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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If I were God, and I were trying to give a set of new rules to a bunch of squabbling apes I'd made, I'd probably skip the whole bits about nuclear fusion and gravitational formation of planets and DNA changing over billions of years. Because they're basically just apes, killing each other with pointy sticks. They're not going to understand what the hell I'm talking about, and the more important part is stop poking each other with the pointy sticks already. So I'd use metaphors. They'll get that, and figure out the rest on their own.

    Trouble is, the apes have figured out more of the actual details now but some of them can't get away from the metaphors. Oh well. Free will and all.
    Is it possible we have eaten from the tree of knowledge? We were warned against that, ya know.

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    I've got no issue with anyone having a belief or notion that there was an initial "creator" (of any kind) that set the world in motion). Said "creator" could be as literal or metaphorical as one could want.

    I've got serious issue with those that believe the earth is only a few thousand years old, that "evolution" doesn't exist, that man and dinosaur coexisted, or any other sort of treatment of the book of revelations as some kind of literal recollection of how the universe, earth, and man was created.

    In the case of instance one, there's a reasonable level of faith there as there are not clear cut, verifiable, unquestionable notions to the contrary and it stands to at least some general notions of logic (as simple as the notion that if all things natural must come from something, then the initial natural thing must have came from something other than what is natural, ie supernatural).

    In the case of instance two, you have verifiable, testable, clear evidence to the contrary with literally NO counter argument to it other than essentially "its all a big conspiracy and everyone everywhere is wrong for reasons we can't explain!"

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    Well, yeah, expressing views that ask questions that have long since been answered. He asked why there are still monkeys... that's a stupid question. He should read about evolution before he opens his damn mouth on the subject.s
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    Well, yeah, expressing views that ask questions that have long since been answered. He asked why there are still monkeys... that's a stupid question. He should read about evolution before he opens his damn mouth on the subject.s
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Is it possible we have eaten from the tree of knowledge? We were warned against that, ya know.
    Uh oh. I've eaten lots of apples in my life and never asked which tree they came from.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop" (Dr. Edwin Conklin, evolutionist and professor of biology at Princeton University).
    I think people who say this just have simple brains. And I don't blame them for thinking this either, because humans did not evolve to understand probability. Just for a second, think about the number of stars that exist in our galaxy (100 trillion). Then think about how many planets accompany those stars.. lets just say for fun, an average of 8. That is 800 trillion planets just in our Galaxy alone. How many Galaxies exist in the universe? Scientists think the number is close to 100 billion. Ok, so what am I really getting at here? Most humans are not able to even understand numbers this large, and we were not evolved to. So when someone says that the probability of life just coming about by accident is about the same as random letters blowing around and coming together to create a dictionary.... You might not be far off. Even if there were a 1-100 trillion probability life would accidentally be created, that would still mean it has happened somewhere else. And of course, in our small brains, 1-100 trillion chance of anything would seem like an accident to us, but if something has occurred, regaurdless of the probability of it occurring, then it seems to me that the accident is that we have the ability to understand it.
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I get it. But creationists need to be called out, there is enough stupidity in this country.

    Yes, I comprehend what I read, no need to make a personal attack.
    No, they don't, at least not for rants on twitter which is a stupidity all it's own. And if you're dumb enough to attack a coworker on social media, especially one with a better contract, you're too damn obsessed with the issue to begin with.

    If you indeed comprehended what you read you wouldn't have made your own personal attacks against me in the first place.

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I get it. But creationists need to be called out, there is enough stupidity in this country.

    Yes, I comprehend what I read, no need to make a personal attack.
    Ok, so right here - "creationists are stupid". Not a particular kind of creationists or whatever spin has been put on it in this thread, just "creationist". Now, was that so hard?
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, they don't, at least not for rants on twitter which is a stupidity all it's own. And if you're dumb enough to attack a coworker on social media, especially one with a better contract, you're too damn obsessed with the issue to begin with.

    If you indeed comprehended what you read you wouldn't have made your own personal attacks against me in the first place.
    I think if you put yourself out on any social media site, you cant expect everyone to just agree with you. You are going to get people with different perspectives who chime in, and I think people who think they are above criticism are the ones that we need to be looking at.
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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I've got no issue with anyone having a belief or notion that there was an initial "creator" (of any kind) that set the world in motion). Said "creator" could be as literal or metaphorical as one could want.

    I've got serious issue with those that believe the earth is only a few thousand years old, that "evolution" doesn't exist, that man and dinosaur coexisted, or any other sort of treatment of the book of revelations as some kind of literal recollection of how the universe, earth, and man was created.

    In the case of instance one, there's a reasonable level of faith there as there are not clear cut, verifiable, unquestionable notions to the contrary and it stands to at least some general notions of logic (as simple as the notion that if all things natural must come from something, then the initial natural thing must have came from something other than what is natural, ie supernatural).

    In the case of instance two, you have verifiable, testable, clear evidence to the contrary with literally NO counter argument to it other than essentially "its all a big conspiracy and everyone everywhere is wrong for reasons we can't explain!"





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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I think if you put yourself out on any social media site, you cant expect everyone to just agree with you. You are going to get people with different perspectives who chime in, and I think people who think they are above criticism are the ones that we need to be looking at.
    Yeah, except this was a coworker at ESPN.

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    Re: Reporter Suspended For Defending Evolution Comes Back, Gives Immediate Middle Fin

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Ok, so right here - "creationists are stupid". Not a particular kind of creationists or whatever spin has been put on it in this thread, just "creationist". Now, was that so hard?
    Creationists by definition are people that believe that the 2 creation stories in Genesis are literal accounts of the creation of man, all life, and the universe. Within creationism there are 2 sects, Old Earth and New Earth. Basically the division being whether the earth is 6 thousand years old or much older. However, regardless of how old they think the earth is, creationists by definition believe there was a literal Adam and a literal Eve that which all of humanity descends from.

    Frankly I am beginning to think that despite your histrionic indignation, you don't even know what creationists believe.
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