Evolution vs. Creation

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High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.
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Sponatanous generation of life
The assembly of nonliving material into something that might be considered as living would hardly be considered spontaneous and could certainly not be explained by Magic.

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Sponatanous generation of life
So you really believe in magic bohart?

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<quoted text> Exodus is dismissed as exaggerated because most of the evidence in fact does conflict with the story.
The conquests were too far apart in time, the Egyptians never had hundreds of thousands or even tens of thousands of Jewish slaves.
The Egyptian accounts of Jewish kingdoms do not collaborate, the archeological evidence does not collaborate, the evidence shows Israel was formed by the Canaanites who rebelled against their rulers, not because the Israelite conquered them. The bible is a work of historical exaggeration and fiction mixed with mythology and racial political rhetoric and propaganda , I would call much of it the first use of spin journalism.
I agree with you of course. My understanding is that the first 5 chapters of the Bible are almost purely myth, and Mark will never know because of fundamentalist brainwashing.

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Yes and stupidity belongs to you. I guess the French own all french kisses and french fries. Only Dutch people can go Dutch, Mexico owns all Mexican restaurants. The Spanish own a flu and a fly. Morse owns a code and the Scot's own free. Duck's own tape unless it's cheap tape then it belongs to Scotch. You don't have to guess who owns Brandy. I can only guess you used to live under London bridge, and when it fell , it hit you on your big ole doofus head.
What part of the world are you, Lulu.
We are talking about English language origin and ownership. Stay on track and stop beating around the bush, Lulu.

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Yes. Lets DO face reality.
I provided evidence that the US in fact DOES export oil.
No twisting of the facts. We DO EXPORT OIL.
Deal with it.
Then you are not a sincere responder.
You have oils in abundance but its marketability status is in( not)- comparable to that of Africa and Middle East Asia.

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<quoted text>what does that have to do with the fact that you were absolutely, 100% wrong about the US using mostly african resources to develop our nation...
and yes, our oil is as marketable. check into the lawsuits oil companies are bringing against nigeria as their political and social turmoil is preventing the completion of contracted oil production...
what does the Near east have to do with African resources?
Nigeria?
Why are you doing business in Nigeria, if you are not interested in their oils?
Those companies are exploiting from Nigeria and Nigerians to develop the US and Europe, no arguments about that.

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Then you are not a sincere responder.
You have oils in abundance but its marketability status is in( not)- comparable to that of Africa and Middle East Asia.
I am afraid you are misinformed old boy. Since Obama took office, we have reversed a decades long decline in production, but we have always exported oil. In fact, US oil exports have nearly doubled since 2004, going from 1 million barrels/day to nearly 2 million barrels/day. Other countries like Canada and Mexico have also increased production and export.

Not very clear what you mean when you say it isn't marketable. It is oil. There has been a market for it for 100 years and the US does fine on that. I hear China has now stolen our crown as biggest importer of oil. Good luck to them.

Increased US production and export is going to be hard on OPEC. It will be a challenge for Saudi Arabia to balance internal and external checks on member countries.

What was your point anyway?

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<quoted text>I am afraid you are misinformed old boy. Since Obama took office, we have reversed a decades long decline in production, but we have always exported oil. In fact, US oil exports have nearly doubled since 2004, going from 1 million barrels/day to nearly 2 million barrels/day. Other countries like Canada and Mexico have also increased production and export.
Not very clear what you mean when you say it isn't marketable. It is oil. There has been a market for it for 100 years and the US does fine on that. I hear China has now stolen our crown as biggest importer of oil. Good luck to them.
Increased US production and export is going to be hard on OPEC. It will be a challenge for Saudi Arabia to balance internal and external checks on member countries.
What was your point anyway?
Chuckles HAS no point.

He makes an unsupported declaration, and when challenged with evidence that proves him wrong, repeats his position ad nausium.

Which is why nobody takes him (or his positions) seriously.

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Charles Idemi wrote, "Christianity as we all know, started from a small Jewish sect to become the official religion of the entire Roman empire, is that not awesome?"

Yes, that is totally awesome.
What's your point?

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I agree with you of course. My understanding is that the first 5 chapters of the Bible are almost purely myth, and Mark will never know because of fundamentalist brainwashing.
I agree as well. On both points.

