Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 173962 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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Everett, WA

#80233 Mar 10, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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well if you claim to know the bible so much, then you would know that you don't enter into heaven through intellectual knowledge, but through faith.
Jesus referred to the children as the greatest in heaven...not the intellectuals.
...and I believe this is why secretly, that science rejects it so much.
Science values intellectual knowledge above all. God values purity of heart, spirit and faith.
God doesn't care what your IQ is...only whats in your heart.
God has no need for intellectuals...why would he? His knowledge is infinite.
You totally missed the point of his post.

Let me ask you a question, perhaps that will help.

Why does the average atheist know more about the Bible than the average Christian?

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The Borderland of Sol

#80234 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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You totally missed the point of his post.
Let me ask you a question, perhaps that will help.
Why does the average atheist know more about the Bible than the average Christian?
*wait for it*

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above and beyond

#80235 Mar 10, 2013
An elegantly executed proof is a poem in all but the form in which it is written.
- Morris Kline

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butler, pa

#80236 Mar 10, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Um, no. Evolution is not in any way dependent upon the Big Bang or black holes.
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"God" explains nothing. It is a "who", not a "how". And based on no evidence. Contrary to your claims science is not dependent in any way on invisible Jewmagic, and invisible Jewmagic is totally useless to science.
Watch the phraseology "invisible Jewmagic". That phraseology is VERY reminiscent of nazi ideology. The phrase is very antisemetic.

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#80237 Mar 10, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>*wait for it*
Give it up. The earth is neither flat nor a perfect sphere. It is an ellipsoid.

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#80238 Mar 10, 2013
superwilly wrote:
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Watch the phraseology "invisible Jewmagic". That phraseology is VERY reminiscent of nazi ideology. The phrase is very antisemetic.
The phrase is not antisemitic, it only sounds antisemitic.

There is a difference.

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#80239 Mar 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Give it up. The earth is neither flat nor a perfect sphere. It is an ellipsoid.
Oblate spheroid.

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#80240 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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The phrase is not antisemitic, it only sounds antisemitic.
There is a difference.
And it couldn't possibly be "antisemetic".

Anyway, the Semetes don't care.

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#80241 Mar 10, 2013
Some Bible critics have claimed that Revelation 7:1 assumes a flat earth since the verse refers to angels standing at the “four corners” of the earth. Actually, the reference is to the cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west. Similar terminology is often used today when we speak of the sun's rising and setting, even though the earth, not the sun, is doing the moving. Bible writers used the “language of appearance,” just as people always have. Without it, the intended message would be awkward at best and probably not understood clearly ... http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-c0... .. continue

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#80242 Mar 10, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oblate spheroid.
No it is only close to oblate spheroid. Why would we have WGS84 ellipsoid for GPS positioning?

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#80243 Mar 10, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oblate spheroid.
lol. nobody uses that term colloquially

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Everett, WA

#80244 Mar 10, 2013
His-truth wrote:
Some Bible critics have claimed that Revelation 7:1 assumes a flat earth since the verse refers to angels standing at the “four corners” of the earth. Actually, the reference is to the cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west. Similar terminology is often used today when we speak of the sun's rising and setting, even though the earth, not the sun, is doing the moving. Bible writers used the “language of appearance,” just as people always have. Without it, the intended message would be awkward at best and probably not understood clearly ... http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-c0... .. continue
And your article makes all of the same mistakes that other apologetics article about the Bible and the Flat Earth claims make.

The ancient Hebrews did have a word for both a sphere and a flat round circle. They never used the word available for a sphere. They used a word that sometimes was used for a sphere. So since it is not clear then the context must be looked at. You cannot use the fact that we know the world is spherical now to shoehorn that fact into the Bible. All of the metaphors used apply to a flat Earth and not to a spherical Earth.

Hanging the sky over the Earth as a tent only makes sense with a flat Earth . Angels holding the winds at the four corners of the Earth only makes sense as a flat Earth. Now you can claim it was poetic license. That could be true. Why is the Earth always treated as if it were flat.

When the Devil showed Jesus the whole world he had to take him to some very high ground. If the Earth was not thought to be flat why did he have to do that?

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Everett, WA

#80245 Mar 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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lol. nobody uses that term colloquially
Right, and they use the term ellipsoid colloquially all of the time.

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#80246 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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And your article makes all of the same mistakes that other apologetics article about the Bible and the Flat Earth claims make.
The ancient Hebrews did have a word for both a sphere and a flat round circle. They never used the word available for a sphere. They used a word that sometimes was used for a sphere. So since it is not clear then the context must be looked at. You cannot use the fact that we know the world is spherical now to shoehorn that fact into the Bible. All of the metaphors used apply to a flat Earth and not to a spherical Earth.
Hanging the sky over the Earth as a tent only makes sense with a flat Earth . Angels holding the winds at the four corners of the Earth only makes sense as a flat Earth. Now you can claim it was poetic license. That could be true. Why is the Earth always treated as if it were flat.
When the Devil showed Jesus the whole world he had to take him to some very high ground. If the Earth was not thought to be flat why did he have to do that?
And where exactly is the top of the world eh?

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#80247 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Right, and they use the term ellipsoid colloquially all of the time.
So how would you tell someone the real shape of the Earth?

An Earth ellipsoid is a mathematical figure approximating the shape of the Earth, used as a reference frame for computations in geodesy, astronomy and the geosciences. Various different ellipsoids have been used as approximations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_ellipsoid

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Everett, WA

#80248 Mar 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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And where exactly is the top of the world eh?
What? Do you have some sort of point here?

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#80249 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
If the Earth was not thought to be flat why did he have to do that?
well .. you think you're a god and know all the answers .. you answer it

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Evolution is true.....

#80250 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Yes, you know what really can drive them nuts?
Let me give this a shot:
Does any Christian out there know the prediction made by Jesus that was falsified before the end of the Gospels?
Here is a hint, it was a really HUGE error.
That he would come back (to life and to them) before they died.

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The Borderland of Sol

#80251 Mar 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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lol. nobody uses that term colloquially
_I_ do!

Laffin.

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#80252 Mar 10, 2013
That he would come back (to life and to them) before they died ?????

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