Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 comments on the Jan 6, 2011, Best of New Orleans story 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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#98586 Aug 24, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Where did time come from?
Why do you want to know tard?
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#98587 Aug 24, 2013
roly poly wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. It probably is far less than 2%. You used that number, I was just wondering where you got it. You probably can't prove that either, but oh well. You think the Bible can prove anything more than what science has?
Science is a line of study that is trying to understand what God created and how it works. It should not be so bold to exclaim that there is no God. Only a fool would make such unsubstantiated claim.

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#98588 Aug 24, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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But science is pretty clear that the universe started 13.7 billion years ago.
I know you feel now that you must retreat to an always existing universe because of the time paradox.
But science isn't following your lead.
No, it isn't.

You have no idea what is believe by scientists.

Here is about a 5 minute long video that simplifies the Big Bang enough so that even a tard can understand what is believed right now:

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#98589 Aug 24, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>argument from popularity proves that majority of the world is Deluded and stupid,

atheists are more Rational then religious folk,thats why small rich minority rules the world,while religious get exploited and used like pawns..
You obviously haven't read the atheist post on these threads.

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#98590 Aug 24, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Because God is outside of the universe and created Time it may be hard for you to grasp that he always existed and will always exist.
Why can't the universe have always existed?

If you claim something had to make the universe I can claim something had to make your god.
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#98591 Aug 24, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
<quoted text>religious are so fond of claiming miracles happen but none of them has the guts to cut of their arm and then pray to god to grow it back..LLL
The Bible tells us not to be so fool hearted. It says leave that to the atheist.

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#98592 Aug 24, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Yet the statistics show that they are the most honest of minorities. They are far underrepresented in prisons as a fraction of the population. More atheists are in jobs where honesty is demanded than Christians or other theists. That they may be distrusted is only a poor reflection on the biases of Christians.
Links please and the prison population is easy, they are a minority, thus there will be less of them. How many aborigines are in out prisons? Yep not many if any.

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#98593 Aug 24, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
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who said it was ONE cell?
Abiogenesis

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#98594 Aug 24, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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You obviously haven't read the atheist post on these threads.
I've read your posts and I conclude you are in denial, have a very limited understanding of Christianity and science, are willing to lie and not at all honest. Course, I am not an atheist, so I must be right.

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#98595 Aug 24, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Links please and the prison population is easy, they are a minority, thus there will be less of them. How many aborigines are in out prisons? Yep not many if any.
No problem. It started with this study that showed a prison population of 0.2% atheists when the claimed percentage was 2%:

http://holysmoke.org/icr-pri.htm

This is a bit on the questionable side. More recently there is this study:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...

It shows an even lower percentage of atheists in prison when now we know that they are roughly 5% of the population.

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#98596 Aug 24, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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No problem. It started with this study that showed a prison population of 0.2% atheists when the claimed percentage was 2%:
http://holysmoke.org/icr-pri.htm
This is a bit on the questionable side. More recently there is this study:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...
It shows an even lower percentage of atheists in prison when now we know that they are roughly 5% of the population.
I already said the prison population is easy, they are a minority, thus there will be less of them. How many aborigines are in our prisons? Yep not many if any. Links on the rest of your claims of 'they are the most honest of minorities' and 'more atheists are in jobs where honesty is demanded than Christians or other theists'.

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#98597 Aug 24, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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No problem. It started with this study that showed a prison population of 0.2% atheists when the claimed percentage was 2%:
http://holysmoke.org/icr-pri.htm
This is a bit on the questionable side. More recently there is this study:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...
It shows an even lower percentage of atheists in prison when now we know that they are roughly 5% of the population.
Sub what percent of the US is Atheist?

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#98598 Aug 24, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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I already said the prison population is easy, they are a minority, thus there will be less of them. How many aborigines are in our prisons? Yep not many if any. Links on the rest of your claims of 'they are the most honest of minorities' and 'more atheists are in jobs where honesty is demanded than Christians or other theists'.
No fool. You misunderstand. The population of atheists in the U.S. is roughly 5% of the total. Therefore if there was a proportional population of them in the prison they would be 5% of the prisoners. They are a much smaller number than that.

Now atheists usually are better educated and come from better homes, so that would explain that to some extent. But underrepresented at a rate of greater than 10 times? That is really saying something.

Scientists have a high proportion of atheists. If a scientist is caught lying professionally his career is over. You can look up the statistics of atheist scientists for yourself.

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#98599 Aug 24, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Sub what percent of the US is Atheist?
The latest and most accurate study says at least 5%:

http://redcresearch.ie/wp-content/uploads/201...

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#98600 Aug 24, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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The latest and most accurate study says at least 5%:
http://redcresearch.ie/wp-content/uploads/201...
The population is the US is 313,914,040. Atheist make up according to studies 5%-15% of the population in the US. Letís use 10% as a medium. Now 10% of 313,914,040 = 31,391,404 now of that 2% are in prison = 627,828. The prison population was roughly 14 million in 2012 which would make Atheist stand at 4.48% prison population.(627,828 is 4.48% of 14,&#8201;000,&#8201;0 00).

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#98601 Aug 24, 2013
The population is the US is 313,914,040. Atheist make up according to studies 5%-15% of the population in the US. Letís use 10% as a medium. Now 10% of 313,914,040 = 31,391,404 now of that 2% are in prison = 627,828. The prison population was roughly 14 million in 2012 which would make Atheist stand at 4.48% prison population.(627,828 is 4.48% of 14,000,000).

Sorry I don't know where all that other crap got in my post there at the last of the other one.

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#98602 Aug 24, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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I already said the prison population is easy, they are a minority, thus there will be less of them. How many aborigines are in our prisons? Yep not many if any. Links on the rest of your claims of 'they are the most honest of minorities' and 'more atheists are in jobs where honesty is demanded than Christians or other theists'.
Native Americans make up roughly 1% of our population and roughly 1% of our prison population.

The fact remains that claims that Christians are more moral than atheists are simply wishful thinking on the part of Christians.

And fears by Christians that atheists are rampaging rape machines are merely projection of those Christians internal desires.

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#98603 Aug 24, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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The population is the US is 313,914,040. Atheist make up according to studies 5%-15% of the population in the US. Letís use 10% as a medium. Now 10% of 313,914,040 = 31,391,404 now of that 2% are in prison = 627,828. The prison population was roughly 14 million in 2012 which would make Atheist stand at 4.48% prison population.(627,828 is 4.48% of 14,&#8201;000,&#8201;0 00).
Your math is ridiculous.

Where did you get the 2% figure from? I can assure you that it is wrong. It seems that you do not know how to work with statistics.

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#98604 Aug 24, 2013
Did you not read the articles that I linked that said atheists are 0.2% of the prison population?

I don't know where you got your seriously retarded figures from replaytime, you did not get them from my articles.

At the end of 2011 the U.S. prison population was:

1,571,013

0.2% of that would be about 3,000.

Your math seriously sucks.

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#98605 Aug 24, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Your math is ridiculous.
Where did you get the 2% figure from? I can assure you that it is wrong. It seems that you do not know how to work with statistics.
Uhm,,, your post of "No problem. It started with this study that showed a prison population of 0.2% atheists when the claimed percentage was 2%".

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/T9Q...

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