Apr 30, 2008
Six seems to have a real problem with terminologyI really hope he was being sarcastic hereOops. I guess not. He's trying to make a "logical " argument. Not so much. Rules are, of course, products of the mind. What they describe are simply NOT products of the mind. Newton's rule, his Law of Gravity, and later Einstein's describe the fact of gravity. Gravity worked perfectly well before those gentlemen and would work just as well if they had never described it. Same for entropy. (35 min ago | post #1534)
No one? How about Michael Behe? That is exactly what he claimed: "An irreducibly complex system cannot be produced directly (that is, by continuously improving the initial function, which continues to work by the same mechanism) by slight, successive modifications of a precursor system, because any precursor to an irreducibly complex system that is missing a part is by definition nonfunctional. " (4 hrs ago | post #1516)
Removing words from a sentence so as to change its meaning does nothing to support your arguments. Any more than 2+2=4 did. "I am going to the store by myself." "I am going to the store myself." Words CAN be dropped without changing the meaning. (4 hrs ago | post #1514)
Modern Homo sapiens sapiens, no doubt. Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon and many before them as well. But the evidence indicates that earlier hominids were not speech capable. So not across the board, no. Language developed along with humanityWe are not in agreement and, yes, you have a serious problem. (5 hrs ago | post #1512)
You only use your bastardization of science. Not science itself. You have been wrong about science since the first time you posted your "observed " claim. Even your original link showed you were incorrect. (5 hrs ago | post #143865)
Funny guy. How's that proof of Adam & Eve coming along? (Friday Apr 24 | post #1414)
When have you told the truth about me? I must have missed that. And when have I lied about you? Be specific. If you can. I'll wait. (Friday Apr 24 | post #1398)
QUOTE who="In Six Days"]<quo ted text> No rules governed the formation of the word "stupid, " it got off the ground by a series of cumulative steps. [/QUOTE] Nothing left but inane comments, Six? Origin of STUPID http://www.merriam -webster.com/dicti onary/stupid Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus, from stupēre to be numb, be astonished — more at type First Known Use: 1541 (Friday Apr 24 | post #1396)
Any system governed by rules cannot get off the ground by a series of cumulative steps." Stupid. (Friday Apr 24 | post #1391)
In the vernacular, I will agree. But "information " and "mind" would have to have strict definitions before we can be in complete agreement. (Friday Apr 24 | post #1389)
If there is anyone in permanent denial, it is yourself. Not me. Nor can you give a valid example of my denialsNo shit. Aren't you the quick witted on thoughI asked this before but what am I in denial about? It seems you misunderstand anything I or anyone else says, misrepresent statements then claim we are wrong when It's YOU that are obviously wrong. About damn near everythingThe rest of what? You said that link didn't address the beginnings of language. I proved that you were completely incorrect. You lost. When are you going to stop your lying and confront things honestly??? (Friday Apr 24 | post #1388)
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