Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 172004 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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#110662 Apr 4, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Actually, yes old English was/is recognisable and understood by speakers of old Germanic and Norse languages. Experiments have been carried out between academics of ancient languages speaking that language.
Why do you consider that factual argument falls flat, you, like Charles, have offered nothing but opinion of you point of view. To Charles I have offered several academic articles and to you http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/histo... . It seems that all are ignored in favour of personal opinion.
Poor metaphor, a language develops over time from multiple sources of origination, the history of the English language is testament to that. Children develop comparatively quickly and have two sources of origination.
Considering your claim that you don’t care you had a pretty good rant that belies that claim. Why because a considerable amount of the English language originated in France was your point (baited hook – lol). It is FACT, and no matter how you dislike the idea it is still FACT
Oh honey, where do you get your guesswork. Like Charlie you make guesses based on your own dreams. Where have I ever said anything about anyone owning any language, that claim is all Charlie’s. The French language, like the British language is an amalgamation of previous languages that has developed over time, mostly but not uniquely from Gaelic and Latin. This very fact is the reason why there are so many similarities between the languages.
BTW, I do mot believe I have never said. "French is the premier word in English". I have said “A French word is the premier word in the English language”. It helps if you get your facts straight then you are not accused of lying. As you claim a baited hook, mine actually was a baited hook and it seems that both you and Charles bit. If you don’t know the origins of the word “premier” then that is your own problem and makes a complete mockery of your whole post.
The same with all world languages. But no matter the influences, English can never be Greek, Latin, or French. That is the reason why the command of the English language, still rest in the hands of the people of England and those places its inhabitants influenced.

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#110663 Apr 4, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes documented facts beat wet dreams any day. It really does not matter how you mock, facts are facts
http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/histo...
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You pillock. So interesting that the British government does not agree with you.
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Liar. That is a “smashing” comment to keep in your “trousers”, in fact something to tell your “dad” about
And if all that’s beyond you then you are lost in a quagmire of your own wet dreams.
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What a load of deliberately ignorant bollocks, I do not say English started in France. I do say that the English language developed with the help of a great many French words, and German and Norse and Latin and Greek and Indian and Chinese and Spanish and Arabic and Persian and many more countries/languages too numerous to mention.
As to are the English French, genetics show a very high proportion of Norman DNA so you idiotic mockery has backfired on you, this is what happens when you display your ignorance. Don’t expect any sympathy from me.
As long as Latin, Greek, and French, as well as others, are not English in any way or in any sense, you are just barking. The command of the language does not rest on those nations, you claimed, originated English, but rest on England and its inhabitants world wide.
THE LONE WORKER

Bowling Green, KY

#110664 Apr 4, 2014
Tinka wrote:
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All I can say is Jambalaya The world has given us peas so the to plant some more things to stuff oneself with and we all got so bloated we all got into a Twirl and we exploded...
THE EFFECT of AFFECT
I was just having my first cup of energizing morning coffee and I read your poem. Wow Tinka, you're a poet and don't know it..;)

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#110665 Apr 4, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes documented facts beat wet dreams any day. It really does not matter how you mock, facts are facts
http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/histo...
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You pillock. So interesting that the British government does not agree with you.
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Liar. That is a “smashing” comment to keep in your “trousers”, in fact something to tell your “dad” about
And if all that’s beyond you then you are lost in a quagmire of your own wet dreams.
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What a load of deliberately ignorant bollocks, I do not say English started in France. I do say that the English language developed with the help of a great many French words, and German and Norse and Latin and Greek and Indian and Chinese and Spanish and Arabic and Persian and many more countries/languages too numerous to mention.
As to are the English French, genetics show a very high proportion of Norman DNA so you idiotic mockery has backfired on you, this is what happens when you display your ignorance. Don’t expect any sympathy from me.
Idiot. English is still very strange to the Greeks, the French, and the people of Latin, despite the fact that they originated the Language, why?

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#110666 Apr 4, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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By what "reasoning" do you deduce this conclusion? Because it supports the Bible or because the Bible supports it? Neither way is deduction, it is bias confirmation.
If we know everything completely about this universe we found ourselves. Why do we still end up dying?
Does that mean we don't know every thing?

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#110667 Apr 4, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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"But, but, but...."
And the angles came from Angeln and if you go to northern Germany, you'll find that land is still there, too.
Thanks. That i know. But English is not native to that place but German.

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#110668 Apr 4, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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"But, but, but...."
And the angles came from Angeln and if you go to northern Germany, you'll find that land is still there, too.
And remember, our argument is not on German but English. English despite its many roots were first spoken in no places but England.

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#110669 Apr 4, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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I understand the origins of the languages and it offers you no advantage that I'm perfectly capable of reviewing the research again. Don't get your panties in a wad.
The first word in the English language is "a." If you wish to play with words, fine. The first word in "the English language" is "the" or "first." "Premier" isn't relevant. It was at your urging that I did look it up - which is why at the time I thought you must have been from Quebec.
You don't have to listen to her trash. No matter the influences, those languages can never be English, that is why , English is unique to England.
OLD IRISH

Somerset, KY

#110670 Apr 4, 2014
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Ok Dude. But we are all claiming origin's from different parts of the earth, and not from England. Now my question, why is English not native to those places, except in England and the other places influenced by England?
Charles: The origins of the language is from the tribe of Ham. Old Irish and English began together and if you really want the truth to these matters, it may be hard for you to uncover. There is a lot of misinformation out there that may be an agenda to mislead.
fyi

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#110671 Apr 4, 2014
Researchers led by Professor Mark Pagel at the University of Reading have just published a report which finds that Indo-European languages came from a common root, about 15,000 years ago.

