Evolution vs. Creation

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High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.
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Since: Apr 12

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#73003 Jan 29, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't care. Rhetorical dismissals don't address the evidence. It doesn't matter a bit if Darwin was Ghengis Khan. It has no bearing on the scientific validity of evolution. Tycho Brahe was an ahole but that doesn't falsify astronomy.(shrug)
If you say so.

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#73004 Jan 29, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>You don't seem to understand that we don't give a flying fig about your baseless religious opinions.

Langoliers wrote, "Makes no difference what you think you have against the Bible."

I know it makes no difference because evidence is irrelevant to you. If something supports the Bible, great. If it doesn't, make something up.(shrug)

Langoliers wrote, "See I also know how Satan works."

Of course you do. Which is because you have objectively demonstrated its existence in a scientific manner via the scientific method.

Oh, wait.

:-/

Langoliers wrote, "Gods word is like sowing seeds, some sprout and gets choked out by weeds some lands on rocks and never takes root while some lands in fertile land and produces a bumper crop."

You're preaching again.
Who's "We"?

Since: Mar 09

Statesville, NC

#73005 Jan 29, 2013
bohart wrote:
<quoted text>
Well true to form you don't know what the hell your talking about .Hitler even had a list of where the races were on the scale.Number one were the Aryans, 2. were the nordic type peoples, whites in general , then the asians with, followed by colors,blacks then jews.Hitler didn't give a shit about the church or christians,ask Dietrich Bonhoffer.
And as JRR Tolkien(a proud British subject of GErman descent) said in a letter to the Nazis: Aryan is a Linguistic commonality of INdo-Iranian languages, NOT A RACE...or as Cavilli-Svorza said: race is merely a socio-political construct of NO SCIENTIFIC VALUE...as usual, Hitler was WRONG, and hence so are you...

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jrr_tolkien#Poli...

But, again, don't let the FACTS cloud your delusion...

Since: Jun 12

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#73006 Jan 29, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
Computers contain organic compounds already, and the term "organic computer" does not mean "made of organic material" as you stated, idiot. They are two completely different things. Sheesh, did you drop out of school in kindergarten?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biocomputers#Eng...

The development of biocomputers has been made possible by the expanding new science of nanobiotechnology. The term nanobiotechnology can be defined in multiple ways; in a more general sense, nanobiotechnology can be defined as any type of technology that uses both nano-scale materials, i.e. materials having characteristic dimensions of 1-100 nanometers, as well as biologically based materials....

"as well as biologically based materials...."

(bi·o·log·i·cal...
Of, relating to, caused by, or affecting life or living organisms...)

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#73007 Jan 29, 2013
GatorBUILT wrote:
<quoted text>
No, moron, a cult, has a LEADER, a dogma, a set of RITULAS based in religion...a central tenet which that LEADER demands be followed(like Moses, Jesus, MOhammed..all Abrahamic CULTS)...science, has no leader, no rituals, nothing that DEMANDS obedience to this cult, etc, etc...though 1000s of religious cultists are proud, productive scientists...don't try to expand or redefine a word to shoehorn your crap into...WE AREN'T cult followers, fool...much to your chagrin...science is a cult like invisible is a color...watching yet another FUNDIOT go down in flames is just too boring at this point....why not try the CREATION SCIENCE stuff..at least you'll have some info that can be discussed...then summarily smote...LOL
Science even has mythology...as well as cults...Star trek is just one example of science mythology.

a horse by any other name ...

Since: Jun 12

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#73008 Jan 29, 2013
Definition of CULT
1
: formal religious veneration : worship
2
: a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents

adherents plural of ad·her·ent
Noun
Someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.
Synonyms
followers
Alien Outlaw

Kansas City, MO

#73009 Jan 29, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<quoted text>
All the evidence that supports evolution and you having no evidence to support your god.
Their God is real to them. Its just not the God they worship and were taught to believe was real. Its many Gods from the cosmos. They descended from the heavens(in human form, able to copy human image and make humans perceive it as real and human) and the primitive human animal wrote a book that totally warped the truth. A book that the masses would accept as real and true. Because the truth would only make life seem unreal......even today its not something humans accept as possible. Yet, a guy walked on water, ascended, descended, split the sea, turned water into wine, a guy build a big boat and packed it with animals, a guy built wings and the wings melted, they stoned, beat, stabbed and nailed a guy to a cross topped with a crown of thorns.......WOW! Imagination running wild. It better than the truth......it scary!

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#73010 Jan 29, 2013
Science is a set of ideas...and it has adherents to these set of ideas.

So by definition it's a cult.

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#73011 Jan 29, 2013
Examples of CULT( merriam-webster.com )

She has developed a cult following.

