Evolution vs. Creation

There are 20 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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Since: Aug 11

above and beyond

#65281 Dec 14, 2012
The Dude wrote:
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Right, a language. And as such, languages are arbitrary. They are not physical (other than existing as brain states within our craniums). They CAN be used to describe real phenomena. Or they can be used to describe Star Wars.
What's wrong with Star Wars? I thought we all once looked like Chewbacas in a distant past?

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#65282 Dec 14, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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what the hell is ERV? Earth Re-Visited? LMAO!
Seriously??? Endogenous retroviruses.

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

Since: Jul 12

Everton, Australia

#65283 Dec 14, 2012
The Dude wrote:
No, they used this as reasoning that your "control clusters" or whatever the heck you wanna call them just so happen to act EXACTLY like retroviruses when the same proteins were put together artificially, thus supporting the hypothesis that ERV markers ARE in fact ERV markers.
Evidence please.'ARTIFICIALLY' is the operative word here. IOW they put together according to their speculation and use that as evidence. It is actually gibberish based on maths that cannot possibly take the entire complexity of the genome into account.
It is the fact of it all being gibberish that leads to the ever changing evo flavours of the month.
Well fatality IS possible, which is what makes these things rare. But consider those who contract AIDS. Do they die straight away before they have time to have kids?
That is not an appropriate reply. Mutations across the germ line are majorly deleterious. You evos now rely on some computer model to speculate that an entire viral sequence crossed the germ line and fixed over time, got scrambled further by mutation and then is supposed to look like some retrovirus that is extinct and unknown. That is the basis of your pseudo science. It is not rare if evos are also trying to suggest it happended 200,000 times, or is that also a misrepresentation?

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#65284 Dec 14, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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I don't care what kind of English you want to read. If you prefer the scientific, that's your choice. But I guess you flunked out of American Lit because you took it literally?
I'm quite aware of what a metaphor is, of course many of the books I read have metaphors in them, but none of those books, no matter how much I like them, no matter how much I'd like others to read them warrants me starting a cult around them and foisting it upon others as christians and others have done, as the dude pointed out you seem to feel atheism must be at the heart of evolution and that is just not so,I was simply pointing out to someone like Knightmare who takes the bible literally that he can't have his cake and eat it too when it comes to debunking science (that was a metaphor btw)if it's academic ability that you're so concerned about then please learn to differentiate between facts and fiction, many of the links you post are.....I'll be nice here......dubious at best...

Since: Jul 12

Everton, Australia

#65285 Dec 14, 2012
The Dude said
How is it "more likely" when Adam and Eve weren't even around when much of the genetics you're talking about didn't even exist back then? Especially when an Adam and Eve scenario not only destroys humanity before it gets started but also REQUIRES EVOLUTION TO OCCUR?
Oh wait - forgot you were a hypocrite by invoking GODMAGIC.
But thanks for admitting you have no evidence.
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TEH FALL?!? Jolly good!
Then you admit that creationism CAN'T predict "100% function" because we have (allegedly) been LOSING genetic information due to TEH FALL (which has no mechanisms or evidence yet by the way), and hence creationism can't make valid predictions on functionality either way. That's why evolution is still predicting protein function with an accuracy of 96% and creationism has an accuracy of 0%.
And that's why evolution is SUCCESSFULLY predicting that ERV markers put together artificially would end up with a retrovirus. Thank you for pointing that out.
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Uh, so you're saying that they AREN'T 100% functional? Haven't you been saying that creationism predicts ONE HUNDRED PERCENT FUNCTION???
HELLOOOOOOOOOO??!!?!???
Or are you saying that some DNA is...
... wait for it...
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...
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... JUNK?!?
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We accept your resignation and admission of defeat.
The rest of your post is gibberish and you are an ignorant evo.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6099/11...
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketsc...

The point being that evos are having their initial claims, 98% junk, falsified whilst creos are having their claims, 100% functional, validiated in time as any predcition that has any merit should.

