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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#77261 Feb 23, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
<quoted text>What term would you use for someone who doesn't believe that there is a God (or any gods), but does not believe that there are no gods?
That would be agnostic:

ag·nos·tic\ag-ˈnäs-tik,əg -\
noun
1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>

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#77262 Feb 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, you haven't read anything I have posted on the subject. I do not believe that any of your specific gods exist, because there is no evidence supporting them. If there is a god, we don't know, and neither do you, we're just honest enough to say we don't know and you have to make up lies to justify your delusion.
Nope, I know just know what words mean. You don't.

Go Figure!

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#77263 Feb 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>That is not an unbaised source.
Really?

A dictionary is biased! LOL

Only because it list the true definition of words. LOL

Maybe you atheist need to start banning books. LOL

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#77264 Feb 23, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Do you hate Christianity because there are bad Christians?
No because the religion is abunch of f**king nonsense and stupidity. It's for the weak minded people who are dependent on others for happiness.

“too hard to handle”

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#77265 Feb 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wow, you haven't read anything I have posted on the subject. I do not believe that any of your specific gods exist, because there is no evidence supporting them. If there is a god, we don't know, and neither do you, we're just honest enough to say we don't know and you have to make up lies to justify your delusion.
I thank you for an honest reply, I respect your position.
drink The hive

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#77266 Feb 23, 2013
The Irish In S.Boston Are Saying That Jesus Were Born There...

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#77268 Feb 23, 2013
MAAT wrote:
Evolution:
The competition for environmental advantages by means of parasitism or symbiosis directed towards short- and longterm effect on the viability of populations.
Collins 1988 dictionary on biology would have: an explanation of the way in which present day organisms have been produced. involving changing taking place in the genetic make-up of populations that have been passed on to successive generations. Then it goes on to darwinism, mutations, naturel selection, adaptation genetic) as the means to give rise to new species (as opposed to special creation) but on how fast that happened the debate was still ongoing in 1988.

Well this should cover the bases without the drawback of leading to f.i. discussions as whether 'natural' is really god-design.

Evolution is an explanation of the way in which present day organisms have been produced and in which several mutations have given rise to changes or led to demise of species due to biological pressurures expressed in competition for environmental advantages by means of parasitism or symbiosis directed towards short-(health and productivity) and longterm (health, productivity spanning generations) effects on the viability of populations as a whole.

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#77269 Feb 23, 2013
No not happy yet.

Evolution is an explanation of the way in which present day organisms have been produced BY several mutations giving rise to changes or leading to demise of species due to biological pressures expressed adaptation or failure to adapt to competition for environmental advantages by means of parasitism or symbiosis directed towards short-(health and productivity) and longterm (health and productivity spanning generations) effects on the viability of populations as a whole.

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#77270 Feb 23, 2013
darn

and then we have not yet discussed it.

Evolution is an explanation of the way in which present day organisms have been produced BY several mutations giving rise to changes or leading to demise of species due to biological (pressure) expressed adaptation or failure to adapt IN competition for environmental advantages by means of parasitism or symbiosis directed towards short-(health and productivity) and longterm (health and productivity spanning generations) effects on the viability of populations as a whole.

Stress and thus pressure, no matter what the origin is causal in changes, but i wonder if it should be in my general definition of evolotion.
Reasoning like that i would say: "yes".

“That's just MY opinion...”

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#77271 Feb 23, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
That would be agnostic:
noun
1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
Nope. Gnosticism refers to knowledge while Theism refers to belief. Atheism is a lack of belief in a god, not an assertion of non-existence.

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#77274 Feb 24, 2013
TaylorChristineCreations wrote:
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No because the religion is abunch of f**king nonsense and stupidity. It's for the weak minded people who are dependent on others for happiness.
as far as "weak minded people" go...I had to look that up, and was really quite surprised to see who was on the list..

"The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time"

http://brainz.org/50-most-influential-christi...

Leonardo da Vinci...William Shakespeare...Sir Isaac Newton...George Washington...Mozart...Napoleon Bonaparte...Charles Darwin...Thomas Edison...Alexander Graham Bell...Winston Churchill

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#77275 Feb 24, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
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Nope. Gnosticism refers to knowledge while Theism refers to belief. Atheism is a lack of belief in a god, not an assertion of non-existence.
One of the most well known atheist Richard Dawkins states "put your "TRUST" in the scientific method...put your "FAITH" in the scientific method"...( very end of video)

which is clearly an assertion of atheistic non-existence...

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#77276 Feb 24, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be agnostic:
ag·nos·tic\ag-ˈnäs-tik,əg -\
noun
1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
"I know that I know nothing"

-Socrates

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#77277 Feb 24, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
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Nope. Gnosticism refers to knowledge while Theism refers to belief. Atheism is a lack of belief in a god, not an assertion of non-existence.
Another well known atheist Stephen Hawking: "There is no God...There is no heaven"

I would say that this would definitely qualify as an assertion of non-existence.

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#77278 Feb 24, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
Another well known atheist Stephen Hawking: "There is no God...There is no heaven"
I would say that this would definitely qualify as an assertion of non-existence.
I agree that some who are atheists assert the non-existence of gods. Do you have a point?

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#77280 Feb 24, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Yet.
Big word, there.
Big word for science.

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#77281 Feb 24, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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Science can not correct your statements. It strives.;p
There are a lot of theories, but suppose we figure it out, uh science figures it out, then you will still owe us the answers to the theological questions about the dinosaurs!
Science can not answer the given question. Period.

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#77282 Feb 24, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
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I agree that some who are atheists assert the non-existence of gods. Do you have a point?
Just addressing your statement that atheism "is lack of belief in a god, not an assertion of non-existence."

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#77283 Feb 24, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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That's not an answer, you just made more assertions and presented no evidence to support them. You are a liar then.
Irony!

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#77284 Feb 24, 2013
Chip, Chip, Chip...for the umpteenth time, that is not irony. Do no use words you do not understand....

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