Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 201599 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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“Dinosaurs survived the flood!”

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Since: Jan 11

Jesus probably rode dinosaurs!

#98699 Aug 25, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Kinds is not the same as species.
It isn't? How do you know? It is used that way sometimes. I have seen it. In fact, kinds seems to be a very flexible term when used by fundamentalists. I can't say about science, I don't see it used there.

“Dinosaurs survived the flood!”

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Since: Jan 11

Jesus probably rode dinosaurs!

#98700 Aug 25, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
Only because you are also ignorant.
Awwwwm look at you getting all mad. You gonna start taking one of HUGE Topix dumps now?

“Dinosaurs survived the flood!”

Level 9

Since: Jan 11

Jesus probably rode dinosaurs!

#98701 Aug 25, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
See this is a good example of ignorance
"Let's start with the simple answer. Obviously, Linnean classification was not available in the time of the writing of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and the scientific definition of what a "bird" was did not exist either. Classification of animals and things was made by different means: function or form. In this case, the word we render birds means simply "owner of a wing", the word being 'owph, which comes from a root word which means to cover or to fly.
The category of 'owph includes birds, bats, and certain insects. It would also have included pterosaurs, if they had been around. Even modern ecologists classify water-dwelling life in a very similar way according to their mode of living: plankton (floaters/drifters), nekton (swimmers) and benthos (bottom-dwellers)."
Owph. Did you stub your toe while you were writing this?

So birds, bats, some insects are all one kind. Wow. That is very specific isn't it. And don't forget pterosaurs in there. What about flying squirels, snakes, lizards, frogs, the Colugo, gliding marsupials and other gliders? Are they owph (stubbed my toe) or are they of another kind? How about we group frogs, kangaroos, and grasshoppers into one kind based on their ability to jump.

Ecological or functional grouping is not the same thing as kinds as used in the Bible, but it is close and does illustrate some of the same problems for classification that kind does. According to the Bible, kinds reproduce after their own. A functional grouping will contain numerous organisms that can't reproduce with any member of their functional group. Of course kinds really has that problem too. You all just ignore that. But you're ignorant so not unexpected.

“Ask Randy From Ballwin”

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Since: Mar 13

He Is A Sock Know It All

#98702 Aug 25, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
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Your postings always seem to suggest that both sides are equally valid. When watching the History Channel talk about the Holocaust, do you secretly wish they gave equal time to the Holocaust deniers?
I believe in God and change. Evolution is merely change over time. I don't think when God created life he meant for it to stay the same forever, which is where evolution/change comes in. Everything changes overtime. Earth, the universe, the magnetic poles, life, the rotation of earth, the stars, i.e. everything. Just off the top of my head I can't think of one thing man has made or created that hasn't changed in someway over time.

I will leave the TV watching up to you.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#98703 Aug 25, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Owph. Did you stub your toe while you were writing this?
So birds, bats, some insects are all one kind. Wow. That is very specific isn't it. And don't forget pterosaurs in there. What about flying squirels, snakes, lizards, frogs, the Colugo, gliding marsupials and other gliders? Are they owph (stubbed my toe) or are they of another kind? How about we group frogs, kangaroos, and grasshoppers into one kind based on their ability to jump.
Ecological or functional grouping is not the same thing as kinds as used in the Bible, but it is close and does illustrate some of the same problems for classification that kind does. According to the Bible, kinds reproduce after their own. A functional grouping will contain numerous organisms that can't reproduce with any member of their functional group. Of course kinds really has that problem too. You all just ignore that. But you're ignorant so not unexpected.
Yeah, sure.

“Dinosaurs survived the flood!”

Level 9

Since: Jan 11

Jesus probably rode dinosaurs!

#98704 Aug 25, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
See this is a good example of ignorance
"Let's start with the simple answer. Obviously, Linnean classification was not available in the time of the writing of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and the scientific definition of what a "bird" was did not exist either. Classification of animals and things was made by different means: function or form. In this case, the word we render birds means simply "owner of a wing", the word being 'owph, which comes from a root word which means to cover or to fly.
The category of 'owph includes birds, bats, and certain insects. It would also have included pterosaurs, if they had been around. Even modern ecologists classify water-dwelling life in a very similar way according to their mode of living: plankton (floaters/drifters), nekton (swimmers) and benthos (bottom-dwellers)."
In other words, the Bible is not a reliable science book. We know that.

“Ask Randy From Ballwin”

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He Is A Sock Know It All

#98705 Aug 25, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I was just reading my Bible and is says that a bat is a bird. So are bats part of the bird "kind"?
Just curious. When you go out to eat at a restaurant do you ask them what different kinds of meat do they have or do you ask them what different species do they have?
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#98706 Aug 25, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>In other words, the Bible is not a reliable science book. We know that.
It is Historical. You wear a helmet and ride a short yellow bus, right?

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Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#98707 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Just curious. When you go out to eat at a restaurant do you ask them what different kinds of meat do they have or do you ask them what different species do they have?
Context is everything.

When in a scientific discussion definable terms must be used. The problem with "kind" is that no creationist can define it properly.

