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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<quoted text>Bestiality comes to mind. Yeah, because you could have meant one of three different things here. You can do what you want about the first two, but I don't want anyone messing with that last one.
You speak in riddles...or have rather more imagination than i have.

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You just said the magic word. "legally"
Nothing about sexual preference should be part of law. Been there already. Whether it's gay sex, bigamy or animal sex, there's no legal "right" that guarantees government protection. The reasons why one may be illegal and another is not is not based on any such right or official government endorsement.
You sound like the NRA...let everybody have any kind of gun and as many as they want, because you can't prevent atrocities happening anyway.(Compared to banning heroine and why only the police should cary guns. Added to that why Obamas kids would be entiled to protection. Does he think he is the president ..or a king. Yep there was a tiny hesitation their when the spokesman realised the grotesqueness and implied racism and low opinion he just vented on international television.)

As long as privately guns can be sold without control you can stop neither, since a lot end up in f.i. Mexico to support the drugtrade.

Ban the sale of bullets and have people undergo a yearly psych evaluation plus a permit and id cheque before renewing.
If they have to protect themselves they can start clubbing.

But bestiality would usually be after the fact and when caught. Repressive acting.

Isn't everyone in America supposed to live free, happy and without harassment. I would see precedent there.
And in international human rights as well.
So homosexuality would fall under freedom of expression and human rights laws that protect minorities.
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Jan 17, 2013
 
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Do I have to point out that you ducked when I corrected you for claiming that I had invaded your personal space? I guess so.
And I am not bullying you, I am showing how pathetic your argument is, I guess you might call that bullying I am not.
And you are still the one who wants to apply a litmus test. Hypocrites rarely can see when they are being hypocritical.
You didn't correct me at all. You blustered.

My observation remains. Was your ambiguous choice of words an effort to engage in harassment? I don't need an answer. Ask yourself the question, because you claim you don't have a stake in this while I do.

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Jan 17, 2013
 
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Well, I'm not sure that I agree, at least not totally.
I can't say why birds choose their mates, but plumage isn't a survival strategy in itself. A male with bright plumage may be demonstrating past successful survival ability by being conspicuous. As long as that conspicuous plumage isn't compulsory for the immature males, it's showing off. I guess female birds tend to go for the punks too!
That mating pattern DOES suggest that child rearing is mostly a female responsibility for such species. Is there a moral to this story?
Plumage is a survival strategy, it is how the species improves it's genetic diversity. You speak from ignorance, that is easy to see, but you should actually look up and study something before making assertions. There are also many instances of homosexuality in many animals, we are not unique in that regard. That is what bothers you most, I am betting, having to admit that we are indeed animals.

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Jan 17, 2013
 
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Plumage is a survival strategy, it is how the species improves it's genetic diversity. You speak from ignorance, that is easy to see, but you should actually look up and study something before making assertions. There are also many instances of homosexuality in many animals, we are not unique in that regard. That is what bothers you most, I am betting, having to admit that we are indeed animals.
Uhm...species don't set out trying to improve their genetic diversity. That sort of just happens through mutation and population increase.

Everything else you wrote is spot on though.

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Sexuality is not even the issue,I do not for the life of me understand why it's such a big deal.
But...but...if homosexuality is natural then suddenly gay marriage is ok and then the whole world will stop buying gasoline and the sun will nova!

No! We cannot allow the end of all humanity!

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Uhm...species don't set out trying to improve their genetic diversity. That sort of just happens through mutation and population increase.
Everything else you wrote is spot on though.
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I didn't mean that they do it on purpose or with intelligent intent. I just failed to combine a better descriptive of the cause and effect.

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But...but...if homosexuality is natural then suddenly gay marriage is ok and then the whole world will stop buying gasoline and the sun will nova!
No! We cannot allow the end of all humanity!
You forgot about the Moon crashing into the Earth! The horror! The horror!

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interesting to say the least...I would say that maybe the book choose you by way of synchronicity...and there was a important message for you contained somewhere within the book...you should know it when you find it...I found it's best not to really try to search for it, but try just reading like you normally would, and if indeed there is,it will present itself...that's been my experience anyway.
No I don't try to search for it, it just comes. I love meaningful coincidences, it makes life really interesting ;-)

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You didn't correct me at all. You blustered.
My observation remains. Was your ambiguous choice of words an effort to engage in harassment? I don't need an answer. Ask yourself the question, because you claim you don't have a stake in this while I do.
Nope, you said something idiotic, I corrected you, you ducked, and then complained when I pointed out that you ducked. All of the moves of a typical loser when it comes to a debate.

My choice of words was not ambiguous, there was no effort at harassment until you asked to be harassed.

