Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 comments on the Jan 6, 2011, Best of New Orleans story 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 2

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#69176 Dec 31, 2012
Tinka wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL Is that a cuss word like bloddy and feck?
Go on NOW go piss off alright...
Bloody piss feck hare...
Not really a curse but like saying, " go on lying ".
FREE SERVANT

Bellevue, WA

#69177 Dec 31, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
<quoted text>
Jesus is the Greek name for Christ, His real name/his Jewish name was Joshua. You may want to search the Old Testament for 'Joshua' and 'Messiah'.
We know that Greek was written in the area where Jesus was crucified LUKE 23:38 and they the Greeks must have had some role in the event.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69178 Dec 31, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text> I never said that I don't believe that there are women who are not interested in having sex.
Female sexuality has nothing to do with you.
Do you deny that female asexuals exist? Asexuality is simply having no desires for sexual activity, no sexual attractions, and no pleasure from sexual activity, it has nothing to do with male or female by definition. So if you classify female and male asexuals differently then it proves you are being dishonest, it also demonstrates you know nothing about sexuality as a whole.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69179 Dec 31, 2012
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>
By presenting a reason why something is unethical, does that imply you are invoking some sort of ethics?
What is your boundary for ethical or unethical testing (Step 4 of the scientific method)?
Everyone has a set of ethics. Ethics are subjective, based on social pressures and genetic traits inherited, developed through natural selection. We lump them together and call them ethics.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69180 Dec 31, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Jesus existed. You are just wasting your time trying to deny the impossible.
There were lots of people named Jesus, and many still have that name today. So?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#69181 Dec 31, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
<quoted text>
Drunks and junkies are alive when they have those hallucinations. I think its unfair to compare them to a person who is temporarily dead until they are medically revived via CPR or other methods.
'...why is it that every single religious belief produces vastly different NDEs?'
It might be that God lets souls experience the after-life in a way that won't make them doubt their religion when they re-enter their bodies. For example, if a Muslim dies and experiences a Christian Heaven and then returns to his body, he probably wouldn't want to tell his fellow Muslims that Heaven is a Christian Heaven. If he does, he might be beaten up and/or killed.
Oh, that's handy then innit? But as it happens many NDE's also involve people merely feeling as if they are walking around their own bodies and don't get anywhere near heaven. This alone of course falsifies your claim that all NDE's are about the Christian version of heaven. Unfortunately those out of body experiences also happen to all rely on subjective rather than objective evidence.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#69183 Dec 31, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
From what I understand...I believe the Quantum field might be outside natural laws.
Don't worry, fundies tend to be wrong a lot.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#69184 Dec 31, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland has put Intelligent Design back into the equation.
The Big Bang theory is still valid but the Higgs Boson Particle actualy existed before the Big Bang and was the spark that sent the Big Bang in a predetermined course, so the science reflects.
It is now possible to see before the Big Bang and determine the existence of other dimensions.
Basically the Higgs Boson was the blue print for everything that was to be from the farthest stars location to your hair color. Yes. It even allowed for evolution as we are now finding out.
So you can look at Creationism creating Evolution. Who the creator is, no-one knows, but we do now know that the Higgs Boson Particle was a tool used to set our little slice of reality into preplanned motion. It's incredible.
Why do you hate kittens?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#69185 Dec 31, 2012
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Intelligent Design?...no brainer
Ya got that right.

:-p
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#69186 Dec 31, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Jesus existed. You are just wasting your time trying to deny the impossible.
To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP, for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up "aluminium." Check the pronunciation guide
You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour', skipping the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters. You will end your love affair with the letter 'Z'(pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and the suffix "ize" will be replaced by the suffix "ise." You will learn that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary."

Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up "interspersed." There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have chat shows. When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you won't have to use bad language as often.

There is no such thing as "US English." We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of thereinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of "-ize."

You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney, upper-class twit, or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents -- Scottish dramas such as "Taggart" will no longer be broadcast with subtitles. While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is "Devon." If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become "shires" e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters. British sit-coms such as "Men Behaving Badly" or "Red Dwarf" will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen", But only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#69187 Dec 31, 2012
uly 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 2nd will be a new national holiday, but only in England. It will be called "Indecisive Day."

All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean. All road intersections will be replaced with roundabouts. You will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Roundabouts and metrication will help you Understand the British sense of humour.

You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips. Fries aren't even French, they are Belgian though 97.85%of you (including the guy who discovered fries while in Europe) are not aware of a country called Belgium. Those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called "crisps." Real chips are thick cut and fried in animal fat. The traditional accompaniment to chips is beer which should be served warm and flat. Waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

As a sign of penance 5 grams of sea salt per cup will be added to all tea made within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this quantity to be doubled for tea made within the city of Boston itself.

The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all, it is lager. From November 1st only proper British Bitter will be referred to as "beer," and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as "Lager." The substances formerly known as "American Beer" will henceforth be referred to as "Near-Frozen Knat's Urine," with the exception of the product of the American Budweiser company whose product will be referred to as "Weak Near-Frozen Knat's Urine." This will allow true Budweiser (as manufactured for the last 1000 years in Pilsen, Czech Republic) to be sold without risk of confusion.

