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Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Rejecting the Bible because of small errors in fact is like turning down a big bowl of crap because it has a hair in it.  (2 hrs ago | post #173779)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Imaginary gods are only limited by the imaginations of the people who imagine them. Given the huge number of believers, the God of Abraham could have done, or can do, almost anything in any way.  (19 hrs ago | post #173676)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Blitz would have so many, he could use them to shingle his roof.  (Tuesday May 26 | post #172822)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

1/ Accumulating mutations result in variations in individuals of a population. 2/ The variations appearing in these individuals are heritable. 3/ Some variations will provide a reproductive advantage. If all of these contentions are true, there will be adaptation over time; there HAS to be. Are there any of these points with which you disagreeToE makes claims which are continuously being tested. Every time a bit of relevant data turns up, it is compared with the predictions made by the Theory. So far, so good. You Believers should find some evidence that falsifies Evolution. If you're right, it should be everywhere. All you seem to be able to do is pretend that "if Evolution is true, we should see..." and then come up with some screwball scenario that can't happenThat's why I discarded my silly God belief when I was nine years old.  (Tuesday May 26 | post #172821)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

By any meaningful standard, the debate was over a long time ago... And religions don't lead people to the truth. They just give adherents an excuse to quit looking.  (Monday May 25 | post #172735)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

He probably realized he was dealing with someone too pig-headed to listen and too stupid to learn. I rarely try to have conversations with people like you for exactly that reason.  (Monday May 25 | post #172678)

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It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

I wonder if there any religious parents that haven't said (or implied) that to their children. The basis of faith is believing what you're told to to believe without questionActually, consensus is an important part of the Scientific Method. It's part of the "peer review" step that you never get to because you're too busy drooling over your misunderstanding of the term "observation ". A testable hypothesis is formulated and then offered for peer review to other people knowledgeable in the field of study. They test the hypothesis by whatever means they deem fit and reject it, accept it or offer modifications. When there is a general >>consensus <<, the hypothesis may be accepted as an accurate representation. With respect to subject of Evolution, the "biases and agendas" you mention, seem to come almost entirely from Believers who are desperate that it not be trueScience could deal with the Supernatural if the Supernatural had any measurable effect on Reality. Imagination can be demonstrated. Delusion can be demonstrated. The Supernatural...not so much.  (Saturday May 23 | post #143935)

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It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

I studied Biology with some pretty good professors who supported their contentions with evidence and allowed me to form conclusions based on the facts. I supposed the actual answers might be found with some witless hillbilly who has nothing more than a sincere belief that he's right, but I don't like the odds.  (Saturday May 23 | post #143934)

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It's the Darwin crowd that lacks the facts in evolution d...

You're pretending that the only way to confirm that a process has taken place is that it be observed by something that can't exist until the completion of the process. Since there can be no observation of the process whether or not the process takes place, your method only ensures that nothing can be learned. For your beliefs to be correct, Evolution of humans cannot have taken place, so you pretend that it could not have taken place unless some impossible circumstance has occurred. It's merely a defensive strategy so you can continue to cling to your silly beliefs.  (Saturday May 23 | post #143932)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

We areThat seems to be the best explanationMaybe we are or maybe that's not enough generationsYou're statistics have no meaningful basisWe doThey don't show thatIt isn'tThey don'tPerhaps there's an error in the modelYour understanding of the Scientific Method is flawed. Try this: Form a real testable hypothesis based on the model described by the ToE and then show how it can be falsified.  (Friday May 22 | post #172346)

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How can we prove God exists, or does not?

option2  (Monday May 18 | post #36)

Evolution Debate

Darwin on the rocks

If it is asserted that "no one could be this stupid", there will always be someone who will take that as a challenge.  (Monday May 18 | post #2068)

Evolution Debate

How can we prove God exists, or does not?

Why would anyone bother? Since the Supernatural™ has no demonstrable effect on any aspect of reality, it doesn't matter if it exists or not.  (Monday May 18 | post #32)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

The original article will explain it for you: http://www.theguar dian.com/science/2 015/may/05/microwa ve-oven-caused-mys tery-signal-plagui ng-radio-telescope -for-17-years  (Friday May 15 | post #171659)

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