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False. I corrected your ridiculous statements and fabrications. Then I pointed you to people who, if you read them, would enlighten you about the strange things you claim. They're scientists.
You have only succeeded in writing a lot of projection above. You haven't produced a single cogent argument based on any science whatsoever. You are, however, quite good at making garbage up.
The wiki has one on bias.
Once you are in the system and diagnosed for one thing, it's likely you could be diagnosed for more things. Before you know it you are labeled allavro, which could , given the narrow definitions easily lead to a psychiatric stigma.
Parents in particular would not want this.
So we get some new 'disease'.(Always good for the pharmaceutical industry to try some processed salt on. Since that comes in countless varieties for $65 per metric ton. If it does nothing -good- one can still use it as placebo in psychiatry!)
So whe looking how many people have this affliction we meet medical bias allavro, preselection.
But if we looked at the overall population we would see that a lot of behaviours are widespread and nothing special, at least those never got medicalised.

So anonymous stated that he intended to point out that those people want to get rid of the behaviour.
And with psychologized he might maybe have meant the bias as it works in reality, as mentioned above.
With the remark that they are not cured, nor is any intention made to do so.

But on the whole the communication went awry.

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Epileptics, Tourette's patients and others aren't considered mentally handicapped in that way either. I never claimed that gays were mentally handicapped in a cognitive way. They have a medical symptom which may be the result of biology or environment. Some may have genetic reasons for the symptom, but not all. A lot of effort was made to find the "gay" gene. Nothing was found.
Freud's abstractions are awful. Even modern psychology is pathetic. Here's a good government source quote.
"The accuracy of psychiatric diagnosis was the highest for cognitive disorders 60%, followed by depression 50% and anxiety disorders 46%, whereas the accuracy of diagnosing psychosis was 0%."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3 ...
Well, who's to say who is political and who isn't? The question is, if homosexuality is a medical problem, then is it sensible to address it constitutionally? Race? Sex? Part of the human condition and consistent with evolution. Religion? Sexual preference? Not so absolute.
We protect the medically afflicted. We don't nurture their conditions.
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Well that is the same as implying that homosexuality is a medical condition and there fore they must be cured.
Well it is not.
But if i put the accent on nurtured, then i face the wall of your quotes of proper -biassed?-diagnoses. Were apparently a lot of people ended up in the system without having the infliction or a different one and thus not cured, so frankly nurtured!
Further complicated by taking the discussion to CDO.'They are properly diagnosed but labeled and want to be cured but not cured.'
Well and then you loose me also, literaly, since form that point on i can not untie the gordian knot.
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Followed by if not medicalised, why is a civil union not good enough?

Well simply because it does only stand as long as you stay under the same condition in the same state. Especially when children are involved.
Mariage is solid, federally covered.
(I looked into it)

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You forgot about the Moon crashing into the Earth! The horror! The horror!
What about the CHIRRUN?!?!
Doesn't anyone care about the CHIRRUN??!!

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Jan 17, 2013
 
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<quoted text>What about the CHIRRUN?!?!
Doesn't anyone care about the CHIRRUN??!!
Oh, than we'll ChiRun all the way to Chirundu.
If that's safe enough?

I know that a comet will pass round about the first of july.
Is it conneted?

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Jan 17, 2013
 
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Oh, than we'll ChiRun all the way to Chirundu.
If that's safe enough?
I know that a comet will pass round about the first of july.
Is it conneted?
Hehehe.

Doubt it.

That's Comet ISON (yes, caps - it's an acronym).
It might be daylight visible in November-ish - but we've heard that before.

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Jan 17, 2013
 
HoHoHO
We could end up caring for the CHIRRUN.

For all i know it might be some sort of really sticky earwax.

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Jan 17, 2013
 
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Amusingly, it's invariably the fundies who drag homosexuality into unrelated threads.
I thought this thread was about evolution vs. creationism,
didn't you, macumazahn?

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Jan 17, 2013
 
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No I don't try to search for it, it just comes. I love meaningful coincidences, it makes life really interesting ;-)
I'm going to have to do a little research on the subject...I'm really glad you brought this to my attention.:)...this stuff is fascinating.

"Even at Jung's presentation of his work on synchronicity in 1951 at an Eranos lecture, his ideas on synchronicity were still evolving. Following discussions with both Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli, Jung believed that there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.[9] Jung was transfixed by the idea that life was not a series of random events..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity

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I'm going to have to do a little research on the subject...I'm really glad you brought this to my attention.:)...this stuff is fascinating.
"Even at Jung's presentation of his work on synchronicity in 1951 at an Eranos lecture, his ideas on synchronicity were still evolving. Following discussions with both Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli, Jung believed that there were parallels between synchronicity and aspects of relativity theory and quantum mechanics.[9] Jung was transfixed by the idea that life was not a series of random events..."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity
I definitely agree to what you posted. It has something to do with relativity theory of consciousness. I have yet to find out about quantum mechanics.

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