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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anonymous

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Jan 10, 2013
 
PTK wrote:
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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

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Jan 10, 2013
 

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Rock on!
Still don't care Mikey.
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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.

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Jan 10, 2013
 
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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

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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?

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

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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

Marrero, LA

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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

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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.
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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.
PTK

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#70494
Jan 10, 2013
 
ROCK wrote:
<quoted text>I always work as hard as the job requires, the best at what they do are required to do that. ROCK ON!
Well, plz check yourself for tics every now and again if you step out into any environment that may harbor the parasites, mmk...nasty critters, telling ya lol.

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Jan 10, 2013
 
Cybele wrote:
Human cloning is a very controversial issue and I don't think it's even possible.
Cybele, human cloning is very possible and could be done right now with enough effort and money. The problem with cloning is that it would always tend to bring slavery back into modern society. This cannot be permitted, so I doubt that cloning will ever be openly done as it threatens the social order.

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#70496
Jan 10, 2013
 
PTK wrote:
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Well aware, I have never had the luxury of being mired in ignorance, it wasn't allowed when I was growing up :-).
You are making up for it now…
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medi-limitations:81mgs -orange flavored -once a day only.
Mortor briks in YOUR pockets for head banging lol.
I assume you have overdosed on your olanzapine

Uhhuh.'Nuff said.eh???

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Jan 10, 2013
 
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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.
Are you lying? What insect can actually clone itself? I know some lizards have that ability through parthenogenesis.

No I'm not a tic like you unless you like my company. ;-)

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#70498
Jan 10, 2013
 
Christopher Keller wrote:
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Cybele, human cloning is very possible and could be done right now with enough effort and money. The problem with cloning is that it would always tend to bring slavery back into modern society. This cannot be permitted, so I doubt that cloning will ever be openly done as it threatens the social order.
Well that is just stupid. Why would cloned humans be treated like slaves or threaten social order? Is it because scientists haven't proven anything about the intelligence or health of a clone?

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#70499
Jan 10, 2013
 
Cybele wrote:
Human cloning is a very controversial issue and I don't think it's even possible.
The mechanics of cloning a human aren't any different from those involved in cloning a cat or a sheep.

I'd regard it as inevitable, if indeed it hasn't already occurred.

The aftermath should be interesting.
ROCK

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Jan 10, 2013
 
PTK wrote:
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Well, plz check yourself for tics every now and again if you step out into any environment that may harbor the parasites, mmk...nasty critters, telling ya lol.
KENTUCKY ROCKS!

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Jan 10, 2013
 
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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 :-).
Highly doubtful you have anything more than reading articles as training. If you did, you'd never touch MS Windows, knowing of all the backdoors and loopholes into the system. Sorry, but I'm not believing anything you say now.
The Dude

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#70502
Jan 10, 2013
 
Cybele wrote:
Human cloning is a very controversial issue and I don't think it's even possible.
Twins.

Besides, if we can clone dolly the sheep we could eventually clone humans deliberately at some point.
TheIndependentMa jority

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Jan 10, 2013
 
ChristineM wrote:
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You are making up for it now…
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I assume you have overdosed on your olanzapine
Uhhuh.'Nuff said.eh???
Talking to yourself?
If not- then you might check yourself-because I am the type that is very NON-impressed with big pharma anything. In fact- I LOATHE alot of it.
WAYYYY too much JUNK out there these days-destroys good minds and lives, and ruins common sense.

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