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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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#85213 Apr 6, 2013
KJV, the universe may or may not have started at the Big Bang.

Even if it started then that does not mean a god started it.

You need to have evidence for your claims. You have yet to show any. We don't know is a perfectly acceptable answer at times. "We don't know" does not mean that god did it or is even evidence for a god at all.
Mark

United States

#85214 Apr 6, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Then you respect nothing for they are not honest. The information has already been evaluated before the fundies even wrote their apologetics. There are two models - one involves radioactive decay at known rates, another sterilizes the entire universe. Only one of these interpretations is valid, especially in light of the fact the latter requires invisible Jewish magic to save it. Scientists have already tried accelerating radioactive decay by subjecting compounds to intense temperatures, the resulting changes being an observable but ultimately negligible difference in the appearance of age. Like you your fellow liars for Jesus ignore the fact that their position undermines itself, which is why you were refuted long ago.
You cannot claim science proves science is wrong therefore Goddidit with magic. Yet that is precisely what you continue to do. But then if you didn't carry on lying for Jesus then you would not be an apologist.
The research is compelling enough; something has happened that sped up the decay rates because several other non-isotope measurements don't concur, and they point to a far younger age. One is wrong and one is right, that's what has raised eyebrows over this, the slip is the only constant! Besides, the 4 major isochron techniques don't even concur within the same sample, missing by hundreds of MYr is not horseshoes, handgranades or reality, neither is picking and choosing data that fits a model; that's not honest science, it's blind dogma! If the geologic features of this planet can be worn flat in <20MY by published uniform rates, how can you find such old rocks in the mtns? I posted this logic to more than one geologist and it just left them scratching their heads. They love to quote methods with 1/2 lives of a bilY but refuse to acknowledge PO214 with a 1/2 life measured in seconds, found in crystalline granites which they tell us took hundreds of MY to form!

Uniformist's tell us the Western US Coast line is receding 10-18"/year. I challenged them, I told them this coast should be in Idaho by now, so how can you date these rocks in hand in MY?? Gee, the math is not working for evo, and you can't have it both ways - again. Time, time the magic maker, the answer for every evolutionary question! Evolutionists should have a picture of a clock on every textbook cover with a caption that reads - OUR MAKER - Bow in Reverence, that's the lie. And I may add, constantly reverting to kindergarten school-yard name calling is really not helping your case Dude, I am way too mature to go to that childish level with you.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#85215 Apr 6, 2013
KJV wrote:
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I'm not asking for the date of the start down to the day. Does science claim there is a start to the universe?
"It is not known if anything exists "outside" the universe."
Well it is known God exist outside of the universe but I was talking of matter.
Matter cannot exist outside the universe. For where there is matter there is our universe.
And what evidence do you have of these two quite impossible to determine determinations?

"it is known God exist outside of the universe"

"Matter cannot exist outside the universe"

We simply have absolutely no way to determine these things.
Hence these are your "beliefs" , and you have nothing but "belief"
to quantify them.

It is possible this universe is within a larger one, or indeed that there are other universes. We simply cannot tell.

“Universal Conscious Conscience”

Level 3

Since: Feb 08

Planet Earth

#85216 Apr 7, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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There may be absolute truths, but you and I as humans have no way of knowing with certainty when we have found one.
How did you conclude you know the boundaries and limits of my understanding first of all? You speak like all humans understanding is the same. This is your first mistake!
Chimney1 wrote:
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Disagree? Then tell me, Farce, how do YOU determine when you are absolutely certain that something is absolutely true?
By first observing nature! This is something that man/woman did not create! Also by accepting that reality (nature) is an absolute truth and this is not a matter of an opinion. One who searches for absolute truth must first understand what nature is and then build his/her thinking on the principles that is found in nature I call the universal constant.
Chimney1 wrote:
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We have access to approximate truths and probabilities. And that is just fine. It means that with some mental effort, we can get things approximately right.
WRONG! We have access to absolute truths all around us because reality/nature is an absolute truth. You must first accept this if you want access to absolute truths. Any problem can be solved and I know this! WANNA TEST THE DEPTH OF MY UNDERSTANDING WHEN I SAY ALL PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED THROUGH KNOWING ABSOLUTE TRUTHS?! I WELCOME YOUR CHALLENGE BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING HAS NO BOUNDRIES OR LIMITS BECAUSE IT IS FOUNDED ON AN ETERNAL CONCEPT! I await your challenge!

