Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 168746 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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anonymous

Franklin, PA

#51220 Oct 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
Subduction.
Tell the grey socks (Whomever they belong to) that I am not only not responding to non registered posters, but I scroll quickly by them without reading them.
If they want to post to me and get a response, they will need to register, or log in to their already existing account.
"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
Don't wanna!

I'm not giving Topix, or anyone else, names or email addresses to profile or spam me with. If it's important enough to them, they can always spend some money and get the information from the ISP.

No privacy, no free content from me. That's the rules.
anonymous

Franklin, PA

#51221 Oct 8, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Well I never said it was a good idea.
That's one more idea than Starky's come up with.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51222 Oct 8, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> There is a critical flaw in your reasoning Sub Zone I explained it to you last night. The convergence of evidence proves it within reasonable doubt. But falsifiability means nothing is absolute.
But to by all methods of explanatory power known by men.
Evolution..and many other things are proven by scientific investigation. Learn the phrase and realize the strength.
Consilience is proof but nothing is absolute.
Consilience is enough to know and not guess or believe.
Science brings this convergence "in some cases" but not all.
I know the convergence of evidence could be considered to be proof. I saw your post. And I agree, but I am trying to keep it simple for a simpleton.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51223 Oct 8, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
I think stuff was created , mind you not out of thin air or anything. Also I am atheist and think evolution is the best explanation of how life has responded to um...living.
SO this means by definition you can call me. an..
Creoathevoceanist \\Earth created life, it evolved , there isn't any gods!
:)
In physics nothing does not exist. Have you checked out "A Universe From Nothing" by Lawerence Krauss?



He explains how our universe could have started "out of nothing".
Priest

Tulsa, OK

#51224 Oct 8, 2012
Dear God,
Please settle this argument about your existance once and for all. Use your unlimited power to get yourself booked on Jay Leno. Then do a few tricks and there will be no doubt. Maybe turn Jay into a monkey. You don't have to leave him like that, but it's your call. Right now I don't believe in that fairy tale about you, but you can change that with an appearance. Anxiously awaiting your arrival.
P.S. Don't send your kid. He talks in asinine riddles.

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#51225 Oct 8, 2012
15th Dalai Lama wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me see if I've got this right.
Evolution is a patriarchal system of sexual repression with invisible flying Jewish magicians pushing people around.
If you say so.
Its junk science as far as everyone else is concerned.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#51226 Oct 8, 2012
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Athiest is a Religion.
You must believe with out proof that God does not exist.
Believe with out proof is faith.
The dictionary says the word Religion can be substituted for the word Faith.
So you are here Preaching your religion.
That would kind of make you a preacher in the house of A thiest.
That's FACT!
Did you ever come up with that proof that god exists??

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#51227 Oct 8, 2012
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever come up with that proof that god exists??
There is more testimony of Gods existence than there is of a missing link.
In fact, most oath's of office require that the person taking the oath swear to God.
People place their hand on a book with Gods words swearing to tell the truth.(So help you God)

Do you swear to the missing link that you'll tell the truth next time you post?

:)

"Stuff's gettin better"
2012

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#51228 Oct 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
<quoted text>
There is more testimony of Gods existence than there is of a missing link.
In fact, most oath's of office require that the person taking the oath swear to God.
People place their hand on a book with Gods words swearing to tell the truth.(So help you God)
Do you swear to the missing link that you'll tell the truth next time you post?
:)
"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
That's because the missing link might show up ...god never will.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#51229 Oct 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
<quoted text>
If you say so.
Its junk science as far as everyone else is concerned.
Uh, no.

The ONLY ones who think this are members of an increasingly small and irrelevant bronze age, goat herder FAIRY TALE cult.

The VAST majority of the people around the world accept it as best scientific explanation for the diversity of life we see on planet Earth, past and present.

You should get out more and talk to people outside of your wacko "fundie xristian" church.

