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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PTK

Somerset, KY

#70474 Jan 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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All I can see you saying in here is that you hate progress because it's "inconvenient."
All I can see in that statement, is that you have some rather non-sensical, back-assward issues, because you have NO idea of what you're just "witch huntingly, hatefully judging", nor any right to do it, what so ever.
PTK

Somerset, KY

#70475 Jan 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Microsoft wants to put all of it's users into a Cloud system. Just an FYI, if you don't like it, you'll switch to something where you get to choose.
Which will STILL be authentically traceable...for accountability.

And so it all should. Nothing worse than chickenchits that try and hide-like the chickenchits they are.

“I started out with nothing”

Level 6

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#70476 Jan 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Have you checked out Libre Office? It's a spin-off from OOo that is showing more promise. OOo is actually falling behind slowly but surely, and very sadly because it was the par-none office suite for so long. But Libre is almost identical to it in layout and is being actively developed. Just a heads up really, you should check it out in case OOo drops the ball for the last time soon.
Thanks, I have heard of it, my tecky has mentioned it (a couple of times LOL) but we have not seen the need to change (yet). Its on the horizon thought and it certainly looks interesting
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#70477 Jan 10, 2013
PTK wrote:
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Ever see Facebook's kingdom stateside...Unflippin' believable. And the masses flock on...and the employees of the world flock on...and on and on.
As I've posted already. I don't use my name online. I also don't keep a Facebook presence because everything that you do that isn't fully in the service of the Fatherland can and will eventually be used against you. Generally, I agree that the data is out there and really, it would not be cost effective for corporations to index it all. The government might though, under the auspices of protecting against terrorism.

The important thing is that it's there. If you have a political agenda that rocks their boat, they can and will retrieve that data eventually. If they want to spy on you, they could go directly to the source. Complex spying is no longer required as long as you're packing a cell phone. They know where you are and can drop in anytime they want to.

For now, Big Brother is about legitimacy, not whether or not they can and do use it. Don't bother trying to go underground. You can't. They just want you to accept them in your lives. The real question about paranoia all leads to the one rhetorical statement "if you've got nothing to hide, then you've got nothing to fear". Well, I suppose if you're young, dumb and full of scum, you're worth keeping in the labor force to feed the intelligence apparatus and war machine. Sooner or later, you'll be out of the curve, too old, too smart, too lazy, too fat or just too interested in your own well-being.

Paranoia is a bad word. It's hard to imagine NAZI Germany existing within the lifetimes of people alive today but that is very much the case, and the younger generation of sheep are destined not to see it for what it is and what it will likely be again. But if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear!

The best defense IS the security of the herd. But that herd becomes divided against itself soooo easily. That's why people like Assange may be annoying, but they are performing a very dirty job which should be appreciated. The State Dept. should never be casual in their treatment of the world and diplomats should be a bit more than poker playing good ol' boys from the party in power.

Don't think that ditching the cell phone will matter either. But if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. Just keep saying that.

Anyway, so we're off topic? There hasn't been a Creationist posting for days. There's nothing to debate!

“I started out with nothing”

Level 6

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#70478 Jan 10, 2013
PTK wrote:
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A+, COMPTIA Security+ and mucho misc other training here....Years worth.
Two reasons, why we have Civil Law enforcement as well...1) idiots that are sooooo ignorant, that 2)they can only slander and stalk others.
WELL worth the time in "sniffing " them down, like the dogchit they are, and making them accountable for what they let roll across and out of their dumps in my opinion.
But thanks for explaining it to others, who might think the screens they hide behind are somehow "private". Nothing like a good dose of reality :-).
A+, COMPTIA Security+ and mucho misc other training here

Uhhuh.'Nuff said.eh???