“Wrath”

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Since: Dec 10

Is revenant

#98708 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
<quoted text>
Just curious. When you go out to eat at a restaurant do you ask them what different kinds of meat do they have or do you ask them what different species do they have?

We stick to whats on the menu, maybe you want to ask for the mystery meat?
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#98709 Aug 25, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
<quoted text>Uh oh, I'm ignorant of some made up stuff! Though, I bet I know more about Silver Age Marvel comics than you do, so I'd say we're even.

Anyway, don't creationists today believe that prehistoric reptiles like dinosaurs and pterosaurs existed alongside man?
Well if you're going to be shooting off your mouth you should have an idea of what you're so confessed about.
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#98710 Aug 25, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>It isn't? How do you know? It is used that way sometimes. I have seen it. In fact, kinds seems to be a very flexible term when used by fundamentalists. I can't say about science, I don't see it used there.
"In fact, kinds seems to be a very flexible term when used by fundamentalists. I can't say about science, I don't see it used there"

There are over 14 definitions of species

“Ask Randy From Ballwin”

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Since: Mar 13

He Is A Sock Know It All

#98711 Aug 25, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
See this is a good example of ignorance
"Let's start with the simple answer. Obviously, Linnean classification was not available in the time of the writing of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and the scientific definition of what a "bird" was did not exist either. Classification of animals and things was made by different means: function or form. In this case, the word we render birds means simply "owner of a wing", the word being 'owph, which comes from a root word which means to cover or to fly.
The category of 'owph includes birds, bats, and certain insects. It would also have included pterosaurs, if they had been around. Even modern ecologists classify water-dwelling life in a very similar way according to their mode of living: plankton (floaters/drifters), nekton (swimmers) and benthos (bottom-dwellers)."
You are wasting your breath. Of course Linnean classification was not available in that time. They can't comprehend that or the language of back when the bible was written. The way they see it is that if we know all this now, then they should have known it back then as well. So when they read things that were 1000's of years ago they get confused because they can't comprehend it because they can only think in the way of what they have learned or know in the present.

They probably get confused about Shakespeare too because he said "where for out thou Romeo" instead of saying "where are you Romeo".
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#98712 Aug 25, 2013
DanFromSmithville wrote:
<quoted text>Awwwwm look at you getting all mad. You gonna start taking one of HUGE Topix dumps now?
Made no, do you know what ignorance is? Not the same as calling stupid.

ig·no·rant\ˈig-n(ə-)rənt\
adjective
1 a : destitute of knowledge or education <an ignorant society>; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified <parents ignorant of modern mathematics>
b : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence <ignorant errors>
2 : unaware, uninformed
ig·no·rant·ly adverb

“Ask Randy From Ballwin”

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Since: Mar 13

He Is A Sock Know It All

#98713 Aug 25, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
<quoted text>
"In fact, kinds seems to be a very flexible term when used by fundamentalists. I can't say about science, I don't see it used there"
There are over 14 definitions of species
Now while science is a good tool we have to remember it is above everything else in this world.
1. They have there own definition for words.
2. They don't need proof.
3. They validate their own evidence.
4. and above all they can call some thing a hypothesis or theory based on the 3 points above.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#98714 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe in God and change. Evolution is merely change over time. I don't think when God created life he meant for it to stay the same forever, which is where evolution/change comes in. Everything changes overtime. Earth, the universe, the magnetic poles, life, the rotation of earth, the stars, i.e. everything. Just off the top of my head I can't think of one thing man has made or created that hasn't changed in someway over time.
I will leave the TV watching up to you.
including all the gods and goddesses they created...they keep changing. wonder what the dieu du jour will be tomorrow?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#98715 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
<quoted text>
You are wasting your breath. Of course Linnean classification was not available in that time. They can't comprehend that or the language of back when the bible was written. The way they see it is that if we know all this now, then they should have known it back then as well. So when they read things that were 1000's of years ago they get confused because they can't comprehend it because they can only think in the way of what they have learned or know in the present.
They probably get confused about Shakespeare too because he said "where for out thou Romeo" instead of saying "where are you Romeo".
but the god that created the animals would have known they were different in many ways and wouldn't have divinely inspired the writers of the bible to lump them together...

guess that pretty much disproves the whole concept of divine inspiration...again....
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#98716 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
<quoted text>You are wasting your breath. Of course Linnean classification was not available in that time. They can't comprehend that or the language of back when the bible was written. The way they see it is that if we know all this now, then they should have known it back then as well. So when they read things that were 1000's of years ago they get confused because they can't comprehend it because they can only think in the way of what they have learned or know in the present.

They probably get confused about Shakespeare too because he said "where for out thou Romeo" instead of saying "where are you Romeo".
They love living in their world of ignorance. The simplest things keep tripping them up.

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Since: Nov 12

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#98717 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
Just curious. When you go out to eat at a restaurant do you ask them what different kinds of meat do they have or do you ask them what different species do they have?
I tell them I can only eat an animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud.

Oh who am I kidding. I tell them give me a pizza with bacon and whatever critters are tossed into the pepperoni grinder.
EXPERT

Redding, CA

#98718 Aug 25, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Context is everything.
When in a scientific discussion definable terms must be used.
Okay, then let's have a scientific discussion, define 'information'.

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