Evolution vs. Creation

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High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.
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Jan 3, 2013
 
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Even simpler than that.
At the dawn of Man, ignorant, superstitious people attempted describe the natural world around them in terms that they could understand.
Example:
Lightning strikes a tree.
Their conclusion, "The gods must be angry!" That *IS* the simplest response to the unknown and meets Occam's Razor criteria.
It is also incorrect.
We now know what is the cause of, and nature of lightning, that it is the direct result of a static build-up and discharge of electrical energy in a nearby storm cloud, striking a convenient, grounded object.
That is, unless you still feel that lightning is caused because Jesus is pissed off at that particular tree.
No it proves that YOU can't affect the natural forces around you when you might be able to.

We can create our own climate. LOL

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Kong_ wrote:
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Even simpler than that.
At the dawn of Man, ignorant, superstitious people attempted describe the natural world around them in terms that they could understand.
Example:
Lightning strikes a tree.
Their conclusion, "The gods must be angry!" That *IS* the simplest response to the unknown and meets Occam's Razor criteria.
It is also incorrect.
We now know what is the cause of, and nature of lightning, that it is the direct result of a static build-up and discharge of electrical energy in a nearby storm cloud, striking a convenient, grounded object.
That is, unless you still feel that lightning is caused because Jesus is pissed off at that particular tree.
You described the mechancal workings of lightning...the mechanical actions...such as the mechanical workings of a car...you did not describe the cause of the car...

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You described the mechancal workings of lightning...the mechanical actions...such as the mechanical workings of a car...you did not describe the cause of the car...
....and at the root of it all, there may be a Supreme Deity.

If He exists, however....He used Chemistry, Biology, Physics to do His bidding.

The Bible is NOT a science book.

(I basically said the same thing just now on a different thread)

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....and at the root of it all, there may be a Supreme Deity.
If He exists, however....He used Chemistry, Biology, Physics to do His bidding.
The Bible is NOT a science book.
(I basically said the same thing just now on a different thread)
No it isn't...

Science however cannot tell you the cause...only the mechanics...it can't even tell you the purpose behind the mechanics...

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No it isn't...
Science however cannot tell you the cause...only the mechanics...it can't even tell you the purpose behind the mechanics...
Nor can you tell us the 'purpose' behind the mechanics.

But science DOES study the mechanics. If you choose to attribute meaning behind a snowflake falling "because God wants people in New Hampshire to ski!"....okay...I'm satisfied with the rational answer of the mechanics, without trying to guess at the purpose behind every act of nature -- because there is no "purpose" other than that which we, ourselves invent.

You can only speculate as to the author of the cause.

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God exists...
First, where is the evidence that a god exists. Then your evidence that your god is the one that exists. Then evidence that your god did all that you claim. You just complicated everything way more than it needs to be.

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God exists...
Prove it...

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You just complicated everything way more than it needs to be.
and yet you ask answers to everything
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God exists...
Are you suggesting those are God bones and not dinosaur bones? Even if an intelligent being caused the big bang creation event still he would just be a more highly evolved life form from a previous universe. God is but an artificial construct.

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Nor can you tell us the 'purpose' behind the mechanics.
But science DOES study the mechanics. If you choose to attribute meaning behind a snowflake falling "because God wants people in New Hampshire to ski!"....okay...I'm satisfied with the rational answer of the mechanics, without trying to guess at the purpose behind every act of nature -- because there is no "purpose" other than that which we, ourselves invent.
You can only speculate as to the author of the cause.
Okay...you're assumption is there is no purpose unless we assign it as such right?

Hmmm...

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Perhaps Mr. Edison could, but I can't. Below is a few quotes I found from him.
My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul. I may be in error, and man may have a soul; but I simply do not believe it. What a soul may be is beyond my understanding.
So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake ... Religion is all bunk.
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.
All Bibles are man-made”
“I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States”
All of the above from Thomas Alva Edison
Perhaps he was a deist.
" ...a soul may be beyond my understanding."

and this be the way an agnostic would think.

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and yet you ask answers to everything
Yes, because I am curious, that is why the "god dun it" no longer suffices, it's not an answer, it's an assertion, I want answers. Scientists give answers, they give evidence, evidence contains answers, their conclusions based on that evidence are logical and complete, and I have yet to see anything to suggest they are wrong about them.

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Are you suggesting those are God bones and not dinosaur bones? Even if an intelligent being caused the big bang creation event still he would just be a more highly evolved life form from a previous universe. God is but an artificial construct.
God exists above just our 4-dimensional universe...

Outside of time/space continuum...

How then would you measure that?

It would be similar to a 2-dimensional creature trying to fathom our 4-dimensional world...

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and yet you ask answers to everything
LOL!

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Prove it...
You exist...

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Prove it...
If one could prove God in a scientific manner, there would be no need for faith. And faith is everything.
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No it does not. Do you have a simpler explanation? "God dun it" is an assertion, and over complicates everything, and it complicates it a lot, because with "god dun it" you have to explain your god, provide even more evidence to support the god, and then explain why all the evidence does not support the "god dun it" assertion ... that's a lot of explaining.
KK! glad to see you've re-emerged from the foul pit. The assertion that God dun it is opposite of your assertion that the goo dun it. Now your assertion complicates a lot, because with "goo dun it" you have to explain your goo, provide even more evidence to support the goo, and then explain why all the evidence does not support the goo dun it assertion....that's a lot of explaining.
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God exists above just our 4-dimensional universe...

Outside of time/space continuum...

How then would you measure that?

It would be similar to a 2-dimensional creature trying to fathom our 4-dimensional world...
Such a being would take no interest whatsoever in our existence. To imagine that he exists and has decided to create intelligent life forms just so he can torture them for all eternity...

Your fairy tale world is totally bonkers.

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KK! glad to see you've re-emerged from the foul pit. The assertion that God dun it is opposite of your assertion that the goo dun it. Now your assertion complicates a lot, because with "goo dun it" you have to explain your goo, provide even more evidence to support the goo, and then explain why all the evidence does not support the goo dun it assertion....that's a lot of explaining.
Thank you for that...

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Such a being would take no interest whatsoever in our existence. To imagine that he exists and has decided to create intelligent life forms just so he can torture them for all eternity...
Your fairy tale world is totally bonkers.
He created us because of love...He LOVES us...not to torture...you're getting the narration wrong...

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