OK, its just that you were coming across as a paranoiac and unaware of the effects of your computing actions. I thought Id enlighten you but if as you say you are aware, sorry to have disturbed you.
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#70479 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Thanks, I have heard of it, my tecky has mentioned it (a couple of times LOL) but we have not seen the need to change (yet). Its on the horizon thought and it certainly looks interesting
LibraOffice is based on Open Office. Oracle just has abandoned development of Open Office, so developers have taken the code elsewhere. Oracle likes to buy out Open Source products and then kill them, but usually they try to see if they can undermine Microsoft with the products first.

The Sun acquisition probably was more about having control of a stable operating system for hosting their database but Oracle has pulled other such stunts, MySQL being one of them.
PTK

Somerset, KY

#70480 Jan 10, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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As I've posted already. I don't use my name online. I also don't keep a Facebook presence because everything that you do that isn't fully in the service of the Fatherland can and will eventually be used against you. Generally, I agree that the data is out there and really, it would not be cost effective for corporations to index it all. The government might though, under the auspices of protecting against terrorism.
The important thing is that it's there. If you have a political agenda that rocks their boat, they can and will retrieve that data eventually. If they want to spy on you, they could go directly to the source. Complex spying is no longer required as long as you're packing a cell phone. They know where you are and can drop in anytime they want to.
For now, Big Brother is about legitimacy, not whether or not they can and do use it. Don't bother trying to go underground. You can't. They just want you to accept them in your lives. The real question about paranoia all leads to the one rhetorical statement "if you've got nothing to hide, then you've got nothing to fear". Well, I suppose if you're young, dumb and full of scum, you're worth keeping in the labor force to feed the intelligence apparatus and war machine. Sooner or later, you'll be out of the curve, too old, too smart, too lazy, too fat or just too interested in your own well-being.
Paranoia is a bad word. It's hard to imagine NAZI Germany existing within the lifetimes of people alive today but that is very much the case, and the younger generation of sheep are destined not to see it for what it is and what it will likely be again. But if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear!
The best defense IS the security of the herd. But that herd becomes divided against itself soooo easily. That's why people like Assange may be annoying, but they are performing a very dirty job which should be appreciated. The State Dept. should never be casual in their treatment of the world and diplomats should be a bit more than poker playing good ol' boys from the party in power.
Don't think that ditching the cell phone will matter either. But if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. Just keep saying that.
Anyway, so we're off topic? There hasn't been a Creationist posting for days. There's nothing to debate!
I was just amazed at the amount of investment going into what is often just such uselessness. Imagine that amount of funding, put towards stuff like jobs, health care for everyone, and other vital type infrastructure.
Not surprising though, and no wonder the economy says mired up in muck to it's neck, like little boy tongues stuck to iced over flagpoles...telnet to port 666, the new age of they know not what to worship :-).
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#70481 Jan 10, 2013
PTK wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever see Facebook's kingdom stateside...Unflippin' believable. And the masses flock on...and the employees of the world flock on...and on and on.
Social networking is significant in its ability to spontaneously distribute news to the masses before Big Business can screen it for their approval. If you use it right, it's of value. If you use it to post compromising pictures of kids you hate in school, or commit acts of libel against people or just generally nurture moronic mob psychology, it's contemptible. I guess you can guess what I think most people passionately prefer to do.
PTK

Somerset, KY

#70482 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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A+, COMPTIA Security+ and mucho misc other training here
Uhhuh.'Nuff said.eh???
OK, its just that you were coming across as a paranoiac and unaware of the effects of your computing actions. I thought Id enlighten you but if as you say you are aware, sorry to have disturbed you.
Well aware, I have never had the luxury of being mired in ignorance, it wasn't allowed when I was growing up :-).
PTK

