Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 209612 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”

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69560 Jan 1, 2013
IReasonablyI wrote:
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Wonder how I would have conducted my life had I not been taught about Jesus as the Son of God.
More educated, for one.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69561 Jan 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Your last point is just projection.
There have been things created by other animals, one of the oldest forms of architecture are nests, birds commonly build these. Some animals exhibit artistic capabilities as well.
Of course it took a while for us to evolve, there had to be enough mutations for something with a more selfish gene to alter the environment around them instead of just live in it.
To your god thing, where is evidence that such exists? I'm curious to actually have some evidence supporting one to study and analyze, so far no one has given any. It would be nice to have more than blind assertions from believers, so we could stop calling you delusional.
What makes you think you could find God when you haven't really found yourself?
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69562 Jan 1, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Well, Edison's efforts are verifiable and repeatable.
How's your deity doing on those?
MY deity? I think NOT!

Edison seems to have had his moment of grandstanding on the subject.

And Einstein.

And a bunch of other scientists who don't seem to think that the unknown can be left unknown in the sight of their brilliance!

I don't do authority. Even the absurd ones.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69563 Jan 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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More educated, for one.
Personally, I'm annoyed at the vague reference to "the woman at the well".

I don't feel like researching it. Ain't going to crack the cover on the looney book. Just cause!
FREE SERVANT
#69564 Jan 1, 2013
It is a cold world and people turn to things like addictive substances and sexual sins to try and comfort themselves, the end is desperation and a worse state. Jesus can save anyone if they will repent.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69565 Jan 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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What makes you think you could find God when you haven't really found yourself?
Why do you make so many assumptions? Is projection simply reflex for you?

“I Am No One Else”

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69566 Jan 1, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
It is a cold world and people turn to things like addictive substances and sexual sins to try and comfort themselves, the end is desperation and a worse state. Jesus can save anyone if they will repent.
Most people who turn to addiction are religious, in the US they are almost all christian.

As for your "sexual sins," what are you referring to? Since sin is a religious construct with no basis in reality, mind you.

“I Am No One Else”

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69567 Jan 1, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Personally, I'm annoyed at the vague reference to "the woman at the well".
I don't feel like researching it. Ain't going to crack the cover on the looney book. Just cause!
I don't care anymore either, if they don't reference it then it's just a lie until they do, as far as I am concerned.
anonymous

Chagrin Falls, OH

#69568 Jan 1, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
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I don't have a "mythology" nor a "bible".
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The 14th Amendment was not 100 years old at the time of the Loving v. Virginia decision.
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The USSC, in several cases, has stated that marriage is a basic human right.
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They interpret it as a *contractual* arrangement, which has ramifications beyond "finance".
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How is breeding being subsidized?
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Because heaven help us if same-sex couples are granted all of the exact same rights and responsibilities of marriage enjoyed by opposite-sex couples, right?
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Who knew that the marriage penalty was a "bribe"?
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Fairness is important to me, which is why I won't settle for anything less than marriage law to apply to same-sex couples in the same way as it does for opposite-sex couples. We don't need some second-class institution of "civil union".
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If you're claiming that the next-of-kin, such as a spouse, cannot donate the deceased spouse's organs without pre-authorization, you would be sadly mistaken. Unless the deceased has left documentation refusing donation, then the absence of any such documentation means that the spouse or other next-of-kin makes the decision.
OK, 99 years, not 100. Good to know that you have a clear bead on the important things in life!

"We don't need.."

Understood. Every other statement of your character is invalidated now. YOU, that magical megaphone of perspective, YOU're dictating to 98 percent what the 2 percent will accept.

That is why I don't need YOU and yours in building consensus. I'm glad to have had this chance to demonstrate what it costs to those who would consider it.

Now, go worry about important it is to be able to decide how to carve up the remains of your sex partner. Have a nice day!

