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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anonymous

Franklin, PA

#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”

Level 5

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

Bellevue, WA

#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

Bellevue, WA

#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.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#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?

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#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.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#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.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69584 Jan 1, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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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?
You feel the presence of something?

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#69585 Jan 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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You feel the presence of something?
I do now...lol
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#69586 Jan 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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and as for the rest of your post here--I find all that dark age goat herder stuff only slightly useful, like for examples of how NOT to mire through life barbarically UNenlightened.
That, and for the studies of historical civilization as far as insights into-as we know it...thus far anyway!
For your enlightenment, I was born, baptized and raised as a Christian. I consider myself agnostic with Buddhist tendencies. A "literal and inerrant" translation of the Bible was NEVER a requirement for believing in God and thinking that Adam and Eve and the talking snake and magic fruit and giants and satyrs, etc. were historically and factually real just seemed really silly in the Christian circles I grew up in. Heck, it was my mother and one of the nuns at Sunday school that told me that the stories in the Old Testament were merely myths, fables and fairy tales that God used to teach important lessons to bronze age pastoral cultures that were, for the most part, scientifically ignorant.

If "thinking" adults here in the 21st century want to think those stories are all "literally and inerrantly true" than my using the phrase "bronze age, goat herder FAIRY TALES" is the LEAST of their worries.

Level 1

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#69587 Jan 1, 2013
Intelligent design refers to a scientific research program as well as a community of scientists, philosophers and other scholars who seek evidence of design in nature. The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#69588 Jan 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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You feel the presence of something?
actually, I am a little more sensitive to such things than most.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#69589 Jan 1, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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I do now...lol
lol

I'm scared of myself!

“Don't be mad at me.”

Level 9

Since: Jan 11

I'm just a little bunny.

#69590 Jan 1, 2013
Makesure100 wrote:
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You are preoccupied with ignorance. You never had a sexual life.......get over it, it's not important. You were no doubt abused as a child......get over it. You are a hateful person who only sends hate. Get over it all. Every message you send is filled with doubt, sour opinion and total ignorance in everything.........GET A LIFE.
Why all those hateful things could be said of you. So far I have not been impressed with your alledged "higher education." Are you really talking about an education at the "University of a Higher Power?" If you are, that would explain your attitude. Now why don't you stop thinking about me taking a shower and find something nonviolent to take up your time.
FREE SERVANT

Bellevue, WA

#69591 Jan 1, 2013
kenny gilgan wrote:
Intelligent design refers to a scientific research program as well as a community of scientists, philosophers and other scholars who seek evidence of design in nature. The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected
The evidence is all around in the timing and structure of natural systems. Systems cycle to do a work and this in itself denotes intelligence in the set up.

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