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Dr Adequate
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Message 241 of 301 (703326)
07-18-2013 6:40 PM
Reply to: Message 239 by Tangle
07-18-2013 5:03 AM


Re: Science meets Faith
We know (sic) that ravens and doves were on the boat - did they contain the genome for ostriches, robins and kiwis too?

Could be. We know, after all, that evolution goes really really fast so long as creationists approve of it.


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Message 242 of 301 (703441)
07-21-2013 8:28 PM
Reply to: Message 240 by Stile
07-18-2013 11:04 AM


Faith and the Cheetah
the cheetah's low amount of genetic variation

I got some good mileage out of this pratt toward explaining punctuated equilibrium.

http://www.evcforum.net/dm.php?control=msg&m=601157

With pictures !!!


So why is the creationist version of widespread speciation due to heritable variance and natural selection called microevolution? It seems to me the terms are reversed.

for the wide variety of different critters we now have to all come from one microscopic bug over half a billion years, slowly and sensibly, strikes me as the micro category. For them all to spring from the small number of livestock (7 pairs each) and vermin (2 pairs) that could be represented on a 3-story wooden boat, in less than 5000 years, would seriously be macroevolution.

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Message 243 of 301 (704843)
08-19-2013 1:44 AM


Inerrancy!
It is better believing in a tiny God and a gigantic inerrant Bible :=)

Lovely greetings from Germany
Liebe GrŁŖe aus Deutschland

Lothars Sohn - Lothar's son
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Message 244 of 301 (705290)
08-25-2013 9:53 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by yenmor
07-08-2013 12:38 PM


Small God
Greetings yenmor and everyone else reading this post/thread, I have not read much of the thread so I don't know if any of my points have been made or argued. I will respond directly to yenmor as he is the op.

yenmor writes:

First of all, I need to throw this out there so there's no misunderstanding. I am an atheist. There are many branches of atheism. There's the militant atheism and there's those in more of a gray area. I exist somewhere between the agnostic and atheist. I don't rule out the possibility of an ultimate being responsible for everything

You don't seem like an atheist. Atheists don't believe in god at all. Agnostic thought is the gray area between theism and atheism. You seem like an agnostic.

yenmor writes:

Last night, I turned on the tv right before I slept. I stumbled onto an episode of The Universe. This episode was on galaxies.

Basically speaking, our solar system is part of a normal size galaxy called the Milky Way. The Milky Way is part of a cluster of galaxies, including Andromeda. And this cluster is part of a super-cluster of galaxies.

Everywhere the Hubble points at, there are billions of galaxies. They guess-timate that there are 100 billion stars in our galaxy, and there are about 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe.

In other words, the universe is humongous. Who knows what kinds of wonders that are out there. We've barely scratched the surface.

Right.

yenmor writes:

During the show, I thought to myself. If there was a God, and he created this really really really really big universe with all these wonders that are out there waiting for us to explore, why would you rather believe that His word only exist in a book?

First, we are talking about communication from god to us. Next we are talking about god's method for communicating to us, not your method for communicating, not joe the plumber's method, or sid the nasa scientist's method, or carl sagan's method, or stephen hawking's method, or michio kaku's method, etc. Then next we are talking about what god would like to communicate to us.

yenmor writes:

Why not embrace in a God that is bigger and more powerful than anything we can ever understand, you know, like the God that created this really really really really really big universe?

The size of god does not matter. Do you have to be big to be a all powerful all knowing all loving creator god? Who is setting the bar? Isn't it better to claim "I don't KNOW enough about god to draw a picture of god except what is CLAIMED by spiritual folk, religious writings, and so on. So due to that I am not going to draw a complete picture of god. However, IF god does exist, god must be a all powerful all knowing all loving creator god"? Donít get me wrong, I know there are terrible things happening in the world but it does not mean god is not loving and god does not exist. And if god does exist it does not have to or need to respond or help those in pain in order to be loving. Maybe that is a test for humanity to love each other enough to help each other? We have no idea what this experience is about exactly except what people write and claim. In my view (speculatively) we are being tested in this existence in different ways no matter the pain or happiness for eternal purposes.

yenmor writes:

The more I think about it, the more logic tells me that creationists should be on the forefront of scientific discoveries. God created the entire universe with all the principles and everything else that keeps it in place. We, as His children, should be out there finding out more of His creation instead of stifling scientific discoveries wherever possible

I mostly agree except some scientific discoveries donít need to be made. Itís very important to be moral over scientific discovery.

yenmor writes:


If there is a God, His true bible exists in nature, not an ancient book that was written by people thousands of years ago.

