Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216897 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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Avon, OH

#68704 Dec 29, 2012
I believe that since humans are the only animals with a soul, it is the soul that is constantly altering our DNA and making us evolve into a creature that will barely resemble the original human beings that inhabited the Earth when our race first started some 2 million years ago.

Since God is the one who creates souls and bonds them to the animals known as human beings, He is responsible for mankind becoming the most intelligent and evolved beings on Earth.

Look at sharks and crocodiles, they are both hundreds of millions of years old, yet they have changed very little over this time period. Its because they don't have souls.

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#68705 Dec 29, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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You are making up what you perceive.
according to science everyone does that...lol

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#68706 Dec 29, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
I believe that since humans are the only animals with a soul, it is the soul that is constantly altering our DNA and making us evolve into a creature that will barely resemble the original human beings that inhabited the Earth when our race first started some 2 million years ago.
Since God is the one who creates souls and bonds them to the animals known as human beings, He is responsible for mankind becoming the most intelligent and evolved beings on Earth.
Look at sharks and crocodiles, they are both hundreds of millions of years old, yet they have changed very little over this time period. Its because they don't have souls.
So, what is this "soul" and where is the evidence suggesting it?

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#68707 Dec 29, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
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according to science everyone does that...lol
Yes, that is why opinions and anecdotes are not considered evidence and claims are considered bias by default, until verifiable evidence is offered suggesting it. Verifiable, testable, and reproducible evidences are objective, meaning they will behave the exact same way for one person as they do for another. That is why scientists demand that standard of evidence, and why any thinking and rational person would as well. Until such evidence is presented, any claim can be dismissed as meaningless, or delusion if there is an insistence of the claim's validity in spite of evidence to the contrary being uncovered.

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#68708 Dec 29, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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including making animal or human sacrifices?
Sacrifices is truly an idea that evades me.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#68709 Dec 29, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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You are making up what you perceive.
Can you elaborate please

sounds like some fallacy to me

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Since: Apr 12

Taizhou, China

#68710 Dec 29, 2012
Free Servant, how do you know if an agate crystal looks like Jesus?
Do we have any portraits from Jesus' time to compare it with?

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Since: Dec 12

Avon, OH

#68711 Dec 29, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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So, what is this "soul" and where is the evidence suggesting it?
When people die, the bond between the soul and the human body is severed. When the soul's connection to the material world is severed, the soul is free to go and dwell in the spiritual realm, which would include places like Heaven. A soul cannot be detected with instruments designed to detect physical properties such as mass and energy so its currently impossible to get the evidence of a soul's existance.

Perhaps one day somebody will design and build an instrument that can detect the properties of spirits.

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Since: Apr 12

Taizhou, China

#68712 Dec 29, 2012
On a fence in Central America, there was what looked like a picture of Jesus.
Many people took pilgrimages to that fence, and abandoned crutches and wheelchairs accumulated.

But then a workman washed the whitewash off and found that it wasn't Jesus, it was Willy Nelson.

At that point, the crutches and wheelchairs stopped accumulating.

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#68713 Dec 29, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
I believe that since humans are the only animals with a soul, it is the soul that is constantly altering our DNA and making us evolve into a creature that will barely resemble the original human beings that inhabited the Earth when our race first started some 2 million years ago.
Since God is the one who creates souls and bonds them to the animals known as human beings, He is responsible for mankind becoming the most intelligent and evolved beings on Earth.
Look at sharks and crocodiles, they are both hundreds of millions of years old, yet they have changed very little over this time period. Its because they don't have souls.
LMAO. LAME

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Since: Apr 12

Taizhou, China

#68714 Dec 29, 2012
xxxoxxx, didn't the Israelites go out and mow down Canaanites and Philistines after they received the Ten Commandments?

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#68715 Dec 29, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, that is why opinions and anecdotes are not considered evidence and claims are considered bias by default, until verifiable evidence is offered suggesting it. Verifiable, testable, and reproducible evidences are objective, meaning they will behave the exact same way for one person as they do for another. That is why scientists demand that standard of evidence, and why any thinking and rational person would as well. Until such evidence is presented, any claim can be dismissed as meaningless, or delusion if there is an insistence of the claim's validity in spite of evidence to the contrary being uncovered.
Metaphysics after all, is "beyond" physics...which by its very nature is undefinable.(consider the observer effect)
You assume that everything should fit into the man made concept of science without exception...
Without the metaphysical world nothing would exist...but like I said...these are things that you would not understand by way scientific terms...but just as real as the physical world, if not more so.

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above and beyond

#68716 Dec 29, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
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haven't really read them....
there are other holy books other than the bible, which makes everything in the bible half-truths

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#68717 Dec 29, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
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When people die, the bond between the soul and the human body is severed. When the soul's connection to the material world is severed, the soul is free to go and dwell in the spiritual realm, which would include places like Heaven. A soul cannot be detected with instruments designed to detect physical properties such as mass and energy so its currently impossible to get the evidence of a soul's existance.
Perhaps one day somebody will design and build an instrument that can detect the properties of spirits.
Scientist are a funny lot...if they did make an instrument to detect it, they would make up some new name for it like LIFEb727 and claimed that it was a new discovery unheard of until now...lol

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Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#68718 Dec 29, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
I believe that since humans are the only animals with a soul, it is the soul that is constantly altering our DNA and making us evolve into a creature that will barely resemble the original human beings that inhabited the Earth when our race first started some 2 million years ago.
Since God is the one who creates souls and bonds them to the animals known as human beings, He is responsible for mankind becoming the most intelligent and evolved beings on Earth.
Look at sharks and crocodiles, they are both hundreds of millions of years old, yet they have changed very little over this time period. Its because they don't have souls.
Wake up dude, there is no such thing as a soul...it's just religious crap.

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#68719 Dec 29, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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there are other holy books other than the bible, which makes everything in the bible half-truths
which do you prefer?

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Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#68720 Dec 29, 2012
Thomas Robertson wrote:
On a fence in Central America, there was what looked like a picture of Jesus.
Many people took pilgrimages to that fence, and abandoned crutches and wheelchairs accumulated.
But then a workman washed the whitewash off and found that it wasn't Jesus, it was Willy Nelson.
At that point, the crutches and wheelchairs stopped accumulating.
Laffin.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

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Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#68721 Dec 29, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Sacrifices is truly an idea that evades me.
Really?? God seemed to need a human sacrifice to make us 'right' with Him. And in the early days he wanted goats and sheep.

This really leads me to think the whole shebang is made up crap.

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#68722 Dec 29, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
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which do you prefer?
sci-fi

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#68723 Dec 29, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
I believe that since humans are the only animals with a soul...
What is the evidence for the existence of a "soul"?

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