<long after it had gone off the air, the TV series continued to have a huge cult>

Since: Jun 12

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#73012 Jan 29, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
Definition of CULT
1
: formal religious veneration : worship
2
: a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
adherents plural of ad·her·ent
Noun
Someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.
Synonyms
followers
So http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cul... is spam and cluless...?

lol

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#73014 Jan 29, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Science even has mythology...as well as cults...Star trek is just one example of science mythology.
a horse by any other name ...
my·thol·o·gy
/m&#601;&#712;THäl &#601;j&#275;/
Noun

A collection of myths, esp. one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition.
A set of stories or beliefs about a particular person, institution, or situation, esp. when exaggerated or fictitious.

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#73015 Jan 29, 2013
GatorBUILT wrote:
<quoted text>And thee are 1000s of Far East(Chinese) depictions of DRAGONS on lots of royal/civilain pieces... we? HELL
"And thee are 1000s of Far East(Chinese) depictions of DRAGONS on lots of royal/civilain pieces"

Yes I know. And we have museum full of their bones.

"All new atheist population around the world!

"Atheism losing adherents in terms of the global population

The 2004 to 2007 publicity campaign for atheism in the Western World was not sustainable. The level of public interest in atheism is not coming back in the West and global atheism is shrinking.

See also: Global atheism and American atheism and Atheist Population and Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian

In 2012, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary reported that globally every day there are 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day and 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day.

In 2011, the American Spectator citing research published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research reported that atheism is on the decline as a whole in terms of adherents .

The American Spectator declared:
The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the West, while religion is thriving in the Global South, where charismatic Christianity is exploding.

In 2009, the book A sceptics guide to atheism indicated: "A worldwide poll taken in 1991 put the global figure for atheists at just 4.4% of the population. By 2006 it was estimated that only 2% of the world population were atheists."

In 2012 an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:
The IBMR publishes yearly figures for religions (and non religions) around the globe. Their latest numbers, hot off the press (Jan. 2012) show some interesting trends.

Atheism is in Decline
In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty 4.5% of the global population. By 2012 atheists number is estimated at 137 million. Thats a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists share declined to less than one-in-fifty under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world!

Atheism is in decline.
Agnosticism is in Decline
In 2000 agnostics (those who don't know if there is a God) numbered 666 million, 10.9% of the worlds people. By 2012 agnostic number is estimated at 661 million--a decline of 5 million. In relative terms by 2012 agnostics represent less than one tenth (9.4%) of world population. Every 24 hours there are 1,100 less agnostics in the world. Agnostics are also in decline.
Added together these two groups make up a declining share of global population. In 1970 atheists and agnostics accounted for one-in-five (19.2%) of the worlds people. Based on current trends by 2025 they will represent less than one-in-ten (9.7%). Their population share will fall by half in 50+ years."

http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#73016 Jan 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
"And thee are 1000s of Far East(Chinese) depictions of DRAGONS on lots of royal/civilain pieces"
Yes I know. And we have museum full of their bones.
"All new atheist population around the world!
"Atheism losing adherents in terms of the global population
The 2004 to 2007 publicity campaign for atheism in the Western World was not sustainable. The level of public interest in atheism is not coming back in the West and global atheism is shrinking.
See also: Global atheism and American atheism and Atheist Population and Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian
In 2012, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary reported that globally every day there are 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day and 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day.
In 2011, the American Spectator citing research published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research reported that atheism is on the decline as a whole in terms of adherents .
The American Spectator declared:
The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the West, while religion is thriving in the Global South, where charismatic Christianity is exploding.
In 2009, the book A sceptics guide to atheism indicated: "A worldwide poll taken in 1991 put the global figure for atheists at just 4.4% of the population. By 2006 it was estimated that only 2% of the world population were atheists."
In 2012 an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:
The IBMR publishes yearly figures for religions (and non religions) around the globe. Their latest numbers, hot off the press (Jan. 2012) show some interesting trends.
Atheism is in Decline
In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty 4.5% of the global population. By 2012 atheists number is estimated at 137 million. Thats a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists share declined to less than one-in-fifty under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world!
Atheism is in decline.
Agnosticism is in Decline
In 2000 agnostics (those who don't know if there is a God) numbered 666 million, 10.9% of the worlds people. By 2012 agnostic number is estimated at 661 million--a decline of 5 million. In relative terms by 2012 agnostics represent less than one tenth (9.4%) of world population. Every 24 hours there are 1,100 less agnostics in the world. Agnostics are also in decline.
Added together these two groups make up a declining share of global population. In 1970 atheists and agnostics accounted for one-in-five (19.2%) of the worlds people. Based on current trends by 2025 they will represent less than one-in-ten (9.7%). Their population share will fall by half in 50+ years."
http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism
Conservapedia? Really?