“Universal Conscious Conscience”

Level 3

Since: Feb 08

Planet Earth

#85217 Apr 7, 2013
NOTE: Chimney

Individual problems for personal gain or benefit I do not deal with! I am not a person of personal gain and benefit!

I solve problems on a universal scale that benefits all life!

Remember absolute truths are universal concepts that solve universal problems ONLY!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85218 Apr 7, 2013
KJV wrote:
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I'm not asking for the date of the start down to the day. Does science claim there is a start to the universe?
"It is not known if anything exists "outside" the universe."
Well it is known God exist outside of the universe but I was talking of matter.
Matter cannot exist outside the universe. For where there is matter there is our universe.
No, it is not known that any god, gods or goddesses exist outside the known universe. that is a myth from your bible, and since your bible has zero credibility on this issue, because of its numerous lies about god throughout it, then logic would tell one to not believe the bible about that either.

and since your god has been proven to be a myth, it definitely isn't that god outside the universe.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85219 Apr 7, 2013
KJV wrote:
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The universe has a starting date per science. There is nothing outside of the universe these are scientific facts.
For the universe to spring forth then on a certain date per science out of nothing is a myth or God did it.
who said the universe sprang out of nothing?

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#85221 Apr 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>because they in no way prove any god or gods or goddesses. i think you need to look up what the words proof and evidence mean.
Likewise.

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#85222 Apr 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i clearly made it in the post you responded to.
Foul.
wow

Columbus, IN

#85223 Apr 7, 2013
wow

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#85224 Apr 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it is THE ONLY honest answer.
what difference do our wishes or wants make in this matter?
Answer the question posted to you and be honest for once.

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#85225 Apr 7, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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false
Then i will be forced to conclude that, you don't know what you are talking about.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85226 Apr 7, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Answer the question posted to you and be honest for once.
I was totally honest and correct in the first post.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85227 Apr 7, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Answer the question posted to you and be honest for once.
now the same to you.

what do our wishes matter in this issue?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85228 Apr 7, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Likewise.
i have looked them up. there is no proof or evidence of any god, gods or goddesses. ever. none.

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#85229 Apr 7, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Geesh Louise, pray tell, do tell me exactly how death provides evidence of a god, any god?
how does the universe provide evidence of a god?
maybe because I'm an engineer and have always been curious about how things work, who is into amateur astronomy but I haven't seen any evidence of a god in the universe
Neat!
Now tell me how the universe including all its elements, compounds, the solar systems and the galaxies came into form, because we all know, it was never a man made thing ?
For death, why is science and technology unable to stop or eradicate death?

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#85230 Apr 7, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Thank you, it's interesting how the atheists squirm and wiggle when they cannot deny the Son of God. Writings produced regarding Christ two-thousand years ago have solidified God's standing, regardless of their pathetic sheep/goat herder theories. The dead sea scrolls were written long before that. It must be the reason why God and His Son have endured, they ARE REAL and will continue on long after the childish warblings of these atheists are silenced.
Exactly. You are most welcome. Thanks.

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#85231 Apr 7, 2013
GatorBUILT wrote:
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UH..The Josephus(a Pharisee JEW) sure gets tossed around alot...and you have ZERO evidence for the miracle-working,water-walking, rising fromn the dead character named Jesus...Hell, Jesus wouldn't have even been his name, that would've been Yeshua...his father Joseph, would be Yussef and his mother would be Miriam...now if you thinki that they were the ONLY Yeshua, Yussef and Miriam(Joshua, Joseph and Mary) then you're an idiot...you have Zero EVIDENCE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE CHARACTER IN THE BIBLE...none
You are wrong again, Mr. Pepple.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85232 Apr 7, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Neat!
Now tell me how the universe including all its elements, compounds, the solar systems and the galaxies came into form, because we all know, it was never a man made thing ?
For death, why is science and technology unable to stop or eradicate death?
i have told you that, many times. your cult mentality prevents you from acknowledging it...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85233 Apr 7, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly. You are most welcome. Thanks.
in fact, we can deny his being a god. there is no proof of such and tons of evidence agaisnt it. face it, it is just a rehashed myth from previous cults, that is an undisbutable fact.

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