Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 221446 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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#108501 Jan 30, 2014
And britons are actually Celts.
http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/faja...

The romans were actually not that interested in keeping taps on properly tracing the population to their origin.

They managed to loose the Picts.

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#108502 Jan 30, 2014
~885 CE ◦West Saxon dialect became literary standard of Old English literature; oral tradition

your dead:
◦Norman invasion;William the Conqueror, Battle of Hastings 1066, end of Anglo-Saxon Period

And became dutch!

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#108503 Jan 30, 2014
Nobody was an Island, all evolved.

English since then has been absorbing vocabulary from a huge number of sources. French, the language of diplomacy for Europe for centuries, Latin, the language of the church, and Greek, the language of philosophy and science, contributed many words, especially the more "educated" ones. Other European languages have left culturally specific words. The American Indian languages, Australian Aborigine languages, and the languages of Africa and India gave us many hundreds of words, especially for the innumerable species of plants and animals of the world. On top of all this, there is the steady creation of new words and new uses for old words by the many subcultures of the English speaking world.

Best get the dictionary on loans and foreign origin words and stringently restrict their use!

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/evolenglish.h... .

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#108504 Jan 30, 2014
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Do we agree that there was, at some point in the past, no life on Earth? Regardless of your religious beliefs or scientific knowledge everything points to a point where there was no life on Earth. Then life appeared. Now if you dispute the claim that natural chemical agents combined to eventually create life, fair enough, but something happened. And that something would be some kind of observable and measurable (had someone been there to observe and measure it) process. Do we at least agree on that?
Agreed.

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#108505 Jan 30, 2014
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But while we're here and we've already pointed out why you're wrong here (again), we may as well take care of the rest of your post
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But how can life produce life when there was no life prior to 4 billion years ago?
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And the theory of evolution doesn't have to worry about the origin of life.
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But all life IS is just chemistry. If you have evidence that it is anything MORE than what is scientifically observed to be chemistry then YOU have to demonstrate that. Otherwise if chemistry can create life today (it can) then there's no reason why it couldn't back then. Of course it's always POSSIBLE that abiogenesis required intervention from an alien or magic Jew, but so far there's zero evidence they're necessary, or even exist. Plus since the universe IS finite, eventually you have no choice BUT to accept that - at some point - life came from non-life.
If you have evidence to the contrary, by all means, present it.
By the way, have you figured out yet how to measure the difference in complexity between a paper plane and a space shuttle?
I accept the fact life had a beginning, what I and any reasoning sentient being cannot accept is that dead lifeless matter self assembled into an organized fashion and sprang to life

If you do please, using the scientific method show the observable ,repeatable , and testable experiment that proves it, or you can just keep on squawking.

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#108506 Jan 30, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Bohart thinks there's a skydaddy in charge of creating things.
Aura thinks there's a life giving puddle of goo

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#108507 Jan 30, 2014
bohart wrote:
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I accept the fact life had a beginning, what I and any reasoning sentient being cannot accept is that dead lifeless matter self assembled into an organized fashion and sprang to life
If you do please, using the scientific method show the observable ,repeatable , and testable experiment that proves it, or you can just keep on squawking.
Oh hell bohart. there is no God or if there is he is not a loving and caring god. I have figured that out in the last 6 months. It is pointless to pray for they are never answered even when you pray for others not wanting anything for yourself. I have had enough. it's been interesting talking to you all but I am done. Nothing left for me to say anymore.

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#108509 Jan 30, 2014
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Coward
BS!!! I have learned from experience in the last 4 years, especially in the last 6-8 months that if there is a god he doesn't care. Waiting on god to help is nothing but a dead end and you will die before it happens. I have seen so many people suffer and prayed my @ss off to no avail. I would rather burn in hell when I am dead than watch people suffer when I am alive. There is no point to the suffering if your almighty god you claim can step in and change it. I see no point in the craziness of praying to someone that does not answer. Either he is there and does not listen or he just doesn't give a f#cking rats @ss!!! Sub, Chimney, Poly, Dogen, UC, and even the crazy little Dude,,, it has been fun and I have learnt a little from you all. Danfromsmithville I believe I learnt the most from you in that don't let the little shyt on the internet get to you so bad which I did at first but later learned to let it go. Wishing all the best because praying sure does not get any damn results.