Gallup says you are incorrect:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19262884

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Tenerife

#73017 Jan 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
"And thee are 1000s of Far East(Chinese) depictions of DRAGONS on lots of royal/civilain pieces"
Yes I know. And we have museum full of their bones.
"All new atheist population around the world!
"Atheism losing adherents in terms of the global population
The 2004 to 2007 publicity campaign for atheism in the Western World was not sustainable. The level of public interest in atheism is not coming back in the West and global atheism is shrinking.
See also: Global atheism and American atheism and Atheist Population and Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian
In 2012, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary reported that globally every day there are 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day and 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day.
In 2011, the American Spectator citing research published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research reported that atheism is on the decline as a whole in terms of adherents .
The American Spectator declared:
The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the West, while religion is thriving in the Global South, where charismatic Christianity is exploding.
In 2009, the book A sceptics guide to atheism indicated: "A worldwide poll taken in 1991 put the global figure for atheists at just 4.4% of the population. By 2006 it was estimated that only 2% of the world population were atheists."
In 2012 an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:
The IBMR publishes yearly figures for religions (and non religions) around the globe. Their latest numbers, hot off the press (Jan. 2012) show some interesting trends.
Atheism is in Decline
In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty 4.5% of the global population. By 2012 atheists number is estimated at 137 million. Thats a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists share declined to less than one-in-fifty under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world!
Atheism is in decline.
Agnosticism is in Decline
In 2000 agnostics (those who don't know if there is a God) numbered 666 million, 10.9% of the worlds people. By 2012 agnostic number is estimated at 661 million--a decline of 5 million. In relative terms by 2012 agnostics represent less than one tenth (9.4%) of world population. Every 24 hours there are 1,100 less agnostics in the world. Agnostics are also in decline.
Added together these two groups make up a declining share of global population. In 1970 atheists and agnostics accounted for one-in-five (19.2%) of the worlds people. Based on current trends by 2025 they will represent less than one-in-ten (9.7%). Their population share will fall by half in 50+ years."
http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism
Christianity.....2.1 billion followers
Islam.....1.9 billion followers
Non-believers.....1 billion followers
Hindu.....900,000 followers

We're number 3......YEAH!!

Since: Jun 12

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#73018 Jan 29, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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All the evidence that supports evolution and you having no evidence to support your god.
Actually the evidence is overwhelming of Intelligence Design.

Why? because if scientists found an advanced alien computer on mars, they would take it apart to further advance their own technology.

So in the same way, scientists mimic processes that exist in the Universe to advance technology.

self-organization,
self-configuration (auto-configuration),
self-optimisation (automated optimization),
self-healing,
self-protection (automated computer security),
self-explaining,
and context-awareness.

Organic computing...

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

So scientists copy the obvious advanced intelligent Design that exist in the Universe, the very same way as if they had found an advanced alien computer.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#73019 Jan 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
I never redefined a word. Those definition came straight out of Merriam-Webster. Not made up at all.
Dan I'm not trying to impress you or anyone on here. I on here for entertainment nothing more and that is exactly what Topix is for, entertainment.
Dan I would say that 90% of science is good. You know the kind. Testable theory's and laws. But telling people that the laws of physics did not apply for a split second after the Big Bang is really quite a joke. How is that testable?
After? I thought it was during the singularity. Either way, it MAY be testable once cosmologists have a working theory of quantum gravity.

Unlike the possibility of invisible magic Jews. Funnily enough you don't give a crud about science as long as that gets through.
Langoliers wrote:
Most of the water from the flood came from the fountains of the deep. And only when God ended the flood did he raise up the mountains and lower the ocean floors. Try and keep up.
We can test for that. For example, if we have any life on Earth at all post flood era, then the flood has been falsified.

Of course we can't falsify the bit where the idea is rescued by invisible Jewish magic.
Langoliers wrote:
"The scribes just fell asleep during that part and it didn't get included along with dinosaurs, "
Now try and understand that the word dinosaurs is a word that was invented recently. The Bible does describe them however under other names "Behemoth" and "Dragons". Rather funny the Bible describing your dinosaurs thousands of years before the first bones were found.
Funny how the "descriptions" were so vague they can mean whatever you like post-hoc.(shrug)
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#73020 Jan 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Lack of evidence is not evidence.
If you're referring to evolution, it's been provided many times. You've never been able to deal with it yet.

Doesn't matter though, since science is irrelevant when one's position is invisible magical wizards.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#73021 Jan 29, 2013
Kong_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Please provide the Bible verse where this ("mountains up, ocean floors down") is specified.
It would be great if he could. It would be the Bible debunking itself.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#73022 Jan 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
If you say so.
I do say so. And the only way you can deal is by ignoring it.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#73023 Jan 29, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Who's "We"?
Those of us who disagree with you.

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