Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 221488 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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#94472 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Yupp i agree with this post
Yep, it is called natural selection. You just agreed with evolution.

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#94473 Jun 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>human eyes are actually rather pathetic by comparison in the real world.
why did your proven mythical god give his favorite species foruth rate eyes?
when you look at yoru cult with an objective eye and logic, it falls apart, as do all your arguments...
My eyes are ok, you should see the woman I got..
Also I'm still here because I have better eyes than the bears I used to dodge in alaska LOL.

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#94474 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Really? No direction.
What if the environment is continually cooling. Since evolution has no direction soon all life will die because it gets below 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Hmm, that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps replaytime is wrong.
It is confusing direction with selection pressure.

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#94475 Jun 28, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Do you not comprehend what that says? Where in any of that does it say "no direction"?
Yup, you got me. I made a mistake.

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#94476 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Really? No direction.
What if the environment is continually cooling. Since evolution has no direction soon all life will die because it gets below 55 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Hmm, that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps replaytime is wrong.
I believe the cooler temps would be covered in the environment.

And again nowhere in there does it say evolution has no direction.

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#94477 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, it is called natural selection. You just agreed with evolution.
Not completely i didn't . i agreed to a statement about evolution

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#94478 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, it is called natural selection. You just agreed with evolution.
And to take it a little farther, Science says the genetic variation on which natural selection acts may occur randomly, but natural selection itself is not random at all.

How is something that may occur randomly not random at all?

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#94479 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Not completely i didn't . i agreed to a statement about evolution
We're just taking this one step at a time.

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#94480 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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He didn't. You are reinterpreting the Bible in light of today's facts. That is not the way prophecy is supposed to work.
What! So words mean nothing, no definitions, no truth. Pretty straight forward prediction of technology, that's the black and white of it.

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#94481 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>We're just taking this one step at a time.
Not even because i agree with aspects from both sides of the fence

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#94482 Jun 28, 2013
There is no overall direction or goal of evolution.

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#94483 Jun 28, 2013
SBT wrote:
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What! So words mean nothing, no definitions, no truth. Pretty straight forward prediction of technology, that's the black and white of it.
Really? I don't see it that way.

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#94484 Jun 28, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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And to take it a little farther, Science says the genetic variation on which natural selection acts may occur randomly, but natural selection itself is not random at all.
How is something that may occur randomly not random at all?
There are two different parts of evolution.

Variation, which is random. And natural selection which is not random.

The variation part of evolution is random. The natural selection part is not.

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#94485 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
There is no overall direction or goal of evolution.
Then the theory of evolution contradicts itself

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#94486 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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There are two different parts of evolution.
Variation, which is random. And natural selection which is not random.
The variation part of evolution is random. The natural selection part is not.
But science says 'the genetic variation on which "natural selection acts" may occur randomly, but "natural selection itself" is not random at all.

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#94487 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Then the theory of evolution contradicts itself
How so?

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#94488 Jun 28, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Then the theory of evolution contradicts itself
Please elaborate your statement. I am unfamiliar with this contradiction.

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#94489 Jun 28, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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There are two different parts of evolution.
Variation, which is random. And natural selection which is not random.
The variation part of evolution is random. The natural selection part is not.
Funny how it had the answer to its own question and then for some inexplicable reason lumped the two parts into one and asked how they could be both random and nonrandom.

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#94490 Jun 28, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Please elaborate your statement. I am unfamiliar with this contradiction.
You've only got to read back through previous comments from some of you "experts"

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#94491 Jun 28, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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But science says 'the genetic variation on which "natural selection acts" may occur randomly, but "natural selection itself" is not random at all.
One more time for the slow of thinking. Variation is random. Natural selection is not.

For a working example of this look at what happens when a rookie plays a pro in poker. The rookie will go home broke. Sadder but wiser.

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