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Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

If it is all of those things, why do scientists support it? Mind you, scientists with different political, religious and philosophical views. Are they in on a conspiracy or are they so utterly stupid they can't tie their own shoes?  (Friday | post #139255)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

You are the one who is either unwilling or incapable of availing yourself of your local public library. There is no shortage of books on Evolution. Entire books. Lots of books. Those are much better ways of learning about Evolution (including the evidence for it) then a 4000 character limit internet post. Plus, through experience we have learned that absolutely nothing typed here would be accepted as evidence. So, if you are truly interested, find a book on Evolution, read what it says, and if you have questions, feel free to ask them. But to simply keep repeating what is the evidence/there is no evidence is simply disingenuous. We get that you don't accept Evolution, we picked up that vibe. But understand that the Theory has been around for over 150 years. It wasn't just made up out of whole cloth, people made observations that led them to develop the Theory. You dispute the conclusion, fine, but you are simply insulting yourself if you are saying there is no evidence at all.  (Friday Dec 19 | post #138944)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Your reasoned and thought out rebuttal has convinced me. Please add me to your mailing list.  (Friday Dec 19 | post #138940)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

There is no benefit or agenda in teaching Evolution. There is no political aspect and no philosophical tenets. If evidence surfaced tomorrow that replaced Evolution with a better scientific Theory, that Theory would be taught.  (Friday Dec 19 | post #138939)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

I'd love to review the studies, experiments and analyses you performed that allowed you to come to that conclusion.  (Friday Dec 19 | post #138935)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

That is already happening. At one point, running the 4 minute mile was impossible, now there are a few people who could do it. Also, intelligence and physicality is not just a part of genetics, but training and conditioning. A genius child can come from parents of average intelligence.  (Thursday Dec 18 | post #138814)

Evolution Debate

Genetic entropy

If you took 10,000 pennies and dumped them in the middle of the room and then recorded the exact placement as well as heads or tails, then took that diagram to a mathematician and asked for the probability of that exact configuration happening from dumping 10,000 pennies in the middle of your room, you would probably get a similarly astronomical number, basically saying that it would be impossible. Yet you did it.  (Thursday Dec 18 | post #163)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

To my knowledge there has never been a mixing of races, no human has ever bred with a non-human.  (Thursday Dec 18 | post #138742)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

Science does not make a claim that there is no Designer, just that no conclusive evidence exists to suggest a Designer. Lacking such evidence, it is neutral on the subject. Science saying that the natural Universe operates under a measurable and observable set of natural laws is not the same as saying there is no Designer. And you are only partially correct that ID was accepted before Science. Lacking scientific evidence, people tended to fill in gaps of knowledge with belief systems. And that is pretty much irrelevant because Science does not exist to confirm or deny what was considered popular opinion (although that can be a side benefit). The real order of happenings would be more like this: -Prior to Science, people used belief systems and Religions to explain things about the universe that they didn't understand. Some of those systems, like Christianity for example, get somewhat detailed and involved. -As Science develops, some of those natural gaps get filled in with new evidence and information, some of which contradicts some interpretations of religious doctrine. -People claim Science is denying or intentionally contradicting their religious beliefs, advocating atheism, etc. Only it's not.  (Nov 4, 2014 | post #129188)

Evolution Debate

Darwin on the rocks

Man, I knew I picked the wrong major.  (Nov 4, 2014 | post #560)

Evolution Debate

Darwin on the rocks

Reckless living by accepting Evolution? I would love to know what you think goes on in Biology departments and labs. Like a non-stop Satanic orgy and 24 hour abortion fest.  (Nov 4, 2014 | post #558)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

The evidence that cars were designed is that we designed them. We can see the entire process from beginning to end. Also, we have never seen a car occur in Nature. With things like DNA we have no such evidence. All we know is that DNA exists. Complexity, in and of itself, is not evidence of design. There are several difficulties in determining, scientifically, if something is designed. For one thing, we only have our own technology as a basis for comparison. If we find a watch in the woods, we don't wonder if it was designed or natural because we know what a watch is (like the car above). If we found a piece of advanced alien technology, then depending on how their technology is manufactured it might be incredibly easy to incredibly difficult to determine if it was designed or natural. It is certainly possible that DNA was designed by an advanced (or even spiritual) designer, but without some criteria or basis for comparison to authoritatively determine whether something was designed or developed naturally, it is impossible to say for sure. Without evidence for design, the safest course of action is to go under the assumption it is natural, pending new evidence. It doesn't shut the door on the question, it just needs new evidence to make the determination.  (Nov 3, 2014 | post #129071)

Evolution Debate

Evolution vs. Creation

When blind cave newts lost their eyesight in favor of other senses to be better adapted to their environment, was that evolution or devolution?  (Nov 1, 2014 | post #128695)

Evolution Debate

Darwin on the rocks

Mislead? For what purpose? Who benefits from a massive, global conspiracy involving literally millions of people to promote Evolution if it wasn't backed by scientific evidence?  (Nov 1, 2014 | post #509)

Evolution Debate

How Life's Code Emerged From Primordial Soup

How many Christians were rolling around Greece around 700-500 BC?  (Oct 31, 2014 | post #68)

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