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“Wear white at night.”

Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#284 Sep 27, 2012
HelloWorld wrote:
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really? Argue your point, not someone else's knowledge of the subject. This is childish and everyone has Google if you want to know what a scientific theory is.
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I'll agree with you there, creationism is not science, it is either a factual or fictitious event, untestable and incomprehensible by science. I don't think the business of trying to prove creation scientifically is one with an end. What IS science is scrutinizing the currently accepted theory, scientifically, based on observable evidence.
Since we cannot see the completion of a single instance of macroevolution (don't act like you don't know what this means) from one species to another - i.e. it takes millions of years -- it makes the theory of evolution very difficult to approach by observable, reproducible expirimentation. That's my main problem with proponents of the theory who hold it so tightly as truth. The best friend of these proponents is to describe small incremental changes WITHIN a species and try to prove the unprovable by this evidence. Would it hurt to admit there may be problems with the current theory? Or has science finally achieved it's first ever completely correct, immutable theory, which will now be considered infalible...like the Pope?
Please reply without insults, try to keep to the topic being discussed.
We see common ancestry in DNA sequencing.

Thanks for adding the Pope to your rant. We now know everything about you worth knowing.
Punisher

Tuckahoe, NY

#285 Sep 28, 2012
15th Dalai Lama wrote:
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We see common ancestry in DNA sequencing.
Thanks for adding the Pope to your rant. We now know everything about you worth knowing.
So true. No matter how reasonable a post may be (and I'm not saying that other post was reasonable) it all goes off the rails when they have to add Pope to it. Its just them sh/tting themselves in public.

Its like an old George Carlin bit...paraphrased; youre talking to someone, they sound reasonable than suddenly they say something - and wham your brain screams they're a F'n idiot, a damn F'n idiot!"
Punisher

Tuckahoe, NY

#286 Sep 28, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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You are totally amazing..thanks.
(blush) thanks
OKAY

Houston, TX

#287 Oct 11, 2012
Punisher wrote:
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While not one single verified proof has ever been provided for your Religious myths. Not one! Faith and anecdotes don't count.
Sad deflection at best.
OKAY

Houston, TX

#288 Oct 11, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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You first...you make a claim these evolutionary theories are false claims not proven. YOu show the evidence. Or admit you're just talking to your preacher man and have no evidence to show.
And where did I say that the theory of evolution has been proven? I said there were proven elements in theory...
Nice deflection, but you made the claim. Admit you're just talking out of your arse and have no evidence to show.
OKAY

Houston, TX

#289 Oct 11, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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You first...you make a claim these evolutionary theories are false claims not proven. YOu show the evidence. Or admit you're just talking to your preacher man and have no evidence to show.
And where did I say that the theory of evolution has been proven? I said there were proven elements in theory...
From your post, "Many of the theories have been proven in evolution. It's the progress of the theory and what develops that changes it. "

Hmmm, not seeing "elements" anywhere.

Such a deceitful liar you are.
Big Al

Grand Rapids, MN

#290 Oct 11, 2012
“In everyday usage,‘theory’ often refers to a hunch or a speculation. When people say,‘I have a theory about why that happened,’ they are often drawing a conclusion based on fragmentary or inconclusive evidence. The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence.”– U.S. National Academy of Sciences

“A theory is a hypothesis that has been subsequently confirmed by abundant, consistent data obtained from tests of the hypothesis. The theory of evolution by natural selection is exactly such a confirmed hypothesis…”- Genetics Society of America

"The historical fact of evolution, as common descent with modification for life on earth, and the concepts used to study evolutionary change in living systems, provide the unifying theme for all biological knowledge....”- Society of Systematic Biologists

Cookie_Parker

Since: Sep 08

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#291 Oct 11, 2012
this is a secular nation.
Sola Scriptura

United States

#292 Oct 11, 2012
Cookie_Parker wrote:
this is a secular nation.
Just in your narrow mind. Atheists hardly make up 2% of the population.

Roland_Deschain

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

UK

#293 Oct 11, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Just in your narrow mind. Atheists hardly make up 2% of the population.
Secular means separation of church and state. It does not have anything to do with the percentage of atheists.
Sola Scriptura

United States

#294 Oct 11, 2012
Roland_Deschain wrote:
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Secular means separation of church and state. It does not have anything to do with the percentage of atheists.
Just in your narrow mind. Atheists only make up 2% of the population.

The separation of church and state is a secular invention.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#295 Oct 11, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Just in your narrow mind. Atheists only make up 2% of the population.
The separation of church and state is a secular invention.
Tell that to George C. Wallace.

“Wear white at night.”

Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#296 Oct 11, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Just in your narrow mind. Atheists only make up 2% of the population.
The separation of church and state is a secular invention.
Please indicate your data source.
Sola Scriptura

United States

#297 Oct 11, 2012
15th Dalai Lama wrote:
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Please indicate your data source.
Common sense, something you and Nettie sorely lack.
Sola Scriptura

United States

#298 Oct 11, 2012
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>Tell that to George C. Wallace.
Oh, you were a fan of George?

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#299 Oct 11, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Oh, you were a fan of George?
Nope.
What he tried to do as far as segregation of public schools/colleges stemmed from typical Southern s**t involving personal interpretations of the Bible and trying to shove it onto the public and into law.
Ended up not working.
Why?
It was and still is unconstitutional.
Sola Scriptura

United States

#300 Oct 11, 2012
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>Nope.
What he tried to do as far as segregation of public schools/colleges stemmed from typical Southern s**t involving personal interpretations of the Bible and trying to shove it onto the public and into law.
Ended up not working.
Why?
It was and still is unconstitutional.
I don't know that much about him except somebody shot him. Must have been one of those "separation of church and state" idiots.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#301 Oct 11, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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I don't know that much about him except somebody shot him. Must have been one of those "separation of church and state" idiots.
He was running for President at that time when he was shot. It was political.

Roland_Deschain

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

UK

#302 Oct 11, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Just in your narrow mind.
Actually it's in your First Ammendment.

"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference."

"Two clauses in the First Amendment guarantee freedom of religion. The establishment clause prohibits the government from passing legislation to establish an official religion or preferring one religion over another. It enforces the "separation of church and state.""

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/first_amendmen...
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Atheists only make up 2% of the population.
I'm not disputing this. I'm just pointing out it has nothing to do with the USA being a secular country.
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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The separation of church and state is a secular invention.
It was written into your constitution by the founders of the USA. I understand they were mostly Christian with one or two deists.

“Wear white at night.”

Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#303 Oct 12, 2012
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Common sense, something you and Nettie sorely lack.
No, Wayne, you have nothing that could be mistaken for common sense.
You just make shít up.

If I'm not mistaken, you consider anyone who accepts evolution as the best explanation for the diversity of life on Earth to be an atheist.

I don't know where you weigh in on Catholics. Are they atheists?

Mennonites ?. Democrats ?. Mammals ?

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