Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 218833 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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“Do not bend, fold, staple or”

Level 9

Since: Jan 11

mutilate. Point down range.

#70825 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Until people are in my shoes, they won't understand my perspective. It's not about what feels good to me, it's what I can make sense out of what's right before me.
All you can do is try to communicate your perspective using the means available. I think you are trying to take us someplace, I am not always sure if you are finding the best words to convey us on that journey. These forums aren't always the best medium to do that either. It would be a distinct waste of time for anyone to try and dissect every word posted here for some hidden meaning, just as it is often difficult to find the right words to post.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70826 Jan 13, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>The dreams thing? I have dreams all the time. They aren't mine. They're the #$%$^ that people feed me as if I wasn't looking their way. I don't think you'll ever be able to distinguish between the lies that people try to bait you with from their own subconscious fantasies and denial. None the less, you're no more likely to profit from your dreams than you are to win the lottery.
Just my cynical observation.
I've more or less stated this before. If you really were paying attention, you'd be dissecting people's words down to their minimalist values, pronouns, verbs and other "suggestive" things that snake oil types want you to believe in.
The real epiphany here is to accept how completely some people are social predators, and how many of them there are, and how many of them are in the places of power. They'll give you comfort when you're down just to steal your wallet. They pathologically don't have normal moral values, so don't just go wandering down dark allies looking for "truth".
Now you mention social predators who hold power in this society. Let's see how they are using their tools for their own benefit instead of mankind. Does that empower you? Are you demonizing them because their motives didn't serve your best interest? Perhaps that is your excuse for you to express your own prejudices. You ostracize people that you don't see fit in your imagined utopia. Who is dreaming now? I am not dreaming all the time, mind you. Most of the time I am just AWARE.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70827 Jan 13, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you *reliably* distinguish between what's "right before you" and a vivid imagination?
I know when to trust my senses
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70828 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing wrong with someone believing God created it. What should concern Science is HOW God did it.
Why should that concern them? Since there is no more evidence for a "God" than there is of the Cosmic Sheep of dimension Zog. Since the hurdles for scientifically demonstrating both are EXACTLY the same, shouldn't science merely be concerned with how it all came about?

Best only to deal with more specifics only when evidence of those specifics come to light. Hypothesizing is good, but only if it be potentially scientific.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70829 Jan 13, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>All you can do is try to communicate your perspective using the means available. I think you are trying to take us someplace, I am not always sure if you are finding the best words to convey us on that journey. These forums aren't always the best medium to do that either. It would be a distinct waste of time for anyone to try and dissect every word posted here for some hidden meaning, just as it is often difficult to find the right words to post.
No I'm just going through the motions and going with the punches. The ebb and flow of life that is. And then I learned to roll with the punch and just go with the flow!

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#70830 Jan 13, 2013
How do you *reliably* distinguish between what's "right before you" and a vivid imagination?
Cybele wrote:
I know when to trust my senses
And you know this how?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70831 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
what makes no sense is how we existed without an external agent.
To YOU. Your personal incredulity is irrelevant.
Cybele wrote:
Just because you have no proof of God, doesn't mean there is none.
Correct. But your incredulity does not mean there must be one either.
Cybele wrote:
Which is why that makes him more of a God because your little brain can't comprehend it.
Can yours? Well um, actually no. Unless you happen to be the first person on the planet who is able to present a "scientific theory" of creationism.

But since we're talking about an allegedly intelligent entity who creates universes in its spare time, my guess is it would be incomprehensible to any in-universe organism.(shrug)
Cybele wrote:
You don't make a good detective. lol
And you're proposing a culprit before there's even evidence of a crime.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70832 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Energy has always existed.
Not necessarily.
Cybele wrote:
It just takes another form - from non-living to living and from living to non-living.
Careful, that may gain you the ire of many a creationist!

:-p
Cybele wrote:
There is no such thing as NOTHING.
Elephants have trunks.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70833 Jan 13, 2013
Thomas Robertson wrote:
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.
And all are human.

Well, except for these for example:

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/unca...

Which just goes to demonstrate that such behaviour is observed in nature, making it a natural occurrence. Despite the protests of bigoted fundies.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70834 Jan 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> But the Negroes are not whites either.
Gay rights or perversions?
What then, is the essence of procreation or reproduction?
The KAMA SUTRA!

Okay, well not really, that's just fun.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70835 Jan 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>
that's not an answer. You have to describe what constitute God first and foremost.
Actually I always thought that was the job of those who propose that it's scientifically relevant.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70836 Jan 13, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Why should that concern them? Since there is no more evidence for a "God" than there is of the Cosmic Sheep of dimension Zog. Since the hurdles for scientifically demonstrating both are EXACTLY the same, shouldn't science merely be concerned with how it all came about?
Best only to deal with more specifics only when evidence of those specifics come to light. Hypothesizing is good, but only if it be potentially scientific.
I choose to kind of call it God because the oneness of everything is something that I experience all the time. I experience the parts of a whole and take its entirety as one embodiment. And because this experience is in human form, it's just appropriate to relate to it like any other human would relate to another human. lol.

Why do I even try to explain the unexplicable?

Just like the Grinch who stole christmas "oh the Who-manity!"
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70837 Jan 13, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
You understand that homosexuality is simply one sexual identity from Western culture, right?
You lost him when your words reached double digits.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70838 Jan 13, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
Systems
We still don't care Mikey.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70839 Jan 13, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>Yes brother, and we Christians know that our Creator will never put such a union together and give his blessings. it is a delusion of the flesh and a perversion in the sight of God. God bless you.
Love thy fellow man, Mikey. God commands it!

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#70840 Jan 13, 2013
Drew Smith wrote:
How do you *reliably* distinguish between what's "right before you" and a vivid imagination?
<quoted text>
And you know this how?
Try meditation you might experience a heightened awareness and attain higher consciousness. Ya baby! Now pass me the joint!
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70841 Jan 13, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not?
Do you think that procreation only happens within the boundaries of marriage?]
May I ask you a side question?
Do you know what a gene is?


You can thank me later.

:-p
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70842 Jan 13, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
There is only one way to have sex and not sin. The marriage bed is the only place that is not unclean or dirty and defiled in the sight of God.
Which position?

Whoa, wait! Marriage? Screw that!
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70843 Jan 13, 2013
ROCK wrote:
<quoted text>The red object behind the bearded man must be a Roman flag.
Still not caring Mikey.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#70844 Jan 13, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
...and you stay out of my discussions! I won't have you co-opting my logic or distracting weasels from putting their image where their mouth is.
Hey, be nice! Chuck's with you on the whole gay thang.

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