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#65286 Dec 14, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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But it does not *create* reality.
Language is the interpretation of reality. If you think something can exist without math, please explain. Almost all sciences rely on math.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#65287 Dec 14, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
We have just provided you with a summary of four Darwin Busters. Each one busts and invalidates "ape to human evolution."
But of course almost all atheist scientists refuse to admit any of them because they worship Darwin And almost all scientists are atheists because people of faith no longer seek careers in science.
Also, you probably have not even read any news about any of this because there is a very powerful worldwide atheist Darwin Conspiracy that actively suppresses the truth about evolution and instead spreads lies.
This is why we created this website. We are here to combat the Darwin Conspiracy and bring you the scientific information you need to make your own judgment about "ape to human evolution" theory.
To help you to begin to understand the truth about "ape to human evolution" theory, we prepared the following short summary of the theory, and we provide you with some details about the first Darwin Buster we listed above. In the future, about every five weeks, we will add details about the other three Darwin Busters.
SUMMARY OF "APE TO HUMAN EVOLUTION" THEORY
Darwinians have asserted that humans evolved from the African ape, and they have proposed the following theory as to how "ape to human evolution" is supposed to have occurred:
Ape to Human Evolution Theory In a Nutshell
Darwinians tell us that the biological differences between humans and apes can be entirely accounted for in the differences in their genes (DNA).
They have claimed for decades that the "genetic matter of apes and humans are 98% identical."
They insist that apes evolved into humans because of gradual changes to their genome. The biological instrument for "ape to human evolution" is changes in the genome, especially the genes.
Darwinians further theorize that each such change in the apes' genes was minor but over the course of over six million years, the accumulation of such small changes in the genes of apes resulted in "ape to human evolution."
Darwin's supporters boast that there are "genes that make us human" and that soon they will find and identify all such genes.
In summary - Darwinians claim the ape genome evolved into the human genome through changes in apes' genes and very few changes were necessary because the genetic matter of apes and humans are 98% identical.
But since 2001, scientific researchers in genetics and embryology have discovered proof that virtually every detail of "ape to human evolution" is contradicted by scientific facts.
Below are some of the recent discoveries that prove "ape to human evolution" is impossible.
http://darwinconspiracy.com/
Gee, in spite of all that....we now know that it DID happen. You creationists just need to stop. You are ALWAYS wrong.

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#65288 Dec 14, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
APE AND HUMAN CHROMOSOMES ARE NOT 98% IDENTICAL
BUT ARE TOO DIFFERENT FOR EVOLUTION TO EXPLAIN
Scientists in genetics and embryology are learning something new every day.
One of the things we now know is Darwinians were lying to us when they insisted that the genetic matter of apes and humans are 98% identical.
During the last 12 years, there has been a steady flow of scientific discoveries informing us that Chimpanzee and human chromosomes are so remarkably different that it is inconceivable for the ape genome to evolve into the human genome. For example:
In 2010, Nature published a scientific paper entitled "Chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes are remarkably divergent in structure and gene content." (Nature, by the way, is the most respected peer reviewed scientific journal for evolutionary genetics.)
The paper was the product of several teams of well-respected geneticists all of whom were fervent supporters of "ape to human evolution."
Nonetheless, they found that:
•The human Y chromosome has twice as many genes as the Chimpanzee Y chromosome. Humans have at least 78 genes and Chimpanzees have only 37.
•The Y chromosomes of Chimpanzees and humans are radically different in the arrangement of their genes.
Both of these facts make it impossible for apes to have evolved into humans because there are no genetic mechanisms that would account for the vast differences between the ape and human Y chromosomes.
Below are maps of the Chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes:
http://darwinconspiracy.com/
Gee, in spite of all that....we now know that it DID happen. You creationists just need to stop. You are ALWAYS wrong.

