Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216634 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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“I see quantum effects”

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#77631 Feb 27, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Me too – what can I say???
Well...you could make something up.

It's a common practice here.

“When you treat people as they ”

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treat you they get offended.

#77632 Feb 27, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Well...you could make something up.
It's a common practice here.
LOL

Nope not me and from what I read, not you. But I agree that it’s rife among a certain sect.

“When you treat people as they ”

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treat you they get offended.

#77633 Feb 27, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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For the sake of clarity, the current theory is that we have a percentage of Neanderthal DNA but the Neanderthals were a distinctly separate group from our early ancestors, often referred to as Homo Heidelbergensis. At some point in prehistory there was mating between our ancestors and the Neanderthals. As a result, we have snippets of Neanderthal DNA but no full chromosomes can be traced back to Neanderthal ancestry.
The "mitochondrial Eve" and "Y chromosomal Adam" are mere abstractions for reading entertainment in the Christian world. All they really represent is the newest genetic marker that all men or all women have in common that can be reasonably proven to have come from a single ancestor.
In truth, the mitochondrial Eve may have actually been a mutation that first occurred in a male, but had to be passed on to a daughter for it to propagate.
I just feel it's important to explain the mechanics before the train jumps the tracks. When the first tests of the Neanderthal genome were done, a lot of people were stating there was absolutely no Neanderthal genes within the modern gene pool. I don't know if the scientists were misheard or if they completely forgot about chromosomal crossover, but the announcements were flawed, and the current estimates may be flawed as well. The genome, human or otherwise, isn't particularly well mapped as yet.
Personally, I think the significance of mitochondria is underestimated as it may demonstrate extreme prejudice as to which traits do get retained from one generation to the next. In fact, I might propose that there is an inherent psychological prejudice in individuals that favors the maternal lineage, but a masculine "death wish"(bad wording, Freud always favored Mom anyway!)that favors infiltrating outside groups with one's offspring.
It's sort of like comparing the 2000's with the 1960's. Both cultures were incredible boorish in their own way.:o)
My post was perhaps badly worded, stating that “The human male genetic line traced through the Y chromosome is around 120,000 years old.” Does not mean the male line started then but the current Y-chromosome found in modern humans can be traced back to that date.

Yes we have some small percentage of Neanderthal DNA, as for complete chromosomes I don’t know.

mtDNA can be dated to one woman (name unknown) who lived around 200,000 years ago the term Eve was coined for christian consumption.

I don’t know

To an extent, Dr Jim Wilson of Edinburgh Uni http://www.orcades.ed.ac.uk/ and Centre for Population Health Sciences http://www.cphs.mvm.ed.ac.uk/people/staffProf... indicates that between 2% and 3% Neanderthal DNA is common in humans rising to almost 4% is some cases. As far as I know his is amongst the latest published research.

Mitochondria tells us a lot,(as does the Y chromosome) http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/eve... This is not a particularly well laid out page but it’s interesting

“I see quantum effects”

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#77634 Feb 27, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Charles is long lost in the his authoritarian interpretation of the Bible. He's reached that plebeian stage where he feels that he's paid his dues and that others MUST submit to subjugation or pay their dues in the school of hard knocks. If I didn't know better, I'd assume that he's the average American Joe from a run-down old neighborhood in the Northeast-Great Lakes area that was once populated by litigious union workers.
Still looking for a shred of insight or even self-awareness of his state of existence, but otherwise, there's not a quantum of useful information in anything he posts.
That was certainly apt and concise.

Great post!

“Up with which, I will not put”

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Sao Paulo

#77635 Feb 27, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Well...you could make something up.
It's a common practice here.
I used to be agnostic. Until I realized I was God.

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St. Croix valley

#77636 Feb 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> That is just the way they see God, but we Christians sees God in a different light.
Islam is a religion influenced by Judaism blended with Arabic culture.
Same mythical god that you worship...

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St. Croix valley

#77637 Feb 27, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> That is the just the way the muslims see God, but God is never warlike.
Initially, that was what the Hebrews thought about God until their re-orientations. The muslims are still holding to the old form of viewing God, due to their Hebrew's influence.
that's what they thought about your mythical god because that is what the bible (supposedly your god's word) TOLD them to think about him!

funny how you would even toss aside your own mythical gods word if they do not suit your world view...

that's some pretty shallow faith you have there Chaz...

“what we think we become”

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above and beyond

#77639 Feb 27, 2013
MAAT wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, Cybele.

I wondered were people got the idea of heaven and heel.
And apart from interesting ideas in other cultures it simply comes down to translation errors and building on that.
Christinaity is like Windows. Get the base wrong and your forever fixing hick-ups.

