“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#531 Aug 16, 2013
Pahu wrote:
<quoted text>
Some people ask: Do whales have vestigial legs? Doesn't that prove they once walked on land? No. Whales never had legs. The structures that were once claimed to be vestigial legs, are now known to actually be necessary for reproduction. They anchor these muscles. This structure is only found in the male, and anchor the muscles attached to the penis.
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/vestigi...
We **soooo*** need a "bullshit" icon for posts like the above.

... meh

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#532 Aug 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
We **soooo*** need a "bullshit" icon for posts like the above.
... meh
Yep. It could be a little figure whose pants are on fire.

But then, you can already see how it could be perverted by the thumpers.

I might say pi is approximately 3.14157 and the thumpers will vehemently disagree saying I lie and that the bible says it's exactly three.

And if you say, precision counts for things, like say going into orbit, watch them hand wave that off more than the Queen of England in a parade.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#536 Aug 22, 2013
The previous SPAM has been reported as such.

Since: Dec 08

Palm Harbor, FL

#538 Aug 28, 2013
Fossil Gaps 12

“The absence of any known series of such intermediates imposes severe restrictions on morphologists interested in the ancestral source of angiosperms [flowering plants] and leads to speculation and interpretation of homologies and relationships on the basis of the most meager circumstantial evidence.” Charles B. Beck, Origin and Early Evolution of Angiosperms (New York: Columbia University Press, 1976), p. 5.

“The origin of angiosperms, an ‘abominable mystery’ to Charles Darwin, remained so 100 years later and is little better today.” Colin Patterson et al.,“Congruence between Molecular and Morphological Phylogenies,” Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, Vol. 24, 1993, p. 170.

[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]
Thinking

United States

#540 Aug 29, 2013
Bollocks.
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps 12
“The absence of any known series of such intermediates imposes severe restrictions on morphologists interested in the ancestral source of angiosperms [flowering plants] and leads to speculation and interpretation of homologies and relationships on the basis of the most meager circumstantial evidence.” Charles B. Beck, Origin and Early Evolution of Angiosperms (New York: Columbia University Press, 1976), p. 5.
“The origin of angiosperms, an ‘abominable mystery’ to Charles Darwin, remained so 100 years later and is little better today.” Colin Patterson et al.,“Congruence between Molecular and Morphological Phylogenies,” Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, Vol. 24, 1993, p. 170.
[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]

Since: Dec 08

Palm Harbor, FL

#541 Sep 4, 2013
Fossil Gaps 13

d.“The insect fossil record has many gaps.”“Insects: Insect Fossil Record,” Britannica CD, Version 97 (Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1997).

e. Speaking of the lack of transitional fossils between the invertebrates and vertebrates, Smith admits:

“As our present information stands, however, the gap remains unbridged, and the best place to start the evolution of the vertebrates is in the imagination.” Homer W. Smith, From Fish to Philosopher (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1953), p. 26.

“How this earliest chordate stock evolved, what stages of development it went through to eventually give rise to truly fishlike creatures we do not know. Between the Cambrian when it probably originated, and the Ordovician when the first fossils of animals with really fishlike characteristics appeared, there is a gap of perhaps 100 million years which we will probably never be able to fill.” Francis Downes Ommanney, The Fishes, Life Nature Library (New York: Time, Inc., 1963), p. 60.

“Origin of the vertebrates is obscure—there is no fossil record preceding the occurrence of fishes in the late Ordovician time.” Arthur N. Strahler, Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy (Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1987), p. 316.

f.“... there are no intermediate forms between finned and limbed creatures in the fossil collections of the world.” Taylor, p. 60.

[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#542 Sep 4, 2013
one day you will be a fossil, thank god for that
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps 13
d.“The insect fossil record has many gaps.”“Insects: Insect Fossil Record,” Britannica CD, Version 97 (Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1997).
e. Speaking of the lack of transitional fossils between the invertebrates and vertebrates, Smith admits:
“As our present information stands, however, the gap remains unbridged, and the best place to start the evolution of the vertebrates is in the imagination.” Homer W. Smith, From Fish to Philosopher (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1953), p. 26.
“How this earliest chordate stock evolved, what stages of development it went through to eventually give rise to truly fishlike creatures we do not know. Between the Cambrian when it probably originated, and the Ordovician when the first fossils of animals with really fishlike characteristics appeared, there is a gap of perhaps 100 million years which we will probably never be able to fill.” Francis Downes Ommanney, The Fishes, Life Nature Library (New York: Time, Inc., 1963), p. 60.
“Origin of the vertebrates is obscure—there is no fossil record preceding the occurrence of fishes in the late Ordovician time.” Arthur N. Strahler, Science and Earth History: The Evolution/Creation Controversy (Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1987), p. 316.
f.“... there are no intermediate forms between finned and limbed creatures in the fossil collections of the world.” Taylor, p. 60.
[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#543 Sep 4, 2013
swerty wrote:
one day you will be a fossil, thank god for that<quoted text>
Considering how rare fossils happen, I'd say he's a live missing link between parrots and humans.

