Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 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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#76726 Feb 20, 2013
Thomas Robertson wrote:
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Here is a quote which is found in many Websites:
“In the nineteenth century an eminent scholar, Rabbi Wise, searched the records of Pilate’s court, still extant, for evidence of this trial. He found nothing.
The quote is from Deceptions and Myths of the Bible by Lloyd Graham, page 343. I can’t find anything about these records, or who Rabbi Wise was, or why these records were available to only one person.
At about 95 AD, Josephus recorded that Jesus and his brother James were executed.
In the Annals of Tacitus, written about 110 AD , a Roman historian, Pilate is mentioned only one time. This Roman historian contended that the “Christians” derived their name from “Christus,” who “was executed at the hands of Pontius Pilate in the reign of Tiberius.” It is from the Annals of Tacitus that we learn of Rome catching on fire during the reign of Nero.
A manuscript entitled The Acts of Pilate mentions the crucifixion of Jesus and says that Pilate later converted to Christianity. However, the manuscript is now believed to be a forgery written in the Fourth Century.
One Website says that crucifixions never took place until the Second Century. Notice that Josephus says that Jesus was executed, but not necessarily crucified. Tacitus speaks of the Christians in Rome being crucified.
What is really your point?
Execution, crucifixions, etc, can be used as synonyms. No forgery.
Woodstock

Minneapolis, MN

#76727 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> If truly people are seeing the bible the way you are seeing, then no one would have been reading it, instead the opposite. So, your logic has once again failed.
so many people read whatever they want into any text...
Woodtick

Minneapolis, MN

#76728 Feb 20, 2013
Woodstock?!?!

Stupid airport bar iPads....

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#76729 Feb 20, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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lol indeed, and i hoped a geon would appear!
But as to primal matter: no charge , and just extension.
'Of what?'I asked.
If scientists are recreating the big bang at LHC, wouldn't the particles be hydrogen since it is the first element produced after the big bang? Hydrogen proton attracting electrons from other sources act like the Higgs-field. Where does boson fit into the space in the universe if the universe consist of 75% hydrogen?

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#76730 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> The evidence of God almighty are all around us...
Now tell me how did the universe came into form, was it from humans, animal or plants?
That's not evidence of a "creator" or "god" of any sort, and we're finding ways in which everything can happen through natural processes. You adding "god" to it complicates matters, and the simplest explanation is almost always the correct one, thus, no god needed.

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#76731 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Why i believe its reality was because it is a matter involving two independent nations then and today.
I just wonder why the Israelites decided to use Egypt.
So Spiderman really exists too, based on this logic. Evidence is required because that's what you get, a bunch of people believing Spiderman is a real person because he lives in a real place.

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#76732 Feb 20, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
Cybele...because you were telling me hydrogen atoms had prime matter in them...
No Woody, I was just telling you that I found a vid that describes the model of hydrogen and how it was formed. That's all it is, a model. We started debating because I thought you didn't understand the concept. To get it all straightened out, there are NO current theories on prime matter.

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#76733 Feb 20, 2013
Woodtick wrote:
Woodstock?!?!
Stupid airport bar iPads....
lol. have a safe trip

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#76734 Feb 20, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So Spiderman really exists too, based on this logic. Evidence is required because that's what you get, a bunch of people believing Spiderman is a real person because he lives in a real place.
The Amazing Spiderman is hot though. lol

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#76735 Feb 20, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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The Amazing Spiderman is hot though. lol
Depends on your meaning of "hot." ;)

I do love the new attitude, it's more in line with the original comics, and much more fun than the knock-off was. The movie was so well done, and an excellent reboot.

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#76736 Feb 20, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Depends on your meaning of "hot." ;)
I do love the new attitude, it's more in line with the original comics, and much more fun than the knock-off was. The movie was so well done, and an excellent reboot.
I agree although haven't read the original comics. I also liked Dark Knight.

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#76737 Feb 20, 2013
oh to define 'hot' I say nerdy bad-ass. lol

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#76738 Feb 20, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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I agree although haven't read the original comics. I also liked Dark Knight.
I haven't seen Dark Knight yet, thinking about it, but Batman really messed up the entire genre for me.

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#76739 Feb 20, 2013
Cybele wrote:
oh to define 'hot' I say nerdy bad-ass. lol
Well, he is that.

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#76740 Feb 20, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I haven't seen Dark Knight yet, thinking about it, but Batman really messed up the entire genre for me.
You haven't seen it? You have to! Anne Hathaway plays the best cat woman. The chemistry between the two...hot.

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#76741 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Foul!
You can never deny reality.
Yet you MUST in order to maintain your religous views. There is nothing in reality that supports your 'god'. If there was, we wouldn't be having these 'discussions'. So, in fact, you deny reality in order to maintain your 'faith'.

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#76742 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Foul!
You can never deny reality.
You never seem to have a problem denying reality.

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#76743 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Buddy, a you can not fight God.
Can you fight death?
Yup.

I have.

Several times, in fact.

I've won every time, so far.

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#76744 Feb 20, 2013
OKAY DUDES,...take a LUNCH BREAK!! Do ya wanna reconstitute THAT "evolved" fossilized shark fin or "Create' an AMAZING Crepe filled with steak strips, red and green peppers, onions, diced potatoes covered with a Swiss Cheese sauce...Bon Appetit!!
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#76746 Feb 20, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> I was only talking about Jesus Christ.
That'll do.

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