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# Evolution vs. Creation

There are 221446 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Best of New Orleans.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#93769 Jun 22, 2013
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In geometry, a disk (also spelled disc) is the region in a plane bounded by a circle.
plane(geometry) definition - a plane is a flat, two-dimensional surface.
A circle is two dimensional being it has the dimensions of height and width but not depth, therefore is two dimensional.
None of the above define a 3 dimensional sphere, which has height and width and depth. Not even from your definition link of disk.
So let's look at that again. A disc or disk is two dimensional like a circle. Nice try though. May I suggest you take a geometry class and maybe learn something new?
and here, wedgehead, you say a circle cannot describe a three dimensional sphere, when earlier you were trying to say it could, as in the bible...

not very intelligent of you wedgie...stick to simpler arguments like lines and dots two dimensions seems one too many for you.

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#93770 Jun 22, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>my fave was " if you don't believe the bible is true, any discussion of its veracity is moot."
it would take a complete moron to read this crap and believe it.
Yeah, Ms. Dinoeater thinks it's valid scientific source yet they openly admit to ignoring any evidence that contradicts their presumptions. Go figure, religious people are most often extremely gullible.

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#93771 Jun 22, 2013
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I will even help you here. Look at all these full moon pictures and tell me if you see a moon sphere (the moon as whole all around) or a moon disc(one side of the moon that appears as a flat circle).
http://www.bing.com/images/search...
I see a sphere, you can see the specular light resulting from the sun striking it. It's a phong-like shading and specular formula that produces that. No mistaking it, it's a sphere.

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Then we evolved

#93772 Jun 22, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I see a sphere, you can see the specular light resulting from the sun striking it. It's a phong-like shading and specular formula that produces that. No mistaking it, it's a sphere.
You see the dark sides of the moon and the back of the moon? Sorry Kitty you can only see the illuminated face of the moon.

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Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#93773 Jun 22, 2013
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You see the dark sides of the moon and the back of the moon? Sorry Kitty you can only see the illuminated face of the moon.
Are you really that clueless? There is clearly depth to the face, even during a full moon, the edges are darker, due to the normals of the faces pointing "away" from the light and viewer. Just because you're blind as a bat and can't tell a photograph from looking at it with the naked eye doesn't mean it looks how you assert it does.

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Then we evolved

#93774 Jun 22, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> The point being disk is a seemingly circular flat shape but is used to describe a circumference especially when it is partially or mostly hidden.
When the bible writers wrote it the circle of earth with water above the circle of earth and below and a space bowl shaped to keep the water out, which is described in the book of Enoch as having portals to let rain water from the sky ocean in and wind etc.
It was basically describing a round flat land with a bowl sky over it held up by the sky pillars and the pillars of earth underneath.
"The Old Testament imagined a three-part universe, with heaven (shamayim) above, earth (eres) in the middle, and the underworld (sheol) below,[9] surrounded by the original "waters of chaos", the cosmic ocean, separated by God when he created the world. Only after the 4th century BCE was this replaced by a Greek scientific cosmology of a spherical earth surrounded by multiple concentric heavens."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_cosmolo...
You can't magically change that, this was accepted as the define until after the 13th-15th century when we discovered the earth was round like a ball and you wouldn't sail over the edge.
If you stood out in this desert. Turned a 360 to look at it all. It would look like a circle to you with a dome over it because the horizon would make it look like it ended. So what the people thousands of years ago were not the brightest. They described what they saw.

http://www.quarryscapes.no/images/Egypt_sites...

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#93775 Jun 22, 2013
<quoted text>
If you stood out in this desert. Turned a 360 to look at it all. It would look like a circle to you with a dome over it because the horizon would make it look like it ended. So what the people thousands of years ago were not the brightest. They described what they saw.
http://www.quarryscapes.no/images/Egypt_sites...
Do you just try to find new ways to sound like a total moron?

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Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#93776 Jun 22, 2013
<quoted text>
If you stood out in this desert. Turned a 360 to look at it all. It would look like a circle to you with a dome over it because the horizon would make it look like it ended. So what the people thousands of years ago were not the brightest. They described what they saw.
http://www.quarryscapes.no/images/Egypt_sites...
EXACTLY!

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Then we evolved

#93777 Jun 23, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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EXACTLY!
So we agree they described what they saw and did not have the knowledge or means of knowing any better.

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#93778 Jun 23, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Do you just try to find new ways to sound like a total moron?
Aura Mytha gets it. Too bad you don't.

