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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Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#99691 Sep 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i wouldn't say it is too0 much. the bible,(the only reference that creates this god) clearly show the god it creates to not be the infallible, perfect god they say he is. they cannot back up the god they tried to create. clearly a man-made myth.
I have to knit pick here.

I do agree that there is no logical reason to believe in God. But you made the statement that the God of the Bible was "proved" not to exist. It is a huge jump to go from no proof of existence to proven not to exist. And don't forget there are at least 40,000 different "God of the Bible"'s. Are you going to prove all 40,000 different versions to be false?

Your position can be more than strong enough without overstating your case.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#99692 Sep 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to knit pick here.
I do agree that there is no logical reason to believe in God. But you made the statement that the God of the Bible was "proved" not to exist. It is a huge jump to go from no proof of existence to proven not to exist. And don't forget there are at least 40,000 different "God of the Bible"'s. Are you going to prove all 40,000 different versions to be false?
Your position can be more than strong enough without overstating your case.
yet don't all of those bibles attempt to create a god that is not in line with the god they actually describe?
I AM SIRIUS

Perris, CA

#99693 Sep 16, 2013
Yes there is no God. The first particles evolved until it formed its own consciousness. The universe makes more "sense" that way. So why even bother ask about the universe and how we got here. What a waste of time.

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Level 2

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#99694 Sep 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps it is a bit too much to say that the God of the Bible has been proven false. But the first two books of the Bible and many stories of the Old Testament have been shown to be false.
About a century ago the Bible's stories were ALL fanciful fairy tales and nothing more. Some names were correct, a few places were correct but that was all. The Bible was viewed in it's entirety as nothing but false and fairy tales by its critics.
A hundred years later and we now know many of those fanciful stories, fairy tales and imaginative named people and places actually existed.
So instead of the entire Bible being false, now the saying is, much or most of the Bible is false.
And if a book of the Bible is false, then all the information inside that book is false. Can you show evidence that everything in the first two books of the Bible is false as you claim? I might agree there are things in the Bible that cannot be proved but neither can those things be disproved as not having once existed.

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Since: Dec 10

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#99695 Sep 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yeah, babies are real uncomfortable in water huh?...not.
I'm no less than in amazement over it, it makes you wonder, wonder is the spark of ingenuity, we evidently are programed in the womb, or we came from water. I'm thinking there's a little of both making a truth here.
Water is everything we know about life, that makes it possible.
There is an ancient water dwelling creature inside us me thinks.

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Level 2

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#99696 Sep 16, 2013
I AM SIRIUS wrote:
Yes there is no God. The first particles evolved until it formed its own consciousness. The universe makes more "sense" that way. So why even bother ask about the universe and how we got here. What a waste of time.
You know how ludicrous this sounds? "The first particles evolved until it formed its own consciousness." It sounds as ludicrous as "From nothing God created itself into something."
We have a fact that is quite disturbing. We exist in one of the youngest solar systems within a galaxy that itself that is relatively young in comparison to much older systems. And we're the only life that exists on a planet as we exist that we know of. That's disturbing.
Science want's us to believe that in hundreds of trillions of years matter finally got it right so that life could evolve to become what it is on a single solitary planet. And people claim it takes a load of crap to swallow the theory of theism? lolol.... yeahrightyyyyy....
The fact is that we exist and we can't explain rationally why we exist and why we're the only planet with life that we know of exists.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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Since: Dec 10

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#99697 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>
You know how ludicrous this sounds? "The first particles evolved until it formed its own consciousness." It sounds as ludicrous as "From nothing God created itself into something."
We have a fact that is quite disturbing. We exist in one of the youngest solar systems within a galaxy that itself that is relatively young in comparison to much older systems. And we're the only life that exists on a planet as we exist that we know of. That's disturbing.
Science want's us to believe that in hundreds of trillions of years matter finally got it right so that life could evolve to become what it is on a single solitary planet. And people claim it takes a load of crap to swallow the theory of theism? lolol.... yeahrightyyyyy....
The fact is that we exist and we can't explain rationally why we exist and why we're the only planet with life that we know of exists.
Definitively we can say the universe created us, to be it's eyes and ears to see and hear with our senses, and with knowledge to create ways to see and hear beyond our senses. The intelligent designer is US, and if the universe is to be populated by the living biosphere, it entirely rests on the shoulders of humanity to do so. There is no indication there is any other thing that can ever do so. So understanding the burden on our shoulders is but the real cross humanity has to bear, and if there is a god, it is of OUR making. Otherwise extinction and forgotten are all the dreams of creation and a living universe.

