Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 comments on the Jan 6, 2011, Best of New Orleans story 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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Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74604 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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No I'm year round.
grab yer shovel...

eh, a foot for us minnesotans is just childs' play anyhow...we don't even plow the 8 miles into our place until we get 6"...

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#74605 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Were yo refering to the video or the Sprint ad before it? I think the ad might have been closer to the point you wnat to make...
What ad? Didn't notice it.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#74606 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Lightning will do that. and sonce we now know there was an atmosphere becasue there is rain, we will get lightning. even heat will seperate O out of water.

chemistry is fun!
There was no lighting, it was just a mild sprinkle no thunder storms no wind just a drizzle.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74607 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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There was no lighting, it was just a mild sprinkle no thunder storms no wind just a drizzle.
that's what they told the people in jersey before Sandy hit!

(well, the jersey atmosphere is far more noxious than that of the primordial Earth...)

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#74608 Feb 7, 2013
Well, the fish aren't biting worth squat...I'm heading in..

C-ya all...

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Level 4

Since: Jun 11

butler, pa

#74609 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yet its just the rehash of so many previous religous myths? and you call that unique? you've been brainwashed by a cult.
Rehash? Jesus lived and said the things he did, but the crucial and significant difference lies in his death and resurrection, power over death, power to live. Choose to believe or not, Doesn't matter to me. Besides, if it is "just a rehash", why not live by those solid principles and teachings.

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Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#74610 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>how 'bout the Neandertals?
oh that's right hominids on the Earth at the same time as humans, but your god didn't create them...hmmm
Were they created by the other gods that your jealous god mentioned ?
Neanderthals!
Another guess or projections.
Human is human and seen is believing.

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Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#74611 Feb 7, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Somewhere these boneheads came up with the idea that if you don't believe in their theoretical ideologies of such things as big bangs and evolution, that you denying everyday science such as cars, computers etc.lol
*blink*

What?

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Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#74612 Feb 7, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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God would be denied even with overwhelming scientific evidence.
(admitted by more than one evolutionist on this forum.)
So the request is a little redundant, don't ya think?
No.

Produce proof of a deity, and I'll change my beliefs. Naturally.
To do otherwise, as you do, would be an insane denial or reality.

Of course, if the deity in question is the Abrahamic one, I'm immediately joining the Resistance.

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Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#74613 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Do You Capitalize the Word "God"?
One of the most common questions people ask about religious words is whether to capitalize the word “god.”
The name of any specific deity is capitalized just like any other name, so when “God” is used to refer to “the one God,”(in other words, in any monotheistic religion) it is capitalized.
For example, you’d capitalize “God” in this sentence:
Some Christians give thanks to God before every meal.
When referring to gods in general, however, or using the word "god" descriptively, keep it lowercase:
The Romans believed a god named Jupiter ruled the heavens.
The Greek gods were always causing trouble for humans.
The same rule holds true for Yahweh, Allah, Zeus, and the names of gods in other religions. They are capitalized.
Stolen without attribution from, of all things, "Grammar Girl"...

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/do-you-c...

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Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#74614 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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http://atheism.about.com/od/doesgodexist/a/ca...
"Indeed, it would be rather juvenile to misspell God simply in order to insult theists. If such an atheist had so little respect for another person, why even waste the time writing to them in the first place, much less deliberately trying to hurt them at the same time? "
I generally use "deity" - and all gods are the same.

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Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#74615 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Where in space? Can you point them out?
Of course you do know amino acids are not alive right?
Oh, dear.

From NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/featur...

"In the study, scientists with the Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., analyzed samples from fourteen carbon-rich meteorites with minerals that indicated they had experienced high temperatures in some cases, over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. They found amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins, used by life to speed up chemical reactions and build structures like hair, skin, and nails."

From the IOP: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2003...

"...the discovery of glycine is the first step in establishing the crucial link between amino acids in space and the emergence of life in the solar system or, indeed, elsewhere in the galaxy. The molecular spectra seen in interstellar gas clouds closely matches those found in comets and meteorites, and comparing them could in principle allow astronomers - or exobiologists - to trace the origin of the Earth's early chemistry to its parent gas cloud."

From almost 10 million results in less than a quarter of a second.

And of course amino acids aren't alive - they're just essential to life as we know it.

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Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#74616 Feb 7, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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"there would have been organic molecules"
There is no proof of that.
A mere guess of what might have been 4 billions years ago.
Rain and rocks that's all there was.
No atmosphere, no air, no oxygen.
Just rain and rocks.
You really don't get it, do you?

Life is chemistry, child.

Level 1

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#74617 Feb 8, 2013
Unlike what some crazy clueless yahoos might say. Evolution is fact and has been proven over and over again. And if anyone thinks they can disprove it, wright it down, get it peer reviewed, and collect your nobel prize and the millions of dollars being offered by several organizations to dis prove it...

End of story ...

Level 1

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#74618 Feb 8, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes fossil records do support evolution. The fossil record supports the ascent of homo sapiens for about 4 million years in an unbroken chain of transition. The genetic record goes even further.
My hobby is the study of a small section of that 4 million years. Cro-Magnon man, only a few tens of thousand years but there is considerable evolutionary skeletal and cranial difference between those early h. sapiens and modern h. sapiens.
Its not what someone told me but what I can see with my own eyes, feel with my own hands and measure using my intellect.
In my understanding of those studies I have also looked (with my own eyes) at the fossil and geological evidence that takes me back half a million years.
The record exists, I have seen some of it, it is not that someone told me its that I HAVE SEEN IT
P.S. the skull you see as my avatar is a transitional artefact. I have held it, I have examined it, I have compared it to a modern skull of the same species and I have compared to fragments of a 38,000 years old skull o the same species. It lies in between, it is transitional between the two. That species is us, homo sapiens, human beings.
Totally Agree !!!

And hey you cant argue with that Yahoo, he thinks he knows it all and only what he know is true despite scientific evidence that says other wise...
Zackly

Pass Christian, MS

#74619 Feb 8, 2013
Eloteman wrote:
Theory is just that , not a fact
A theory has full disclosure and reliability and it should gradually become more effective at generating new knowledge. The reasoning of SCP concept has brought about new discoveries that here to fore was thought impossible and US patents have been issued which prove the concept of systems cycling in nature that produce patterned results.

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#74620 Feb 8, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> The combinations of two or more numbers, will give us a word or sentences.
I see. You write words and sentences with numbers. Unusual.

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Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#74621 Feb 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>halfway tween...yeah we need snow the deeper the better, the colder the better....
Enjoy. I'll be off to cruise the islands this weekend.

:-)
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#74622 Feb 8, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Nice response!
When God takes away his breathe of life from you, you look like a log of wood.
THINK Charles! When god takes away his log of wood from you, you look like his breath of life! To date!

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Level 6

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#74623 Feb 8, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>I love that! "sort of half watched..."
that's why I gave up TV so long ago...i used to sort of half watch $60/month of crap....
I dont really watch much TV but kids means its usually on in the background. Shame I was busy though I like the Horizon programmes.

Dont know much about the commercialism of TV over the pond but here there is the freeview or freesat options which as you can guess from their names are free.

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