The 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer

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Punisher

Hyderabad, India

#1 Oct 30, 2011
How did life originate? How did life with hundreds of proteins originate just by chemistry without intelligent design?

How did the DNA code originate? The code is a sophisticated language system with letters and words where the meaning of the words is unrelated to the chemical properties of the letters—just as the information on this page is not a product of the chemical properties of the ink (or pixels on a screen). What other coding system has existed without intelligent design?

How could such errors (mutations) create 3 billion letters of DNA information to change a microbe into a microbiologist? How can scrambling existing DNA information create a new biochemical pathway or nano-machines?

Why is natural selection taught as ‘evolution’ as if it explains the origin of the diversity of life?

How did new biochemical pathways, which involve multiple enzymes working together in sequence, originate?

Living things look like they were designed, so how do evolutionists know that they were not designed? Why should science be restricted to naturalistic causes rather than logical causes?

How did multi-cellular life originate?

How did sex originate?

Why are the (expected) countless millions of transitional fossils missing?

How do ‘living fossils’ remain unchanged over supposed hundreds of millions of years?

How did blind chemistry create mind/intelligence, meaning, altruism and morality?

Why is evolutionary ‘just-so’ story-telling tolerated?

Where are the scientific breakthroughs due to evolution? Why do schools and universities teach evolution so dogmatically, stealing time from experimental biology that so benefits humankind?

Why is evolution, a theory about history, taught as if it is the same as this operational science?

Why is a fundamentally religious idea, a dogmatic belief system that fails to explain the evidence, taught in science classes? If “you can’t teach religion in science classes”, why is evolution taught?

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#2 Oct 30, 2011
Peniser wrote:
blah blah blah, another copy and paste posted by an uneducated religitard who wouldn't have the brains to come up with the questions on his own
Most of those *have* been answered, but morons like you would rather burn science books than read them.

Those that haven't been probably can't or eventually will. And while science may not have answers now nor ever, religion DOES NOT have them, nor will it ever.

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Richard

Saint Marys, Australia

#3 Oct 30, 2011
The difference between science and any religion: science looks for answers by studying facts, not myths.
nina

Surrey, Canada

#4 Oct 31, 2011
it's not like people who claim a diety or dieties created the universe can answer questions at all

goddidit is not a meaningful answer
Mr Smartypants

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 1, 2011
What evidence is there for the Divine Poof theory of creationism?
Luke

Perth, Australia

#6 Nov 2, 2011
The link below provides 15 answers fundie creationists refuse to acknowledge.

http://0xtc.com/2011/06/14/15-answers-creatio...

Nice cut and paste by the way Punisher, where did you get it from Conservapedia?
Mr Smartypants

United States

#7 Nov 2, 2011
Punisher wrote:
How did life originate? How did life with hundreds of proteins originate just by chemistry without intelligent design?
It's called evolution--natural selection combined with genetic mutations.
How did the DNA code originate? The code is a sophisticated language system with letters and words where the meaning of the words is unrelated to the chemical properties of the letters—just as the information on this page is not a product of the chemical properties of the ink (or pixels on a screen). What other coding system has existed without intelligent design?
Modern DNA didn't just pop into existence. It took billions of years to go from a simple self-replicating chemical to modern DNA. How did Jehovah get his complexity?
How could such errors (mutations) create 3 billion letters of DNA information to change a microbe into a microbiologist? How can scrambling existing DNA information create a new biochemical pathway or nano-machines?
*sigh* Again, natural selection combined with genetic mutations.
Why is natural selection taught as ‘evolution’ as if it explains the origin of the diversity of life?
Take an actual scientific class on evolution and you'll get some idea of how it happened.
How did new biochemical pathways, which involve multiple enzymes working together in sequence, originate?
Again, take a course on biology or evolution.
Living things look like they were designed, so how do evolutionists know that they were not designed?
Designed? Humans were designed with vestigial organs like tail-bones and non-functioning appendices?
Why should science be restricted to naturalistic causes rather than logical causes?
Science is pretty much synonymous with naturalism--duh. Logical? Belief in some magic Sky Fairy who went *poof* is very, very illogical.
How did multi-cellular life originate?
Again, if you were intellectually honest, you'd read a science book.
How did sex originate?
IIRC, the latest theory is that sex helps to diversify genetic information and protect multi-celled creatures against disease.
Why are the (expected) countless millions of transitional fossils missing?
Ever been to a science museum? They're FULL of dinosaur bones, insects fossilized in amber, and tons of other transitional fossils.
How do ‘living fossils’ remain unchanged over supposed hundreds of millions of years?
Some species are just very well adapted to their niches.

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Mr Smartypants

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2011
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Punisher wrote:
How did life originate? How did life with
How did blind chemistry create mind/intelligence, meaning, altruism and morality?
Humans evolved morality because it increases our fitness for survival. If there were some tribe of Homo erectuses who tolerated murder, for example, they would have murdered themselves out of existence. Intelligence also increases survivability.
Why is evolutionary ‘just-so’ story-telling tolerated?
'Just-so' story-telling? You just described religious mythology in a nutshell.
Where are the scientific breakthroughs due to evolution?
New and improved flu vaccines that keep up with the ever-evolving influenza virus. Gene therapy. Ask a biologist, and they could come up with a lot more examples.
Why do schools and universities teach evolution so dogmatically, stealing time from experimental biology that so benefits humankind?
Because evolution is pretty much the keystone to all life sciences from anthropology to zoology.
Why is evolution, a theory about history, taught as if it is the same as this operational science?
Evolution is a theory about history? Seriously, you should lay off eating lead paint. Go read a science book if you want to learn the diff between applied and theoretical science.
Why is a fundamentally religious idea, a dogmatic belief system that fails to explain the evidence, taught in science classes?
*sigh* Again, evolution is based on naturalism which is about as far from dogmatism as you can get. Creationism is dogmatism because God told you so.
If “you can’t teach religion in science classes”, why is evolution taught?
Because evolution is science, Einstein. Intelligent Design is just creationism dressed up in a cheap lab coat to do an end-run around the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Those 15 questions are just about the biggest, steamiest pile of pseudo-intellectual bullshit imaginable. About the only argument against evolution I can think of is the overwhelming, cement-headed stupidity of the creationist crowd...
LMT

Twinsburg, OH

#9 Nov 2, 2011
How does magic work?
Does god have to say "abracadabra?"
Who made god?
Why would a benevolent god taunt us with fossils and rock strata?
Why can't god kill the devil?
Why did god do such a terrible job designing the human body?
Why can't god muster up some truly convincing proof of existence?
Why has god become more and more impotent over the millennia?
Amused

Lowell, MA

#10 Nov 3, 2011
LMT wrote:
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Why has god become more and more impotent over the millennia?
Interesting question. Eternity is just barely beginning, and has a long way to go. If the biblical god continues to diminish in power at a constant rate, he'll fade completely out of any existence he may have had before eternity is even out of its infancy.
tommybridges

Vienna, Austria

#11 Nov 19, 2012
@Mr Smartypants

Great Post :-) Happy to see that people who do understand those things take the time and discuss with the clueless... despite the fact that the success rate of helping those guys to see what nonsense they are taking about is sadly very slim.

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