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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“I Am No One Else”

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#80327 Mar 10, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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and again...
are you saying that atheists do not look for fault in the bible?
Different matter, your claims we do demonstrate are fallacious simply because you are claiming to know something, yet present no evidence. That is dishonest.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#80328 Mar 10, 2013
They don't need to look for it, XXXOOXXX, it is pretty widely known stuff.

A better question would be why would people believe in a book full of proven lies and falsehoods?

Since: Jun 12

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#80329 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Finding faults in the Bible is not trying to disprove the existence of God.
That is a false dichotomy on your part.
read what I said...I did not say God.

"Because the average atheist has a agenda to disprove the bible.
So the atheist does an in depth search looking for fault...and finds it."

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#80330 Mar 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Different matter, your claims we do demonstrate are fallacious simply because you are claiming to know something, yet present no evidence. That is dishonest.
No need for evidence. God will not be part of your science experiment. It seems that you and the rest of us are part of his experiment.

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#80331 Mar 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Different matter, your claims we do demonstrate are fallacious simply because you are claiming to know something, yet present no evidence. That is dishonest.
So your saying there's no evidence that atheists look for fault in the bible?

really...lol

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#80332 Mar 10, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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read what I said...I did not say God.
"Because the average atheist has a agenda to disprove the bible.
So the atheist does an in depth search looking for fault...and finds it."
Well, it is still incorrect since "agenda" is not the coorect term.

The reason that atheists look for flaws in the Bible is because of claims of Christians of its perfection. If the Bible is perfect then their beliefs are correct. If the Bible is not perfect their beliefs may be wrong. It is a starting point in the search for the truth.

Remember most atheists in the U.S. started as Christians. The first thing they tend to do is to realize that their former belief has all sorts of flaws in it. They realize that those flaws don't mean that there is no god, it is a starting point that allows them to think logically about the existence of god.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#80333 Mar 10, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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and again...
are you saying that atheists do not look for fault in the bible?
We don't have to. Most of 'em have already been found:

http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/donald...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#80334 Mar 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
They don't need to look for it, XXXOOXXX, it is pretty widely known stuff.
A better question would be why would people believe in a book full of proven lies and falsehoods?
This is fun: http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/donald...

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#80335 Mar 10, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Well, it is still incorrect since "agenda" is not the coorect term.
The reason that atheists look for flaws in the Bible is because of claims of Christians of its perfection. If the Bible is perfect then their beliefs are correct. If the Bible is not perfect their beliefs may be wrong. It is a starting point in the search for the truth.
Remember most atheists in the U.S. started as Christians. The first thing they tend to do is to realize that their former belief has all sorts of flaws in it. They realize that those flaws don't mean that there is no god, it is a starting point that allows them to think logically about the existence of god.
a·gen·da (-jnd)
n. pl. a·gen·das
1. A list or program of things to be done or considered?
LEARNER

New Albany, IN

#80336 Mar 10, 2013
Subdiction Zone wrote:
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Not all. Jesus was killed an a long weekend so to say. Many items point this out to be a Passover Sabbath.
(Wednesday not Friday death)
Thank you for pointing out that there were high day Sabbaths as mentioned in Leviticus 23. A high day Sabbath was not the regular weekly Sabbath day and it was one of seven that could fall on any day of the week. The day before the Sabbath was preperation day just like the Bible said.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#80337 Mar 10, 2013
The Dud wrote:
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"The Bible calls it a flat square circle"
No it doesn't only a fool could believe this crap.
Yet we've already pointed out to Biblical quotes to support those claims. So like we said, either the Bible is NOT literal due to its common usage of parables and metaphors, OR it is incorrect and internally inconsistent.

