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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#75560 Feb 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Most people think animals are dumb or that they can't understand humans. But they do. It's us who needs to understand them if we have intellect right? They have a different way of showing affection. They do protect their young. But the predators are just the beast of nature.
i understand some animals have intelligence, but many do not, not in any way. a fish actually hasw no brain, just a nub of a few cells at the top of its sinal cord.

why are those animals here?

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#75561 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>their magnetic fields line up.
Those drawings keep sticking in your mind. it's like a mantra.

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#75562 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not worried, i know i am not a bad person.
just wondering why people believe things that are notsuggested by any examples in the real, observable world, but are just neat sounding ideas they wish were true...
If you truly know you're not a bad person, it doesn't matter what you believe. If you don't need God in your life and you're still a good person, that makes you even a better person than a believer who does evil.

I have read different philosophies and concepts, so it also doesn't matter what I believe if I know I'm doing it for the good.

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#75563 Feb 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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It's only egotistical if you only have SELF-LOVE.
You can't give LOVE or rather get close enough to other without love for yourselve. And it's impossible to get close to a person that is conflicted about love. Or only recognises certain forms as love.
The other end of the spectrum is that you burn yourself out giving.
Though also that would be egotistical disguised as altruism.

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#75564 Feb 12, 2013
i'm outta here...C-ya!

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#75566 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i understand some animals have intelligence, but many do not, not in any way. a fish actually hasw no brain, just a nub of a few cells at the top of its sinal cord.
why are those animals here?
Ah you think some animals are useless? Don't underestimate them they can tell when danger is coming. Have you had any fish in an aquarium? They're so beautiful and they are so relaxing to look at. Do you eat fish at all? They're good for the brain.

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#75567 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
i'm outta here...C-ya!
Take care.
leaves me to wondering what it was all about given the pantheistic angle that i do not see conflicting evolution.
God is in the fish, the nearmiss comet and the global warming.
Maybe i should look at your link. But if it's only asking what's the point! I like to hear the theory for that one.

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#75568 Feb 12, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Ah you think some animals are useless? Don't underestimate them they can tell when danger is coming. Have you had any fish in an aquarium? They're so beautiful and they are so relaxing to look at. Do you eat fish at all? They're good for the brain.
The utilistic argument.
But you do think some god created it all and not that synchronicity is also an occurrence and part of the definition of evolution?

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#75569 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not worried, i know i am not a bad person.
just wondering why people believe things that are notsuggested by any examples in the real, observable world, but are just neat sounding ideas they wish were true...
Every art requires the whole person

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Since: Apr 12

Taizhou, China

#75570 Feb 12, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
"If everything 'evolved' to its environment, everything would basically be the same."

Not true.
There are two facts which must be considered:

<<<1. The species undergoing evolution could be different.>>>

One time, the osine class got split up by a glacier. Some of those poor unfortunates found themselves on the wrong side of the glacier and had to adapt.

That is why we have polar bears at the north end but not at the south end.

<<<2. The environment being evolved to could be different.>>>

That is why we have black people in Africa and white people in Europe.

In Origin of Species, Darwin said that it is virtually impossible for the same species to evolve on two independent occasions.
He said that these two factors make such a coincidence virtually impossible.

I have sometimes wondered if there were species exactly like ours on other planets.
I guess that's possible, but not probable.

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#75571 Feb 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Why are the animals not capable of such higher brain function as love here for?
It's worthwhile to look up Ren Girard on wiki
What dictates human behaviour
And then to watch this TED tak by Frans de Waal about moral behaviour in animals
http://www.ted.com/talks/frans_de_waal_do_ani...

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#75572 Feb 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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and you assume nothing created or caused the stars to have nuclear reaction
Wow ... um ... wow. No, the simplest answer is often the correct one, and the simplest answer is that the chemical reactions are simply there, when you add in some "creator" you complicate it, a lot, a massive amount, you make it so complex that you cannot stay in the realm of reality even when you contemplate it because it doesn't fit any of the evidence at all. Just because something exists, doesn't mean it was "created."

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#75573 Feb 13, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Ah you think some animals are useless? Don't underestimate them they can tell when danger is coming. Have you had any fish in an aquarium? They're so beautiful and they are so relaxing to look at. Do you eat fish at all? They're good for the brain.
So you buy all the snake oil ... not surprising. No really, I expected you to use some old wive's tale so this post of yours does not surprise me in the least. But here's the thing, there are some animals that are "useless" in their niche, and somehow manage to survive in spite of it. It's well within our understanding. "Fit" does not mean it has a "purpose" in the niche, it means it can survive in that niche. Tardigrades .... the perfect example of such. They can survive in extreme environments, one where they serve absolutely no purpose at all, they just survive, and they do it so well they can be in nearly absolute zero temperatures and even survive on the edges of volcanoes, just not in the magma/lava itself mind you. But ... they don't "do" anything, except consume and reproduce ... and die of old age. So yeah, they're useless, we may one day find a use for them, such as allowing us to figure out how to transport humans through space, but all they are right now is an oddity.

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#75574 Feb 13, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Bingo. It's non-falsifiable. Just like the FSM.
And i say Bingo, you are wrong!

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#75575 Feb 13, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Your failure to comprehend the cause of the effect of an event (or events) is simply labeled random, not because it is truly random, but by the fact that you fail to see perceive the causes that lead up to the event(s).(butterfly effect)
Nothing is truly random in the sense of the word. throwing a pair of dice would be considered to give a "random" number...but in reality the outcome would be the result of weight,speed air density and so forth.
Your post is ironic and a non sequitur from what I posted, but hey, that's what creationists do.

Now the last part of your non sequitur that your talking about is objects or phenomena doing what they do while interacting with random objects and phenomena.

Thats random!!

And yes things in this world can be truly random whether we want to understand them or not.

Learn to deal and try to stay on point next time.

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#75576 Feb 13, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you think that?
So, what would your point, Mr. Know all?
Humans, animals, and plants are neither the creators of the universe, then who?

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#75577 Feb 13, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>then go ahead and disprove the existence of the FSM. it is the fastest growing religion on the planet, it must be real if you cannot disprove he is the ruler of all.
You can call God, whatever names you can, but nothing can change his identity as the most the high.

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#75578 Feb 13, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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Really???? WHAT IS YOUR PROOF OF YOUR GOD THEN..........WAITING......... .WAITING..........WAITING..... .....
Yea right.
You must be really sick of yourself.
How did the universe came into form? because we know that, it was neither humans, animals nor plants.

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#75579 Feb 13, 2013
gotnatas wrote:
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Your post is ironic and a non sequitur from what I posted, but hey, that's what creationists do.
Now the last part of your non sequitur that your talking about is objects or phenomena doing what they do while interacting with random objects and phenomena.
Thats random!!
And yes things in this world can be truly random whether we want to understand them or not.
Learn to deal and try to stay on point next time.
Technically, it's not "random," but so difficult to predict that we simply describe it as such. A physicist with a decent computer model could predict it all, but certainly not in real time. Much of what we call random is not even close, even how the dice land or which cards are drawn from a deck, that's why probability is a really complex set of laws and notions, every outcome is the result of cascading forces and reactions, and tons of chemistry. However, it is all natural, nothing "super" about it. ;)

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#75580 Feb 13, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> You can call God, whatever names you can, but nothing can change his identity as the most the high.
Then disprove leprechauns. Something so simple and common place, and there is more evidence of your caliber supporting the existence of leprechauns than your god. So, prove that leprechauns don't exist first, then you can shift the burden of proof.

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