Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 171727 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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#99657 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
Where did anyone say that?
Here.
No Surprise wrote:
Nonsense to you. That is understandable. Humans are one of the only known species to exist that pass nothing of the past onto those being born after them. All species pass on several or many DNA oriented skills for survival and some things are implanted into the memory for the next generation, like elephants passing on where watering holes are to babies that have never been to them. But grown and alone they know where to locate these water holes they have never been to.
Humans pass down nothing as all other species do concerning survival instinct. We don't follow migration routes, we're not tuned into the earth's magnetic field to use it for travel, we don't pass down knowledge where the best cave and oasis are, we pass down absolutely not a thing as other species do that they 'naturally' use for an instinct for survival. Nearly everything that we know happens by watching and being taught for years on end.
Our species is suppose to be linked to the cells hundreds of millions to billions of years past, a time period that should have given us qualities we don't have, and we the supreme thinking specie are born dumb as a door knob without survival skills or instincts to live. Ever think about that?

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#99658 Sep 15, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
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Here.
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It does not say that in the post from No Surprise. What it does say is that we have to be taught everything. What it says if it is not automatic like our senses(sight, hearing etc etc), we have to be taught it.

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#99659 Sep 15, 2013
It is just a matter of degree replay time. Instincts are keyed by stimulation too. The instinct to suckle is cued by the stimulation of hunger. A reflex is just an instant "instinct".

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#99660 Sep 15, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
It is just a matter of degree replay time. Instincts are keyed by stimulation too. The instinct to suckle is cued by the stimulation of hunger. A reflex is just an instant "instinct".
You are still avoiding questions. When hitting your funny bone (ulnar nerve) and pulling away is that an instinct or a reflex? When getting hit in the knee(patellar reflex) and your leg kicks out is that an instinct or a reflex?

Can warm water drown a baby? If the Mammalian diving reflex is as you call it an "instinct" why does it not happen in warm water?
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#99661 Sep 15, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>Goddidit with magik
Using real science how did everything come onto being.
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#99662 Sep 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>My girlfriend raves about those things from when she was a kid in Chicago...
You have a friend? A girl friend?
Is she blind, lost her sense of smell, has she had a full lobotomy?
Has she ever even been in the same room as you?

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#99663 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Babies don't hold their breathe instinctively idiot. It is a reflex of cool water on the face called the "Mammalian diving reflex"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammalian_diving...
To add a little more;
This reflex, also called the bradycardic response, causes babies to hold their breath when submerged, says Jeffrey Wagener, a pediatric pulmonologist in Denver. Parents can get this same reaction by blowing in their baby's face. The reflex weakens as a baby gets older, but even adults have it to some degree.
So by your comment the baby must think it is in danger of drowning when someone blows in the babies face too huh? LMAO.
It is a reflex, not a instinct. You do know what a reflex is don't you? It is involuntary. Meaning we have no control over it!!!
A reflex action, differently known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflex
and being a reflex it is something passed down from previous humans, yes? just as finding water or good shelter is for other animals.

primates have an instinctive fear of snakes.

there are so many examples to show 'surprised's' statement to be totally fallacious.

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#99664 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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You are still avoiding questions. When hitting your funny bone (ulnar nerve) and pulling away is that an instinct or a reflex? When getting hit in the knee(patellar reflex) and your leg kicks out is that an instinct or a reflex?
Can warm water drown a baby? If the Mammalian diving reflex is as you call it an "instinct" why does it not happen in warm water?
how do human babies know how to swim from birth? is that just a reflex also?

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#99665 Sep 15, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Using real science how did everything come onto being.
the expansion of a singularity.

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#99666 Sep 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>how do human babies know how to swim from birth? is that just a reflex also?
Babies can't swim from birth. They are not active enough even though they have the Mammalian diving reflex. Now around a month or two old when they start kicking and moving their arms all the time it may look like their swimming while in water but they are not even though it make look as if they are . Until they learn to crawl then walk, they constantly kick their legs and move their arms whether it be in water, on the floor or being held in the air until they learn to crawl then walk.

If the Mammalian diving reflex is as you think a instinct, why does it not stimulated to happen in warm water? A baby can drown in warm water just as easy as in cold water can't it?

Water that is warmer than 21 C (70 F) does not cause the reflex, and neither does submersion of body parts other than the face.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammalian_diving...

