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Author Topic:   Creationist/ID Education should be allowed
ringo
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Message 69 of 116 (691639)
02-23-2013 1:39 PM
Reply to: Message 65 by kofh2u
02-18-2013 7:20 PM


Re: re-tracing "the steps" in evolution
kofh2u writes:

This also infers that God knows quite well about the genetic code, too.


If God created the genetic code, then He would know about it, yes. No surprises there. But that says nothing about the authors of the Bible understanding the genetic code.

kofh2u writes:

Then we have the Old Testament reporting the number Pi correctly to one decimal place, indirectly by telling us the dimensions by which to construct a round basin before the Temple.


Pi to one significant figure is, at best, a very rough approximation. I use it myself sometimes. Sure, some sheep herder may have figured it out. Sure, it may be worth teaching to children. But it's just ludicrous to call it "science in the Bible".

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Message 108 of 116 (703320)
07-18-2013 12:35 PM
Reply to: Message 102 by Skulb
07-17-2013 8:04 PM


Re: Use Pikachu when compiling your accounts receivable
Skulb writes:

They have just now changed their minds on this issue and are therefore saying the complete opposite of what they said last year.


Yes, that's the greatest strength of science, the ability to admit when you're wrong. New evidence often makes old ideas wrong.

That's also the greatest weakness of creationism and its alter-ego Intelligent Design - the unshakable faith that you already know everything there is to know.


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Message 115 of 116 (703460)
07-22-2013 11:48 AM
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07-21-2013 7:09 PM


Re: Use Pikachu when compiling your accounts receivable
Skulb writes:

... you all give wonderful presentations of how science is supposed to work it not how it actually works in the real world.


The scientific approach, if you really had any interest in the scientific approach, would be to present evidence that supports your hypothesis.

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