Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216695 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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#98124 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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You guys have said that EVERYONE came from Africa so that means that all knowledge on earth came from there. Why then did they not progress?
It might be better to ask why they progressed less quickly than other cultures. That is a question that has nothing to do with evolution since there are only slight evolutionary differences between the races.

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#98125 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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What will scare me, is when someone who doesn't believe in God gets in office. Sometimes I think we are already there today, just saying.
Why would having an atheist in office scare you. And yes, Obama may be an atheist. He is pretty bright after all.
imagine2011

Southaven, MS

#98126 Aug 19, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Why would having an atheist in office scare you. And yes, Obama may be an atheist. He is pretty bright after all.
Yes, and Hitler was bright and manipulative too. Doesn't make either one of them worthy of being a leader.

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#98127 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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What will scare me, is when someone who doesn't believe in God gets in office. Sometimes I think we are already there today, just saying.
That isn't as scary as a fundamentalist getting into office. We might is well throw in the towel then. No more education. Praise Money! No more waste of tax dollars on research. Praise Money! No more freedom. Praise Money!!

“Do not bend, fold, staple or”

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#98128 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Yes, and Hitler was bright and manipulative too. Doesn't make either one of them worthy of being a leader.
It shouldn't make any difference to anyone but a moron like you. For all you know those that have claimed Christianity while holding office could have been lying. Oh I forget you have a special power that lets you know real Christians from fake Christians and unbelievers. Dang that was close. Good thing you use your supernatural powers for our side.
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#98129 Aug 19, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
<quoted text>That rascal stole my Lucky Charms too!
:)

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#98130 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
Well, I hate to tell you, but every presidential candidate that ever won the presidency, has claimed Christianity,(except for Kennedy/Catholic).
You've been voting for the losers then?
I'm willing to bet that you voted for a Mormon. Isn't that worse than being a Catholic?
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#98131 Aug 19, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
<quoted text>Ridicules - 3rd person singular present of rid·i·cule

You mean "ridiculous", honey bunny. Otherwise you're doing pretty good for someone whose second language is English.
Yup. ridiculous

Thank you for the complement
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#98132 Aug 19, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
<quoted text>Pope John Paul said that evolution is happening and is real. So since he was not a literalist he is in hell along with Ghandi?
I am not the finial judge. I should be but I didn't get the job.
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#98133 Aug 19, 2013
Tinka wrote:
Oh wrong Thread but oh well Scientists and that which evolves From the Fairybitterness File...

www.youtube.com/watch...

Rxpressive

Motivate by motivation...

Mobil to motionless Earth I guess is at a slow...
Good to see you on this thread.

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#98134 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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You guys have said that EVERYONE came from Africa so that means that all knowledge on earth came from there. Why then did they not progress?
read the book "Guns, Germs, and Steel"....

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#98135 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Well, I hate to tell you, but every presidential candidate that ever won the presidency, has claimed Christianity,(except for Kennedy/Catholic).
You've been voting for the losers then?
in fact, several were deists...

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#98136 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
You guys have said that EVERYONE came from Africa so that means that all knowledge on earth came from there. Why then did they not progress?
I've always wondered that about Mississippi.
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#98137 Aug 19, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, if you have false beliefs then evolution may debunk them. But that is not evolution's fault. That is your fault. Worldwide most Christians accept evolution. You can believe whatever you want, you can believe that 2 + 2 = 5 or whatever other nonsense that you want to believe. Just don't ask others to take you too seriously or get offended when they laugh at you.
2+2 =4 in this universe

"Worldwide most Christians accept evolution"

Most agree micro evolution (adaption) is real.

To bad Macro evolution is a bust.

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#98138 Aug 19, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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2+2 =4 in this universe
"Worldwide most Christians accept evolution"
Most agree micro evolution (adaption) is real.
To bad Macro evolution is a bust.
Really?

What is your evidence that "macro evolution" is a bust.

Your side has yet to supply any evidence at all that there is a limit to evolution on the species level.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

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Evolution is true.....

#98139 Aug 19, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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You guys have said that EVERYONE came from Africa so that means that all knowledge on earth came from there. Why then did they not progress?
Who told you "that means all knowledge on earth came from there"??

That's a very stupid statement.

It means no such thing.

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St. Croix valley

#98140 Aug 19, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
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I've always wondered that about Mississippi.
see the movie "Mississippi Burning".
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#98141 Aug 19, 2013
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#98142 Aug 19, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
<quoted text>"we don't know" is not a paradox.
Yup I know.

Time is a paradox in the Big Bang.

Nothing can exist without time
Nothing can change without time
Nothing can move without time

Time started with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

Time is required for time to pop into existence. Time cannot be uncaused because it has to have been the first thing to come into existence.
Time cannot exist using the Big Bang theory.

It's a paradox.

Time had to be created.
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#98143 Aug 19, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
<quoted text>Whole races never conceived of a sail. Or a wheel, or metal, or agriculture. These are not value statements, they are simply facts.

Now, assuming that mental inferiority is the reason they did not conceive of these things would be racist. But we have better explanations. Degree of interconnectedness and the transmission of ideas, the fortune of where one happened to live, even a north south versus and east west constraint have been considered in this question. The reality is, humans of every race for almost the entirely of Homo Sapiens history lived as hunter gatherers without sails, wheels, metals, or agriculture.

Darwin lived in a racist, classist, and sexist world like everyone back then. He and his theory certainly did not invent racism which was also endemic in the Christian population of Europe (and most populations everywhere), for centuries. How about explaining all that before 1860, when biblical creationism was unquestionably the ruling philosophy of Europe?

But you carry on demonising Darwin if it makes you feel better. It makes not one iota difference to the validity of evolution today.
I simply tried to bring to light the racist views of the father of evolution.

If you want to remain eyes wide shut go ahead.

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