Actually in my view no matter how silly the bible may appear (or any other spiritual book/writing for the most part) it is not about science it is about morality. Nature does not teach morality.

Thanks
Alias :-)

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Message 245 of 301 (705448)
08-27-2013 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 244 by Alias
08-25-2013 9:53 PM


Loving Morals
Alias writes:

Greetings yenmor and everyone else reading this post/thread, I have not read much of the thread so I don't know if any of my points have been made or argued. I will respond directly to yenmor as he is the op.

Hello Alias!

Don't worry about posting stuff others may have talked about. As long as you put it in your own words, it's worth the post.
The only strict thing around here is staying on topic, and that's just a matter of location.
Feel free to go off topic as much as you'd like... just either start another thread for it or do it in a thread where it is on topic. It helps keep the place organized.

Donít get me wrong, I know there are terrible things happening in the world but it does not mean god is not loving and god does not exist.

Actually, it very well might.
Why believe in a small God that cannot prevent these things, even if He wanted to?
Why not believe in a bigger God that could do something to stop terrible things from happening?

If the answer boils down to: "because this is the world we live in" ...then we enter the issue of imagining God to fit our world. Which tends to point to God being from our imagination instead of actually existing.

And if god does exist it does not have to or need to respond or help those in pain by keeping them alive, etc in order to be loving.

Actually, He does, if He has the power to do so. Otherwise He's just mean.

Maybe that is a test for humanity to love each other enough to help each other?

Could be. But that would be a very mean test. A mean test is not loving.
No "loving" being would create a test where innocent people are raped and killed in order to see if some other humans can love each other and help each other out. That's a psychotic test.

Actually in my view no matter how silly the bible may appear it is not about science it is about morality. Nature does not teach morality.

Nature does teach morality, it's just not a great one. Same with the Bible... not a particularly great moral system.
People can imagine better moralities, though. We're good at improving on existing ideas.


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Message 246 of 301 (705473)
08-27-2013 4:28 PM
Reply to: Message 245 by Stile
08-27-2013 11:51 AM


Re: Loving Morals
Hello Stile,

Alias writes:

Donít get me wrong, I know there are terrible things happening in the world but it does not mean god is not loving and god does not exist.

Stile writes:

Actually, it very well might.
Why believe in a small God that cannot prevent these things, even if He wanted to?
Why not believe in a bigger God that could do something to stop terrible things from happening?

First off, there is no reason to think a "big god" is any more able to help the faithful than a "small god". I think It depends on several things (not just size) as to why or when "god" would help those faithful. Perhaps what "god" deems right/wrong is a factor, AND/or whether or not it has something to teach us prior to helping, and so on. IT could ALSO be that "god" chooses a different teaching style depending on the situation (teach by letting us experience or by revelation). The bigger question is WHY would "god" help or NOT help, it is not about the size of "god". IT only depends on what "god" would like people to learn from the experience OR what method "god" would like to use to teach people. So if we LEARN what is right/wrong from "god" (over "god" removing us from existence) this does quantify to a loving "god" since it is teaching and apparently caring enough to teach.

Alias writes:

And if god does exist it does not have to or need to respond or help those in pain by keeping them alive, etc in order to be loving.

Stile writes:

Actually, He does, if He has the power to do so. Otherwise He's just mean.

Nope. Read above. It depends on... ^^^

You see humanity is very selfish and ignorant. Especially if there is a "god" creating everything that is going to permit us eternal existence within ITS creation with it. We expect so much. It is like being a child expecting things from parents. Sometimes we deserve what we expect and sometimes we don't. And in good parenting this can be extremely loving.

Alias writes:

Maybe that is a test for humanity to love each other enough to help each other?

Stile writes:

Could be. But that would be a very mean test. A mean test is not loving.
No "loving" being would create a test where innocent people are raped and killed in order to see if some other humans can love each other and help each other out. That's a psychotic test.

