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Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Yeah, I have neither the time nor patience to attempt civil discourse with you, especially considering this has absolutely nothing to do with Evolution. Hopefully you will develop (evolve?) some manners (and tact, and grace, and humility, and basically a whole personality) when you are older. For everyone else, be assured that sparky here does not represent Germans in any way, shape or form. For a fun YouTube channel, check out https://www.youtub e.com/user/Alexand Jim. It is two friends who compare and contrast various elements of American and German culture, but in a friendly, non-competitive way.  (Sunday Oct 19 | post #126676)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

That is great and all but doesn't really address the idea that the use of the word allegedly implies that you thought I might be lying about having been to Germany.  (Sunday Oct 19 | post #126594)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

After being here for several years, never attacking anyone's Christianity and even defending it from some of the more rabid atheists you are willing to concede that of me? How magnanimous of you. Perhaps the reason you perceive so much anti-Christian bias on a discussion on Evolution is that so many people make Christianity such a strong part of the anti-Evolution argument. A discussion strictly on Evolution should never devolve (see what I did there?) into a discussion on religion, and yet here we are time and time againCuring a disease, regardless of the target group, benefits everyone because we don't know how discovery A might affect Group B. Perhaps understanding and curing AIDS will lead to cures for other, unrelated and not sexually transmitted autoimmune diseases. All of which is irrelevant because whether we should work towards curing disease should never be impacted by our perception of the 'worthiness' of the target group. Also, there is no indication that AIDS research takes away from cancer research (in fact understanding one might help with the other).  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126583)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

You are Lobby Lud and I claim my £5.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126582)

Evolution Debate

Darwin on the rocks

This is the kind of even and level headed rhetoric that really brings me back to Topix.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #332)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

There are diseases that primarily (or even exclusively) targets specific segments of the population, yet they are still around, so maybe there is more going on hereThe same AIDS cure that benefits people that obtained the disease through 'self-destructive behavior' will also benefit those that got the disease through blood transfusions or birth. Just because some victims of a disease follow a lifestyle you don't agree with doesn't make curing the disease less of a priority. Should we not find cures for heart or lung diseases just because some people get them from poor eating or smoking habitsFeel free to point out any post of mine that hurts Christians. I'll waitI've never discussed my personal politics here, so not sure what you are referring to.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126562)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Back in High School I had a school trip to different places around Germany, including West Berlin (this was the 80's). My aunt is from Düsseldorf, though I have never been there. Plus I have met many Germans while traveling in Europe and here in the US (benefits of living in NY, get to meet people from everywhere). Also, allegedly? Is that your English acting up or do you think I would lie about something as trivial as having met German people?  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126561)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

I have met plenty of decent Germans. With luck, you may become one some day.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126461)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

One does not require a religion to have a moral compass. It is one possibility, but not the only one.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126459)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Excerpt from the Clergy Letter  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126456)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Having spent time in Germany and having a German aunt I can assure you the answer is no.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126453)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Neither does homosexuality. Every human action or behavior is measured by Evolutionary vindication. It does not harm the species or the individual, then Evolution is fine with it.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126451)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Someone can be a religious conservative and still accept Evolution. Only a very specific interpretation of Scripture requires a rejection of Evolution. And it is somewhat relevant that people that support Evolution come from all religious, philosophical and political viewpoints when one of the arguments against Evolution is that it promotes a specific philosophy.  (Saturday Oct 18 | post #126351)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Who abhorred nationalism, especially German nationalism and, if I remember correctly, wanted a unified Europe free from the concept of national identity, race and nation states.  (Friday Oct 17 | post #126256)

Evolution Debate

Darwin on the rocks

Once again I would like to point out the incredible irony of attacking science and scientists...on the internet.  (Friday Oct 17 | post #318)

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