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#108511 Jan 31, 2014
Big Time wrote:
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Have You stopped Beating your Children,...?
Spare the rod, spoil the child. Children needs that some times for corrections. OK? Now answer the question posted to you.

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#108512 Jan 31, 2014
MikeF wrote:
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Gibberish.
Grow up, Mr. Gibberish.

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#108513 Jan 31, 2014
The Dude wrote:
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I dont' have evidence because I didn't make a positive claim. You don't have evidence either, even though you ARE making the positive claim. Therefore YOU have the problem, not me.
I know you didn't even understand what I just said, but it's here for posterity anyway.
A simple answer to your response, No one knows, but th4s universe did not came up by accident.

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#108514 Jan 31, 2014
bohart wrote:
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Agreed.
OK. So if we start with the idea that there was a point where there was no life on Earth and now there is life, scientists are naturally curious about how that changed. All the Earth had to work with was inanimate matter. There was organic matter, proteins and lipids and such (I am not a biologist so forgive me if my language is less than precise), but nothing that would be considered alive.

Now we know chemistry is an essential element to life. Chemistry is responsible for metabolism, digestion, breathing, etc. Chemical interactions are at the core of all living processes.

So if you take a lifeless planet abundant in chemicals and organic matter (or pre-organic if that is a more accurate term) it is really that much of an unrealistic notion that a chemical process is responsible for getting the ball moving. Maybe it is incredibly rare, but it only needed to happen once.

The point is, we are curious to know what happened. Maybe it was chemical organization, maybe it was something else. The research continues. But it seems to me that some people are dead set against any scientific investigation into the matter, that any scientific explanation for life will be considered unacceptable. It is an important question that deserves attention and study, and hopefully an eventual answer.

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#108515 Jan 31, 2014
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This has been going on for several months and it seems that Chuckles is not one for the book earning because it imbalances the lumps he has from being hit across the head with a babble just a few too many times.
He has been shown copious amounts of evidence, which he steadfastly ignores.
This British is English stance is quite new though. Despite the fact that the British government is known not as the English government but the British government.
But hey, the great god Charles has spoken and the great god Charles is not one to change his mind.
Why then do we have Scottish, Welsh, English and Irish in that UK?
Because all of them speaks a different language.

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#108516 Jan 31, 2014
MikeF wrote:
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As if you have even the slightest idea of what was bring discussed.
Do you really see with your eyes!

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#108517 Jan 31, 2014
MikeF wrote:
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Nope.
Every one knows that, The people of England are solely called the English.

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#108519 Jan 31, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Jeezoos fooking christ on a crutch Chaz WTF is wrong with you?
Tell me are you British?
Well I am and I live here in England and I am not solely English, I am British as it says on my officially transcribe by the British government birth certificate, NI, driving licence and passport
So stop trying to diminish my nationality with your pig ignorant silly bugger stupidity.
You are making enemies of British people simply because you have a frigging moronic idea based on ignorance, its pathetic and does nothing other than highlight your stupidity
If you don't know, " all British are not English ". This is a fact.

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#108520 Jan 31, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope. Godbots have their opinion on that.
Just about every one else does not have any such an opinion, they actually know the facts as shown by many separate and independent lines of evidence.
You see this is the difference between opinion and fact
Please provide any (ANY) evidence for you claimed creative power. And by evidence I mean real evidence than can be falsified as opposed to the great god Charles Idemi saying so
Likewise. Your opinion as well.

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#108521 Jan 31, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Nickers
Try telling a guy from North Vietnam to follow the rules as laid down by the US, after they had stopped laughing the chances are they would simply shoot you.
For that matter try telling someone from the UK or Mexico or Canada.
You seem to have a very distorted opinion of the influence your country has on the rest of the world.
But even though, politically they hated the US, they all recognised that fact that, it started in the US?

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#108522 Jan 31, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes so that means that the people of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are British OK
The British (note that title) government* seems to think so, the British people seem to think so, all other governments who recognise Britain as a sovereign state (note that all other governments) seem to think so
Therefore I guess you, not being a British citizen or a member of any government are in a minority of one.
* also note that an English government does not exist
Politically, you are right to avoid England's dominance. But culturally you are WRONG.

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#108523 Jan 31, 2014
JM_Brazil wrote:
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Troll.
Troll.

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