Since: Jul 12

Everton, Australia

#65289 Dec 14, 2012
To Dude

So now instead of starting to eat humble pie like evos should they are now scurrying around like that silly subby clutching at the last 20% that the researchers also suggest will be found to be functional with further research. Creos are being validiated and evos falsified and left to chase their tails, yet again and build evidences on staw men.

The entirety of this gobble about ervs and ancestry to chimps or anything else is just gibberish.

The fall is as much a philosophical assertion as your evolutionary one that suggests an entire sequence of any kind can cross the germ line, remain similar enough to be identified and despite being scrambled still resembles some retrovirus you have never seen.

It is gibberish and is not evidence for common ancestry to chimps at all, let alone the rest.

As for no evidence for Adam and Eve, you have got to be joking. There is numerous evidence for an Adam and Eve, it is just that evos are too ignorant to see it. Instead they get their algorithmic magic going, come up with data that supports creation and then say there must have been other human cohorts because evos say so based on a priori assumption.

Furthermore, Olson and his colleagues have found that if you go back a little farther — about 5,000 to 7,000 years ago — everybody living today has exactly the same set of ancestors.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,201908,00...
http://tedlab.mit.edu/~dr/Papers/Rohde-MRCA-t...

You have found Adam and Eve but have used algorithmic magic full of unknown insertion values to get dates that suit your paradigm.

Creos, at least, could make a prediction on ervs. The rest is entorely speculative on both sides, hence the terms likely, maybe and perhaps that riddles evo papers. Evos said functionless ervs 'prove' evolution and that TOE predicts functionless non coding dna, including ervs and shoved them all down creos throats. It is evos that are being proven to have been wrong. Now the backtracking and stories begins all over again.

If you want to call this gobble evidence, then it is an evidence based on faith, and you are welcome to it. I'd rather believe in the power of a God than these evos that can't make up their mind about anything and handwave away evidence for creation with any ridiculous scenario evos can make up. eg ancient ervs.

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Since: Jan 11

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#65291 Dec 14, 2012
MazHere wrote:
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What is it with you Subby? I have already said that Phoenix was a major con job. To add to their fraud they took an erv that is 'new' and only found in humans. Here look below!
"Researchers could not isolate a functioning, infectious HERV-K virus from human samples to study its possible function, though.
Thierry Heidmann at France's Institute Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif and his colleagues made an end run around this obstacle by comparing 30 different HERV-K sequences. For each position in their final sequence they assigned the nucleotide base that was most common among the 30 originals at that position, according to a paper published online October 31 in Genome Research. They called the final virus product "Phoenix."
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
This is the kind of fraudulent misrepresentation creationists have come to expect from evolutionists. They did nor resurrect anything. What they did was build a virus themselves from sequences based on what they thought it should look like, and then used this circular reasoning as evidence for resurrection and infective capacity of a Human ERV that is 'recent'.
What is more likely is that reverse transcribe has no way of incorporating an entire genomic sequence across the germ line, let alone into population fixation, without fatality.
What is more likely is that these sequence were present in the initially created Adam and Eve as some immunity of other function. This resulted in the formation of retrovirus and a drop in mankinds inability to defer old age and disease as per the fall.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15237223
Although this genetic material, you call ervs, remains functional they do not impart the same protection and longevity that they once did.
If evolutionary researchers started to conduct their research based on more accurate assumptions they would do heaps better and they might actually find cures and genetic therapies that work.
After reading the linked article, I see that once again Maz shows her ignorance of science and bias against science in misrepresenting the research that she references. The used retroviral sequences to construct this HERV. This was done to use in studying the possible role in some cancers. In otherwords, they designed a tool for use in further studies of retroviruses and cancer. It would offer insight into evolution, but I saw no claim that this was being used to show evolution and the development was not the result of any circular thinking.

Is YEC so weak that the followers have to resort to lies, misrepresentation and fraud to support their case. Sadly, yes they do.