If the answer boils down to: "because this is the world we live in" ...then we enter the issue of imagining God to fit our world. Which tends to point to God being from our imagination instead of actually existing.

I don't think it is mean necessarily (it depends), perhaps to humanity it is mean (which I understand) since we can't see outside this existence. Ever serve in the military? Well I'm sure the mean test is actually a loving test (Read above for what I mean on how it may not be a mean test as well.) You see, in this particular case we're like fish in a fish tank. However, if we could see the BIG picture better (concluding there is a bigger picture and we are fish in a fish tank) it would all make much more sense (I would hope) and we would understand how it is loving (I would hope). Honestly that is what spirituality is about, seeing the big picture. We're trying to understand beyond the vale (concluding there is a beyond the vale).

WRT your point "because this is the world we live in" that we enter the issue of imagining "god" to fit our world. AND that it tends to point to "god" being from our imagination instead of actually existing." This is your vantage (The vantage from within your mind), or the vantage of people with this opinion. Hence the fish in a fish tank idea. What you're doing is making a claim. Remember there should be a full 360 degree aerial view of a thought/phenomena. Which should mean that there is a lot more possibilities to that phenomena than the idea you're are claiming regarding this existence. In my view it is possible that we can't have all the answers just like it is possible that we can have all the answers. These are equally right. You pick what answer you want to limit your self too. I choose to limit myself to the possibility that we may not have all the answers ever. I choose to limit myself to the idea that there may be something out there creating things that I don't understand how it is creating them other than within the means of science. Of course we all know the bounds of science or at least we should and science can't answer questions is there a god. Honestly it makes a lot more sense that all of this, including human beings (and other species) with several biological systems working together to give experience, awareness, reproduction, and life came from intelligence vs nothing. I wonder what it would have been like to watch elements randomly shift into amino acids, then watch those acids randomly shift into proteins that actually functioned and were able to exist within the confines of the early earth without there being intelligence involved. Very unlikely. Any biologist will tell you that proteins actually come from cells to serve a specific function within a specific environment not the other way around. Proteins don't randomly happen AND have a function to serve. Hence the interpretation of the facts and thus IDEA that IT makes more sense that particles that work in a specific way came from intelligence. That It makes more sense that certain elements that have certain specific properties came from intelligence. That It makes more sense that an ecosystem that can permit life came from intelligence. I will conclude that intelligence is involved and it is intelligent enough to be confusing to humanity and humanities science so that we all can't conclude the same.

Alias writes:

Actually in my view no matter how silly the bible may appear it is not about science it is about morality. Nature does not teach morality.

Stile writes:

Nature does teach morality, it's just not a great one. Same with the Bible... not a particularly great moral system.
People can imagine better moralities, though. We're good at improving on existing ideas.

In my view, nature does not teach moral. In nature phenomena occurs that is it. When you introduce a brain into nature the brain interprets, depending on its ability, the information/phenomena and sums it up to thought/a conclusion. To teach, after concluding, you have to have that ability which comes from the brain. Moral is thought that is concluded from interpretation due to the brain's abilities. Thus nature teaches nothing. When we discuss "god" we are saying that it created nature and has overall authority of moral. Man has tried to get moral right without god and we're terrible to each other. You get stuff like racism/hitler/the crusaders, etc.

Thanks
Alias :-)

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Message 247 of 301 (705515)
08-28-2013 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 246 by Alias
08-27-2013 4:28 PM


Re: Loving Morals
Alias writes:

I wonder what it would have been like to watch elements randomly shift into amino acids (without guidance or a controlled lab) and then watch those acids randomly shift into proteins (made from 100's sometimes 1000's of amino acids which has never been observed at all in a lab)

If amino acids are so special and unique to life that a creator must've made them for that purpose only, why are they found on meteors? Maybe god was sloppy?
Furhtermore, amino acids do spontaneously polymerise into polypeptide (protein-like) structures under thermal conditions including volcanic vents. (Melius 1982, Fox 1977).
This does not mean life started that way, it could be due to a completely different molecule (e.g. RNA-like polymers). The important thing to remember is, just because we don't know yet, doesn't make a fairytale true by default.

