Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 222014 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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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#77951 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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LOL. Did I ever tell you I'm a YEC? Now you're running out of excuses. Why don't you explain your ERV in plain English instead of this nonsense attacks. But you won't, because you use logical and grammatically correct English copy paste as a weapon. Fine and dandy, and quite convenient when you really need it. Because when you explain in plain English it takes away its magic. All of sudden you will be sounding like myth believers about their story of talking snakes.
Reading comprehension fail!

Did I ever say you were a YEC? No, in fact my post had several options for how much science that you deny.

Why is it that creationists of any sort always seem to have terrible reading skills?

Hmm, could there be a tie in between lack of intelligence and rejecting evolution, nah... say it ain't so!

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#77952 Mar 1, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Our atmosphere protects us from some 40,000 tons per day of debris from space.
Have you seen the recent meteor explosion over Russia? A meteor half a football field long exploded in an air burst 12 miles up and caused some $33 million dollars worth of damage and injured thousands, mostly by flying glass.
People who sit on their asses (or pray on their knees) waiting for god to save us are going to be in for a shock when the next one reaches the ground in the middle of a large city.
Some 44% of AMERICANS would welcome a mushroom cloud in NYC as a sign of Jesus' return.
These same people believe that someday god will reverse all the laws of physics and turn this world into a permanent paradise. Why bother maintaining it now? If we all just get on our knees and pray REAL hard, god will do it for us.
Sorry folks. We're on our own. And our ultimate survival as a species will one day rely on our being able to leave this planet en masse and live in space.
This planet and our life giving sun are by no means eternal. Paradise is a child's dream.
Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen Wally yet.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#77953 Mar 1, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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No I dont...Time to thin the herd anyway. The world is like over populated by about half again as much as we can deal with..Time for the weak and worthless to die off.....If the USA got rid of the 40-60 million on government aid our nation would be in much better shape..HAVE TO PRUNE THE TREE TO MAKE IT HEALTHY...
Thanks for sharing this piece of knowledge.
Rarely can we gain such insight from such an intellectual.
Objectively spoken, and very well put, we have much to
Learn from the wit of your message. I can only hope that the
Labor and effort you put into this brings you fulfillment.

“I see quantum effects”

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Since: Jan 11

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#77954 Mar 1, 2013
sickofit wrote:
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Heck no...I hate religions.
Well, you're definitely not a humanist.

“I see quantum effects”

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Since: Jan 11

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#77955 Mar 1, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
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Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen Wally yet.
Wally?

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#77956 Mar 1, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Reading comprehension fail!
Did I ever say you were a YEC? No, in fact my post had several options for how much science that you deny.
Why is it that creationists of any sort always seem to have terrible reading skills?
Hmm, could there be a tie in between lack of intelligence and rejecting evolution, nah... say it ain't so!
So far you haven't explained anything or even countered my argument.

Nice try, keep attacking with ad hominems. In the end, we won't get to anything that will give us the real answers.

Goodluck.

““You must not lose faith ”

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Since: Jun 11

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#77957 Mar 1, 2013
Thomas Robertson wrote:
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We haven't found a way to effect interstellar travel.
To get to the nearest solar system, we would need a fuel tank large and heavy enough to weigh the spacecraft down.
I hope there is a way, but there probably isn't.
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That leaves me out.
I don't realize that.
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It put a stop to the dinosaurs.
How can you be so confident that it won't put a stop to us?
And the dinsaurs were god-obeying to, together on the ark.

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#77958 Mar 1, 2013
Any evolutionists dare to answer my question? Explain the co-evolution of bees and flowers and their symbiotic relationship in nature. How about the water cycle, what are the mechanics if not intelligence that caused it?

Because if you guys can answer it, I might find your theory a bit more plausible. But for now, you only have assertions and more projections.

The burden of proof is now your shoulders.

“I see quantum effects”

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#77959 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Any evolutionists dare to answer my question? Explain the co-evolution of bees and flowers and their symbiotic relationship in nature. How about the water cycle, what are the mechanics if not intelligence that caused it?
Because if you guys can answer it, I might find your theory a bit more plausible. But for now, you only have assertions and more projections.
The burden of proof is now your shoulders.
The water cycle?!

