Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 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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St. Croix valley

#98834 Aug 25, 2013
you seem totally unable to back up your own posts...obviously they are not your own thoughts in any way. or worse yet, they are and you cannot defend them...either way.. i'm outta here...

hopw you realize what you yourself have clearly stated about your own beliefs...

i'm sure i will point them out to you again and again. this is called standard deprogramming...

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#98835 Aug 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>half a post number of where you stated what you just stated you said? not even that? the first number even?
your fake god is even ashamed of your effort...and that's alot for a mtyhical creature...
not even one post.
you cannot even come up with one single word about where you learned about this god you supposedly believe in...
seems you don't believe at all... just another sheeple that repeats words you don't understand and you call that your core beliefs... man that must be an ugly, mindless life...
you are what they used to call Crusade Fodder. now they call you Jihadist fodder...
kind of like a human disposal for our species waste, huh?
Again a challenge has been made. What came first the chicken or the egg. I can answer it and give you reason of why. Can you answer and give your reasons why? Lets test your wisdom.

Like I said when you answer this I will go back and repost the answer you want, even with a link to the post.

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#98836 Aug 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
you seem totally unable to back up your own posts...obviously they are not your own thoughts in any way. or worse yet, they are and you cannot defend them...either way.. i'm outta here...
hopw you realize what you yourself have clearly stated about your own beliefs...
i'm sure i will point them out to you again and again. this is called standard deprogramming...
If you don't except the challenge,,, that would make you a chicken. For I can answer and your reward will be the answer you seek.

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#98837 Aug 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
you seem totally unable to back up your own posts...obviously they are not your own thoughts in any way. or worse yet, they are and you cannot defend them...either way.. i'm outta here...
hopw you realize what you yourself have clearly stated about your own beliefs...
i'm sure i will point them out to you again and again. this is called standard deprogramming...
brrrk brrrk brrrk. Good night Chicken. You show your wisdom in anything is very limited. Roost well and lay an egg in the morning.:-)

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#98838 Aug 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
you seem totally unable to back up your own posts...obviously they are not your own thoughts in any way. or worse yet, they are and you cannot defend them...either way.. i'm outta here...
hopw you realize what you yourself have clearly stated about your own beliefs...
i'm sure i will point them out to you again and again. this is called standard deprogramming...
And you still failed to address this:

Lets put it to your peers in a review.

Subzone, Dan, Word, Chimney do you all believe in evolution or do you accept that these theories are the best explanation you have for observed phenomena and also make the best predictions concerning what you are likely to observe based off of the evidence.

Now when they answer you can eat your words. As I said they say "a scientifically literate person would not use the phrase "believe in" regarding a scientific theory" which would be evolution.

brrrrk brrrk brrrrk

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#98839 Aug 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
you seem totally unable to back up your own posts...obviously they are not your own thoughts in any way. or worse yet, they are and you cannot defend them...either way.. i'm outta here...
hopw you realize what you yourself have clearly stated about your own beliefs...
i'm sure i will point them out to you again and again. this is called standard deprogramming...
Oh I almost forgot. When you stop being a chicken I will educate you on singularities. The one thing you hold onto I can also refute.

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Since: Apr 11

Los Angeles, CA

#98840 Aug 25, 2013
The story of creation in the bible is a Bronze Age myth. It has day and night, and plants growing before there was a sun. We know that's not the case. The bible indicates the earth if flat, that the sky is a dome and other silly things. I understand people's desperation to believe that all of life's answers are simple, and can be found in one place, and there is some big sky daddy taking care of us all, but that's just not the case.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

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Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#98841 Aug 25, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Lets put it to your peers in a review.
Subzone, Dan, Word, Chimney do you all believe in evolution or do you accept that these theories are the best explanation you have for observed phenomena and also make the best predictions concerning what you are likely to observe based off of the evidence.
Now when they answer you can eat your words. As I said they say "a scientifically literate person would not use the phrase "believe in" regarding a scientific theory".
All I know for sure is that the Bible is nothing but fiction.

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#98842 Aug 25, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
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All I know for sure is that the Bible is nothing but fiction.
So do you believe in evolution or do you accept that the theories are the best explanation you have based off of the evidence.

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#98843 Aug 26, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Lets put it to your peers in a review.
Subzone, Dan, Word, Chimney do you all believe in evolution or do you accept that these theories are the best explanation you have for observed phenomena and also make the best predictions concerning what you are likely to observe based off of the evidence.
Now when they answer you can eat your words. As I said they say "a scientifically literate person would not use the phrase "believe in" regarding a scientific theory".
I "accept" the theory.

But if I -- or anyone else -- were to respond that we 'believed' in the theory of evolutuion, this is not using 'belief' in a philosphical context, it is using a different definition of the word.

Definitions of BELIEF:

1: a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.

2: something believed; especially : a tenet or body of tenets held by a group.

3: conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bel...

