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Straggler
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Message 17 of 60 (358461)
10-24-2006 4:20 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by Archer Opteryx
10-17-2006 1:53 PM


Re: Creationism evolving in response to...
Special creation for humans, obviously. What else? Anything?

Yes that in terms of sentience, consciousness etc in particular. I think the whole area of artificial intelligence may force the same sort of debate that the ToE has already been through in the longer term.
Dualism and the whole mind/body/soul concept could be an area of intense debate. Almost every faith has a belief in an afterlife of some sort which necessitates some form of self seperate from the physical which does not sit well with science.

Cosmology is another obvious area. BB theory is adequate up to a point but there are major questions regarding how this could come about that remain and which are therefore ripe for creationist interpretation.

Abiogenesis and the formation of life is another area that creationists will cling onto to the bitter end. Debates about the exact environment in which this could occur and how valid any laboratory experiment designed with the purpose of creating life can be, will rightly be asked. Demonstrating that this can occur without intelligent intervention of some sort could be very difficult indeed.

Any area in which faith based beliefs have anything to say regards the physical world or our interaction with it are potential areas of debate but I think the above are the main areas that creationists in their various forms will be most desperate to hold onto and most difficult to prise from their grasp.

Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.


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Straggler
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Message 19 of 60 (358597)
10-24-2006 5:30 PM
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10-24-2006 11:32 AM


Re: Creationism evolving in response to...
Blimey! Gonna be a long hard task then.

Having said that the rate of scientific progress has increased somewhat in the last few hundred years so we might at least keep the creationists on their toes.


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Message 30 of 60 (503946)
03-23-2009 4:38 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by Von Cullen
03-23-2009 4:22 PM


Evolution is factual science but.....
Evolution is factual science but it is not the end all be all explanation for life on earth, yet many attempt to present it as such; all the while making a mockery of those who don't accept it.

Does the theory of evolution by means of natural selection explain the diversity of life as observed to exist?

Who does not accept evolution on the basis of a valid alternative in your opinion?


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Message 33 of 60 (503960)
03-23-2009 5:44 PM
Reply to: Message 32 by Von Cullen
03-23-2009 5:38 PM


Your Own Thread
It refutes 99% of the arguments made on this and many other on line forums

If you really are a molecular biologist and you really do think that 99% of the arguments made here are PRATTS then in the name of education I have setup a thread for you to give more detail.

See here Message 1

I suggest that you start by highlighting some of the arguments in favour of evolution that you have seen presented here that you consider to be PRATTs


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