Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 221489 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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#66169 Dec 19, 2012
I fish wrote:
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I wouldn't want to pretend like it's not there. That would mean I could do no evil....and I can technically...the Bible speaks of the love of God constraining us...right?
I dunno. I usually slept through church as much as I could. I'd have to look it up.

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#66170 Dec 19, 2012
I fish wrote:
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I find great humility in a group of grown men who say I'm afraid of being wrong so I'll just repeat what the Bible says as accurately as possible. Watch what repeating the Bible does for people. You think Christians inhibit learning. How many languages has the bible been translated into. what has motivated many individuals who earlier could care less about literacy to learn to read. It is the Word of God. It's not the missionary....It's the message.
That is the same technique used to indoctrinate people into (insert your favorite whatever here). I have been in attendance at some very emotive church services. People jumping up, hands raised to the air, bodies trembling. I can only describe the atmosphere of the room as containing an almost palpable energy. That is not to say that I thought it was God wandering about. The energy was exactly like I have experienced at a rock concert.

I discovered a few other interesting things from attending these services, that were also surprisingly like you would find at a rock concert. I might elaborate on this later. For now I will say I looked and saw that it was good.

Obviously the expectations of those attending church are different from those attending a rock concert are different, but the point is you can get people pumped up and invigorated about things other than religion.

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#66171 Dec 19, 2012
anonymous wrote:
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Well, that does tend to suggest that genetics aren't perfect. There are design weaknesses.
I wouldn't say genetics isn't perfect because we are currently making progress.
anonymous wrote:
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Perhaps things like the Cambrian explosion are actually caused by some fundamental change in genetics that overcome obstacles at the structural level. For those of us who have become comfortable in our niches, that could prove very bad.... but stuff happens! Enjoy the time you have!
Perhaps the next Cambrian era will be the future of mutagenesis, perhaps modifying DNA artificially? Such as delay aging, increase intelligence, have stronger immune system, etc.
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I still wouldn't call that an act of God! Just a good idea whose time has come.
We've been playing Gods since the dawn of man!

I wouldn't say genetics isn't perfect because we are currently making progress.

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#66172 Dec 19, 2012
copy/paste typo

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#66173 Dec 19, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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You'll have to ask Charles. He seems to be the self-appointed resident expert on who owns which language.
No one really owns any language(s).
But English as a language was first spoken in England.

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#66175 Dec 19, 2012
I fish wrote:
<quoted text>It'd be nicer if you were on our side. You could maybe say the best way to evangelize is to rejoice in THE TRUTH...and then go from group to group and rejoice in THE TRUTH with them.
In your case, truth is relative. It's not the absolute truth.

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#66176 Dec 19, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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But you seem to be interested in the subject and so am I. LOL
The origin of all languages should be a thing or matter of interest to all. It is not really a laughing matter, but the truth.

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#66177 Dec 19, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> No one really owns any language(s).
But English as a language was first spoken in England.
Got nothing better to do than keep raking up what has already been discussed? Or do you think those of us that shot you down before will ignore your repetition of inaccurate information? Sheesh, sad or what?

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#66178 Dec 19, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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Interested? Not so much. It's just that Charles have been ranting on for a year or two about how the English *own* the English language. I guess he thinks the rest of us have to pay licensing fees.
You got it wrong body.
My subject of interest is that, English started in England. Their ownership of the language is nothing but by origination. Get that, Miky.

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#66179 Dec 19, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Actually the U.S. does. That is a little known fact, it was part of the package deal when Robert P. McCulloch bought the London Bridge.
Dreaming again. As an American, do some research work about the history of the US and the English Americans.

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#66180 Dec 19, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> The origin of all languages should be a thing or matter of interest to all. It is not really a laughing matter, but the truth.
You can't spell 'English' without L I E S

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#66181 Dec 19, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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That's interesting. The American english language has evolved to the point that it has become an enigma!
Interesting?
but you guys are forgeting one thing, the SOURCE of American English.

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#66182 Dec 19, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Interesting?
but you guys are forgeting one thing, the SOURCE of American English.
Ya forgetting Greek and Latin, the roots in English? Languages evolve

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#66183 Dec 19, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Got nothing better to do than keep raking up what has already been discussed? Or do you think those of us that shot you down before will ignore your repetition of inaccurate information? Sheesh, sad or what?
That means you are a liar and nothing more. Do your research if you are in doubt. I did mine, and i was told that English as a language was first spoken in England.
Sources: Books and the internets.

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#66184 Dec 20, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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You can't spell 'English' without L I E S
Whatever !
But my history books, researches and the internet told me, the otherwise.
So, i think that word, " LIES ", is met for you.

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#66185 Dec 20, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> That means you are a liar and nothing more. Do your research if you are in doubt. I did mine, and i was told that English as a language was first spoken in England.
Sources: Books and the internets.
Where did Old English originate?

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#66186 Dec 20, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> That means you are a liar and nothing more. Do your research if you are in doubt. I did mine, and i was told that English as a language was first spoken in England.
Sources: Books and the internets.
Turkey - I know Christmas is coming, but you should really learn how to cite sources - "Books and the internets (sic)" is utterly inadequate. "Liar" am I - look back at earlier posts to see who lies. As usual, you think repeating your inaccuracies will be allowed to pass and when they are not, you resort to insults. Pathetic.

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#66187 Dec 20, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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Where did Old English originate?
Another question for you, is old English the same as the English spoken today?
Why is old English similar to German than modern English?

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#66188 Dec 20, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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Turkey - I know Christmas is coming, but you should really learn how to cite sources - "Books and the internets (sic)" is utterly inadequate. "Liar" am I - look back at earlier posts to see who lies. As usual, you think repeating your inaccuracies will be allowed to pass and when they are not, you resort to insults. Pathetic.
Crab- You really have nothing to offer.

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#66189 Dec 20, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Another question for you, is old English the same as the English spoken today?
Why is old English similar to German than modern English?
Why are you parrotting what you were told on here a couple of weeks ago when you dneied this? You really don't learn. Guess there truly is no cure for stupid.

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