If you 'believe' in a particular deity, you would be using definition #1 or possibly #2.

If I said I 'believed' in the Theory of Evolution, I would be using definition #3.

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#98844 Aug 26, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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So I can then Know that atheist do in fact know God but don't want to abide by his law so they pretend he's not real.
God is not real to me and christianity is downright absurd. And yet if I were Christian there is hardly a thing I would need to change in my lifestyle. This caricature that those who dont believe are just evildoers who dont want to live by God's rules is moronic.

Can you simply not fathom that God is a concept that is simply not real or realistic to some? And btw, entirely without evidence.

So here is the real truth. Guys like you believe because you are terrified of death. You know that you have made God up but you are so afraid of dying you will believe anything no matter how absurd in order to avoid the fact.

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#98845 Aug 26, 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?
Sure. But if you are talking to a chef and you ask whats in the soup he isnt going to say "herbs" hebis going to say dill, tarragon, basil. There is a nomenclature with every specialty. Including accurate word usebin science.

Now Tsar makes the point that the bible was written before linnaeus etc.

But that is not the core issue with Kinds in the Bible. The issue is with separateness and this is what breaks down when you see the convergence in fossil kinds as we go back. See? I said kinds. Two kinds converge into one kind. So the idea of separate kinds from Creation each named by Adam falls apart. Kinds is nonsense.

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#98846 Aug 26, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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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".
Biblical kinds dont fail for the trivial reason that they used a different classification system.

They fail for the much more profound problem that as we go back in the fossil record, different "kinds" whether species, genera, orders or classes show convergence. 2 kinds become 1 kind. Repeatedly. Whatever classificaton system you use.

This is what makes a mockery of separate and distinct ex nihilo creationism, but was both predicted and is explained by evolution.

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Since: Jul 12

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#98847 Aug 26, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Ok so you have the time in the universe that you don't have a clue and you don't know how time started. I like the part were he claims the expansion of the universe slowed down and cooled. We know that the expansion of the universe is speeding up. Because time starting is impossible in the Big Bang theory they are now working in the eternal universe theory. A theory that time always existed.
So basically science now realize the paradox of time in the BB so they now believe the universe had no beginning.
That it always existed. Kind of like God.
You know the God you all keep saying must have been created because nothing could have always existed.
BOX
I've seen this kind of thing happen before.
If you keep playing word games with yourself like this you're going to end up talking yourself into believing there is some kind of invisible mysterious watcher at your elbow overseeing your every move...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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Since: Sep 08

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#98848 Aug 26, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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Biblical kinds dont fail for the trivial reason that they used a different classification system.
They fail for the much more profound problem that as we go back in the fossil record, different "kinds" whether species, genera, orders or classes show convergence. 2 kinds become 1 kind. Repeatedly. Whatever classificaton system you use.
This is what makes a mockery of separate and distinct ex nihilo creationism, but was both predicted and is explained by evolution.
He's a bit confused, too. And in his own language.

"Wherefore" (all one word) means "why?". Not "where".

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#98849 Aug 26, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Not at all. God gave us the Bible thus it's knowable. Just read.
I've read it twice. It's full of absurdities and has very little about God himself.
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
" if he can just exist without cause then so can some quirk of physics that sets of a chain reaction that results in the Big Bang."
Nope not at all. You seem to have an issues understanding the difference between God who created the universe and items he created in the universe.
No confusion on my part. Your the one committing the fallacy of special pleading by arguing that an incredibly powerful and intelligent God can just exist without explanation but a universe based on simple laws can't.

God isn't nothing. He does need to be explained.

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Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#98850 Aug 26, 2013
Godlust wrote:
<quoted text>Look around genius...the primitive human animal believes whatever its told, without question! God created everything.....must be true. Evolved from apes...must be true. Deep space has all the answers genius.....
Really? Because Iīve told my dog a hundred times thatīs itīs wrong to pee on my tires. And youīre right, he doesnīt question it, he just continues to pee on my tires. Maybe if God had a car, this wouldnīt happen?

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Evolution is true.....

#98851 Aug 26, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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So do you believe in evolution or do you accept that the theories are the best explanation you have based off of the evidence.
The theory/fact of evolution is the best explanation of what we see has happened on earth.

The Bible, except for some geographic and historical data, is mostly fiction.

There is no, nor has there ever been, any magic or supernatural phenomena on this earth....all is natural.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

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Evolution is true.....

#98852 Aug 26, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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You are correct to a point. I do not know if he was real and you do not know if he wasn't. Now people can say yea or nay but fact is we in reality will never know. He cannot be proven or disproven. He could be real or a work of fiction. We will never know.
ALL of the circumstantial evidence points to him being a fictional character. The theory is that religious followers wrote pious fiction to sort of bring the people together in and/or around the exile in Babylon. That's one theory, there are others. Suffice it to say that very few Biblical scholars believe Moses wrote the Pentateuch.

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