Using statistical models, the professor has traced back a common root of all Indo- European languages to a proto-language that was probably spoken about 15,000 years ago and has formed the common root for about 7 language families today; language families which include modern day Turkish, Uzbek and Mongolian in the Altaic family, Chukchi-Kamchatkan, spoken in northeastern Siberia, Dravidian, spoken in Southern India, Inuit-Yupik spoken in the Arctic, Kartvelian, which evolved into Georgian, and Uralic, which is the mother of Finnish and Hungarian, and of course, most other European languages, too.
scoto norman

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#110672 Apr 4, 2014
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Ok Dude. But we are all claiming origin's from different parts of the earth, and not from England. Now my question, why is English not native to those places, except in England and the other places influenced by England?
actually the Normans had a big influence on the English words we use today.

“I started out with nothing”

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#110673 Apr 4, 2014
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> The same with all world languages. But no matter the influences, English can never be Greek, Latin, or French. That is the reason why the command of the English language, still rest in the hands of the people of England and those places its inhabitants influenced.
If this were so there would not be so many different dialects and interpretations of the English language.

Or perhaps you can explain why there is US English, Australian English, New Zealand English, Caribbean English, Irish English etc… etc… etc, that all reside alongside British English actually exist at all?

The command of the English language rest’s in no ones hands. There is no body to oversee the command of the English language.
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> As long as Latin, Greek, and French, as well as others, are not English in any way or in any sense, you are just barking. The command of the language does not rest on those nations, you claimed, originated English, but rest on England and its inhabitants world wide.
The English language “ORIGINATED” as a mishmash of the language you state, and others. The command of the English language rest’s in no ones hands, see above. I have never claimed “originated”, you claimed originated and that was the basis of the whole argument that has now gone on for over a year. So do not try shrugging your shoulders and shifting your goalposts to my side of the field, what you have written is evidence of your stance. Be a man and abide by your original position.
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> Idiot. English is still very strange to the Greeks, the French, and the people of Latin, despite the fact that they originated the Language, why?
Say what?

OYG (oh your god)

Wonders will never cease

Did I see you say “despite the fact that they originated the Language”, here let me check… Yes those are your exact words. You now admit that the English language originated of Greek, French, Latin (and Germanic and other) languages.

Thank you at last, my point is made, this discussion is over

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#110674 Apr 4, 2014
Charles Idemi wrote:
<quoted text> You don't have to listen to her trash. No matter the influences, those languages can never be English, that is why , English is unique to England.
You have listened to my view for over a year so it seems that your advice is particularly hypocritical.

And now, when you have eventually conceded my point (see above) you have to rant in ignorance.

Variants of the English exist throughout the world, it is NOT unique to England.

It could be that as you did not know the meaning of the word “originated” you may also be unaware of the meaning of the word “unique”

You can educate yourself on Google by searching for the term “define unique”

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#110675 Apr 4, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Whatever you want to believe is fine with me Pal
Cornell religious study is comparative and part of the liberal arts program. A divinity program is geared toward ministry.

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#110676 Apr 4, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Oh that’s great… As my posts clearly indicate, you were the one who repeatedly mocked and lied about the French influence in the English language, I was simply responding to you goad. Had you mocked the German or Dutch languages my response would have been similar.
More wet dreams, what gives you the impression I am angry, Oh I get it, it’s because a woman won’t fall down and worship the very words you vomit your misogynistic intolerance of anything that wears panties become dominant – right?
Do you think you will soon be ranting on about menstruation and female mood swings?
How did I lie, goad about or mock the French language? The Academie Francaise IS inventing French words to replace English technical terms, English DID evolve in England and you ARE a francophile. As for being an irrational and irascible feminist, if you want to excuse your attitude on hormones, fine.
THE LONE WORKER

Bowling Green, KY

#110677 Apr 4, 2014
scoto norman wrote:
<quoted text> actually the Normans had a big influence on the English words we use today.
The language may have many words from many places but the very beginning may be hard to describe. The Bible speaks of an early language of Canaan which is a Semitic language and the original speakers of it emigrated to Carthage and beyond. The Greeks and Phoenicians rendered the name Kna'an, the Egyptians knew it as Kn'nw and Kyn'nw and the Assyrians rendered the name Kinnahu. This lineage from Ham is most likely where English came from in the first place.

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#110678 Apr 4, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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How did I lie, goad about or mock the French language? The Academie Francaise IS inventing French words to replace English technical terms, English DID evolve in England and you ARE a francophile. As for being an irrational and irascible feminist, if you want to excuse your attitude on hormones, fine.

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#110679 Apr 4, 2014
THE LONE WORKER wrote:
<quoted text>I was just having my first cup of energizing morning coffee and I read your poem. Wow Tinka, you're a poet and don't know it..;)
TY trying to develop a short memory that's it...
Conscience intact to sub however see damn I want to keep most of my experiences...

SO what....

Who needs to FORGET WHAT?

“I be me, and you are...”

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#110680 Apr 4, 2014
THE LONE WORKER wrote:
<quoted text>The language may have many words from many places but the very beginning may be hard to describe. The Bible speaks of an early language of Canaan which is a Semitic language and the original speakers of it emigrated to Carthage and beyond. The Greeks and Phoenicians rendered the name Kna'an, the Egyptians knew it as Kn'nw and Kyn'nw and the Assyrians rendered the name Kinnahu. This lineage from Ham is most likely where English came from in the first place.
Anglo Manglo mingle some
THE LONE WORKER

Bowling Green, KY

#110685 Apr 5, 2014
Tinka wrote:
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Anglo Manglo mingle some
Not much mingling back in those early days.

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