Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 209639 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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#116424 Jun 30, 2014
wondering wrote:
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you seem like the leader of the class, the one with some smarts. tell me what observable evidence you have or any evidence that shows the universe is not only expanding but also is the expansion is accelerating? other than "the theory of general relativity which predicts that the whole universe is either expanding or contracting, there really isn't any other alternative"
The expansion comes from red shift measurements compared to distances. The accelerating expansion comes from supernova observations and curve fitting. General relativity is the background theory to explain things, but it is a general theory into which specific observations need to be applied. But between the supernovae, the red shifts, the background radiation, etc, the evidence shows that not only is there an expansion, but that the rate of expansion has been increasing for the last couple of billion years.

Quite a lot has been done in cosmology recently. Questions that were wide open 20 years ago with factors of two (like the age of the universe) and now known to within 1%. The cosmological constant has been confirmed (again because of the acceleration) and the dichotomies that existed in theories without it have been expanded a bit.

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#116425 Jun 30, 2014
Spontaneous generation definition from Biology Online - The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from nonliving matter.
http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Spon...

Science has shown that spontaneous generation of living organisms arising or developing from nonliving matter is impossible and a myth,,,, but yet tell us and teach us at the same time that is how life arose(abiogenesis). So is it possible or impossible?

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#116426 Jun 30, 2014
replaytime wrote:
Spontaneous generation definition from Biology Online - The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from nonliving matter.
http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Spon...
Science has shown that spontaneous generation of living organisms arising or developing from nonliving matter is impossible and a myth,,,, but yet tell us and teach us at the same time that is how life arose(abiogenesis). So is it possible or impossible?
Life didn't begin with organisms.

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#116427 Jun 30, 2014
MADRONE wrote:
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Life didn't begin with organisms.
True but that doesn't change the fact of life itself supposedly spontaneously generating.

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#116428 Jun 30, 2014
replaytime wrote:
Spontaneous generation definition from Biology Online - The previously popular notion that living organisms arise or develop from nonliving matter.
http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Spon...
Science has shown that spontaneous generation of living organisms arising or developing from nonliving matter is impossible and a myth,,,, but yet tell us and teach us at the same time that is how life arose(abiogenesis). So is it possible or impossible?
http://biopoiesis.blogspot.com/

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#116429 Jun 30, 2014
Aura Mytha wrote:
Yes I have read many hypothesis of how life started,,, and there are several

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#116430 Jul 1, 2014
polymath257 wrote:
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Irrelevant. We will whether we want to or not. So? The truth doesn't
need to make you happy or comfortable. It just needs to be the
truth.
Relevant!
Because, truly speaking, no body wants to.
And this is one of the reason why we can not really rely on what we see until that thing is verified. In the case of God, no one can conclusively say, he does not exist, because no one knows how the universe came.

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#116431 Jul 1, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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"Can technology or science stop death"?
Another joke, I suppose?
Good!
You have made my point.
Humans are limited. We don't know every thing, so some of us can not conclude using science, that God does not exist. Period.

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#116432 Jul 1, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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"Can technology or science stop death"?
Another joke, I suppose?
Good!
You have made my point.
We do not know everything.

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#116433 Jul 1, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Depends on the mind.
Ofcourse.
But every one must die.
So why do we die, when we don't want to?
No one can even predict his or her tomorrow, talk of life spans.

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#116434 Jul 1, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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ALSO a joke?
A simple answer to your question, we don't know every thing. By that, we can not conclude that, there is no God.

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#116435 Jul 1, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Short term - yes; ultimately - no.
Ofcourse. It shows that we don't know everything as claimed.

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#116436 Jul 1, 2014
TurkanaBoy wrote:
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So, NEXT time you produce REAL jokes, so we may smile a bit.
And don't hide yourself behind having produced jokes when you didn't.
Denying the existence of a Creator, is an expensive joke. Ok?

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#116437 Jul 1, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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Are you going with the "stand" that death proves God? Then by your own
petard war, starvation, accidents and disease are holy while peace,
food, safety and health are tools of Satan.
Yes, it is a clue.
It shows that we don't know everything, by that, we can not possibly conclude that there is no God.
Can you accurately foretell your life span on earth?

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#116438 Jul 1, 2014
ChromiuMan wrote:
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I wasn't trying to "get" you. I already do that. You routinely catch
yourself with your own illogical statements.
Don't stand on your myth's shoulders or his coat-tails. It does nothing
to change the evidence and it probably ticks him off..
How did the universe that we all met came?

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#116439 Jul 1, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope, just pure unadulterated fact, you choose to ignore it then don’t
blame me for your deliberate ignorance
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Ahh right so where will I find this research on immortals? No, I really
am extremely interested, I long to educate myself with this never before
seen research.
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Say what?
Good job too, with you arguments from incredulity you could not convert
ice into water and you would have trouble changing your socks and have
no idea how to correct anything, let alone change facts to suite your
wet dreams and guesses
And men only have half the x chromosomes as women, your point what? Oh
yes, that means the women have the vagina and uterus and womb and
ovaries and therefore can gestate children while the men are dicks –
right?
Total Bullshit!
The women are far far below the men, you can never change that. That is the reason why they have , X and Y, unlike their women folks.

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#116440 Jul 1, 2014
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope, just pure unadulterated fact, you choose to ignore it then don’t
blame me for your deliberate ignorance
<quoted text>
Ahh right so where will I find this research on immortals? No, I really
am extremely interested, I long to educate myself with this never before
seen research.
<quoted text>
Say what?
Good job too, with you arguments from incredulity you could not convert
ice into water and you would have trouble changing your socks and have
no idea how to correct anything, let alone change facts to suite your
wet dreams and guesses
And men only have half the x chromosomes as women, your point what? Oh
yes, that means the women have the vagina and uterus and womb and
ovaries and therefore can gestate children while the men are dicks –
right?
And lastly, to the rest of your garbage, do you know how long/ short your stay is going to be on this earth?
No! No one knows that.
We don't know everything, even science.

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#116441 Jul 1, 2014
The Dude wrote:
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MARS OWN ENGLISH!!!
Take that, Chuck.
Your take. But English originated in England. Ok?

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#116442 Jul 1, 2014
The Dude wrote:
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Then stop pretending to know anything about it then.(shrug)
Same goes for every other believer too.
Likewise.

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#116443 Jul 1, 2014
The Dude wrote:
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Then stop pretending to know anything about it then.(shrug)
Same goes for every other believer too.
Remember, you are also talking to yourself.

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