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#65292 Dec 14, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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uh, they probably had an agenda much like you all evilutionists do
God could probably wipe out the entire human race, so watch out! LOL
I assume you mean "metaphorically" right??

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Seffner, FL

#65293 Dec 14, 2012
Cybele wrote:
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Language is the interpretation of reality. If you think something can exist without math, please explain. Almost all sciences rely on math.
The universe, the solar system, the earth all existed prior to the existence of mathematics. Mathematics is a human construct. Humans came later. Fact.

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#65294 Dec 14, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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But no disco!
There goes my whole "Staying Alive" analogy....spoilsport!

Since: Jul 12

Everton, Australia

#65295 Dec 14, 2012
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Yes, I have more than once. Old ERV's would have more mutations than a new one. Species close to us would have very similar ERV's to us. In that I mean that any one specific ERV at that shared the same site in each species would be similar to each other, where a species that we had a more distant relation to would have a greatly changed ERV. I don't think anyone has done the research of comparing actual ERV's from species to species yet, I cannot find an example of it at any rate. It IS predicted by the TOE. What they did to resurrect Phoenix fit the idea that even a new ERV would have evolved and corrections would have to be made for that evolution.
Poor Maz, forever without a clue and all she can do is to flap her waffle.
Old ervs would have more mutations compared to what? Answer: A retrovirus evos have never seen and can only speculate on. That is a fact. Refute it if you can, and with peer reviewed research.

You do understand that evos have NEVER OBSERVED this endogenization, don't you? All the waffle on reverse transcriptase and any retrovirus ability to endogenize is a fabricated computer model.

How many times do you need to read the research to SEE that Pheonix was reconstituted based on speculation that it is viral?

Now this Fankenstein Phoenix gobble is used to inform other research. If this is not quacking without substance nothing ever will be, including anything a creo has to say.

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#65296 Dec 14, 2012
lisawow wrote:
<quoted text>I'm quite aware of what a metaphor is, of course many of the books I read have metaphors in them, but none of those books, no matter how much I like them, no matter how much I'd like others to read them warrants me starting a cult around them and foisting it upon others as christians and others have done, as the dude pointed out you seem to feel atheism must be at the heart of evolution and that is just not so,I was simply pointing out to someone like Knightmare who takes the bible literally that he can't have his cake and eat it too when it comes to debunking science (that was a metaphor btw)if it's academic ability that you're so concerned about then please learn to differentiate between facts and fiction, many of the links you post are.....I'll be nice here......dubious at best...
Well I'm not a bible literalist

From what I see in the forums, it seems like evolutionists don't want to accept that a God exists, even if it had a role in evolution. So yeah I'm assuming they're using TOE as a weapon to antagonize believers. Because atheism has their own agenda.

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#65297 Dec 14, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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The universe, the solar system, the earth all existed prior to the existence of mathematics. Mathematics is a human construct. Humans came later. Fact.
So there was never logic involved with with the universe and solar system? There was no thinking or life. Seasons and time and amounts weren't there to observe? People(believers) always associate the gospel with math when they say One sacrifice paid for Everyone's debt to prove that miracles happen that don't appear mathmatically achieveable without supernatural power.
ItsObvious

Roberts, WI

#65298 Dec 14, 2012
Im back guys! what if the universe is just a giant living organism and our galaxy is just a cell and we're all parts of the processes inside of a little cell, aand although we think we exhibit freewill, really we are doing what we are programed to do in our little part of the cell to help it function and keep the giant creature alive? any thoughts?

I mean it explains why the universe keeps growing, living organisms grow, big bang, potential birth through a giant black hole umbilical cord from a different "Mother" universe? much like we cant explain what happens below the atomic level, perhaps we cant explain what happens beyond a certain larger scope because we are just the sub atomic part of a larger organism!

And we all hold galaxies in our cells in our atoms!

Or god exsists, i duonno man.