Seriously?!

That was learned in kindergarten school.

Did you make it through kindergarten?

http://www.ehow.com/info_7932167_kindergarten...

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#77960 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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So far you haven't explained anything or even countered my argument.
Nice try, keep attacking with ad hominems. In the end, we won't get to anything that will give us the real answers.
Goodluck.
I was addressing the most important part of your post to me. You misread my post and attacked me so for that sin I attacked back.

But it seems that you want to know more about ERV's.

No problem. The article I linked explained them to you too. ERV's are Endogenous Retro Viruses. Sometimes a virus will attach to a germ cell and become part of the genome. Where it attaches is pretty much random, not exactly random there are some preferred areas, so since there are roughly 3 billion places it could attach on the human genome I will round down and call it one in a billion that the a virus will attach in any one position.

These ERV's are recognizable a viruses by virologists, they have even reactivated a more recent one to "prove" that it is a virus. Either that or we created life in the laboratory, I go for the former, they were viruses. The theory of evolution did predict that a tree of life hierarchy would be apparent in ERV's too, if evolution were true. For example the odds that we would have the same ERV in the same place as a chimp if we were not related would be roughly 1 in one billion. The odds of having two ERV's in the same place would be 1 in 10^18. The odds of having three ERV's that matched would be 1 in 10^27. etc. We have roughly 98,000 ERV's in our DNA. All but a few of them we share with chimpanzees, our closest relatives. The odds of that happening are 1 in 10^880,000 if we are not related. In fact the ones that we do not share are the ones that we got since the split.

ERV's can be very useful. The number of ERV's that are different between two closely related species can be used to estimate how long ago they split. In fact there are so many that are the same investigators tend to ignore them and put all of their focus on the few that are different between species since that is how we track the splits from each other.

The odds generated by ERV's is the only legitimate odds argument I have ever seen in regards to evolution. Creationists are always left gasping for air and grasping at straws when it is presented t them. That is why you hear idiots like HTS proclaim shrilly that the "Junk paradigm of DNA is dead" even though that was never included ERV's nor did the group that tried to kill "Junk DNA" even come close to killing the concept.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#77961 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Any evolutionists dare to answer my question? Explain the co-evolution of bees and flowers and their symbiotic relationship in nature. How about the water cycle, what are the mechanics if not intelligence that caused it?
Because if you guys can answer it, I might find your theory a bit more plausible. But for now, you only have assertions and more projections.
The burden of proof is now your shoulders.
Oh no!

The friggin water cycle? What? Are we 6?

Okay, here is a question for Cybele. What is denser. Dry air or air with water vapor in it?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#77962 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
Any evolutionists dare to answer my question? Explain the co-evolution of bees and flowers and their symbiotic relationship in nature. How about the water cycle, what are the mechanics if not intelligence that caused it?
Because if you guys can answer it, I might find your theory a bit more plausible. But for now, you only have assertions and more projections.
The burden of proof is now your shoulders.
the water cycle was caused by the nature of our atmosphere and water. why would you think it needed intelligence to design it?

i have lemon tree flowering, and self pollinationg in my front room right now. no bees needed.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

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#77963 Mar 1, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Oh no!
The friggin water cycle? What? Are we 6?
Okay, here is a question for Cybele. What is denser. Dry air or air with water vapor in it?
LOL. And you think I didn't learn that elementary school? Duh.

I knew this was coming. You evolutionists are so predictable. Ever wonder why this planet has a unique water cycle compared to neigboring planets? Let's see...hydrogen is abundant in the universe and yet not the same amount that could create water in Mars. Let's see...oh! it's a natural process on this planet so therefore no intelligent agent would've caused it. It occurs naturally on Earth and there's nothing special about it because life is just a random chance that was the direct result of these natural events. wow. Is that what you call logic?

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

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#77964 Mar 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the water cycle was caused by the nature of our atmosphere and water. why would you think it needed intelligence to design it?
i have lemon tree flowering, and self pollinationg in my front room right now. no bees needed.
That was not my question. My question is how do you explain the co-evolution of pollinating insects like bees with pollen producing flowers considering their symbiotic relationship in nature?