Go find a few Japanese Shinto or Indian Hindus or Chinese Daoists or Thai Buddhists or Israeli Jews or Italian Catholics or German agnostics or Dutch atheists to talk to. You may learn something.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#51230 Oct 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
<quoted text>
There is more testimony of Gods existence than there is of a missing link.

This would be a LIE!

There is NO logic, reason, research or empirical evidence that your bronze age, goat herder FAIRY TALE "god" exists, or that "it" did any of the things that your bronze age, goat herder FAIRY TALES say "it" did.

[QUOTE who="President Starky"]<quoted text>In fact, most oath's of office require that the person taking the oath swear to God.
People place their hand on a book with Gods words swearing to tell the truth.(So help you God)
This would be a LIE!

It may be something done here in the US (and in radical fundamentalist Islamic countries), but it is rarely done elsewhere around the world. Heck, there are LOTS of countries that don't even recognize your "god" so their public officials swearing an oath to "it" would be astonishingly stupid.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51231 Oct 8, 2012
Starky's views on the supposed decreasing number of atheists is based upon one poorly run survey which would have an error bar greater than the supposed change in number of atheists.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#51232 Oct 8, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>
In physics nothing does not exist. Have you checked out "A Universe From Nothing" by Lawerence Krauss?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =7ImvlS8PLIoXX
He explains how our universe could have started "out of nothing".
I meant more like life was created out of stuff.
The universe was born from quantum fluctuations that created a potential difference in an infinite infinitesimal.

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#51233 Oct 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
<quoted text>
There is more testimony of Gods existence than there is of a missing link.
In fact, most oath's of office require that the person taking the oath swear to God.
People place their hand on a book with Gods words swearing to tell the truth.(So help you God)
Do you swear to the missing link that you'll tell the truth next time you post?
:)
"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
Federal Executive and Legislative Branch Oaths

In the United States, the oath of office for the President is specified in the Constitution (Article II, Section 1):

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."[58]

The oath may be sworn or affirmed (in which case it is called an affirmation instead of oath). Although not present in the text of the Constitution, it is customary for modern presidents to say "So help me God" after the end of the oath. For officers other than the President, the expression "So help me God" is explicitly prescribed, but the Judiciary Act of 1789 also explains when it can be omitted (specifically for oaths taken by court clerks): "Which words, so help me God, shall be omitted in all cases where an affirmation is admitted instead of an oath."[59]

The Constitution (Article VI, clause 3) also specifies:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office#U...

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51234 Oct 8, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
Starky's views on the supposed decreasing number of atheists is based upon one poorly run survey which would have an error bar greater than the supposed change in number of atheists.
And of course it was a survey based upon Americans, not the whole world.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51235 Oct 8, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> I meant more like life was created out of stuff.
The universe was born from quantum fluctuations that created a potential difference in an infinite infinitesimal.
Again we agree. The video I linked goes over that, in a bit more rigorous of a discussion. Still aimed at the general populace, or the educated general populace. He explains how the universe is "flat" and why it has to be "flat". Of course that is an idea that Starkey would get totally wrong.

“"Fortitudine Vincimus"”

Since: Oct 09

USA

#51236 Oct 8, 2012
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever come up with that proof that god exists??
Given the nature of, and how the world views "god", it is equally as valid to pose the same question to you....
did you ever come up with that proof that god does not exist?

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#51237 Oct 8, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
Starky's views on the supposed decreasing number of atheists is based upon one poorly run survey which would have an error bar greater than the supposed change in number of atheists.
LOL

Must be the "thin Denver air"

"Stuff's gettin better"
2012

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51238 Oct 8, 2012
Joe USA wrote:
<quoted text>
Given the nature of, and how the world views "god", it is equally as valid to pose the same question to you....
did you ever come up with that proof that god does not exist?
The standard in science if there is no evidence to support a the existence of something is to use the Null Hypothesis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_hypothesis

In the case of the existence of god that means the standard is to assume that in absence of evidence is that he does not exist.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#51239 Oct 8, 2012
President Starky wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
Must be the "thin Denver air"
"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
Yes, you do debate about as well as Obama.

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