Might look like an ape but can only squwak like a parrot.

Oh, what the hell. Yeah, I'm saying his monkey grand-daddy mated with a bird.

“There is no god.”

Since: Jan 12

USA

#544 Sep 5, 2013
LOL, toooo funny.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#545 Sep 6, 2013
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps 12
“The absence of any known series of such intermediates
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

I see you're still lying for Jesus, Pahu.

Remember, God is watching...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#546 Sep 6, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
I see you're still lying for Jesus, Pahu.
Remember, God is watching...
Oh, dammit! Now I have that insidiously horrific pop-culture song buzzing in my head: "god is **watching** us... from a distance".

... eeewwww...

.... God: the penultimate voyeur.

<snerk>

But I **am** reminded of a short clip from Kevin Smith's film, Dogma, when god's spokes-angel is talking to the last sicon of christ....

... funny scene.
Thinking

UK

#547 Sep 8, 2013
poohole is one of the tranisitonal fossils he wishes didn't exist.
swerty wrote:
one day you will be a fossil, thank god for that<quoted text>

Since: Dec 08

Palm Harbor, FL

#548 Sep 11, 2013
Fossil Gaps 14

g. Evolutionists believe that amphibians evolved into reptiles, with either Diadectes or Seymouria as the transition. By the evolutionists’ own time scale, this “transition” occurs 35 million years (m.y.) after the earliest reptile, Hylonomus (a cotylosaur). A parent cannot appear 35 million years after its child! The scattered locations of these fossils also present problems for the evolutionist.

[See Steven M. Stanley, Earth and Life Through Time (New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1986), pp. 411–415. See also Robert H. Dott Jr. and Roger L. Batten, Evolution of the Earth, 3rd edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981), p. 356.]

It is true that skeletal features of some amphibians and some reptiles are similar. However, huge differences exist in their soft internal organs, such as their circulatory and reproductive systems. For example, no evolutionary scheme has ever been given for the development of the many unique innovations of the reptile’s egg.[See Denton, pp. 218–219 and Pitman, pp. 199–200.]

h.“Gaps at a lower taxonomic level, species and genera, are practically universal in the fossil record of the mammal-like reptiles. In no single adequately documented case is it possible to trace a transition, species by species, from one genus to another.” Thomas S. Kemp, Mammal-Like Reptiles and the Origin of Mammals (New York: Academic Press, 1982), p. 319.

[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#549 Sep 11, 2013
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps
O hai, Pahu - remember that ignoring evidence won't make it go away. Remember, God is watching you lie.

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#550 Sep 11, 2013
who made your magic man in the sky, fossil balls
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps 14
g. Evolutionists believe that amphibians evolved into reptiles, with either Diadectes or Seymouria as the transition. By the evolutionists’ own time scale, this “transition” occurs 35 million years (m.y.) after the earliest reptile, Hylonomus (a cotylosaur). A parent cannot appear 35 million years after its child! The scattered locations of these fossils also present problems for the evolutionist.
[See Steven M. Stanley, Earth and Life Through Time (New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1986), pp. 411–415. See also Robert H. Dott Jr. and Roger L. Batten, Evolution of the Earth, 3rd edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981), p. 356.]
It is true that skeletal features of some amphibians and some reptiles are similar. However, huge differences exist in their soft internal organs, such as their circulatory and reproductive systems. For example, no evolutionary scheme has ever been given for the development of the many unique innovations of the reptile’s egg.[See Denton, pp. 218–219 and Pitman, pp. 199–200.]
h.“Gaps at a lower taxonomic level, species and genera, are practically universal in the fossil record of the mammal-like reptiles. In no single adequately documented case is it possible to trace a transition, species by species, from one genus to another.” Thomas S. Kemp, Mammal-Like Reptiles and the Origin of Mammals (New York: Academic Press, 1982), p. 319.
[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#551 Sep 16, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, dammit! Now I have that insidiously horrific pop-culture song buzzing in my head: "god is **watching** us... from a distance".
... eeewwww...
.... God: the penultimate voyeur.
<snerk>
But I **am** reminded of a short clip from Kevin Smith's film, Dogma, when god's spokes-angel is talking to the last sicon of christ....
... funny scene.
Penultimate?

Are you suggesting that God is the next to last voyeur?

In a way, it makes sense.

Satan is too busy having his way, violently, over God's creation and God that He's a little distracted to notice.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#552 Sep 17, 2013
greymouser wrote:
<quoted text>
Penultimate?

Are you suggesting that God is the next to last voyeur?

In a way, it makes sense.

Satan is too busy having his way, violently, over God's creation and
God that He's a little distracted to notice.
:)

In the movie Dogma, the "voice of god" talks about how angels watch people go about their short lives; and that one of the most common things they do, is watch people having sex.

A funny scene where the "voice of god" describes peoples' climax face as being hilarious.

Overall, that is one of the funnier scenes in the movie, IMO.