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69569 Jan 1, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
It is a cold world and people turn to things like addictive substances and sexual sins to try and comfort themselves, the end is desperation and a worse state. Jesus can save anyone if they will repent.
Are you fear mongering?
FREE SERVANT
#69570 Jan 1, 2013
It amazes me that people do not understand why Jesus came and went to the cross. He came to save us because we are all sick and in need of a physician. We have all sinned, and those who say they have never sinned are liars. Our very nature is offensive to God, There are some sins that are more repulsive to our Creator than others and yes God does get angry because of wickedness. We are required to turn from wrongdoings and if we don't, we are in danger of Hell fire.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69571 Jan 1, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
It amazes me that people do not understand why Jesus came and went to the cross. He came to save us because we are all sick and in need of a physician. We have all sinned, and those who say they have never sinned are liars. Our very nature is offensive to God, There are some sins that are more repulsive to our Creator than others and yes God does get angry because of wickedness. We are required to turn from wrongdoings and if we don't, we are in danger of Hell fire.
Yes, we know your beliefs are self degrading and horrible, can you provide evidence that they are based on fact?
FREE SERVANT
#69573 Jan 1, 2013
People didn't want to hear the truth in the time of Jesus and this world is just as cold and corrupt today. If a man who claims to be a follower of Jesus can not tell people there is a real Hell where there is flames and torment, then he fears men more than God. The name of Jesus can bring us up out of those flames.

“Keep the change...”

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#69574 Jan 1, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
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No, we have quotes from Edison...he was a total atheists, unlike Einstein who was a deist or mild agnostic. Look him up and read about him.
Then how would you explain the reference to "... infinite intelligence"?

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69575 Jan 1, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
People didn't want to hear the truth in the time of Jesus and this world is just as cold and corrupt today. If a man who claims to be a follower of Jesus can not tell people there is a real Hell where there is flames and torment, then he fears men more than God. The name of Jesus can bring us up out of those flames.
So you have nothing at all to support your claims, thus you just begin spamming. Great, have a good day MUQ ... oh wait, I meant KJV .... erm, that's not correct either ....

.... or is it?

“Keep the change...”

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#69576 Jan 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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I don't know either.
Next question: Is it right to prose-cute a sinner?
that would imply some sort of religious authoritarian judgement...

I guess it would be based on the severity of the sin...



Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#69577 Jan 1, 2013
anonymous wrote:
YOU, that magical megaphone of perspective, YOU're dictating to 98 percent what the 2 percent will accept.
I see that you missed the fact that a *majority* of Americans believe that same-sex couples should have their marriages given legal recognition. Not merely as "civil unions", but as *marriages*.

The trends are *not* going in your homophobic favor.

“Keep the change...”

Since: Jun 12

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#69580 Jan 1, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
The Observer Effect(quantum physics)... basically implies that the Universe could not have come into existence with out an Observer being present.
If this indeed be the case...then where is the Observer now?
If there was an Observer at the the beginning of the Universe...the Observer would have to be transcendent of both time and space..."I know

and the "infinite intelligence" reference made by Edison, might of hit the nail right on the head.

and it must be assumed that the Observer is here now and has always been here.

Do you ever get the feeling when your alone, that your not really alone?

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69582 Jan 1, 2013
IReasonablyI wrote:
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More educated how exactly?
Do I sound beyond ignorant to you?
Are you trying to belittle me and why exactly?
It would be one thing had I said anything offensive to
you or anyone else and I can't see that I've done that.
Yes, you do sound ignorant to me.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69583 Jan 1, 2013
IReasonablyI wrote:
I realize Topix is not the best place to discuss this subject, nor is it a good place for politics.
Know what I think would be nice - that is if the true believers spoke only to those others with similiar beliefs and the nonbelievers discussed what it is they wish to discuss.
Since there is no real proof on either side of this matter, IMO. Faith is not proof and my opinions on evolution offers me no proof either.
There you go, now you don't just sound ignorant, you provided evidence that you are ignorant.

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