No small task for the best creation of the biosphere , but a task none the less and a goal for the living apex predator this universe has ever known.



Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#99698 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Patently false? where do you get your information? You do know that 'some' but not all babies ability to swim and not swallow water is directly connected to living in a bag in a female that's full of fluid correct? You did know that correct? Maybe you should research it. And not all babies swim. And not all babies hold their breath. So though it's 'instinct' for some it's not instinct for all.
And that's the end of your 'instinct' examples. If after birth the baby sat where it came out of a womb and the mother took off, that baby would soon be dead. Not a single survival instinct would help that infant live. If babies weren't taken care of for the first 12 months they would all die if left alone. Most animals (not all) know within a minute of birth to several days later how to survive and live on their own.
you just contradicted your earlier statement that humans are the only animals that do not pass down such instincts...

bwahh bwahh bwaaaahhhhhh....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#99699 Sep 16, 2013
I AM SIRIUS wrote:
Yes there is no God. The first particles evolved until it formed its own consciousness. The universe makes more "sense" that way. So why even bother ask about the universe and how we got here. What a waste of time.
any evidence of this universal consciousness?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#99700 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>
About a century ago the Bible's stories were ALL fanciful fairy tales and nothing more. Some names were correct, a few places were correct but that was all. The Bible was viewed in it's entirety as nothing but false and fairy tales by its critics.
A hundred years later and we now know many of those fanciful stories, fairy tales and imaginative named people and places actually existed.
So instead of the entire Bible being false, now the saying is, much or most of the Bible is false.
And if a book of the Bible is false, then all the information inside that book is false. Can you show evidence that everything in the first two books of the Bible is false as you claim? I might agree there are things in the Bible that cannot be proved but neither can those things be disproved as not having once existed.
the creation story in the first few paragraphs is false. it did not happen that way. imagine a perfect god that cannot get his own creation story correct...hmmmmm.

the flood of Noah's Ark fable did not happen. imagine tht perfect god lying about that...hmmm...

the bible proves the god of the abrahamic cult to be false. just another made up character from one of thousands of religious cults.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#99701 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>
About a century ago the Bible's stories were ALL fanciful fairy tales and nothing more. Some names were correct, a few places were correct but that was all. The Bible was viewed in it's entirety as nothing but false and fairy tales by its critics.
A hundred years later and we now know many of those fanciful stories, fairy tales and imaginative named people and places actually existed.
So instead of the entire Bible being false, now the saying is, much or most of the Bible is false.
And if a book of the Bible is false, then all the information inside that book is false. Can you show evidence that everything in the first two books of the Bible is false as you claim? I might agree there are things in the Bible that cannot be proved but neither can those things be disproved as not having once existed.
Yes, I can show that the first two books have been debunked.

Your faith is rather weak if you have to believe in a fairy tale to believe in God.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#99702 Sep 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I can show that the first two books have been debunked.
Your faith is rather weak if you have to believe in a fairy tale to believe in God.
Joshua has pretty much been debunked too.

:-)

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Level 2

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#99703 Sep 16, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Definitively we can say the universe created us, to be it's eyes and ears to see and hear with our senses, and with knowledge to create ways to see and hear beyond our senses. The intelligent designer is US, and if the universe is to be populated by the living biosphere, it entirely rests on the shoulders of humanity to do so. There is no indication there is any other thing that can ever do so. So understanding the burden on our shoulders is but the real cross humanity has to bear, and if there is a god, it is of OUR making. Otherwise extinction and forgotten are all the dreams of creation and a living universe.
No small task for the best creation of the biosphere , but a task none the less and a goal for the living apex predator this universe has ever known.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =foa18lWDPy4XX
Nice theory :)

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Level 2

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#99704 Sep 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you just contradicted your earlier statement that humans are the only animals that do not pass down such instincts...
bwahh bwahh bwaaaahhhhhh....
I wasn't using the definition of 'instinct' as you were incorrectly using it.
I never said 'all' infants had an instinct to hold their breath and swim. You insinuated that, not I. I said "So though it's 'instinct' for some it's not instinct for all."
Try reaqding what was written before you make a fool of yourself, just saying...

