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

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    Just trying to get to the point where you admit that at some point even your theory relies on faith that it just was. Looks like we got there.
    Stop conflating actual scientific discourse and the merits of faith. Acknowledging simple cells in evolution is crucial in understanding our universe. What's the point in crying out "God did it!" at every hurdle? It doesn't accomplish anything; it doesn't improve our understanding. It is, plain and simple, a God of the Gaps dead-end.



    That is a mistake you make...I don't have to have all the answers, only to poke holes in your claims.
    You haven't poked a hole in anything. What part of the theory of potassium 40 development do you disagree with, for example?

    No, name calling aside, these are your claims, it is up to you to prove them....All I have to do is question them.
    I can link to scientific studies that argue for these theories if you like... You certainly won't disprove any of it because you will simply cry "BUT ALL DIS COMES FROM GODDDD!"

    Not saying I do...Why would you think that?
    You keep asking what came before the building blocks of life. That's irrelevant in actually understanding the mechanics of said blocks.

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

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    Well, the Far Right want to scrap all benefits and any help extended to those in need. They actively look down on poor people (vide: the poster above suspecting I'm a Wamart worker and hence putting forward "stupid" arguments).
    How educated do you think the average Walmart employee actually is? Do you think that the average Walmart employee has a good grasp of science or history... that they graduated high school with praise for critical thought?
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

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    How educated do you think the average Walmart employee actually is? Do you think that the average Walmart employee has a good grasp of science or history... that they graduated high school with praise for critical thought?
    You're right, perhaps they didn't. However that doesn't mean every single Walmart employee doesn't have a "praise for critical thought." It's just a strange discussion-tactic to try and claim someone who you don't know behind a computer might be a Walmart employee... because they're using arguments actually supported by science. It's mind-boggling.

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

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    You're right, perhaps they didn't. However that doesn't mean every single Walmart employee doesn't have a "praise for critical thought." It's just a strange discussion-tactic to try and claim someone who you don't know behind a computer might be a Walmart employee... because they're using arguments actually supported by science. It's mind-boggling.
    I am only suggesting that his comment was more about you than a Walmart employee...

    There are undoubtedly some very smart Walmart employees, especially as you climb the corporate ladder.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    Stop conflating actual scientific discourse and the merits of faith. Acknowledging simple cells in evolution is crucial in understanding our universe. What's the point in crying out "God did it!" at every hurdle? It doesn't accomplish anything; it doesn't improve our understanding.
    It certainly helped our understanding of volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural disasters.

    Hey Steve! Vesuvius just just wiped out Pompeii.

    All good Hank... Hades did it. Must of been angry.


    ...and science learned. Stop being so skeptical...
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

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    It certainly helped our understanding of volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural disasters.

    Hey Steve! Vesuvius just just wiped out Pompeii.

    All good Hank... Hades did it. Must of been angry.


    ...and science learned. Stop being so skeptical...
    Humans (as homo sapiens) have existed for 100 000years (some say as long as 250 000years) and Heaven watched indifferently as most died young through damn gum disease; then after 96 000 years Heaven chooses a largely illiterate tribe, never mind the Chinese or Indians who were way more advanced.

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

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    Humans (as homo sapiens) have existed for 100 000years (some say as long as 250 000years) and Heaven watched indifferently as most died young through damn gum disease; then after 96 000 years Heaven chooses a largely illiterate tribe, never mind the Chinese or Indians who were way more advanced.
    The Apache or Cherokee?
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

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    Humans (as homo sapiens) have existed for 100 000years (some say as long as 250 000years) and Heaven watched indifferently as most died young through damn gum disease; then after 96 000 years Heaven chooses a largely illiterate tribe, never mind the Chinese or Indians who were way more advanced.
    The Chinese didn't/don't believe in the Christian God... so they weren't getting picked. God would pick the retarded little crippled kid for his team before them.
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    Re: One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

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    The Apache or Cherokee?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aekos View Post
    Stop conflating actual scientific discourse and the merits of faith. Acknowledging simple cells in evolution is crucial in understanding our universe. What's the point in crying out "God did it!" at every hurdle? It doesn't accomplish anything; it doesn't improve our understanding. It is, plain and simple, a God of the Gaps dead-end.
    I am not conflating anything. The fact is, that science has some pretty significant holes in understand the origins of aspects of theories...And I am not saying that "God did" anything, or didn't either....All I am saying is that science doesn't answer everything...

    You haven't poked a hole in anything. What part of the theory of potassium 40 development do you disagree with, for example?
    Does all knowledge scientifically begin with potassium 40? In understanding how we came to be, it would make sense to know the start right? If not, and you are saying that science just accepts that at some point things just were, and go from there, then so be it, but don't disparage others for believing in something else at the same time, that also relies on "it just was"....

    I can link to scientific studies that argue for these theories if you like... You certainly won't disprove any of it because you will simply cry "BUT ALL DIS COMES FROM GODDDD!"
    Nah, I don't need the studies, it isn't bed time....heh, heh....And I am not crying anything....This would be you labeling me in your anger for not being able to conclusively answer the beginning. That's not my problem...All I am asking you to do is back up your absolute claims.

    You keep asking what came before the building blocks of life. That's irrelevant in actually understanding the mechanics of said blocks.
    How many times do I have to tell you that I don't disagree with evolution? Good Lord! Understanding what came before the building blocks would help us understand why the earth is like it is, and how we came to be. You seem to be arguing, or to use your terms "crying" 'IT JUST WAS!' Sorry, that to me is no better answer than a religious person arguing that God created the heavens and the earth in 7 days.

    You're right, perhaps they didn't. However that doesn't mean every single Walmart employee doesn't have a "praise for critical thought." It's just a strange discussion-tactic to try and claim someone who you don't know behind a computer might be a Walmart employee... because they're using arguments actually supported by science. It's mind-boggling.
    It is strange to you because I didn't say what you have contorted to ascribing to me here. I simply asked you what qualified you to speak authoritatively on the subject, and I used an example of a Walmart employee because you seemed to be passing yourself off as educated on the subject. I could have used, a grocery store employee, or a McDonald's employee, or any entry level job that most young people have. The "job" isn't the point here, your education to the topic is. That you won't answer that question, and continue to twist what I said instead is telling.
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