Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 169118 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, 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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#70690 Jan 12, 2013
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#70691 Jan 12, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>The gay agenda? Is that like the negro agenda of the 60's? Those damn uppity negroes, with all their talk about
"equality" and "rights." Just like the gays.
Are you for or against the issue of racism?
What has gay rights got to do with the rights of human beings?
is it because they were negroes?

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#70692 Jan 12, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Energy does not equal life.
Depends on how you define life. Inanimate objects doesn't have the life like humans or animals. In accounting, everything has life. Companies buy an asset, that asset will soon depreciate and be used up, thus why accountants calculate their useful life.

If you think energy is not equal to life, then what is the source of life?

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#70693 Jan 12, 2013
Energy has always existed. It just takes another form - from non-living to living and from living to non-living. There is no such thing as NOTHING.

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#70694 Jan 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Energy has always existed. It just takes another form - from non-living to living and from living to non-living. There is no such thing as NOTHING.
You are way over simplifying it. Energy muse be coherent and structured to be considered part of a living thing, once your brain and body die, all the energy in them dissipates, all that is not potential energy anyway. Thus it loses coherence and structure, grounding is what we call it.

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#70696 Jan 12, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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You are way over simplifying it. Energy muse be coherent and structured to be considered part of a living thing, once your brain and body die, all the energy in them dissipates, all that is not potential energy anyway. Thus it loses coherence and structure, grounding is what we call it.
The physical make up of your brain and body only decays and then it is recycled in nature. But the energy takes on another form.

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#70697 Jan 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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The physical make up of your brain and body only decays and then it is recycled in nature. But the energy takes on another form.
The energy goes back to the world too, and even faster. Electricity is the same, whether in a living organism or in a computer. All that changes is how it's utilized.

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#70698 Jan 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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what makes no sense is how we existed without an external agent. Just because you have no proof of God, doesn't mean there is none. Which is why that makes him more of a God because your little brain can't comprehend it. You don't make a good detective. lol
Goodness. I never get tired of religious people acting as if they have somehow discovered the ultimate truth, a truth that is so inscrutable that it only reveals itself to those willing to really "feel" it, and a truth for which there is not a shred of evidence. Of course.

I must admit, I have never heard the "he's more of a god because no one can find him" line. That's pretty hilarious.

Our existence is a profound mystery - one that, if I think about it too much, literally leaves me in a stupor - and honestly, in my opinion, you diminish the beauty of it all by reducing it to "goddidit."

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#70699 Jan 12, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Are you for or against the issue of racism?
What has gay rights got to do with the rights of human beings?
is it because they were negroes?
And I for or against racism? That is an awkwardly worded question.

Anyways, charles, if you can't figure out how I feel about both civil rights and gay rights from my previous comment, I don't think there's any point in explaining it to you.

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#70700 Jan 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Depends on how you define life. Inanimate objects doesn't have the life like humans or animals. In accounting, everything has life. Companies buy an asset, that asset will soon depreciate and be used up, thus why accountants calculate their useful life.
If you think energy is not equal to life, then what is the source of life?
Energy does not equal life. That's not my opinion, that is a fact. Life is life, and we are made of matter, which is condensed energy. That doesn't mean that the energy itself is life though, it's the arrangement of the matter/energy that makes life, not the matter itself. By your logic, literally everything in the universe is alive.

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#70701 Jan 12, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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The energy goes back to the world too, and even faster. Electricity is the same, whether in a living organism or in a computer. All that changes is how it's utilized.
Our brain is like a computer. It has electrical synapses for electrical activity that are released between neurons.

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#70702 Jan 12, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Are you for or against the issue of racism?
What has gay rights got to do with the rights of human beings?
is it because they were negroes?
Also, it almost sounds as if you were implying that gays aren't human...

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#70703 Jan 12, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Goodness. I never get tired of religious people acting as if they have somehow discovered the ultimate truth, a truth that is so inscrutable that it only reveals itself to those willing to really "feel" it, and a truth for which there is not a shred of evidence. Of course.
I must admit, I have never heard the "he's more of a god because no one can find him" line. That's pretty hilarious.
Our existence is a profound mystery - one that, if I think about it too much, literally leaves me in a stupor - and honestly, in my opinion, you diminish the beauty of it all by reducing it to "goddidit."
What kind of evidence do you need?

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#70704 Jan 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
So we can't discuss the evolution of cosmos and particles? yawn
I should say not.
It is obvious from the title of the thread that the discussion is on evolution of one species from another.
Discussing the evolution of something else constitutes nothing more than redefining the term.
If you want to talk about evolution of hair styles, clothing styles, or musical styles, then start another thread.

There are two well-known novels entitled The Invisible Man.
One is by H. G. Wells, the other is by Ralph Ellison.
It would be very rude to barge into a discussion of one novel and comment on the other.

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#70705 Jan 12, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>And I for or against racism? That is an awkwardly worded question.
Anyways, charles, if you can't figure out how I feel about both civil rights and gay rights from my previous comment, I don't think there's any point in explaining it to you.
I am only concerned about your response to the Negroes, because they are human beings like the Caucasians( whites).

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#70706 Jan 12, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
What has gay rights got to do with the rights of human beings?
is it because they were negroes?

Who is "they"?
I thought some gays were Black and some were White.

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#70707 Jan 12, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Energy does not equal life. That's not my opinion, that is a fact. Life is life, and we are made of matter, which is condensed energy. That doesn't mean that the energy itself is life though, it's the arrangement of the matter/energy that makes life, not the matter itself. By your logic, literally everything in the universe is alive.
Life comes from energy. So technically everything in the universe has life. But it is not alive in terms of biology.

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#70708 Jan 12, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Also, it almost sounds as if you were implying that gays aren't human...
No. They are humans. The only difference is that, they engages in sexual pervertions.
What then is the essence of man, woman, children and procreation?
A big question to/ for homosexuals( gays) world wide...

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#70709 Jan 12, 2013
Thomas Robertson wrote:
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I should say not.
It is obvious from the title of the thread that the discussion is on evolution of one species from another.
Discussing the evolution of something else constitutes nothing more than redefining the term.
If you want to talk about evolution of hair styles, clothing styles, or musical styles, then start another thread.
There are two well-known novels entitled The Invisible Man.
One is by H. G. Wells, the other is by Ralph Ellison.
It would be very rude to barge into a discussion of one novel and comment on the other.
The reason why we start talking about abiogenesis and all that stuff is to educate bible literalists and provide other explanations of how life started other than what the bible says. And I don't see anything wrong with getting to know the posters in the forums when we talk about personal matters. It actually helps better understand where they are coming from.

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#70710 Jan 12, 2013
When a star is born, another star dies.

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