Aliens and evolution

There are 6101 comments on the Washington Times story from Jun 19, 2012, titled Aliens and evolution. In it, Washington Times reports that:

DENTON, Texas, June 19, 2012 - Aliens are ingrained in our cultural psyche. They abound in books, movies, radio, and a thousand theories about the extra-terrestrial, little green men, UFO sightings, abductions, Area 51, and Roswell.

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The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5659 Jan 20, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know of anyone who would have a problem with tax payers' dollars being spent on an emergency procedure to save someone's life in a hospital.
I do. His name's Brian G. His position was don't take his tax money, don't ask for charity from Christians either. Go beg to the atheists instead. Or die in the hospital room. Whichever.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5660 Jan 20, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I oppose killing Jews, children and the unborn. The Dude's example of Nazi experimental tests prove he doesn't understand good science.
Again, you either misunderstand or ignore your own posting history. Is science "amoral" as you said or is it not?

For example: The Samurai developed a mannequin over the years made of bamboo and other plant materials which accurately represents the toughness of normal human limbs. You know how they figured it out? Trial and error, based on criminal human test subjects. Strictly scientifically speaking, that's good science involving successful series of experiments.

Ethically speaking however that's another matter entirely.

But as someone who has presumably travelled by plane at least once in his life you are ultimately on the receiving end of those fruits of labour which I mentioned back here:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TNK...
Brian_G wrote:
There have been lander missions to the moon, Titan, Venus, Mercury some comets and asteroids and we've never found evidence of extraterrestrial life. Belief in alien life forms is based on faith, not scientific evidence.
I don't advocate stopping space exploration and I don't advocate stopping freedom of religion. There's as much evidence for God as there is for extraterrestrial life: none.
And yet still only ONE of those concepts is scientific. Care to take a guess which one it is?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5661 Jan 20, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>I think the goal of science is to make life better; many radical secularists believe the goal of science is to destroy God. This is where we differ.
Atheism and theism are both irrelevant to science. You wanna cry about "science trying to destroy God" then I suggest you take up that conversation with Skippy.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5662 Jan 20, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Cmoletely wrong an deliberate lie. God doesn't even figure in e equation, because no serious scientists sets up experiments to determine god
You did. Apparently.

I've been trying to get you to explain the details of that experiments for months, remember?
-Skeptic- wrote:
something already proven to be impossible by its own definition.
I thought the definition was merely inadequate? If it isn't then it is testable. Then we can determine the likelihood of possibility, yes?

As from here it looks like you're trying to shut down all possibility before likelihood can even be addressed.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5663 Jan 20, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Is is coming from a creationist who was ousted . I know you're still sore at being found out. maybe you can go back to the discovery institute where they will pray you better again?
I'm sorry that you have no proof of god and that you're a proven liar. But it's your problem and not the problem on atheists..
Skip, why are you, a known liar accusing other people of lying?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5664 Jan 20, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Then, can you explain the goal of creating life from inert matter or the faith in the existence of extraterrestrial life? Don't you want to use science to subvert belief in God by trying to prove life on Earth isn't unique and the creation of life is a lab procedure?
Neither of these would falsify the existence of a God.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5665 Jan 20, 2013
Jumper wrote:
<quoted text>Something out of nothing is too strange to deal with.
Not for quantum physics.

But thanks for admitting your argument is zip but little green men of the gaps.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#5666 Jan 20, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
Creationism is a neocon political cult, so it makes sense that politics would be brought up here...
Gee you're quick on the ball, Skip! Welcome to the 19th century.
nuganddudearebut tbuddies

Florence, MA

#5667 Feb 8, 2013
My cult and I believe my toaster is a god. Therefore, my toaster is a god.

Nuggit theory.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#5669 Feb 8, 2013
The Dude wrote:
Again, you either misunderstand or ignore your own posting history. Is science "amoral" as you said or is it not?
For example: The Samurai developed a mannequin over the years made of bamboo and other plant materials which accurately represents the toughness of normal human limbs. You know how they figured it out? Trial and error, based on criminal human test subjects. Strictly scientifically speaking, that's good science involving successful series of experiments.
Ethically speaking however that's another matter entirely.
But as someone who has presumably travelled by plane at least once in his life you are ultimately on the receiving end of those fruits of labour which I mentioned back here:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TNK...

And yet still only ONE of those concepts is scientific. Care to take a guess which one it is?
Neither, Nazi human experimentation isn't science and neither is faith. At least, religious believes know they aren't basing their decisions on science.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5670 Feb 8, 2013
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>To ignore politics is to be ruled by politicians
to bring up politics is to be rule by politicians. your point creationist?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#5671 Feb 8, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
You did. Apparently.
I've been trying to get you to explain the details of that experiments for months, remember?
<quoted text>
I thought the definition was merely inadequate? If it isn't then it is testable. Then we can determine the likelihood of possibility, yes?
As from here it looks like you're trying to shut down all possibility before likelihood can even be addressed.
shut the f*ck up you stupid piece of sh*t.

Since: Sep 07

Valley Village, CA

#5672 Feb 8, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Nazi human experimentation isn't science
Of course it is. It's unethical science, but it's still science.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5673 Feb 8, 2013
A sort of science we may never study if we are to be a race worthy of advancement by other life forms in this universe we share.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#5674 Feb 8, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
A sort of science we may never study if we are to be a race worthy of advancement by other life forms in this universe we share.

Hitlers children didn't share his dream of Aryan supremacy.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5675 Feb 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Hitlers children didn't share his dream of Aryan supremacy.
Did he have kids? I heard he had only one ball.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#5677 Feb 8, 2013
Jumper wrote:
I guess we'll find out one morning when we wake up and see them on the news asking for our women.
"our women"?
I doubt that there is a woman willing to be labeled as co-owned by you. Whether you can understand this or not, is debatable, but property does not include women. Even the slaver doesn't "own"' he may have enslaved humans, but he does not own them.
Jumper The Wise

Owensboro, KY

#5678 Feb 8, 2013
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>"our women"?
I doubt that there is a woman willing to be labeled as co-owned by you. Whether you can understand this or not, is debatable, but property does not include women. Even the slaver doesn't "own"' he may have enslaved humans, but he does not own them.
Compleatly different subject.Are you off your meds? Read the comment before you make such foolish statements.

Geez!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#5679 Feb 8, 2013
Jumper The Wise wrote:
<quoted text>Compleatly different subject.Are you off your meds? Read the comment before you make such foolish statements.
Geez!
Where you were going with it hardly matters, you wrote "our women" shithead. I realize you don't understand half of what you reply to, nor do you understand most of your own replies, but using the words "our women", implies that you consider yourself as partial owner of more than one woman.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#5680 Feb 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Hitlers children didn't share his dream of Aryan supremacy.
Hitler didn't have any children of his own.

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