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Author Topic:   On the origin of life
Pressie
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Message 8 of 70 (789985)
08-23-2016 5:51 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Lomu
08-22-2016 9:00 PM


From the source, second paragraph.

Don Batten writes:

The origin of life is a vexing problem for those who insist that life arose through purely natural processes.

Not really.

We do have plenty of evidence that nature and natural processes existed around 4 billion years ago and also that natural processes kept on continuing and still exist today.

On the other side, there's absolutely no evidence that Spooks existed around 4 billion years ago and absolutely no evidence that Spooks kept on continuing till today.

So, it's quite a bummer for those creationists. Especially YEC's such as Dr Batten, who did his studies in agriculture, not on the origin of life.


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Pressie
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Message 9 of 70 (789986)
08-23-2016 6:04 AM
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08-22-2016 9:00 PM


Your profile says that you're a stonemason. In this post you call yourself '...being a scientists of course-...'.

Are stonemasons scientists or 'scientists' such as Imams or Priests calling themselves scientists?

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Pressie
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Message 11 of 70 (789989)
08-23-2016 7:18 AM
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08-23-2016 6:55 AM


Thanks Lomu

Something still bothers me.

You started off with 'Howdy all'. That is a Texas type of greeting. Aussies would start with something like: 'G'day'.

This is just an observation.


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Pressie
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Message 13 of 70 (789991)
08-23-2016 8:26 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Theodoric
08-23-2016 8:13 AM


Yeah, something similar with me. I've got a degree in inorganic chemistry. That doesn't make me a chemist at all. It just taught me that I know a little bit more about chemistry than what other people know; but that I really don't know much about chemistry. That's about it.

I don't know enough to challenge those hundreds of thousands of specialists on chemistry, from all over the world, on their findings.

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Pressie
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Message 14 of 70 (790086)
08-25-2016 7:35 AM
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08-22-2016 9:00 PM


I see that Lomu disappeared. My guess is that he will get full marks from his creationist 'University' for posting something on an 'evolutionist' website. In the end his 'Degree' will be worth as much as the education of a 12-year old. He won't get a job in the real world; apart from being able to be preaching to other undereducated people...somewhere in the American Bible Belt or the poor suburbs of western Sydney or around Teheran.

In the end Lomu appears to be too stupid to even try to pretend to educated.

I would love to see old Lomu greeting those guys in western Sydney with a 'Howdy all', though. It would be a blast. Those guys wouldn't know what to do. You Sepo!

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Pressie
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Message 18 of 70 (790133)
08-26-2016 5:39 AM
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08-25-2016 5:42 PM


Nope. Sepo.

1. a name given to Americans that talk alot of shit, have monstrous horse teeth and complain about everything.

From http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sepo


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Pressie
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Message 23 of 70 (790292)
08-29-2016 7:36 AM
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08-22-2016 11:14 PM


Re: Which Way To Go?
This was it for me.

Lomu writes:

I'm definitely on the side of a naturalistic view...

That means that Lomu is a YEC pretending to be something else.

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Message 24 of 70 (790294)
08-29-2016 7:40 AM
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08-26-2016 4:36 PM


Theodoric writes:

Been down the road of sockpuppets around here for a ling time. Being cautious is not uncalled for. That is called himself a scientist just because he claims a degree in a scientific field is huge red flag.

Yip.

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Message 29 of 70 (790574)
09-01-2016 8:02 AM
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09-01-2016 6:18 AM


Re: 3.7-billion-year-old fossils may be the oldest signs of life on Earth
Yeah, Faith expects reality to contradict his/her favourite interpretations of his/her favourite holy scriptures. So, I guess that Faith doesn't believe much of Protestant or Catholic or Eastern Orthodox or Jewish Bibles.

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Pressie
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Message 42 of 70 (790776)
09-05-2016 7:36 AM
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09-02-2016 1:38 PM


Lomu writes:

Where I live (Victoria) registration plates on cars are numbered like this:

Howdy, Sepo.

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Pressie
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Message 55 of 70 (790936)
09-08-2016 8:20 AM
Reply to: Message 54 by ringo
09-07-2016 3:12 PM


Re: The Big Lie
Yeah. A lot of Christian religious people try to change the meaning of written words to what they want it to mean to suit their beliefs. One example is the meaning op the word "soon" being changed to "whenever it happens somewhere in future around 5 billion years from now".

Another example is when they want the meaning of the words "this generation" get changed to "any generation, whenever". That's what they want those words to mean. And then they call it it's a "prophesy" getting "fulfilled"!

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Pressie
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Message 59 of 70 (791001)
09-09-2016 7:36 AM
Reply to: Message 58 by New Cat's Eye
09-08-2016 3:10 PM


Re: The Big Lie
Cat Sci, you must be careful. You're going to be accused of blaming the supposed God for you being really, really bad in the supposed good creation. Because Adam and Eve supposedly ate some fruit. Even though you only turned up thousands of years later. You're bad!

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Pressie
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Message 60 of 70 (791002)
09-09-2016 7:52 AM
Reply to: Message 56 by Faith
09-08-2016 10:19 AM


Re: The Big Lie
Faith writes:

As with many things in the Bible, we are to learn from its use of the word "die" that it is not limited to the meaning we ordinarily attach to it.

Yeah, sure, when my parrot died, he could still fly around somehow.

Sorry, Faith. The word "die" means dead. Dead. Gone. Adios Amigos. Flesh rotting away. In equilibrium with the environment.

I realise that what you want is for words to mean something else...you want words to mean whatever you want to maintain your ridiculous faith.


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Pressie
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Message 63 of 70 (791014)
09-09-2016 8:53 AM
Reply to: Message 62 by Faith
09-09-2016 8:39 AM


Re: The Big Lie
Yeah, sure Faith.

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Pressie
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Message 64 of 70 (791019)
09-09-2016 9:07 AM
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09-09-2016 8:39 AM


Re: The Big Lie
Faith writes:

It's the Bible that dictates how the word "die" is used.

Nope. Carcasses rotting away or being eaten by lions or vultures or hyenas would be a lot more reliable way of defining the word 'die'. They're dead. Gone.

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