Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 223366 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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Alien Outlaw

Overland Park, KS

#73908 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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You mean project blue book? one of their goals is to find out if UFOs were a threat to national security. IMO, they are not. They have the answers.
Ok, C The Govt not telling the truth.....nice! What they found out is that UFOs found out that humans are no threat. And, humans realized to their amazement that the entities controlling these UFOs could not be dealt with using human technology. Just like SETI..........maybe in a few million years or so humans years humans will understand. Again,"Can humans make contact utilizing human technology?" Read it again, slowly........
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73909 Feb 5, 2013
Alien Outlaw wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, C The Govt not telling the truth.....nice! What they found out is that UFOs found out that humans are no threat. And, humans realized to their amazement that the entities controlling these UFOs could not be dealt with using human technology. Just like SETI..........maybe in a few million years or so humans years humans will understand. Again,"Can humans make contact utilizing human technology?" Read it again, slowly........
who's name U this? Paul trailer!

don't ask don't tell!! let them won-THE!;-0000

“what we think we become”

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#73910 Feb 5, 2013
Alien Outlaw wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, C The Govt not telling the truth.....nice! What they found out is that UFOs found out that humans are no threat. And, humans realized to their amazement that the entities controlling these UFOs could not be dealt with using human technology. Just like SETI..........maybe in a few million years or so humans years humans will understand. Again,"Can humans make contact utilizing human technology?" Read it again, slowly........
lol. no need for technology. they are telepaths.
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73911 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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LOL
My granddaddy is no rock!
;) dat is very funnie! go C 3rd rock from the Sun movie!!;-00
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73912 Feb 5, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>No human knows.
woodpecker viagra! don't listen 2much Beyonce Knowlessy!;)
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73913 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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lol. no need for technology. they are telepaths.
Cybelee! U related to Paul from A51!;-00h, watta galuxy U was born!;)

“what we think we become”

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#73914 Feb 5, 2013
wait, AO, what kind of technology are you talking about like satellites that detect signals in space? I don't know about that.
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73915 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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lol. no need for technology. they are telepaths.
dat Alien Outlaw is Blong to S&P standard n poor's AAA-ancient alien association..the FBI wil find MOer!!!;-00
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73916 Feb 5, 2013
mov on Kids! E vs C is E=MC2!! ;-0000000

“what we think we become”

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#73917 Feb 5, 2013
Charlie Rango wrote:
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Cybelee! U related to Paul from A51!;-00h, watta galuxy U was born!;)
I come from the star Vega. You know I'm also related to that criminal from an episode of Mentalist. lol

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#73918 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>My sugar daddy rocks. lol

Why do you want to know how life started when you don't know much life itself. Have you ever thought about junk DNA and why we have it?
Junk DNA

Bad name! Should call "science doesn't know what this DNA does "

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#73919 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>My sugar daddy rocks. lol

Why do you want to know how life started when you don't know much life itself. Have you ever thought about junk DNA and why we have it?
"A number of leading proponents of Darwinian evolution claim that “junk DNA”—the non-protein-coding DNA that makes up more than 95% of our genome—provides decisive evidence for Darwin’s theory and against intelligent design, since an intelligent designer would not have littered our genome with so much garbage. In The Myth of Junk DNA, biologist Jonathan Wells exposes their claim as an anti-scientific myth that ignores the evidence, relies on illegitimate theological speculations, and impedes biomedical research. After reading this book, your view of the genome will never be the same again."

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#73920 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
<quoted text>My sugar daddy rocks. lol

Why do you want to know how life started when you don't know much life itself. Have you ever thought about junk DNA and why we have it?
"Hidden Treasures in Junk DNA
What was once known as junk DNA turns out to hold hidden treasures, says computational biologist Ewan Birney
By Stephen S. Hall

BIG PICTURE
“I get this strong feeling that previously I was ignorant of my own ignorance, and now I understand my ignorance.”

In the 1970s, when biologists first glimpsed the landscape of human genes, they saw that the small pieces of DNA that coded for proteins (known as exons) seemed to float like bits of wood in a sea of genetic gibberish. What on earth were those billions of other letters of DNA there for? No less a molecular luminary than Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA’s double-helical structure, suspected it was “little better than junk.”

