Evolution vs. Creation

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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74137 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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"no theory is 100% certain"
Isn't that what I just said?
xxxooxxx wrote:
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If a theory was 100% certain, then it would be a fact and not a theory.
We have no theories that are 100% certain, do we?

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#74138 Feb 6, 2013
Eloteman wrote:
Theory is just that , not a fact
Correct. Theories attempt to explain facts. They do not become facts.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#74139 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
"no theory is 100% certain"
Isn't that what I just said?
xxxooxxx wrote:
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If a theory was 100% certain, then it would be a fact and not a theory.
No.
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Hanoi, Vietnam

#74140 Feb 6, 2013
Eloteman wrote:
T-h-e-o-r-y i-s j-u-s-t t-h-a-t , n-o-t a f-a-c-t
slow down yo thought of mind! N UC Y!;-0000
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#74141 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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You confuse the "LAW" of gravity, with the "THEORY" of gravity, which are totally two different concepts.
We all know gravity exists. So do evolution and the big bang. There is still debate amongst physicists about how/why gravity works.

So it is still a theory.

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Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#74142 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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You confuse the "LAW" of gravity, with the "THEORY" of gravity, which are totally two different concepts.
Actually no its one in the same ....

Read a science book !!!

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#74143 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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"no theory is 100% certain"
Isn't that what I just said?
xxxooxxx wrote:
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If a theory was 100% certain, then it would be a fact and not a theory.
In fact...if evolution was 100% certain, it would be called the "law of evolution", and not the "theory of evolution".
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#74144 Feb 6, 2013
Eloteman wrote:
Theory is just that , not a fact
No. A theory is an idea about how something which is a fact (for example evolution) works. If someone comes up with a new understanding of how it works that is a new theory (about how the same fact works).

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The Borderland of Sol

#74145 Feb 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>One has not dealt with the imbecile before...funny guy. ya think he actually believes his own crap or just yankin' chains?
No idea.

Don't much care.

*grumpy cat face*

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#74146 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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In fact...if evolution was 100% certain, it would be called the "law of evolution", and not the "theory of evolution".
Wrong again. The term 'law' is often used incorrectly to describe a well tested theory. Newton's Law of Gravity was still a theory. Later proven not to be completely correct.

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#74147 Feb 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, no they really aren't...
"So when we are scientifically discussing gravity, we can talk about the law that describes the attraction between two objects, and we can also talk about the theory that describes why the objects attract each other."

The Happy Scientist say's different...

thehappyscientist.com

http://thehappyscientist.com/science-experime...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74148 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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In fact...if evolution was 100% certain, it would be called the "law of evolution", and not the "theory of evolution".
Again, no-one uses that term anymore. perhaps you were thinking of Newton's law of gravity? try that with yoru GPS system...it won't work because the "law" was wrong...totally wrong. it was good math, but the very basic premise of it was totally incorrect.
this ois why no one uses the term laws of science since you were in high school...

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#74149 Feb 6, 2013
neutral observer wrote:
Even if there is a magical hand guiding it evolution is happening. It is a scientific fact. Just like the big bang.
If you wish to argue that your chosen God set it into motion...
Overwhelming evidence is not "proof". There exists a remote possibility that there could be an explanation which defies all evidence and rational understanding. Biblical Delusionists will provide you with that explanation.

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#74150 Feb 6, 2013
trekx wrote:
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Actually no its one in the same ....
Read a science book !!!
Your the one who needs to read a science book.

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#74151 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Or maybe, what you read or heard were said by men trying to influence others into going certain political ways... so they made up things.
Have you really consider all thing?
Like: Jesus was not found as a name in the gospel but inserted later.

Atheism has not been the same of late.
We used to be way more knowledgable than any christian, safe the ones with a good European theology university education.
That would agree and understand concepts like MYTH, DOGMA and TENETS OF BELIEVE. And since they can't explain it all and feel better with a SOMETHING around, they would say they are believers.
And usually they pick what suits them.

Believe is per definition agnostic. Otherwise you would know and believe would not be needed.

It's extremely rare to meet such types as found here on the forum in Europe*...with thus so little knowledge about the history and theology in general.

Bar some backward eastern countries that picked up where they left of in the middle ages. Throwing stones at orpanages with HIV kids. Excorcisms on the schizophrenic till death, for it must be of the devil. And more of that sort of retarded...uhm good christian behaviour. Even the pantzerpope endorses it! Weird times.

Give'm a finger and they take your right to live away.

And frankly one cannot attack abstractions. Love, holiness, redemption, hate a.s.o.
But literalism ...anytime.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74152 Feb 6, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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Wrong again. The term 'law' is often used incorrectly to describe a well tested theory. Newton's Law of Gravity was still a theory. Later proven not to be completely correct.
Curses upon ye of the quicksilver like keyboard.....

or...I agree totally with what you just posted seconds before me...

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#74153 Feb 6, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>We have no theories that are 100% certain, do we?
I would think that why they call them theories, and not laws.Duh.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74154 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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"So when we are scientifically discussing gravity, we can talk about the law that describes the attraction between two objects, and we can also talk about the theory that describes why the objects attract each other."
The Happy Scientist say's different...
thehappyscientist.com
http://thehappyscientist.com/science-experime...
why doesn't that law work at the sub-atomic level? how can it be a law if it isn't 100% certain?

if you are googling stuff to support claims you already made, you are bound to fail, just as if you write a college research paer by making a statement and then 'researching' the facts that support it. had to "F" a lot of those papers in my day....

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Since: Apr 08

Indianapolis, IN

#74155 Feb 6, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
"So when we are scientifically discussing gravity, we can talk about the law that describes the attraction between two objects, and we can also talk about the theory that describes why the objects attract each other."
The Happy Scientist say's different...
thehappyscientist.com
http://thehappyscientist.com/science-experime...
Still wrong. And you misunderstood him. The LAW describes the mathematical relationship. It is not the same as a theory.

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Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#74156 Feb 6, 2013
The scientific theory is one of the beautiful things about science. You see science is OK with being wrong in fact it goes out of its way to prove its self wrong all the time. This is the only way to find truth. Many theory's including gravity and evolution can not be dis proven. So dose this mean they are not 100% fact because they carry the title of theory? No it doesn't it just means that science isn't happy with calling anything FACT because nothing is certain and we are always learning new things.

Unlike religion that explains everything with "GOD MAKE THIS" end of story ...

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