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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nice, so now it is a mental illness to be a Christian....Aren't you special.
    That's not what he said you liar.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Isn't it defined as when the two can no longer breed with each other?
    there are plenty of divergent species that can bread with each other, though. As a useful scientific concept it's currently a mess and is going through lots of revision and challenges based on new genetic research, advances in breeding techniques, etc. Hell, some species n the past were classified as species based on nothing more than the way they looked

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, everyone knows that. What do you see this as contributing to the discussion?
    If everyone knows this, how is it that a third of Americans don't believe in evolution?

    Judging from some of the comments here, there seems to be some confusion about religion is or isn't.

    What I added was a statement of fact .. why do you have a problem with a fact?
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nice, so now it is a mental illness to be a Christian....Aren't you special.
    You are twisting my words. It is insane to take a literalist interpretation of the Bible, yes. I wouldn't call average Christians insane, but then again, all Christians believe in something that has no evidence which is not particularly sane.
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    I don't want a "comprehension of science"
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    Why aren't monkeys having human children?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    there are plenty of divergent species that can bread with each other, though. As a useful scientific concept it's currently a mess and is going through lots of revision and challenges based on new genetic research, advances in breeding techniques, etc. Hell, some species n the past were classified as species based on nothing more than the way they looked
    Yeah, as someone pointed out earlier, the concept of a species is a human invention and is more or less an arbitrary distinction. Take that chicken and egg question: the real answer is that there isn't an answer. For a few hundred thousand years, an increasingly chicken-like creature developed. And at some point we start to call it a chicken, but that creature continues to gradually change. Each new chicken is just ever so slightly different from the last one... so is it still a chicken?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    there are plenty of divergent species that can bread with each other, though. As a useful scientific concept it's currently a mess and is going through lots of revision and challenges based on new genetic research, advances in breeding techniques, etc. Hell, some species n the past were classified as species based on nothing more than the way they looked
    A species is defined as populations that can interbreed within nature.

    There isn't much hybrid interbreeding within nature.
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    I don't want a "comprehension of science"
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    Why aren't monkeys having human children?

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    If everyone knows this, how is it that a third of Americans don't believe in evolution?

    Judging from some of the comments here, there seems to be some confusion about religion is or isn't.

    What I added was a statement of fact .. why do you have a problem with a fact?
    They don't believe in evolution because they believe their interpretation of the bible says it can't be true. Something being a "belief" doesn't mean it's wrong. I believe there must be other life in this universe, due to its shear size and the number of stars. However, I have absolutely no evidence that this is true. Creationists aren't wrong because they hold a "belief." They're wrong for other reasons.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    People who cling to ignorance deserve criticism.
    That is your own construct, and frankly your own problem....You drip intolerance with this post.

    God gave you reason and intellect, and it wasn't just to watch you abandon them.
    The notion that I am abandoning anything is your opinion, for which I have little to no use for. To put yourself on some higher level of intelligence because of ones faith, that they must think as you do or else they are flawed in some way, is not only narcissistic, but quite foolish.

    The earth is not 6,000-10,000 years old.
    I never said it was...But I want to say....Thank you Capt. Obvious.

    If someone's interpretation of the bible leads them to believe the earth is that young, they are wrong.
    Why would you care what they think?

    God would want them to see the truth.
    Wow! the arrogance. That you would presume to speak for God, when in this post alone you have only disparaged his believers is astonishing...What a tool.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ethanUNC View Post
    I would like to clarify that I refer to the fundamentalist Christians.
    Why be so restrictive? If you are going to be embarrassed, go all out.

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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by ethanUNC View Post
    You are twisting my words. It is insane to take a literalist interpretation of the Bible, yes. I wouldn't call average Christians insane, but then again, all Christians believe in something that has no evidence which is not particularly sane.
    Do their beliefs particularly effect you?
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