The phrase “junk DNA” has haunted human genetics ever since. In 2000, when scientists of the Human Genome Project presented the first rough draft of the sequence of bases, or code letters, in human DNA, the initial results appeared to confirm that the vast majority of the sequence—perhaps 97 percent of its 3.2 billion bases—had no apparent function. The “Book of Life,” in other words, looked like a heavily padded text.

Now, in a series of papers published in September in Nature (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group) and elsewhere, the ENCODE group has produced a stunning inventory of previously hidden switches, signals and sign posts embedded like runes throughout the entire length of human DNA. In the process, the ENCODE project is reinventing the vocabulary with which biologists study, discuss and understand human inheritance and disease.

Ewan Birney, 39, of the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, England, led the analysis by the more than 400 ENCODE scientists who annotated the genome. He recently spoke with Scientific American about the major findings. Excerpts follow.

Scientific American: The ENCODE project has revealed a landscape that is absolutely teeming with important genetic elements—a landscape that used to be dismissed as “junk DNA.” Were our old views of how the genome is organized too simplistic?
BIRNEY: People always knew there was more there than protein-coding genes. It was always clear that there was regulation. What we didn’t know was just quite how extensive this was.

Just to give you a sense here, about 1.2 percent of the bases are in protein-coding exons. And people speculated that “maybe there’s the same amount again involved in regulation or maybe a little bit more.” But even if we take quite a conservative view from our ENCODE data, we end up with something like 8 to 9 percent of the bases of the genome involved in doing something like regulation."
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73921 Feb 5, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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I come from the star Vega. You know I'm also related to that criminal from an episode of Mentalist. lol
Men tall list?!!;-000000 watta Q A;)~ don't see CBS to much;)

“what we think we become”

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#73922 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Junk DNA
Bad name! Should call "science doesn't know what this DNA does "
evidence for evolution?

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#73923 Feb 5, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>first one would need to have the teensiest shred of evidence that any god, gods or goddesses have ever maybe existed, then that could maybe be part of the discussion. when you find that shred, get back to us...
The Bible is a bit more then a shred.

Now how did your spontaneous life start in your dream world?
Charlie Rango

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#73924 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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Junk DNA
Bad name! Should call "science doesn't know what this DNA does "
U hidden yo DNA butta show up yo RNA rain!;)

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#73925 Feb 5, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>Do you mean abiogenesis? It helps if you use the correct terms.

Scientists are still working out the details of how it may have happened. This concept is still in the hypothetical stage which means scientists are not sure. Of course there worst Wild Ass Guess is definitely better than your best one. If you want to see where they were about 5 years ago you can watch this short video that explains how it could have happened by chemical means only. No magic, no special effects, just chemistry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =U6QYDdgP9egXX&playnext=1 &list=PL1E4ADF9A25E91259 &feature=results_video
No, I mean spontaneous life generation.
There is nothing wrong with this term as its proven to provide just as much life as
abiogenesis.

Go ahead and rule out things that you have no proof or reason to rule out. Your worst Wild Ass Guess is a great idea. You seem to quite use to that.

LOL. Rain falling on rocks, why with every Thunderstorm we should see new life happening all the time. Why is it that science has not been able to create life yet? It's just rain and rocks, should not be to hard to set that up in the lab.

“what we think we become”

Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#73926 Feb 5, 2013
Charlie Rango wrote:
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Men tall list?!!;-000000 watta Q A;)~ don't see CBS to much;)
I don't either. It was just a random-a thing. lol

Since: Feb 13

Riverside , CA

#73927 Feb 5, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
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The Bible is a bit more then a shred.
Now how did your spontaneous life start in your dream world?
Again i will say... "If your trying to refer to the origin of life in your own nieve way its much more complicated then that and its not simply spontaneous. Human life as we are today is a evolutionary process that has taken billions of years. Like i said read a science book. evolution has been proven over and over again and if you think you can disprove it then wright it down get it peer reviewed and collect your nobel prize"...

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