Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 221485 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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#72480 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Evidence of your assertion please.
Evidence of your non-assertion please.

and if you can't provide it, by your standard my statement is correct through definition.

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#72481 Jan 27, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Geesh, that's easy
a NATURAL process of the Universe which produces intelligence through chemical and electrical process within our "system"
again that was not the question.

the question was not do you consider yourself a natural process..but...

Do you consider yourself an 'intelligent' process of the Universe, or a 'non-intelligent' one?
(how be it chemical or otherwise)

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#72482 Jan 27, 2013
how be it chemical or otherwise...natural is otherwise...pay attention.

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#72483 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Evidence of your non-assertion please.
and if you can't provide it, by your standard my statement is correct through definition.
Denial of your assertions do not require evidence, I dismiss your blind assertions until you present evidence that supports them. Since you cannot provide evidence then you are either a liar, or you are delusional.

By projecting the way you have, I am more inclined to think you are a liar. In order to attempt to make your failed assertions, your lies, appear valid you attempt to make the denial of those look like they are assertions. That's dishonest.

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#72484 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
how be it chemical or otherwise...natural is otherwise...pay attention.
Life is a series of chemical reactions, we actually know how most of it happens and what reactions produce which results. You are a walking petri dish, we just call the combinations of reactions "life." Since life is a series of chemical reactions in itself, it is perfectly sane and valid to suggest that chemical reactions started it all as well.

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#72485 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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again that was not the question.
the question was not do you consider yourself a natural process..but...
Do you consider yourself an 'intelligent' process of the Universe, or a 'non-intelligent' one?
(how be it chemical or otherwise)
Intelligence is the result of natural chemical processes, therefore, we are natural chemical processes. The answer may not be the one you like, but that's the fact of the matter.

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#72486 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Well, we are here and there is no evidence of a creator, so we came into existence somehow. The evidence supporting how humans evolved from another species is in the fossil record, and our DNA. It's quite a complete collection, more evidence than I have seen for ... well anything, ever. Even more evidence than what we work with for how computers operate, ironically. I am still learning about the evidence for human evolution, and I doubt I will learn all of it, much lest get the chance to test most of it, in my lifetime because of how much there is, but it's there. You will deny the evidence, simply because you don't want to see it.
So I ask you again, where is the evidence that there is a creator?
Again, if there is a no evidence of a creator, why do we create or give birth?
You can not rule out that possibility.

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#72487 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
No, my existence is not self evident. Evidence of my existence includes, but is not limited to:
1. I can be touched.
2. I can be seen.
3. I can be tasted.
4. I can be smelled.
5. I can post responses to people.
6. I can be heard.
You need to learn what evidence is.
Can you look in a dictionary?

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#72488 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Denial of your assertions do not require evidence, I dismiss your blind assertions until you present evidence that supports them. Since you cannot provide evidence then you are either a liar, or you are delusional.
By projecting the way you have, I am more inclined to think you are a liar. In order to attempt to make your failed assertions, your lies, appear valid you attempt to make the denial of those look like they are assertions. That's dishonest.
that would be a subjective argument on your part, because of conflicting ideologies would it not...lol

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#72489 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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again that was not the question.
the question was not do you consider yourself a natural process..but...
Do you consider yourself an 'intelligent' process of the Universe, or a 'non-intelligent' one?
(how be it chemical or otherwise)
Penalty flag Illegal Use of False dilemma Fallacy.
Youprovided only two alternatives while there are many more.
Humans, as we exist today, are the result of the natural process of evolution.
The only intelligent processes that exist today are thoe implemented by life here on Earth.
for example
a chimp using a stick to get ants out of a anthole is an intelligent process
erosion, plate tectonics, evaporation/condensation/rain, forest fires, etc are examples of natural processes

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#72490 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Intelligence is the result of natural chemical processes, therefore, we are natural chemical processes. The answer may not be the one you like, but that's the fact of the matter.
in other words...you won't answer a simple question...because it offends you ideology.:)

gotcha

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#72491 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Do you not understand what evidence is? Where is your evidence? If you have no evidence then you are lying or an idiot, which is it?
You are the liar. You have no evidence but assertions.
Can anything come up on its own?
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#72492 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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I made that point before...Time is a man made construct to measure change.It only exists as a concept...but not in nature.
YES, In my view you are correct. Change and movement of matter can be gauged or viewed and given estimated pace in most instances by man made instruments.

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#72493 Jan 27, 2013
(your)seventeen year old keyboard)

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#72494 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Evidence of this assertion please.
Foul again. I gave the comments, if you have the so called evidence you are ranting about disprove it.
alan

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#72495 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Intelligence is the result of natural chemical processes, therefore, we are natural chemical processes. The answer may not be the one you like, but that's the fact of the matter.
Humans are easily brainwashed, agreed? Exactly! I see a lot of talk about things taken out of textbooks, internet reading and not a lot of futuristic points or concepts.....YAWN! So, science has discovered that our universe is surrounded by an infinite number of galaxies. Each galaxy probably has at least one earth like planet. Let see, that means the odds of an advanced intelligent race of beings just went far beyond human comprehension......no need to comment. If its to much to grasp, just continue as usual.

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#72496 Jan 27, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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please present your evidence for that statement.
Show me your evidence countering that statement first.

“That's just MY opinion...”

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#72497 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
Do you consider yourself an 'intelligent' process of the Universe, or a 'non-intelligent' one?
(how be it chemical or otherwise)
The process isn't intelligent. We derive intelligence from the process.

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#72498 Jan 27, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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did god sing back up with Diana Ross???
God is one. Others are deities, gods and goddesses. Many people believe that God will hear them through these mediums.

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#72499 Jan 27, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
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Can you look in a dictionary?
well I did...

"Some epistemologists deny that any proposition can be self-evident."

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