Age 23 State of Residence: usually Indonesia, currently UK Marital status: Single :( Education level: currently doing a masters Religion: Islam Occupation: student Type: either TE or ME... or 'deistic evolution' Why?: Evolution is obviously well supported, plus my religious background does not contradict evolution per se. So I can have my cake and eat it.
Although it can be difficult at times...
This message has been edited by Andya Primanda, 02-05-2005 08:22 AM
If everyone in the political forums conducted themselves as you and holmes do, I might reconsider. However, I have no interest in a kindergarten sandbox environment. Branding one's opponents as "stupid", or worse, instead of engaging their arguments, is not the mark of an intellectual.
Sorry to make an off topic post, but how has your B.S. in Biology worked out for you? I'm a junior at the University of Florida majoring in Integrative Biology, and I'd like to know. Also, it seems that your education would conflict with a YEC standpoint - did you become a YEC after you graduated, or before? I apologize if I'm prying but I'm interested in knowing more about you.
While it is not beyond people to fudge their educational background, I find I can't dismiss it until I see them saying something completely wrong given their field.
I have known some very very smart people, and highly educated as well, that went from theistic evolutionists to pretty much creationists. They give a little wiggle room for OE rather than YE (though we may be fooled!) but otherwise it is the same.
It was shocking to see the tranformation, and one of them is a highly educated, and now very very well paid biologist. Of course I caught him pretty well plagiarizing ID material. This is how I discovered ID in the first place.
So yeah, people can even have advanced bio degrees and then lose control to faith.
holmes "...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)
"...don't believe I'm taken in by stories I have heard, I just read the Daily News and swear by every word.."(Steely Dan)
Agreed schrafinator... thanks for the reference. Primordial soup, comparison to sponataneous generation, and second law of thermodynamics are indicative of a certain level of creationist supporter. There are better arguments to cut and paste... I mean trot out. I did not notice a high level of invective from the evolutionists in those posts, but it was probably on the way before the quick bow out. What I noticed was perhaps a lower level of staying power than most creos on this board.
Perhaps satrekker has been buffing up that Bio degree from Patriot U. and refined his arguments...and now has the time and energy to have at it. Brace yourself.
edited because i confused satrekker w/ paisano, so original post made little sense...apologies to all,particularly paisano
This message has been edited by Arkansas Banana Boy, 02-09-2005 03:08 AM
This message has been edited by Arkansas Banana Boy, 02-09-2005 03:27 AM
Indeed, my friend. Although a bio major may not be up on physics ("Physics? We don' need no steenkin' physics!"), the bit about spontaneous generation = ToE would be hard to justify if you've taken even high-school biology.