Alias writes:

That It makes more sense that certain elements that have certain specific properties came from intelligence.

See my first point (also, elements aren't molecules for the record).

Alias writes:

Thus nature teaches nothing. When we discuss "god" we are saying that it created nature and has overall authority of moral which man has tried to get it right without that authority and is terrible in my view at getting it right.

Which of course isn't helped by God stating that slavery is allowed and that you should kill your offspring whenever he asks.
Nature actually does teach a lot, including collaboration and altruism. Additionally, the most secular countries are among the least violent, best educated and most caring for the poor... no god needed.


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Message 248 of 301 (705521)
08-28-2013 11:16 AM
Reply to: Message 247 by Yakuzi
08-28-2013 9:12 AM


Re: Loving Morals
A planet with amino acids exploded? I don't know. As for atheism, first we have to show amino acids on EARLY earth absent of intelligence to have been produced from elements randomly. Chemical chains are not proteins. Amino acid chains with a specific function are proteins. RNA is produced by DNA you need to show RNA existing prior to DNA. Also I'm not claiming a fairy tale true by default. Please don't assume its rude.

Molecules are more than 1 of the same element. O^2 is a molecule and element. Compounds are more than 1 element bonded such as NaCl. Please ref CH and verse that slavery is OK in the bible. FYI: don't assume I believe that a bible written by man and organized by religious institutions is inerrant. Nature does not teach it can't speak. It has no voice. People interpret and speak. Ref to my last post for more info. Secular countries are not among the most educated, etc... This is a claim and it makes no difference. I'm not religious.

Thanks
Alias :-)

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Message 249 of 301 (705530)
08-28-2013 1:24 PM
Reply to: Message 248 by Alias
08-28-2013 11:16 AM


Re: Loving Morals
Alias writes:

A planet with amino acids exploded?


That It makes more sense that certain elements that have certain specific properties came from intelligence.

Still that means that god was sloppy and created life on another planet as well?

Also I'm not claiming a fairytale true by default. Please don't assume its rude.

My sincere apologies. I was under the impression you insinuated the presence of a god, which is by all definitions a fairytale.

Chemical chains are not proteins. Amino acid chains with a specific function are proteins.

Actually they are: proteins are polymers of chemicals called amino acids. Polypeptides are small proteins and proteins don't necessarily need to have a function to be termed 'protein' (though chances are any polypeptide will have some chemical affinities, that's why they work so well as enzymes, especially through natural selection).

RNA is produced by DNA you need to show RNA existing prior to DNA

This is not true. DNA can just as well be synthesised from RNA by reverse transcriptase. Apart from this assumption, there could've been several molecules involved in the origin of life that are now replaced by more efficient modern contemporaries (e.g. proteins, DNA, RNA)... just because we don't use spears in modern society, doesn't mean we never used them to our advantage (disclaimer: this is an analogy).

Please ref CH and verse that slavery is OK in the bible

However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. Leviticus 25:44-46

Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect. Titus 2:9


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Message 250 of 301 (705537)
08-28-2013 2:05 PM
Reply to: Message 249 by Yakuzi
08-28-2013 1:24 PM


Atheism/Theism
Its absurd to conclude "god" is sloppy if amino acids it created were in a planet that exploded. The insinuation of a god or that there is no god is equally a fairy tale if we go with your claim. Just because "God" chooses to do things different than you does not quantify to it not existing. Atheism is a leap just as much as theism. Please don't draw a picture that theism is limited to cult/religious type thought.

I agree that proteins are much bigger chemicals if you want to call them that but it seems bad to refer to them that way when you seemed ignorant on chemistry. I was trying to draw a picture that they are not elements/molecules. The issue is clear, you have to show elements bonding randomly to form acids and proteins void of intelligence in nature which has never been observed. It's a belief not a fact.

Your 2nd to last paragraph is a claim void of fact. It also shows a leap of faith on your part. What a fairy tale.

Thanks for the reference. Although this draws a couple of points. Slavery was OK historically since "god" is the authority, or this verse is corrupt, or the god of the bible is a fairy tale and I'm sure you can make up some other thoughts.