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Mark wrote:
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Thank you for this thoughtful and volumous reply. In actuality, the findings I mentioned - S&D, Zoar, Jericho, Ebla and (Ai, your mention) are all modern and post-date the quotes listed, so I don't see how the comments are out of date. Your Israeli sources are long recognized secular Jews and no friend of Biblical apologists. Their findings and summary dismissals of the Biblical accounts are based on absence of evidence rather than contrary evidence, pretty shaky and nothing to do with findings in the trenches when you look closely. You mentioned hard evidence? they have none.
They sweep away the Exodus account merely because they have trouble finding of what? a 40 year camping trip with a tent temple thousands of years ago? They discredit Scripture based on the mention of domesticated camels being used too early in the age - why?, if the Bible mentions them as domesticated is this not an authoritative account? No they say, because they can't find collaboration outside the Bible, so based on more non-evidence they claim its falsified! How arrogant! If that's not anti-Biblical bias I dont know what is. Dromedaries are also mentioned in the herds that Job lost,(3000) and that predates the Exodus. An inscription recently unearthed stating "The House of David" has thrown many of these skeptics off balance in recent days.
Gaps in the Egyptian side of history are very suspicious, many feel the fam. of the responsible leaders removed the account because they were embarrassed by it. As for Jericho, the recent findings of bread in the ovens doesn't fair well for the abandoned city story,(with the walls caved in).
There is encouraging and ongoing work going on at Ai. My statements concerning the S&D destruction are based on a film documentary I viewed with shock back in 2003 or so. Short run series.
This is not the place to debate this huge topic, but here again I show there is another side of this story in just a few words.
Mark
I would be nice if you included some references for all these assertions.

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Nigeria?
Why are you doing business in Nigeria, if you are not interested in their oils?
Those companies are exploiting from Nigeria and Nigerians to develop the US and Europe, no arguments about that.
they are int'l companies and sell that oil on the world market.

back to the point you attempted to make to get away from your original wrong point, no the African oil isn't as marketable, for the reasons i gave.

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straa wrote:
USA will be the worlds biggest producer and exporter of oil and gas within ten years, USA has huge shale oil and gas reserves and they are being extracted in very large amounts, the price of oil in USA is two thirds lower than Europe, this shale oil revolution is a geopolitical game changer, America are now to be a massive exporter again, and will have energy independence, no more reliance on middle east, now countries will be reliant on cheap American oil and gas, shale oil and gas has changed everything, USA are now in a great position, and only they have the technology to extract it at marketable prices, thankfully they have sent engineers to Britain to help us get at our huge shale reserves too, as we have the fourth biggest on earth, much of all England is sitting on massive reserves, and its in England, not Scotland like the north sea oil LOL, or our crude oil in the falklands
Are you sure oil is two thirds the cost in Europe? isn't oil a world market?

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> From your premise, there is nothing like origin but development.
You are fouled for ignorance.
Both words goes together, all languages are one way or the other, connected together.
But where it originated and developed, remain intact.
Why are you assuming to know what I think, I take that as extreme ignorance on your part. Of course there is origin, I even showed you a dictionary citation of the meaning of the word. However the origin of the English language is not what you assume it to be. Just because I know what the words means and you don’t does not mean that I deny the word, it simply means that you are ignorant.

I have offered you links to the history of the English language and the the definitions of the words origin and developed. Why have you got such an aversion to actually looking up the meaning of words?

The English language mostly developed in the UK but it originated for the most part in Europe

LEARN THE MEANING OF THE WORDS

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> You are indeed a MORON.
The whole nation that takes English as lingua franca, native or official language, does so because of their influences with England.
How can the English adopt their own language?
The US, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, etc, adopted the English language.
Why are you so stupid, do you take tablets for it?

It’s a little thing called HISTORY. The English language developed over a couple of thousand years with roots in several languages. As the history of the English language links told you if you had bothered to read them rather than making up dogmatic BS

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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Are you sure oil is two thirds the cost in Europe? isn't oil a world market?
erm...should be, is US oil two thirds the cost of European oil...

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Truth is constant, whether using the upper or lower casing, it is fixed( constant).
You can not bend it, twist it, or change it, because it is absolute or definite.
Then why do christians bend it with capitol letters?

What is the difference between truth and Truth? The first, truth is what is truthful, the second Truth is what christianity believes to be true. I have even seen this notation used by high bishops who should know better.

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> " Truth ", or " truth ", stands for the same purpose, because words are constant.
No matter the space of time, the " Truth", or " truth " , must be revealed( come to pass).
We already know that there are some words you don’t understand the meaning off. Why show anyone take notice of your views of a big T?

The facts are plan and easy to see, christianity distorts the English language to make itself feel better about lying.

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Then you don't understand what " proof or evidence ", is all about.
Yes I do. However it seems this is another word that some ignorant christians deliberately confuse (this includes you…), they tend to assume that “evidence” means guess.

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Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Using Mathematical Equations to disprove the existence of God, makes you looks stupid.
Many have done that, but to no avail.
No one can rule out the existence of the Almighty.
No is doesn’t it means that you have no counter argument

So you guess, you guess based on an unsubstantiated myth. That’s religion for you.

Oh yes I can, it’s easy, there is no god, there ya go, ruled out…

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