Haven't you heard what Einstein calculated? that when bees go extinct, we only 4 years to live. There will be domino effect.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#77965 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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LOL. And you think I didn't learn that elementary school? Duh.
I knew this was coming. You evolutionists are so predictable. Ever wonder why this planet has a unique water cycle compared to neigboring planets? Let's see...hydrogen is abundant in the universe and yet not the same amount that could create water in Mars. Let's see...oh! it's a natural process on this planet so therefore no intelligent agent would've caused it. It occurs naturally on Earth and there's nothing special about it because life is just a random chance that was the direct result of these natural events. wow. Is that what you call logic?
Ummm...mars doesn't have the same atmosphere we do. it is thought it once did, and then did have a similar water cycle.

so you idea that the Earth's water cycle is unique is a faulty premise to start from.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#77966 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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LOL. And you think I didn't learn that elementary school? Duh.
I knew this was coming. You evolutionists are so predictable. Ever wonder why this planet has a unique water cycle compared to neigboring planets? Let's see...hydrogen is abundant in the universe and yet not the same amount that could create water in Mars. Let's see...oh! it's a natural process on this planet so therefore no intelligent agent would've caused it. It occurs naturally on Earth and there's nothing special about it because life is just a random chance that was the direct result of these natural events. wow. Is that what you call logic?
Could it have anything to do with the fact that the Earth is in the zone where water can be liquid, solid and gaseous on one planet.

Really? Are you that stupid? Now you are rivaling Jimbo for stupidity.

Mars lost its water, you have no clue why.

Cybele instead of jumping to idiotic conclusions and assuming you know something you need to spend more time learning the basics.

And you did not answer my question which is denser and why?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#77967 Mar 1, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the water cycle was caused by the nature of our atmosphere and water. why would you think it needed intelligence to design it?
i have lemon tree flowering, and self pollinationg in my front room right now. no bees needed.
Wait a second!

Your location says on Minnesota's north coast. The last I checked you could not grow citrus in Minneapolis, much less anywhere north of Duluth. That global warming is much worse than even I thought.

I still remember one winter when my eyelashes froze together every time I blinked. Now I am further north and much more temperate. No snow at all this winter. For all intents and purposes it is spring in the Puget Sound area.

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Since: Nov 07

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#77968 Mar 1, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Wait a second!
Your location says on Minnesota's north coast. The last I checked you could not grow citrus in Minneapolis, much less anywhere north of Duluth. That global warming is much worse than even I thought.
I still remember one winter when my eyelashes froze together every time I blinked. Now I am further north and much more temperate. No snow at all this winter. For all intents and purposes it is spring in the Puget Sound area.
<psssst> he said "front room" not front yard

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Since: Jan 11

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#77969 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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LOL. And you think I didn't learn that elementary school? Duh.
I knew this was coming. You evolutionists are so predictable. Ever wonder why this planet has a unique water cycle compared to neigboring planets? Let's see...hydrogen is abundant in the universe and yet not the same amount that could create water in Mars. Let's see...oh! it's a natural process on this planet so therefore no intelligent agent would've caused it. It occurs naturally on Earth and there's nothing special about it because life is just a random chance that was the direct result of these natural events. wow. Is that what you call logic?
For one thing, Mars doesn't have enough mass-ergo gravity-to hold onto an earthlike atmosphere.

Do you have any idea how many other planets there are in the universe?

There are doubtless billions of other earthlike planets in the habitable zones of their planets.

I might be convinced of an intelligent designer if we could contact life on another of those planets and found that they were just like us.

Otherwise, they will evolve according to their particular circumstances and environments.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#77970 Mar 1, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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That was not my question. My question is how do you explain the co-evolution of pollinating insects like bees with pollen producing flowers considering their symbiotic relationship in nature?
Haven't you heard what Einstein calculated? that when bees go extinct, we only 4 years to live. There will be domino effect.
other insects pollinate besides bees.

again, an insect taking advantage of the food source provided by angiosperms is the perfect example of evolution.

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