Since: Dec 08

Palm Harbor, FL

#553 Sep 18, 2013
Fossil Gaps 15

i.“The [evolutionary] origin of birds is largely a matter of deduction. There is no fossil evidence of the stages through which the remarkable change from reptile to bird was achieved.” W. E. Swinton,“The Origin of Birds,” Biology and Comparative Physiology of Birds, editor A. J. Marshall (New York: Academic Press, 1960), Vol. 1, Chapter 1, p. 1.

Some have claimed birds evolved from a two-legged dinosaur known as a theropod. However, several problems exist.

A theropod dinosaur fossil found in China showed a lung mechanism completely incompatible with that of birds.[See John A. Ruben et al.,“Lung Structure and Ventilation in Theropod Dinosaurs and Early Birds,” Science, Vol. 278, 14 November 1997, pp. 1267–1270.] In that report,“Ruben argues that a transition from a crocodilian to a bird lung would be impossible, because the transitional animal would have a life-threatening hernia or hole in its diaphragm.”[Ann Gibbons,“Lung Fossils Suggest Dinos Breathed in Cold Blood,” Science, Vol. 278, 14 November 1997, p. 1230.]

Bird and theropod “hands” differ. Theropods have “fingers” I, II, and III (having lost the “ring finger” and little finger), while birds have fingers II, III, and IV.“The developmental evidence of homology is problematic for the hypothesized theropod origin of birds.”[Ann C. Burke and Alan Feduccia,“Developmental Patterns and the Identification of Homologies in the Avian Hand,” Science, Vol. 278, 24 October 1997, pp. 666–668.]“...this important developmental evidence that birds have a II-III-IV digital formula, unlike the dinosaur I-II-III, is the most important barrier to belief in the dinosaur origin [for birds] orthodoxy.”[Richard Hinchliffe,“The Forward March of the Bird-Dinosaurs Halted?” Science, Vol. 278, 24 October 1997, p. 597.]

[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#554 Sep 18, 2013
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps 15
i.“The [evolutionary] origin of birds is largely a matter of deduction. There is no fossil evidence of the stages through which the remarkable change from reptile to bird was achieved.” W. E. Swinton,“The Origin of Birds,” Biology and Comparative Physiology of Birds, editor A. J. Marshall (New York: Academic Press, 1960), Vol. 1, Chapter 1, p. 1.
Some have claimed birds evolved from a two-legged dinosaur known as a theropod. However, several problems exist.
A theropod dinosaur fossil found in China showed a lung mechanism completely incompatible with that of birds.[See John A. Ruben et al.,“Lung Structure and Ventilation in Theropod Dinosaurs and Early Birds,” Science, Vol. 278, 14 November 1997, pp. 1267–1270.] In that report,“Ruben argues that a transition from a crocodilian to a bird lung would be impossible, because the transitional animal would have a life-threatening hernia or hole in its diaphragm.”[Ann Gibbons,“Lung Fossils Suggest Dinos Breathed in Cold Blood,” Science, Vol. 278, 14 November 1997, p. 1230.]
Bird and theropod “hands” differ. Theropods have “fingers” I, II, and III (having lost the “ring finger” and little finger), while birds have fingers II, III, and IV.“The developmental evidence of homology is problematic for the hypothesized theropod origin of birds.”[Ann C. Burke and Alan Feduccia,“Developmental Patterns and the Identification of Homologies in the Avian Hand,” Science, Vol. 278, 24 October 1997, pp. 666–668.]“...this important developmental evidence that birds have a II-III-IV digital formula, unlike the dinosaur I-II-III, is the most important barrier to belief in the dinosaur origin [for birds] orthodoxy.”[Richard Hinchliffe,“The Forward March of the Bird-Dinosaurs Halted?” Science, Vol. 278, 24 October 1997, p. 597.]
[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]
People that argue against evolution in 2013 are officially brain dead.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#555 Sep 18, 2013
Pahu wrote:
Fossil Gaps 14
g. Evolutionists believe that amphibians evolved into reptiles, with either Diadectes or Seymouria as the transition. By the evolutionists’ own time scale, this “transition” occurs 35 million years (m.y.) after the earliest reptile, Hylonomus (a cotylosaur). A parent cannot appear 35 million years after its child! The scattered locations of these fossils also present problems for the evolutionist.
[See Steven M. Stanley, Earth and Life Through Time (New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1986), pp. 411–415. See also Robert H. Dott Jr. and Roger L. Batten, Evolution of the Earth, 3rd edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981), p. 356.]
It is true that skeletal features of some amphibians and some reptiles are similar. However, huge differences exist in their soft internal organs, such as their circulatory and reproductive systems. For example, no evolutionary scheme has ever been given for the development of the many unique innovations of the reptile’s egg.[See Denton, pp. 218–219 and Pitman, pp. 199–200.]
h.“Gaps at a lower taxonomic level, species and genera, are practically universal in the fossil record of the mammal-like reptiles. In no single adequately documented case is it possible to trace a transition, species by species, from one genus to another.” Thomas S. Kemp, Mammal-Like Reptiles and the Origin of Mammals (New York: Academic Press, 1982), p. 319.
[From "In the Beginning" by Walt Brown]
Your level of scientific ignorance is almost criminal

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