“the end-times is now”

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Since: Feb 13

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#80338 Mar 10, 2013
somebody please come and help these folks http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T7F... .. they're not doing so good

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#80339 Mar 10, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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So your saying there's no evidence that atheists look for fault in the bible?
really...lol
So now your dishonesty has extended to making assertions for people.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#80340 Mar 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Where did you come up with the magic number 33.3333%
Beneficial, neutral, detrimental. All three are possible.
Cybele wrote:
I was referring to programmed cell death. Just like we have beneficial mutations, apoptosis can also have an advantage. But that doesn't mean my question or my understanding of it is wrong. Please define how we are ALL mutants given the fact that taxonomy says organisms belongs in many different species.
We are all mutants because we are all unique. We are all unique because we all have a unique genome.
Cybele wrote:
Define species.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species
Cybele wrote:
How can you say we can't demonstrate natural selection in an individual and then goes on to say that we are all mutants. Natural selection is a fact in nature that is 'within' a species. But this definition has been distorted to fit in with lie of Darwin's theory by claiming it can only be demonstrated in a population and not the individual.
Natural selection is not bound by an imaginary species barrier. And it cannot be measured within an individual, only populations.
Cybele wrote:
"Natural selection is the process by which biological organisms with favorable traits survive and reproduce more successfully than organisms that do not possess such traits, and, conversely, organisms with deleterious traits survive and reproduce less successfully than organisms lacking such deleterious traits."
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Nat...
Do you mean to say that by examining an individual, we can't prove if that individual has favorable or unfavorable traits and whether she can or cannot successfully reproduce even if she's ovulating? lol
Of course we can. But those traits can still be passed onto her offspring, if she has any. It is only THEN can we see natural selection in action, by how successfully those favourable or unfavourable traits pass on through the population.

Unless of course she dies first. Possibly due to the result of an unfavourable trait in which case that is natural selection in action. Observed.
Cybele wrote:
Okay let's go with your true definition. Can you demonstrate natural selection in this mutant population?
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/arti...
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#80341 Mar 10, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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read what I said...I did not say God.
"Because the average atheist has a agenda to disprove the bible.
So the atheist does an in depth search looking for fault...and finds it."
And they found it because...?

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#80342 Mar 10, 2013
The Dud wrote:
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"The Bible calls it a flat square circle"
No it doesn't only a fool could believe this crap.
Thanks for showing us the level of your intelligence.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#80343 Mar 10, 2013
His-truth wrote:
somebody please come and help these folks http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T7F... .. they're not doing so good
Actually you're not doing so good. Five pages in already and you still haven't been able to tell us what the "scientific theory" of ID is.

You have done a very convincing imitation of a fundie homeschooled teenager though.

“what we think we become”

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Since: Aug 11

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#80344 Mar 10, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Beneficial, neutral, detrimental. All three are possible.
<quoted text>
We are all mutants because we are all unique. We are all unique because we all have a unique genome.
<quoted text>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species
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Natural selection is not bound by an imaginary species barrier. And it cannot be measured within an individual, only populations.
<quoted text>
Of course we can. But those traits can still be passed onto her offspring, if she has any. It is only THEN can we see natural selection in action, by how successfully those favourable or unfavourable traits pass on through the population.
Unless of course she dies first. Possibly due to the result of an unfavourable trait in which case that is natural selection in action. Observed.
<quoted text>
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/arti...
So being unique makes us mutant? Are we of the same species or not? If we are all unique, then there is no need for made up taxonomy in Biology. A bee orchid is not a bee, it's still a flower species. A bee has always been a bee, unless you want it to be like a butterfly. Metamorphosis is not evolution and yet evolution requires a species to morph into another but since it requires millions of years for it to happen, we have NO direct evidence. It is ridiculous because if we are still evolving, there should be plentiful of it in action. The commensalism and amensalism in nature is not random chance whether you want to admit it or not. It is obviously following a natural order and pattern.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#80345 Mar 10, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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So being unique makes us mutant?...
Yes.

“what we think we become”

Level 5

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#80346 Mar 10, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes.
Does sexual orientation have anything to do with being a particular species? Unique, yes. But, mutant? Let's use that as an example. We haven't found evidence for the gay gene. I'm fine with that. Because it is detrimental in natural selection. So it's not that homosexuality is an abomination, it is devolution. I have no problem with bisexuality because well you get the point.

Now if you factor in health, intelligence, talent, and personality, how is that evidence for evolution? How does that change into another species? Does being biracial or multiracial make one a mutant?

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