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#99667 Sep 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and being a reflex it is something passed down from previous humans, yes? just as finding water or good shelter is for other animals.
primates have an instinctive fear of snakes.
there are so many examples to show 'surprised's' statement to be totally fallacious.
The nervous system and reflexes are built as the body develops. Comparing that to animals finding water and shelter is idiotic.
A six month old or even younger animal knows to find food, water and shelter where as a 6 months old even older child would just crawl/walk around and cry.

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#99668 Sep 15, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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You have a friend? A girl friend?
Is she blind, lost her sense of smell, has she had a full lobotomy?
Has she ever even been in the same room as you?
What is it that makes you want to intimidate and push people around? Did you learn that in church?

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#99669 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Babies can't swim from birth. They are not active enough even though they have the Mammalian diving reflex. Now around a month or two old when they start kicking and moving their arms all the time it may look like their swimming while in water but they are not even though it make look as if they are . Until they learn to crawl then walk, they constantly kick their legs and move their arms whether it be in water, on the floor or being held in the air until they learn to crawl then walk.
If the Mammalian diving reflex is as you think a instinct, why does it not stimulated to happen in warm water? A baby can drown in warm water just as easy as in cold water can't it?
Water that is warmer than 21 C (70 F) does not cause the reflex, and neither does submersion of body parts other than the face.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammalian_diving...
yes, human babies do know how to instinctively swim. they do so long before any teaching of that skill could be done. and now you are done...again...

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#99670 Sep 15, 2013
in fact, is there any animal that cannot instinctively swim? we played this as a bar game once. i have not yet heard of one that i can remember...(it was a bar game, after all..)

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#99671 Sep 15, 2013
Croco_Duck wrote:
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What is it that makes you want to intimidate and push people around? Did you learn that in church?
intimidate?!? the tzar?! that is the funniest thing i have heard all day! that's like an amoeba intimidating a sentient being...

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#99673 Sep 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, human babies do know how to instinctively swim. they do so long before any teaching of that skill could be done. and now you are done...again...
You are an idiot.

http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-true-that...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/237480-can-...

As I stated. The "Mammalian diving reflex" in cool water stimulates them to hold their breath, ONLY in cool water.

As I said babies from around a month old continually move their arms and legs in water, on the floor, or being held in the air. "The Swimming Reflex" babies placed in water tummy-side down will move their arms and legs SIMULATING swimming.

Both the Mammalian diving reflex and The Swimming Reflex begin to disappear/fade or have disappeared/faded at or around six months of age.

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#99674 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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You are an idiot.
http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-true-that...
http://www.livestrong.com/article/237480-can-...
As I stated. The "Mammalian diving reflex" in cool water stimulates them to hold their breath, ONLY in cool water.
As I said babies from around a month old continually move their arms and legs in water, on the floor, or being held in the air. "The Swimming Reflex" babies placed in water tummy-side down will move their arms and legs SIMULATING swimming.
Both the Mammalian diving reflex and The Swimming Reflex begin to disappear/fade or have disappeared/faded at or around six months of age.
yet my grandson was swimming without being taught. funny how the real world seems to disagree with your internet searches...

babies do, in fact, know how to swim instinctively. what animals do not?

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#99675 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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You are still avoiding questions. When hitting your funny bone (ulnar nerve) and pulling away is that an instinct or a reflex? When getting hit in the knee(patellar reflex) and your leg kicks out is that an instinct or a reflex?
Can warm water drown a baby? If the Mammalian diving reflex is as you call it an "instinct" why does it not happen in warm water?
Because warm water is very very rare in nature. The body is reacting to the rate that heat is conducted through the skin.

The boundary line between reflex and instinct is probably on the fuzzy side. Just as so many other supposed hard lines in biology.

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#99676 Sep 15, 2013
these babies look just like my grandson...swimming...

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#99678 Sep 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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And even in your own video it says it last for only a few seconds. Being in the water for a few seconds is not swimming. And I did not see any newborns in there, did you? No they were older babies that constantly move their legs and arms as I stated.
My grandson set in his bouncy seat all day flailing his arms and legs about. He must have been AIR SWIMMING. LMAO What a dolt!
once they can make the muscle movements to swim they can do so. since my daughter had my grandson in the water since he was a baby he can swim like a pro now, he could at two. no one had to teach him, he just had to figure out how to use his muscles properly, like learning to walk. no one has to teach that to babies, they just learn it. instinctive.

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