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Evolution Debate

Ann Coulter: Idiot

She once said Evolution is a liberal conspiracy. Quite the joker, she.  (Wednesday Jul 9 | post #411)

Evolution Debate

When Will Evolutionists Confess Their Atheistic Presuppos...

The minute branch known as physics, biology, chemistry and geology.  (Wednesday Jul 9 | post #1149)

Evolution Debate

When Will Evolutionists Confess Their Atheistic Presuppos...

So when science and your specific, personal interpretation of the Bible are in conflict we are supposed to reject science? Do you agree with those Christians that do not allow any medicine?  (Wednesday Jul 9 | post #1132)

Evolution Debate

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

That seems a bit contradictory in that in your first paragraph you are saying you don't know but then it seems that you do know. Part of the criticism of Creationism is that there is no science to teach. What is the mechanistic, naturalistic process of Creation? If we happened to be in the right place at the right time to witness a new species being Created, what would it look like, what would we observe? If you are saying that Creation has no mechanistic, naturalistic element, then it is, by definition, not scientific. As a personal belief that is fine, but if you want that to replace Evolution then we have a problemWe also generally don't observe erosion or mountain formation either, but we know they exist. The Earth is constantly changing around us in a scale that we have difficulty comprehending, so is it any surprise that life would be any differentIt is not an assumption it is an observation. The moment something supernatural becomes scientifically observable it is no longer supernatural. Earthquakes, lightning, volcanoes and other aspects of the natural world were once supernatural until they were understood. If aliens, ESP and vampires became scientifically verifiable they would cease to be supernatural as well. Absolutely it is possible that the natural laws of the universe are part of a grand design. That is not what science is meant to investigate. All science cares about is understanding how those natural laws work, that is all. It is a very specific tool to do a very specific jobWhile a nice sentiment, science is searching for specific truths, not all truths. Science can tell us how our emotions work but it cannot tell us how to lead fulfilling lives. Science can show us how to make the most productive and efficient society, but it can't tell us how to be good people. You cannot look at charts and graphs and find God, which is why faith is required in the first place. If God could be proven with a formula or a fossil there would be no need for faith. What more do I want? I want science to be allowed to do its job without interference. I want, within my lifetime for science to provide at least one major breakthrough: friendly AI, Faster Than Light speeds, fusion energy, a purely neural computer interface or peaceful contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence. A Windows platform that was at the very least slightly better than useless would be equally miraculous.  (Tuesday Jul 8 | post #135043)

Evolution Debate

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

So God created single celled organisms, then waited a bit, then created simple multicellular organisms, then waited a bit, then created slightly more complicated multicellular organisms, and so on and so forth? If that was the plan, to create things in such an order, it kinda makes sense that He would use some way for life to develop in that order using the natural laws He set up (like with everything else, like gravity). We could call that process of eventual development over time, I don't know, Evolution. Because the answer to your question, how do these things exist without God, is the same as how do they exist with God, they develop naturally. Everything we have seen in the universe operates within natural laws without any apparent supernatural intervention. Why should life be any different? Presumably you think humans are spiritual creatures yet we have naturalistic, mechanistic properties that operate within natural laws that can be scientifically studied, right? That is why we study medicine. So, if everything else in the universe operates under natural laws, whether you believe in God or not, why does the one specific question on the origin and diversity/developm ent of life have no naturalistic or mechanistic properties that science can study? Why, for this one specific question, we are forced to throw up our hands and give up all scientific inquiry?  (Tuesday Jul 8 | post #134985)

Evolution Debate

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

So if not evolution, how did a planet with nothing but single celled organisms begin to contain multi-cellular organisms? How did a planet with life but no human beings on it begin to contain human beings?  (Tuesday Jul 8 | post #134913)

Evolution Debate

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

Basically if you were take photographs of a man crossing a road, taking one photograph for every step taken until he crosses the road, then lose one single photograph he would say you can no longer claim that the man crossed the road because you do not have evidence of every step he took.  (Monday Jul 7 | post #134833)

Evolution Debate

Ann Coulter: Idiot

Just curious, if she had criticized a more American sport like baseball, American football or basketball, what kind of calm, Shakespeare-esque rhetoric does she think she would have received then?  (Monday Jul 7 | post #405)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

I know, how dare people try to better understand the universe and increase the knowledge of the human race. I can see why you would think such people deserve your derision and scorn.  (Friday Jul 4 | post #116892)

Evolution Debate

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

Basically, his argument melts in his mouth, not in his hands.  (Friday Jul 4 | post #134684)

Evolution Debate

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

When I lived in England many years ago I walked by a pub putting up decorations with a Stars and Stripes theme. I asked him what was up and he said they were doing a 4th of July party. I was like, but you lost. But I realized that the English don't need much prompting to make an excuse to drink. They would make Tuesdays a national holiday if they thought they could get away with it.  (Friday Jul 4 | post #134683)

Evolution Debate

When Will Evolutionists Confess Their Atheistic Presuppos...

That might be what you are shoveling but that does not change the fact that Evolution has nothing to do with Atheism.  (Friday Jul 4 | post #1054)

Evolution Debate

When Will Evolutionists Confess Their Atheistic Presuppos...

So all Atheists are liars. All Christians are liars. All Muslims are liars. All Jews are liars. And so on and so forth. So why not just say all people are liars to save time?  (Friday Jul 4 | post #1053)

Evolution Debate

When Will Evolutionists Confess Their Atheistic Presuppos...

Also, Evolution has nothing to do with Atheism.  (Thursday Jul 3 | post #1030)

Evolution Debate

When Will Evolutionists Confess Their Atheistic Presuppos...

Well, there is also the little matter that Evolution is backed by evidence. That tends to lend it credibility in academic settings.  (Thursday Jul 3 | post #1029)

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