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Author Topic:   The Problems with Genesis: A Christian Evolutionist's View
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Message 25 of 200 (447541)
01-09-2008 5:57 PM
Reply to: Message 21 by Cold Foreign Object
01-09-2008 4:51 PM

Willie: are you aware that nearly all Atheists are evolutionists? Do you think they support evolution because it supports Christianity? Needless to say, Willie, they support evolution because evolution claims to refute Christianity. Again, this is more evidence that you are not a Christian since Christians and Atheists have diametrically contradicting beliefs concerning ORIGINS.
Ray, are you aware that all squirrels are mammals?
Does this mean all mammals are squirrels?
By your "logic," dogs, cats, whales, cows, and all other mammals must be squirrels.
Not all Christians are your kind of Christians. You don't get a monopoly on the word for people who agree precisely with your view, any more than I am forced to agree with all other Atheists about everything in order to still call myself one.

Every time a fundy breaks the laws of thermodynamics, Schroedinger probably kills his cat.

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Message 27 of 200 (447550)
01-09-2008 6:18 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by subbie
01-09-2008 6:13 PM

I guess you didn't get the memo.
We kicked you out at the last meeting for saying "Gesundheit" too many times.
Lies and slander! I never say "Gesundheit!"
I say "Bless you." Yes, I am aware of the irony.

Every time a fundy breaks the laws of thermodynamics, Schroedinger probably kills his cat.

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Message 192 of 200 (693233)
03-12-2013 6:18 PM
Reply to: Message 191 by WarriorArchangel
03-12-2013 5:36 PM

"Intelligence doesn't evolve. It's embedded in the womb, and will learn to its capacity." That truism puts evolution down the toilet.
This is what's called "presuming your conclusion." That's not a "truism." It's a claim. Intelligence is an extremely broad term (sufficiently so that in its colloquial use it's nearly meaningless), and even allowing for the wide variety of meanings it can selectively convey, intelligence varies widely within species, let alone between them.
For Christ Jesus' sake we are 99.8% Neanderthal genome! How the hell did that happen? Any ideas......?
It's rather obvious: we share a relatively recent common ancestor, and our ancestors may have interbred with Neanderthals as well.
After all, we're genetically nearly identical to chimpanzees. A strong genetic similarity to other hominids like Neanderthals is more than simply obvious, it's expected. It's a core prediction of evolutionary theory as it pertains to human evolution, one that has been validated by the very genetic evidence you find to be so shocking.
Edited by Rahvin, : Fixed a formatting tag.

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. - Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. — Albert Camus
"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." - Barash, David 1995.

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