 6, 2012
I'm not sure how to word this question but ill give it a shot.
How does nature select 2 species to breed? Just guessing here but if say species A can evolve into an infinite amount of other species would there ever be a point they could all have produced a alphabet soup?

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#63618 Dec 6, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
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no, the watchmaker story has been debunked hundreds of times over. Our conscious evolved along with us. Other animals also have a conscious, why do you think we are unique in having one?
We can get a mortgage TOOL. Marry, buy a car, etc..........

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Since: Dec 12

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#63619 Dec 6, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
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no, the watchmaker story has been debunked hundreds of times over. Our conscious evolved along with us. Other animals also have a conscious, why do you think we are unique in having one?
Commit ingenious crimes......

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#63620 Dec 6, 2012
Makesure100 wrote:
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We can get a mortgage TOOL. Marry, buy a car, etc..........
Do you have a point here or are you just making absolutely sure that we know you are an idiot?

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