Thanks
Alias :-)

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Message 251 of 301 (705545)
08-28-2013 3:52 PM
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08-28-2013 2:05 PM


Re: Loving Morals
Of course it's absurd, it's fantasy.

Alias writes:

The insinuation of a god or that there is no god is equally a fairytale if we go with your claim. Just because "God" chooses to do things clearly different than you does not quantify to it not existing. Atheism is a leap just as much as theism.


I just made the observation god was sloppy if he did use those "special" amino acids only to create life. Again this doesn't mean accepting scientific evidence is a "leap of faith" or a fairytale. Throughout history, people created gods for whatever natural event they didn't understand (e.g. lightning, migration of the moon and stars, the origin of species). Now we have scientific theories which explain the natural world around us in detail. Just because we don't know what specifically happened billions of years ago or every possible way molecules interact in every possible environment doesn't mean an intelligent creator set it all in motion.

Yakuzi writes:

Actually they are: proteins are polymers of chemicals called amino acids.


Alias writes:

Proteins are much bigger chemicals if you want to call them that but it seems bad to refer to them that way when you seemed ignorant on chemistry.


I never called them that, you assumed wrong.

Your 2nd to last paragraph is a claim void of fact. It also shows a leap of faith on your part. What a fairytale.

Hey I'm just saying there are working hypotheses out there that of course need testing. Remember, just like before the theory of gravity, evolution and baby making. No need to create the god of the gaps.

Secular countries are not among the most educated, etc... This is a claim and it makes no difference.

How does this not make a difference?

Thanks for the reference. Although this draws a couple of points. Slavery was OK historically since "god" is the authority, or this verse is corrupt, or the god of the bible is a fairytale and I'm sure you can make up some other thoughts. All conclusions are equally falsifiable or rather require faith. FYI: I'm a agnostic theist not a christian.

You're welcome.

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Message 252 of 301 (705547)
08-28-2013 5:04 PM
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08-28-2013 3:52 PM


Re: Loving Morals
Please explain how "god" was sloppy if the Amino acids were on a planet that exploded? Accepting facts and theories is different than believing in atheism. Atheism is not a science. No scientific theory claims there is no god. It's mere speculation. FYI: just because gods have been created does not quantity to atheism as a fact. Yes we have theories that help understanding but none of them quantify to atheism. Nothing you re saying quantifies to atheism. Natural laws could of happened randomly or could of been designed like a machine. The theory of gravity is changing much like the theory of evolution. You're outdated man! Gravity is different than the theory of gravity. As for secular or religious societies, it does not make a difference because you don't know secular countries are actually doing better than religious ones. It's a claim much like god or no god... It's mere speculation and depends on who you listen too, where you get the facts, how much you look into it, etc...

Thanks
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Message 253 of 301 (705569)
08-29-2013 1:53 AM


Wow, I've been too busy with work to check this thread out that I started. I came in just now and it says it will close soon because the 300 posts limit has been reached.

Anyway, in summation.... blah. At least my thread entertained you guys LOL.

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Message 254 of 301 (705580)
08-29-2013 6:23 AM
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08-28-2013 5:04 PM


Re: Loving Morals
Hi Alias,

I have never even mentioned atheism. I was stating that all the existing scientific evidence makes it extremely unlikely that gods/creators exist, pretty much as likely as flying spaghetti monsters, unicorns and other figments of the imagination. Particularly in the context of the making up creators activities observed throughout human history. One of your main arguments was that you could not imagine that proteins formed without a creator, and I presented two research articles stating otherwise. I'm sure you can come up with more gaps now, making a stronger case for your creator of the gaps, just like creationists do with the fossil record. Of course, if you have any evidence that proves a creator, enlighten us by all means. Please note, just because you can't imagine it doesn't count as evidence.

Stating that I'm outdated is a psychological projection, but I guess reality bites and it is a decent defense mechanism.

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Message 255 of 301 (705590)
08-29-2013 8:08 AM
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08-29-2013 6:23 AM


Re: Loving Morals
It's less likely that there is not god. You presented no information/evidence that amino acids evolved without guidance. Ditto to proteins/polypeptides. They are created by DNA in nature to serve a function. Gotta have cells with dna first.

Thanks
Alias :-)

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