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
 
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Until a better explanation comes along that fits the facts, then Yes, I accept that theory. How is it really all that different from God created the universe from nothing. Perhaps he did. The Big Bang Theory really doesn't address the presence of God. It just works on the facts that we know to explain conditions as they exist.
Do you feel threatened by science? You shouldn't. If you do, but feel that God is more powerful, then go on with your faith. If you want to tell others that God is greater than science, go ahead, but don't destroy science because you fear it. Science will gladly change if you can show better explainations to match the facts then are currently being used.
If you believe in God and you have faith in God, what do you fear? If God decides that there are not enough righteous people on Earth, He is just going to blow it up and start again. There is no need for you to try to usurp God's authority and blow things up yourself.
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Cybele wrote:
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Wow. That is the most conservative view I've ever heard here in this forum. I know it's hard to break a system that works for some. But again, all these negating views are all about one trying to "fit in" and preserving what they think is the more superior inference.
The iota of human evolution can be analogous to a cell. We know it is evolving when it produces complex cell behavior. One can be defined as "impotent" when basic cytoskeletal mechanisms are suppressed. That makes one a simple yeast cell, unable to swim.
Ever heard of morpho-logical polarization of yeast cells? They become polarized when treated with mating factor from cells of the opposite mating type.
Our mating psychological make-up define our political views. Some views are the most sterile of its kind producing only one kind of mentality, cynicism.
I don't think the psychological make-up is that complicated. Animals and humans are uniquely different in that aspect though.
As I see it, pain and pleasure responses go to the cortex, but they are interpreted by the higher centers after that in a mathematical way. Pain pushes focus towards the front of the brain, pleasure to the back. Animals tend to process at a 1 to 2 bit level while humans tend to process at a 3 to 4 bit level. Males tend to organize their responses on an even number level while females are predisposed to process on an odd number level.

Basically, the hormones tend to push for a fight or flight mechanism, and even numbers are more tactical in a fight, where odd numbers are more imaginative in a flight scenario. It's not an absolute though. Environmental conditions can cause the male or female to go against the odds.

Just another theory from lil' old me. My sociology theories tend to be based on my skepticism of group behavior but I sometimes just don't think most people see the obvious or maybe I'm missing the subtle. That little prophecy is just extrapolation based on the end of the oil economy that lots of people predict. Until there's a replacement for oil, collapse of our global economy seems inevitable.

But that's off-topic! Drew just keeps pushing it so I give what I consider an honest response.
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Jan 3, 2013
 
Time and Space wrote:
And contrary to what most Anti-Christian Athiest think...not everyone needs the bible, or the bibles stories or morality, to confirm or deny the existance of 'other worldy beings'...
Unless you have either a) been abducted by the greys or b) have a ship capable of interstellar travel how do you propose confirming or denying the existence of such beings?
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Jan 3, 2013
 
Makesure100 wrote:
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FREAKSHOW.........Republicans and Democrats are followers.......leading us to have 17 Trillion in debt..........suck it up..........Freak. We don't vote........thank GOD.
So, Jim Jones has a drink for Thy, Marshall Applewhite wants to take a trip with Thy, Warren Jeffs, the prophet needs a bed warmer........Humans are simple minded animals.....add religion and its over....pray the gay away!

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Jan 3, 2013
 
xxxooxxx wrote:
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well they seemed to have nailed the Observer Effect down.lol
Who observes the observer? Why not give the role to an entity we call 'something' because without an observer, there will be NOTHING literally.

One call it God or Allah. One may even call it Big Brother.(but that's because our society thinks that Big Sisters can't do it). lol

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xxxooxxx wrote:
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your funny...
I do my best.

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Who observes the observer? Why not give the role to an entity we call 'something' because without an observer, there will be NOTHING literally.
One call it God or Allah. One may even call it Big Brother.(but that's because our society thinks that Big Sisters can't do it). lol
I always feel like somebodies watching me.

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Time and Space wrote:
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I lost track of you...but have found you again cause last post of a few days ago got deleted accidently do to bad connection...
Anyways so i'll start anew...
You cannot seperate 'creationism' from 'evolution'...
You are here...right?
So what makes you think 'God', a superior being to me and you, could not have under gone the same process say 1 billion years ago?
Or is life on earth the only life ever, that has been able to evolve...
It is the only life we know that has evolved. However, we can predict that life on other planets, if it exists, would evolve as well.

Creationism is the belief that the process of the creation of life from nothing was done by a superior being or beings or a giant turtle, or a lady in a lake or whatever you want. There are various creation mythes from cultures throughout time and around the world. They have no evidence to support them, but according to their adherents, they all happened just as they are reported.

Evolution is the change in living organisms over time resulting in new information and new species. It may be related to the origin of life, but it is apart from it and makes no predictions based on the origin of life. Evolution is driven by mutation, genetic drift, and the nonrandom process of natural selection. Evidence exists to support the process of evolution and it has been codified into a theory that is the basis for all modern biology.

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DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>It is our little friend Makesure. Upon these Topix threads he must indure his faith in man he doth abjure. How can he be so pure, yet remain off limits and obscure? Is he a foil and nothing more? He will not bend, his mission he remains objure.
Yet within this dark wood he doth blunder. While spreading this love of peace up yonder. The love, the mercy, his heart doth surrender. With the gentleness of blunt force trauma. Heed his words of wisdom he does proffer. Unless you get a better offer.
Where do you come from Freak? You make no sense. Perhaps in some corner of darkness you can communicate..........I don't understand you....thus, you are a Freak.

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Mother Mary wrote:
<quoted text>So, Jim Jones has a drink for Thy, Marshall Applewhite wants to take a trip with Thy, Warren Jeffs, the prophet needs a bed warmer........Humans are simple minded animals.....add religion and its over....pray the gay away!
Freak, just live knowing you are a Freak. It works.

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Time and Space wrote:
Science cannot be compared to 'God'...
Science is like an adult throwing lego bricks in a babies pin...and as the baby grows, they simply learn what they can do with the legos...
The planet Earth is simply one big lego set...
Man playing around with matter...
WTF?

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Time and Space wrote:
And contrary to what most Anti-Christian Athiest think...not everyone needs the bible, or the bibles stories or morality, to confirm or deny the existance of 'other worldy beings'...
I agree. The only thing you need is evidence.

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Makesure100 wrote:
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Where do you come from Freak? You make no sense. Perhaps in some corner of darkness you can communicate..........I don't understand you....thus, you are a Freak.
Why thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind thoughts and critical evaluation. This will help me be a better me.

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Kong_ wrote:
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"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
Matthew 19:24 (KJV)
I went through it several times my Freak.

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Makesure100 wrote:
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I went through it several times my Freak.
Did you get those grungy eye boogers when you did it?

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DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Did you get those grungy eye boogers when you did it?
Freaks like you could never understand. Infidels.........

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xxxooxxx wrote:
Isn't it amazing...mankind is given, maybe the most beautiful planet in the Universe, with almost unlimited resources... with the brains to develop practically anything that he can imagine...and what does mankind do?... turns it into a cesspool, then points his finger at God and says it all your fault! lol
Actually it's all Satan's fault.
Remember, we're applying Occam's razor.

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xxxooxxx wrote:
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let me ask you this then...Science says that the Universe virtually popped out of nothing...is this what you believe then?
So...you say the same thing about God.

You cannot prove God...we can prove planets

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xxxooxxx wrote:
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If one could prove God in a scientific manner, there would be no need for faith. And faith is everything.
Faith is believing something with no evidence. I don't do that, why do you??

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Makesure100 wrote:
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Freaks like you could never understand. Infidels.........
Ain't you a daisy.

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