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#99705 Sep 16, 2013
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>
Joshua has pretty much been debunked too.
:-)
I have no doubt.

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Level 2

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#99706 Sep 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the creation story in the first few paragraphs is false. it did not happen that way. imagine a perfect god that cannot get his own creation story correct...hmmmmm.
the flood of Noah's Ark fable did not happen. imagine tht perfect god lying about that...hmmm...
the bible proves the god of the abrahamic cult to be false. just another made up character from one of thousands of religious cults.
No, not false by proof or provable by evidence. It's just an ancient religious theory of how the earth came to be. Did you know that the writer of Genesis in the first several chapters gives a description of the world in physical state we now call Pangea? That only after several chapters does the writer began to refer to the earth as having 'islands' of land masses? Did you kniow that there is more water in the crust of the earth than there is water on the earth's surface? Did you know if water in the crust of the earth was forced up by volcanic action onto the surface of the earth the tallest mountain would be submerged in water? Research that science 101 as I'm sure you're in disbelief. Then go and read the first several chapters of Genesis. It doesn't prove the Bible stories true, but one wonders how that writer guessed correctly what we would learn over 2000 years later through modern science.

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Level 2

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#99707 Sep 16, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I can show that the first two books have been debunked.
Your faith is rather weak if you have to believe in a fairy tale to believe in God.
What I believe or don't believe isn't the issue. You're statement is the issue. You stated "But the first two books of the Bible...have been shown to be false." Don't inject a word like debunked. Stick with your statement. You said the first two books of the Bible have been shown to be false, meaning there is no truth in them. No truth of geography, personal names, places or events. That their all lies and none have ever been shown to have existed.
Please present your evidence.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#99708 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>
What I believe or don't believe isn't the issue. You're statement is the issue. You stated "But the first two books of the Bible...have been shown to be false." Don't inject a word like debunked. Stick with your statement. You said the first two books of the Bible have been shown to be false, meaning there is no truth in them. No truth of geography, personal names, places or events. That their all lies and none have ever been shown to have existed.
Please present your evidence.
When you debunk something you don't have to show that all aspects are false. Just the main tenets. There was no flood. There was no Garden of Eden, there was no Exodus. Tell me what you want debunked and I can list some of the evidence debunking it.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#99709 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>
No, not false by proof or provable by evidence. It's just an ancient religious theory of how the earth came to be. Did you know that the writer of Genesis in the first several chapters gives a description of the world in physical state we now call Pangea? That only after several chapters does the writer began to refer to the earth as having 'islands' of land masses? Did you kniow that there is more water in the crust of the earth than there is water on the earth's surface? Did you know if water in the crust of the earth was forced up by volcanic action onto the surface of the earth the tallest mountain would be submerged in water? Research that science 101 as I'm sure you're in disbelief. Then go and read the first several chapters of Genesis. It doesn't prove the Bible stories true, but one wonders how that writer guessed correctly what we would learn over 2000 years later through modern science.
so the infallible god couldn't get humans to write his story down correctly about the creation? good, you just showed no divine inspiration in the writing of the bible, so it is just the work of man, thus the god is a creation of man.

fun facts about water, but there was no global flood in the time of humans on this planet. proven fact.

your god is a proven myth. just like all the other cults.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Level 9

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#99710 Sep 16, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
<quoted text>
No, not false by proof or provable by evidence. It's just an ancient religious theory of how the earth came to be. Did you know that the writer of Genesis in the first several chapters gives a description of the world in physical state we now call Pangea? That only after several chapters does the writer began to refer to the earth as having 'islands' of land masses? Did you kniow that there is more water in the crust of the earth than there is water on the earth's surface? Did you know if water in the crust of the earth was forced up by volcanic action onto the surface of the earth the tallest mountain would be submerged in water? Research that science 101 as I'm sure you're in disbelief. Then go and read the first several chapters of Genesis. It doesn't prove the Bible stories true, but one wonders how that writer guessed correctly what we would learn over 2000 years later through modern science.
Your cult information sources are lying to you my friend.

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