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21-12-2013, 12:58 AM
RE: 2 questions for creationists
(20-12-2013 04:56 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  
(20-12-2013 08:33 AM)alpha male Wrote:  Tiktaalik was right where it was supposed to be. It's the footprints found subsequently that are the inconsistency.

Lobe-finned fish were evolving into tetrapods about that point so finding footprints is inconsistent with the fossil record how? The only thing those footprints were inconsistent with was the theory regarding when tetrapods emerged. That theory's been updated to reflect the new data. It's what we call science.

The misconception stem's from alpha's warped world view. Science can and does change, and theists see this as it's weakness. They'll yell from the top of the hills 'but how can we rely on science when it changes so much?' This is because they want the whole and absolute truth handed to them on a silver platter, much like they think their holy books give them. They cannot handle doubt or uncertainty. So science has to be discarded because it didn't get it right the first time (like they think their holy books do); instead of realizing that it's continuous improvement and refinement is in fact it's greatest strength.

Trust in those searching for the truth (science), be wary of those who claim to have found it (religion).

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21-12-2013, 07:00 AM
RE: 2 questions for creationists
(21-12-2013 12:58 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(20-12-2013 04:56 PM)Paleophyte Wrote:  Lobe-finned fish were evolving into tetrapods about that point so finding footprints is inconsistent with the fossil record how? The only thing those footprints were inconsistent with was the theory regarding when tetrapods emerged. That theory's been updated to reflect the new data. It's what we call science.

The misconception stem's from alpha's warped world view. Science can and does change, and theists see this as it's weakness. They'll yell from the top of the hills 'but how can we rely on science when it changes so much?' This is because they want the whole and absolute truth handed to them on a silver platter, much like they think their holy books give them. They cannot handle doubt or uncertainty. So science has to be discarded because it didn't get it right the first time (like they think their holy books do); instead of realizing that it's continuous improvement and refinement is in fact it's greatest strength.

Trust in those searching for the truth (science), be wary of those who claim to have found it (religion).

Yup, that.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: theism is childish, immature, and unworthy of any adult human.

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25-12-2013, 03:25 PM
RE: 2 questions for creationists
(13-12-2013 02:45 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(13-12-2013 01:20 PM)alpha male Wrote:  That's not what I posted.

Oh, I'm sorry? What was that? That sounds distinctly like bullshit.

(06-12-2013 03:48 PM)alpha male Wrote:  Actually there is another answer, and it's given in the Bible:
Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.

I.e., the universe is evidence of a creator god. Paul also notes this in Romans 1.

Called it.

LOL @ runtbitch posting a fucking SONG as "facts".

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25-12-2013, 03:36 PM
RE: 2 questions for creationists
(20-12-2013 11:02 AM)theophilus Wrote:  Perhaps it is because the universe is millions of years old. The Bible says God created the earth a few thousands of years ago; it doesn't tell us when the rest of the universe was created. If you don't read the Bible carefully it is easy to form misconceptions about what it really says.

http://clydeherrin.wordpress.com/2012/03...lly-say-2/

Oh, look, a nice Special Pleading Fallacy. "You're reading it wrong". Laughat


Quote:On the other hand it is possible that the speed of light isn't as constant as most people believe. It is possible that it was greater in the past and it is also possible that it isn't the same in all parts of the universe. There is no way to prove or disprove these possibilites.

Oh, look: a nice Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy. Laughat

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