Evolution vs. Creation

There are 162170 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: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#95280 Jul 14, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Then tell me by which of your human senses do you perceive your thoughts?
Do you think that we have only 5 "senses"?

Thought is a sense.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#95281 Jul 14, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Then tell me by which of your human senses do you perceive your thoughts?
Thought is a perception, so your question is silly. That's like asking what eyes did you see it with.

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#95282 Jul 14, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Thought is a perception, so your question is silly. That's like asking what eyes did you see it with.
Thought rationalizes perception, but is not in itself a perception.

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#95283 Jul 14, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Thought rationalizes perception, but is not in itself a perception.
You perceive with the senses and think what you see.
they are a part of the same process, with no perception there can be no thought. You have to have both to be conscious and a third thing for it to mean anything (memory).
It's the same as asking what eyes did you see it with.
With no input from the senses you are unconscious or dead.

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#95284 Jul 14, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
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You perceive with the senses and think what you see.
they are a part of the same process, with no perception there can be no thought. You have to have both to be conscious and a third thing for it to mean anything (memory).
It's the same as asking what eyes did you see it with.
With no input from the senses you are unconscious or dead.
You assume unconscious or dead, only because of the lack of a memory impression...those who have had amnesia are still quite alive, even without recall.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#95285 Jul 14, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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You assume unconscious or dead, only because of the lack of a memory impression...those who have had amnesia are still quite alive, even without recall.
Lack of past memory is not absence of total memory, you cannot live without memory.
You wouldn't know to breathe your system would shut down.

“The Thunder Rolls”

Since: Jul 13

The Lightning Strikes

#95286 Jul 14, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Lack of past memory is not absence of total memory, you cannot live without memory.
You wouldn't know to breathe your system would shut down.
A new born baby has no memory but breathes very well and it body functions very well.

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#95287 Jul 14, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Lack of past memory is not absence of total memory, you cannot live without memory.
You wouldn't know to breathe your system would shut down.
Anyone who is unconscious still breathes. The same as a tree still grows even without memory. In your scenario, anyone who was unconscious would die immediately from lack of memory function.
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#95288 Jul 14, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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So the point he is making here, is ....
He makes a large number of salient points in that 11 minutes.

For example, is it honest and moral of you Christians to attribute everything good to Jesus working in your life, and then all the bad -- the disasters, the disappointments, the cancers, the unanswered prayers, etc. to, well, "God works in mysterious ways"?

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#95289 Jul 14, 2013
xxxooxxx wrote:
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Anyone who is unconscious still breathes. The same as a tree still grows even without memory. In your scenario, anyone who was unconscious would die immediately from lack of memory function.
Unconscious is not out of memory,it is unconscious memory and a baby has raw memory but it has memorized in the brain stem or reptilian brain the primal functions to what it needs to survive.
The reptilian brain is responsible for telling your heart to beat breathe etc, if all memory was lost you would die.

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#95290 Jul 14, 2013
As matter of fact , those who are brain dead, and can only live by being hooked to machines have lost the memory in the reptilian brain and/or it no longer functions.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#95291 Jul 15, 2013
Chimney1 wrote:
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Maybe so, but I even recall US exchange students at my high school in NZ and they were surprised at how inclusive it was. We noted how they were quite superficial in their concerns. I don't mean they were superficial people, but its a quality. Too much makeup on the girls, hard to explain. We were sports mad, but the first "jock" I ever met who was into working out to "build his pecs" rather than improve his rugby or swimming or sprinting like we were was an American exchange student. Maybe he was planning to impress everyone when he returned home.
I would suggest that the exaggerated hollywood version still reveals an underlying truth about school in the USA. Admittedly, I do not have first hand experience, but I do know what Americans notice once they are out of that environment.
But I won't belabour the point any more. The underlying one was that SBT's claims that the alienation and lack of meaning that he sees driven by evolution and "atheism" are due to different factors.
Again, good points. I have no firsthand experience with peer pressure or the need to be popular, but of course this doesn't mean it doesn't exsist.

Mike made a very good point about parenting, rather lack of. When I was young we listened to our parents. God forbid getting a detention or a note which needed to be signed, I'd have rather gone off into the wilderness and live with wolves than to get a detention slip signed by my parents back in the day. This doesn't seem to be the case nowadays.

Again, I was too focused on learning and guess I was fortunate to not have been so concerned about my poularity. I never knew any kid who was depressed or considered suicide, I know it's a reality, but never experienced it first hand. Maybe it is a factor, but if so, it's only one of many. Again, complex, and I'm not a psychologist.

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#95293 Jul 15, 2013
Gillette wrote:
<quoted text>He makes a large number of salient points in that 11 minutes.

For example, is it honest and moral of you Christians to attribute everything good to Jesus working in your life, and then all the bad -- the disasters, the disappointments, the cancers, the unanswered prayers, etc. to, well, "God works in mysterious ways"?
Do you think God should be your personal Jennie?

“Don't be mad at me.”

Since: Jan 11

I'm just a little bunny.

#95294 Jul 15, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Do you think God should be your personal Jennie?
That seems to be the view of many modern Christians.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#95295 Jul 15, 2013
The Almighty Tzar wrote:
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Do you think God should be your personal Jennie?
why would god be a female donkey?

your cult casts him more like a genie, or a jinn...

“That's just MY opinion...”

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#95296 Jul 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
why would god be a female donkey?
your cult casts him more like a genie, or a jinn...
The most inept Genie ever.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#95424 Jul 18, 2013
MADRONE wrote:
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The most inept Genie ever.
At the very least a Trickster God.

Think Loki, Coyote, Puck...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#95433 Jul 19, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>At the very least a Trickster God.
Think Loki, Coyote, Puck...
yes, other cults at least invented some cool gods.

the Abrahamic cult's god is just a bitter old jewish man ...."goddamn kids...get off my lawn!"

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#95434 Jul 20, 2013
gr umpy wrote:
<quoted text>See post #117.
Why? Because you stated,
gr umpy wrote:
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"We use intelligence to replicate nature. That pre-supposes intent (design)."
?
Nah.
Only good jokes bear repeating.

“See how you are?”

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#95435 Jul 20, 2013
Aw dangit. Lost track of the threads and thought I'd found a new one. Sorry folks.

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