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Since: Dec 10

arte et marte

#93779 Jun 23, 2013
<quoted text>
So we agree they described what they saw and did not have the knowledge or means of knowing any better.
Yes in fact Christians rejected the Greeks science as pagan, and insisted on the Hebrew Ideas of the world, The Greeks knew the world was round, but the Romans burned their knowledge, and the world remained flat for
at least a thousand years longer. Though some knew, they could not challenge clergy under threat of heresy.

Eventually they worked it out though.

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#93780 Jun 23, 2013
<quoted text>
So we agree they described what they saw and did not have the knowledge or means of knowing any better.
That is true. They also thought the whole world was flat and the Bible is written in a way that shows that.

It is a very minor flaw in the Bible, yet some apologists will go to great lengths to deny it. The fact that they thought the world was flat did not make them idiots or fools. That is not the reason we point that out. It merely shows that the Bible has errors in it.

Now if you want some real fun with an apologist all you have to do is to show them some of the failed prophesies of the Bible.

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Then we evolved

#93781 Jun 23, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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That is true. They also thought the whole world was flat and the Bible is written in a way that shows that.
It is a very minor flaw in the Bible, yet some apologists will go to great lengths to deny it. The fact that they thought the world was flat did not make them idiots or fools. That is not the reason we point that out. It merely shows that the Bible has errors in it.
Now if you want some real fun with an apologist all you have to do is to show them some of the failed prophesies of the Bible.
They were not the brightest people and did not have the knowledge to know or prove different than what they saw.

Here is my original statement with the link.

If you stood out in this desert. Turned a 360 to look at it all. It would look like a circle to you with a dome over it because the horizon would make it look like it ended. So what the people thousands of years ago were not the brightest. They described what they saw.

http://www.quarryscapes.no/images/Egypt_sites...

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#93782 Jun 23, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>
That is true. They also thought the whole world was flat and the Bible is written in a way that shows that.
It is a very minor flaw in the Bible, yet some apologists will go to great lengths to deny it. The fact that they thought the world was flat did not make them idiots or fools. That is not the reason we point that out. It merely shows that the Bible has errors in it.
Now if you want some real fun with an apologist all you have to do is to show them some of the failed prophesies of the Bible.
I find that argument of a flat/circle earth being based on today's knowledge from everyone. Evolutionists used it as a big argument to the creationists. Of course we know the world is a sphere today, they didn't back then. Creationists don't want to admit that people back then were lowly knowledgeable and had no clue compared to today. But like it seems every one basis their argument on todays knowledge.

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#93783 Jun 23, 2013
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I find that argument of a flat/circle earth being based on today's knowledge from everyone. Evolutionists used it as a big argument to the creationists. Of course we know the world is a sphere today, they didn't back then. Creationists don't want to admit that people back then were lowly knowledgeable and had no clue compared to today. But like it seems every one basis their argument on todays knowledge.
It is hard not to.

The thing that people need to remember is that the various ancient peoples were uneducated. They weren't stupid.

I am all of a sudden very tired. Have a good night.

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Earth

#93785 Jun 23, 2013
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If you stood out in this desert. Turned a 360 to look at it all. It would look like a circle to you with a dome over it because the horizon would make it look like it ended. So what the people thousands of years ago were not the brightest. They described what they saw.
http://www.quarryscapes.no/images/Egypt_sites...
That is the point, isn't it? That the Bible is only as accurate as its authors were capable and willing to write. No divinity, no inspiration.
susanblange
#93786 Jun 23, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>circles are flat. did you fail geometry?
If circles are flat, what was the purpose of saying the earth was a circle? Circles are round. You have to distort the word of God to fit your own beliefs.

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Since: Sep 08

#93787 Jun 23, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>If circles are flat, what was the purpose of saying the earth was a circle? Circles are round. You have to distort the word of God to fit your own beliefs.
Circles are flat two dimensional objects. The Bible clearly describes he Earth as flat in several places in it.

It never describes the Earth as spherical.
susanblange
#93788 Jun 23, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>
That is true. They also thought the whole world was flat and the Bible is written in a way that shows that.
It is a very minor flaw in the Bible, yet some apologists will go to great lengths to deny it. The fact that they thought the world was flat did not make them idiots or fools. That is not the reason we point that out. It merely shows that the Bible has errors in it.
Now if you want some real fun with an apologist all you have to do is to show them some of the failed prophesies of the Bible.
Name one failed prophecy in the OT. There aren't any.
susanblange
#93789 Jun 23, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Circles are flat two dimensional objects. The Bible clearly describes he Earth as flat in several places in it.
It never describes the Earth as spherical.
Where does the bible describe the earth as flat? Books, chapters and verses please.

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