From November 10th the UK will harmonise petrol or "gasoline," as you will be permitted to keep calling it until April 1st 2005) prices with the former USA. The UK will harmonise its prices to those of the former USA and the Former USA will, in return, adopt UK petrol prices (roughly $6/US gallon - get used to it).

You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.
Tax collectors from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all revenues due (backdated to 1776).

Thank you for your co-operation.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#69188 Dec 31, 2012
RE-Revocation for 2012!!! lol
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#69189 Dec 31, 2012
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>I can relate to you, but I don't know if I agree with the role you have given sexuality. It is interesting and I will have to give it more thought. From a personal standpoint, I should be one highly creative individual. I suppose it depends on how you define creativity. Is it just ideas or if the ideas have to always be rendered into some form?
I do consider sexuality and communication linked in that sex is a form of communication between people in addition to its biological function. This idea may be out there for some, but I acquired it and have since developed it after reading Stranger in a Strange Land when I was 10. I have not thought about the idea of pushing that desire into other avenues. Again, I will have to give this some thought.
Well, I'm listening to the dialog. The blending of sexuality and creativity is curious to me. I've always been more interested in avoiding being publicly distracted, so to speak. I guess that's a natural predisposition that greatly effects personality, but isn't universal.

I'll stand by my claim that Freudian theory is far from universal. He's just another mechanism of the white man's world.

...and Heinlein wrote teen porn! "Stranger in a Strange Land" was his only book to suggest an interesting theory on the importance of language. Most of his works were pulp fiction. I'm still unsure as to whether he wrote "Starship Troopers" as a joke or if he really got off on such cliche fantasies.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#69190 Dec 31, 2012
To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP, for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up "aluminium." Check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. The letter U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour', skipping the letter 'U' is nothing more than laziness on your part. Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters. You will end your love affair with the letter 'Z'(pronounced 'zed' not 'zee') and the suffix "ize" will be replaced by the suffix "ise." You will learn that the suffix 'burgh' is pronounced 'burra' e.g. Edinburgh. You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as 'Pittsberg' if you can't cope with correct pronunciation. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary."

Using the same twenty seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. Look up "interspersed." There will be no more 'bleeps' in the Jerry Springer show. If you're not old enough to cope with bad language then you shouldn't have chat shows. When you learn to develop your vocabulary then you won't have to use bad language as often.

There is no such thing as "US English." We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of thereinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of "-ize."

You should learn to distinguish the English and Australian accents. It really isn't that hard. English accents are not limited to cockney, upper-class twit, or Mancunian (Daphne in Frasier). You will also have to learn how to understand regional accents -- Scottish dramas such as "Taggart" will no longer be broadcast with subtitles. While we're talking about regions, you must learn that there is no such place as Devonshire in England. The name of the county is "Devon." If you persist in calling it Devonshire, all American States will become "shires" e.g. Texasshire, Floridashire, Louisianashire.

Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as the good guys. Hollywood will be required to cast English actors to play English characters. British sit-coms such as "Men Behaving Badly" or "Red Dwarf" will not be re-cast and watered down for a wishy-washy American audience who can't cope with the humour of occasional political incorrectness.

You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The Queen", But only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you to get confused and give up half way through.

TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#69191 Dec 31, 2012
Edit Utah- to NEVADA!
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#69192 Dec 31, 2012
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Ifyou don't have anything relevant to say, get behind!!!
Charles, did your mommy give you all your comeback lines? You have no talent for them because you're not engaged in the discussion. EVERYthing deflects off of your Chobham reinforced skull!

..and you'll continue to get disrespectful replies until you stop demanding everyone to accept your literal interpretations of scripture as scientific fact.

....so go squeal like a pig and run home and cry to mommy!

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69193 Dec 31, 2012
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Charles, did your mommy give you all your comeback lines? You have no talent for them because you're not engaged in the discussion. EVERYthing deflects off of your Chobham reinforced skull!
..and you'll continue to get disrespectful replies until you stop demanding everyone to accept your literal interpretations of scripture as scientific fact.
....so go squeal like a pig and run home and cry to mommy!
That was a comeback? I thought he just had Tourettes.
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#69194 Dec 31, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
That was a comeback? I thought he just had Tourettes.
I think the only time I've heard "Get thee behind me, Satan!" comment, it was a Cheech and Chong joke.
sickofit

Owatonna, MN

#69195 Dec 31, 2012
I am just happy to live in the USA and I dont have to be forced into a cult religion..FREEDOM IS AWESOME...have your religon religous people...GLAD OUR KIDS ARE NOT FORCE FED YOUR CULTS BS ANYMORE.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69196 Dec 31, 2012
sickofit wrote:
I am just happy to live in the USA and I dont have to be forced into a cult religion..FREEDOM IS AWESOME...have your religon religous people...GLAD OUR KIDS ARE NOT FORCE FED YOUR CULTS BS ANYMORE.
So instead of being "forced" by guns, you prefer to be forced by brainwashing. It's still having it forced on you.

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