Somerset, KY

#70483 Jan 10, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Social networking is significant in its ability to spontaneously distribute news to the masses before Big Business can screen it for their approval. If you use it right, it's of value. If you use it to post compromising pictures of kids you hate in school, or commit acts of libel against people or just generally nurture moronic mob psychology, it's contemptible. I guess you can guess what I think most people passionately prefer to do.
:-)
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#70484 Jan 10, 2013
PTK wrote:
<quoted text>
I was just amazed at the amount of investment going into what is often just such uselessness. Imagine that amount of funding, put towards stuff like jobs, health care for everyone, and other vital type infrastructure.
Not surprising though, and no wonder the economy says mired up in muck to it's neck, like little boy tongues stuck to iced over flagpoles...telnet to port 666, the new age of they know not what to worship :-).
Two things. It's about becoming the standard while the opportunity is there, and it's about making a buck later. That amounts to advertizing or data mining. Google is probably the exception to the rule when it comes to advertising success, so data mining it is.

Too bad for the complete idiots who post pictures of themselves raping passed-out girls at parties. Too bad for the other idiots who think that's the bar for judgment.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#70485 Jan 10, 2013
ROCKER wrote:
Rock on!
Still don't care Mikey.
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#70486 Jan 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Microsoft wants to put all of it's users into a Cloud system. Just an FYI, if you don't like it, you'll switch to something where you get to choose.
But net admin is my job. I accept the need to learn what businesses use.

Personally, I'd love to find a GOOD book for Linux beginners, and particularly one with good instructions on PostFix. Pushed E-mail support in a free product would make the deal a winner.

Most everything else that would be used in a smallish office can be managed fairly easily in its current state although I'd like to see better utilities for backing up MySQL databases. There's still a lack of trained people in Linux, so it's a win-win if I can find that niche.

“I started out with nothing”

Level 6

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#70487 Jan 10, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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LibraOffice is based on Open Office. Oracle just has abandoned development of Open Office, so developers have taken the code elsewhere. Oracle likes to buy out Open Source products and then kill them, but usually they try to see if they can undermine Microsoft with the products first.
The Sun acquisition probably was more about having control of a stable operating system for hosting their database but Oracle has pulled other such stunts, MySQL being one of them.
Cheers, that does make a difference to any decision we make

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70488 Jan 10, 2013
CritterLittersgeehawlore wrote:
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There are some critters that are rather different at times, like egg bearers however, and even range into a different category, than the usual "propagation" methods!
Quote from article-on certain "insects"-
"There are, however, rare examples of asexual species that reproduce by cloning. Each offspring is genetically identical to the parent, with little variation generation after generation.(Mutations do create a minor amount of change.)
If asexual reproduction survives at all, conditions must sometimes favor it, even in competition for a niche with sexually reproducing species. Some insects, like aphids, are both asexual and sexual reproducers. Though rare, those species that reproduce asexually tend to persist...."
"Asexual Reproducers". Evolution, Library. WGBH Educational Foundation. Clear Blue SkyProductions. PBS.org . 2001. 1/9/2013
Are you suggesting that I should clone myself? hmm?

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70489 Jan 10, 2013
Human cloning is a very controversial issue and I don't think it's even possible.
ROCK

Covington, LA

#70490 Jan 10, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Still don't care Mikey.
How did everybody like the ROCK? I was trying to get someone to look at it!
ROCK

Covington, LA

#70491 Jan 10, 2013
PTK wrote:
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Don't work TOO hard though!!
I always work as hard as the job requires, the best at what they do are required to do that. ROCK ON!
PTK

Somerset, KY

#70492 Jan 10, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Cheers, that does make a difference to any decision we make
medi-limitations:81mgs -orange flavored -once a day only.

Mortor briks in YOUR pockets for head banging lol.
PTK

Somerset, KY

#70493 Jan 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Are you suggesting that I should clone myself? hmm?
No.

I was pointing out, on topic, that that is the only species in nature that can do it themselves.
All others would FAIL.

So actually, that had nothing to do with you-unless...are you a mutated tic? Hmmm.
Nope, they don't classify in that category of insects either.

In hard ticks, the female tick attaches to a host and feeds, often for more than 24 hours, before mating. The male tick feeds before mating as well, but he's often a fraction of the size of the engorged female when mating takes place.

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