Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216634 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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The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72663 Jan 27, 2013
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72664 Jan 27, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever hear of
I think therefore I am?
Yup. Doesn't apply to creationists.

(evil grin)
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72665 Jan 27, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>Hell yeah!
I see you're intent on misquoting me. Have I upset you?

Good.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72666 Jan 27, 2013
FREE SERVANT wrote:
<quoted text>Nope! I know someone who can set us free and we will be free indeed.
Free to worship him in heaven or burn in hell? You have a strange notion of "freedom" Mikey.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72667 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> You are a fundie for the Darwin crowd.
Lets i forget, it is the Darwin crowd that lacks the fact in Evolution debate. Waoh!
What "debate" is that? There is none. The scientific community seem to be blissfully unaware of it.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72668 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Dreaming again!!!
Oh, you won't be saying that when you have to spend eternity washing all the cups and glasses for all those blessed who drink from the Holy Beer Volcano.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72669 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Narrow!
Some Budhist sect see him as a god through the supreme God.
There may be a sect which does something along those lines, but it's not the usual for Buddhism.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72670 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>Microsoft is man made, yes or no?
Even the founder knows that there is God.
And here I thought Bill Gates was an atheist.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72671 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text>You are the dishonest one here. No evidence to date, disproving God.
All christians worldwide will never agree with you that, God does not exist.
I'm not being dishonest. I have not claimed to disprove God, never have, never will. Reason? Because it's a non-falsifiable, and therefore non-scientific concept. I've also never claimed that Christians say that God does not exist.

There are only two possibilities here: either you have difficulty in understanding what I am saying, or you're just another typical fundie liar for Jesus.

Not that it makes any difference to me which one you are.(shrug)
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72672 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Evidence?
To date, none of you have it.
I do not subscribe to guesses and projections.
I have it for my position. And you can only dismiss it, not address it. Again, that ain't my problem.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#72673 Jan 27, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually it's only "self-evident" to biased observers. Otherwise you'd be able to demonstrate your "self-evident" claims in an objective manner via the scientific method.
You can't.
That doesn't necessarily mean you're incorrect. It only means you're bullshitting everyone when you claim it's "self-evident".
But we all know how fundies do love to ignore the 9th Commandment.
So if you found ...lets say an alien computer on mars....you would assume that it was a natural phenomena because there was no aliens around? Your argument would be that it is a natural phenomena based on lack of evidence of aliens who built it. Complexity of design makes it self evident.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72674 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Good!
Now tell me what brought about the particle?
Or simply, how did the particle came? What brought it?
There was no cause. The reason being there is no particular event that precedes it to cause the phenomena. This is normal in quantum physics, though it is counter-intuitive. But there's no violation of energy conservation laws as the positive particle is counter-balanced by the negative. So far all scientific research demonstrates quantum physics to be correct.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#72675 Jan 27, 2013
The Dude wrote:
people in asia wopship buddha as a god every day. Along with other buddhist deities.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72676 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> I am using logic. If cats and other mammals can give birth or create their kind, they must definitely have a creator( the Genesis).
Ah, abiogenesis. That doesn't necessarily mean that Goddidit.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72677 Jan 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Sound like the bird.
Evolution like i said actually means change or metamorphosis, but evolution from non-human to human, is a farce...
On the contrary, I've demonstrated it. You have not addressed it. It stands until you do.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#72678 Jan 27, 2013
correction...worship.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#72679 Jan 27, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no cause. The reason being there is no particular event that precedes it to cause the phenomena. This is normal in quantum physics, though it is counter-intuitive. But there's no violation of energy conservation laws as the positive particle is counter-balanced by the negative. So far all scientific research demonstrates quantum physics to be correct.
in other words it's done with magic.
altered state

Kansas City, MO

#72680 Jan 27, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, another of your perversions brought to light. So clothing is a sexual thing to you as well? Is there anything that you don't find sexual? I worry about the people around you now.
We just seen evolution at a stand still. Thanks Kit! Lets pray there is a God!
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#72681 Jan 27, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
So if you found ...lets say an alien computer on mars....you would assume that it was a natural phenomena because there was no aliens around? Your argument would be that it is a natural phenomena based on lack of evidence of aliens who built it.
No, if we found a computer on Mars that would be evidence that someone built it and put it there. Your design analogy fails as computers are not naturally occurring self-replicating organisms.
xxxooxxx wrote:
Complexity of design makes it self evident.
"Design" is assumed. How exactly is "complexity" measured in your examples? I can quite easily provide you with examples of EXTREME complexity, made PURELY by natural forces. Of course you could demonstrate me wrong by providing evidence of the mechanisms used by your intelligent agent responsible for them.

Complexity alone does not necessarily indicate intelligence. And in fact may be the opposite of what you require. A designer wants things to be simple, easy to create, easy to repair. Complexity is a barrier to that.

Here's another reason why you're wrong. Someone has written "Hello there!" in the sand. The symbols involved are actually very simple. They were designed that way so they would be easy for people to remember when learning the language. Yet it's not likely that a combination of wind, rain and water would be able to make those shapes in the sand. But it's very easy for someone to just grab a stick and write it.

Nearby we can see some pretty repeating criss-cross shapes made in the sand. One might even describe them as more complex shapes than "Hello there!" Made by crabs, an unintended side-effect of the way they walk. But again easy for someone to imitate by just using a stick. However while we know that natural forces are incapable of creating one, we know that they are capable of creating the other.

It's not the alleged "complexity" of something that's important, but the mechanisms used to create those phenomena, and what they are capable of.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#72682 Jan 27, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
And here I thought Bill Gates was an atheist.
Bill is an outspoken atheist. Steve was an agnostic deist. Funny that, huh?

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