Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 218789 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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Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#64624 Dec 11, 2012
Maz, where would you expect life to evolve than on a planet in the "Goldilocks Zone". It is also quite a bit bigger than previously thought. In fact the Earth has varied from ice box to hot house as various climate factors have changed on the Earth, many of them brought about by evolution.
Anonymous

UK

#64625 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
straa wrote:
All that does is push the question back, if life on earth came from another planet, where did that life come from and so on and so on, untill you get right back to the orifinal lifeform, where did tgat cone from, so the panspermia theory is a meaningless idea, it just pushes the question of how life came about, further back
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Not following here. Straa is saying that evolution, whether or not including possible panspermia, is worthy of acceptance. The Big Bang only serves as a possible limit on how long it could have gone on. I note that apparently life on earth has gone on for maybe 4 billion years, and that's about a third of the time since the big bang. Three times that length of time is not going to really make the case for abiogensis being that much more probable. Plus there is time to communicate life between distant planets or life sustaining places. More likely abiogenesis occurred in many places as soon as conditions were right. Might even have occurred here several times.
Life emerged on earth very quickly, as soon as the earth cooled down and the conditions were better, life began, so it seems to be a simple process that happens on planets and moons all over the universe, I think its more likely that life on earth started here on earth, and does so all through the universe
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64626 Dec 11, 2012
Honey7 wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks so much for your comment But if you know anyone that has an alien inside them could you please get them to comment. I would really like to hear what they have to say, like what do the aliens eat ? or do the aliens eat the scientologest from the inside out and where do they do their number 2s? I think these are all relevant questions and the world needs to know. As I said before, no crack pots Thanks
Nope, sorwee, cant help ye there!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64627 Dec 11, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
And in Chuck's case it's an empty vessel.(shrug)
Aye, that's not a good thing to be then!!

(not quite sure how that can be, given the territory and all!)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64628 Dec 11, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Mad omen!!!
Actually, no, as ah quite enjoyed the direct heat!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64629 Dec 11, 2012
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup! Which is EXACTLY why we have lots of fundies with baseless opinions posting in these threads. Reality however remains unaffected.
Exactly-That's why it's actually a good place to be!!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64630 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a side note, but it's not "theoretically" possible for ET's to climb out of black holes -- if black hole theory is any good.
Yeah, that Would be all backasswards then!

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#64631 Dec 11, 2012
Russell wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong answer
Try YES.....
Mitochondrial Eve and Y chromosome Adam
Sorry Russell, you are wrong again.

Mitochondrial Eve lived about 150,000+- years ago. She is the female who ALL of today's women descended from.

Y Chromosomal Adam lived about 50,000 to 60,000+- years ago and he is the ancestor of ALL males alive today.

It doesn't count when they are far apart like that. There was never a time when our ancient ancestors were just one couple. The DNA proves that.

Adam and Eve, as written in the Bible, NEVER existed. The Bible is completely wrong on this story, and it is now provable.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64632 Dec 11, 2012
MazHere wrote:
Exactly what scientific basis do evolutionists use to determine if a so called erv is ancestral or independently inserted?
That,(assuming genomes ar ein the equation) would show up molecularly, in the sequential study of haplotypes.

NO prediction (or fake and phony BS) to it-just realistic, comprehended, unxerstood scientific FACT.

(wth hell are we nominating greedy Idiothoyapper's like Fluke--when there's SO much BETTER actual Intelligence out there....)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64633 Dec 11, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> God is God. You can not change that with your polluted statement.
Some of them are REALLY, TRULY intelligent too!!!

http://sysbio.harvard.edu/csb/research/sabeti...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#64634 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, that we are inside a black hole is virtually certain. It's way beyond a mere guess.
:-)

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#64635 Dec 11, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Your malice and hatred of God and the holy bible, will do you no good.
You are wasting your time. GOD or his words can never be disproven.
Sorry Charlie, I don't hate God. How can one hate something that doesn't exist. I also don't hate the Bible. I like debating the creationists on this forum and the Bible is the subject of many, many debates.

Sorry again Charles, but the Old Testament is pretty much disproven by science today...really. I suspect you creationists will go on denying this for a long long time, but we (science) hold the actual truth on the matter...you don't.

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Since: Apr 11

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#64636 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
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I guess then truth is just what whoever says it loudest and longest...
It goes in both ways.

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Since: Apr 11

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#64637 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
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Hey, don't relish it so much on me..:=)
My best wishes to you. May you, like the little animicule, the Hydra, live forever.( See, I got that turn the other cheek thing ingrained in me when I was little.)
All mortals must die. No big deal about that. Every ones turn is coming.

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Since: Apr 11

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#64638 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
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And they can't change who God isn't either.
Not being able to prove something one way or the other is still not being able to prove something one way or the other.
Of course none of that nonsense prevents me from hoping you are right.
I am not asking you for any favour. I am only telling you that, you can not deny the validity of the bible and the creator.

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Since: Apr 11

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#64639 Dec 11, 2012
AustinHook wrote:
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And after almost 2 to the seventeenth power postings on this thread, we don't seem a lot closer to answering even one more important question for certain. Funny thing, it seems to me that the "God is God" logical identity axiom redux doesn't even try to answer a question.
Anyway, once science answers all the questions I'll know it isn't science any more.
Dreaming.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#64640 Dec 11, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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They're almost in the same latitude.
Oh I see. Okay then, we'll do it the way the Biblical "literalists" do it and say it's almost the same, like a circle is almost like a ball.
Cybele wrote:
How about Chinese and Indians or Russians? You know how close Tibet is to India and Pakistan. Why are their physical attributes so different from each other? What is in the environment that caused these differences?
Have you even bothered to try looking up for yourself? Or have you even considered the fact that since evolution occurs anyway (we're all born different remember) that simple change over time would also be another factor? If I can't answer each and every one of your mindless questions do you REALLY think that the theory of evolution is in any danger just because someone who believes (with no evidence at all whatsoever) that aliens made life didn't get their questions answered on some random internet forum full of geeks? Srsly? And if so are you therefore suggesting that all human races were also created separately and did NOT come from a common ancestor? Even many reality-denying dumb-as-a-post YEC's would raise their eyebrows at that one.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#64641 Dec 11, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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LOL! You do know there are myriads of mountains everywhere right? BTW, they built that Great Wall of China. LMAO!
Keep guessing though.
Yeah, cuz that could never be a factor could it?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jul/02...

Another creation "science" discovery... oh, wait...

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Since: Apr 11

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#64642 Dec 11, 2012
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry Charlie, I don't hate God. How can one hate something that doesn't exist. I also don't hate the Bible. I like debating the creationists on this forum and the Bible is the subject of many, many debates.
Sorry again Charles, but the Old Testament is pretty much disproven by science today...really. I suspect you creationists will go on denying this for a long long time, but we (science) hold the actual truth on the matter...you don't.
Dreaming. Denying God's existence is like denying ones life. Humans despite the advent of drugs, still ends up dying. Science just can not stop that.
Why, Bill?
Because God truly exist.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#64643 Dec 11, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Not even Genesis but Exodus 200 vs 1 to 3 or take it further to verse 18.
I was always kinda partial to Matthew 4:8 myself.

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