The garden-paraiso-paradise (persian) on the plains-eden (Akkadian).'Messengers'* becoming angels with wings.
And Hell was Jerome misunderstanding heylel (hebrew) i Isaiah.
http://www.israelofgod.org/lucifer.htm

*Could frankly be any passer-by, the way the parables go is all about what the beholder attributes to them. And most often it is to dreams.

Obviously the gods are spread in any and everything, even since mankind (and maybe the dinosaurs, but ask Charles Idemi about that) cameup with attributions. Collective memory wouls also be a good one.

I will agree that it could be error just like how people misinterpret god in the present time. But everything is based on interpretation and language can either be a barrier or a tool to make the connection. Right now I am speaking from experience of self awareness.

“I see quantum effects”

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#77640 Feb 27, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
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I used to be agnostic. Until I realized I was God.
You can't be god.

I am.

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St. Croix valley

#77641 Feb 27, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You can't be god.
I am.
Sweet! there hasn't been a decent god fight since the titans.

Are you ready to Ruuuuuumble.....?

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St. Croix valley

#77642 Feb 27, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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I will agree that it could be error just like how people misinterpret god in the present time. But everything is based on interpretation and language can either be a barrier or a tool to make the connection. Right now I am speaking from experience of self awareness.
experience in misinterpretation, or are you saying you have the correct interpretation?

“Up with which, I will not put”

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Sao Paulo

#77643 Feb 27, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You can't be god.
I am.
Oh yeah? Can you do this?

*typ8ng wigh eyys cl0sed*

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#77644 Feb 27, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
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Oh yeah? Can you do this?
*typ8ng wigh eyys cl0sed*
jeez...(no offense) I type like that all the time with my eyes open!

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#77645 Feb 27, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
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Unless someone comes up with actual proof of God I rule out that one.
Likewise!
It goes both ways. You have no concrete evidence to rule out the existence of God.

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#77646 Feb 27, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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I always find it amazing how christians can get so many incompatible interpretations, antagonistic and contradicting points of view merged into one.
Ah well most lack theological education.(And i mean proper European. In America everyone can become priest/minister no need for at least greek, latin and hebrew and aramaic or mythological knowledge.)
Show me your point if you have one.(Shrug).

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#77647 Feb 27, 2013
MAAT wrote:
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And that became the catholic church.
So why does it not die for us!
It must be B.S. thus, since they never took the logical consequence all the way to the end.
No!
Truly speaking, the catholic faith is not the first christian faith, catholic faith was more of a Roman- christian faith, due to the influence of Roman power then.

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#77648 Feb 27, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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So you are unable to admit you are a liar, how very christian of you.
And you are still unable to show any proof, how very christian of you.
And I see you still have your fingers in your ears and chant “la, la, la, la”
Has it ever occurred to you that the vast majority of those doing that work for god since his invention (offshoot of the aten sun god) some 4000 years ago are also dead. Their constituent molecules and atoms are in the air you breathe, the food you eat and the water you bathe in.
And people are still staying “that/this”
Your belief in god makes not the slightest difference to fact
P.S.“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”- Genesis 3:19 KJV
Just something for you to think about while you ponder god magic and the extent of life.
May be you do not understand what i have been saying.
No one has ever defeated God.
You are going to end up as a soil, adding nutrients to the earth while God's work definitely will continue.
More of your empty trumpets.

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#77649 Feb 27, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Charles is long lost in the his authoritarian interpretation of the Bible. He's reached that plebeian stage where he feels that he's paid his dues and that others MUST submit to subjugation or pay their dues in the school of hard knocks. If I didn't know better, I'd assume that he's the average American Joe from a run-down old neighborhood in the Northeast-Great Lakes area that was once populated by litigious union workers.
Still looking for a shred of insight or even self-awareness of his state of existence, but otherwise, there's not a quantum of useful information in anything he posts.
Lost but found that has no name, oh i remember, Pierre!
Pierre, welcome back from your lost paradise.
Stinks!

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#77650 Feb 27, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Don't condemn things you know nothing about? Charles! You and sickofit DO have something in common after all!...But can't you find someplace private to engage in your rituals? You WILL do it. Even conservative congressmen eventually obey their master.
Don't worry. We'll provide you both with fancy Latin words so you can convince yourselves that you have scientific legitimacy, but only if you stop wandering around waiting for some poor fool to be stupid enough to invite you in.
He is confused and lost again, too bad.(Shrug).

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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#77651 Feb 27, 2013
Hey Chuckie! What's your take on this?

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/26/pat_robertson...

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