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#65299 Dec 14, 2012
MazHere wrote:
To Dude
So now instead of starting to eat humble pie like evos should they are now scurrying around like that silly subby clutching at the last 20% that the researchers also suggest will be found to be functional with further research. Creos are being validiated and evos falsified and left to chase their tails, yet again and build evidences on staw men.
The entirety of this gobble about ervs and ancestry to chimps or anything else is just gibberish.
The fall is as much a philosophical assertion as your evolutionary one that suggests an entire sequence of any kind can cross the germ line, remain similar enough to be identified and despite being scrambled still resembles some retrovirus you have never seen.
It is gibberish and is not evidence for common ancestry to chimps at all, let alone the rest.
As for no evidence for Adam and Eve, you have got to be joking. There is numerous evidence for an Adam and Eve, it is just that evos are too ignorant to see it. Instead they get their algorithmic magic going, come up with data that supports creation and then say there must have been other human cohorts because evos say so based on a priori assumption.
Furthermore, Olson and his colleagues have found that if you go back a little farther — about 5,000 to 7,000 years ago — everybody living today has exactly the same set of ancestors.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,201908,00...
http://tedlab.mit.edu/~dr/Papers/Rohde-MRCA-t...
You have found Adam and Eve but have used algorithmic magic full of unknown insertion values to get dates that suit your paradigm.
Creos, at least, could make a prediction on ervs. The rest is entorely speculative on both sides, hence the terms likely, maybe and perhaps that riddles evo papers. Evos said functionless ervs 'prove' evolution and that TOE predicts functionless non coding dna, including ervs and shoved them all down creos throats. It is evos that are being proven to have been wrong. Now the backtracking and stories begins all over again.
If you want to call this gobble evidence, then it is an evidence based on faith, and you are welcome to it. I'd rather believe in the power of a God than these evos that can't make up their mind about anything and handwave away evidence for creation with any ridiculous scenario evos can make up. eg ancient ervs.
A link to fox news just about sums things up.....

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#65300 Dec 14, 2012
MikeF wrote:
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The universe, the solar system, the earth all existed prior to the existence of mathematics. Mathematics is a human construct. Humans came later. Fact.
Wow. How many times do I have to explain to you because you don't seem to follow what I'm trying to say.

Math is a universal language. We invented language to interpret our reality - the earth, the sun, the solar system. Here's an example. If there was no formula for gravity, how else would we explain its existence? Poetry?(Even that has math)

But again, you see what you want to see, you hear what you want to hear. Sounds like music to my ears!

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#65301 Dec 14, 2012
MazHere wrote:
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Evidence please.'ARTIFICIALLY' is the operative word here. IOW they put together according to their speculation and use that as evidence. It is actually gibberish based on maths that cannot possibly take the entire complexity of the genome into account.
It is the fact of it all being gibberish that leads to the ever changing evo flavours of the month.
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That is not an appropriate reply. Mutations across the germ line are majorly deleterious. You evos now rely on some computer model to speculate that an entire viral sequence crossed the germ line and fixed over time, got scrambled further by mutation and then is supposed to look like some retrovirus that is extinct and unknown. That is the basis of your pseudo science. It is not rare if evos are also trying to suggest it happended 200,000 times, or is that also a misrepresentation?
Mav, quit flapping your waffle, we can smell it all the way over here. "ARTIFICIALLY" is not the key word. Once again, the TOE makes predictions that the entire genome would have evolved, not just parts of it. To counter that they broke down the genes and tried to find which genes (and remember though the ERV would have evolved too odds are against all genes having been changed) were the most common for each section. It only makes sense according to the TOE that those genes were most likely to be the original ones that the ERV had. And what backs up this claim? The fact that the ERV WORKED! as a virus again. According to blue waffled flappers the viruses are not viruses at all and nothing that they could have done in the lab would have made a virus.

You are in a no win situation for yourself here. Either they did reconstitute an ERV or they developed an entirely new form of life. Both are impossible according to creatards.

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