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07-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Re: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
I thought man was made from clay.. Does clay have DNA?

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07-11-2012, 06:55 PM
Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
Clay Matthews does.

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08-11-2012, 03:24 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
Dirt is quite a general term. I assume you are referring to soil? It depends on what type of soil you are looking at though. Some are rich in DNA, in the sense that they are populated with soil bacteria and/or containing organic matter, while some are not, in the sense that the soil is purely formed from the erosion of rocks.

Here's a simpler one: Ask them to define a cell, and ask them what are the basic critical components/organelles in a cell that without them, the cell cannot function. See how much they understand about the cell.

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08-11-2012, 04:37 AM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2012 04:41 AM by Free Thought.)
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
(07-11-2012 06:19 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I thought man was made from clay.. Does clay have DNA?

Well montmorillonite clay is a key participant in current Abiogenesis hypothesis's as it may have attracted and massed the nucleotides that form RNA, causing them to bond and polymerize...

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08-11-2012, 08:39 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
So then, is the Dirt/DNA line of argument a solid argument to a creationist?
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08-11-2012, 08:44 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
(08-11-2012 08:39 AM)Denicio Wrote:  So then, is the Dirt/DNA line of argument a solid argument to a creationist?
What is the creationist argument? You don't seem to have made that clear, at least not to me.

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08-11-2012, 08:48 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
I wouldn't say so Denicio. As others, far more qualified than I, have pointed out; Dirt is far too vague. Dirt'll just lead to filthy semantics... If they changed to clay on the other hand they might have a very tenuous case on their feeble, desperately grasping hands.

Wait... I was supposed to answer that right?

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08-11-2012, 08:49 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
(08-11-2012 08:44 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(08-11-2012 08:39 AM)Denicio Wrote:  So then, is the Dirt/DNA line of argument a solid argument to a creationist?
What is the creationist argument? You don't seem to have made that clear, at least not to me.

They believe god reached down, grabbed some dirt and breathed life into the dirt which became man.
If Dirt is DNAless...then insane to think we came from dirt.
I see it as a way to combat the "You actually believe we came from a single cell or randomness" type of argument.
Genesis 2:7 reads "the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."

So god blew into dirt and it gave life? His stinky breath or the dirt would seemingly have to have DNA based on what we know about genetics, right?

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08-11-2012, 08:52 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
(08-11-2012 08:49 AM)Denicio Wrote:  
(08-11-2012 08:44 AM)Chas Wrote:  What is the creationist argument? You don't seem to have made that clear, at least not to me.

They believe god reached down, grabbed some dirt and breathed life into the dirt which became man.
If Dirt is DNAless...then insane to think we came from dirt.
I see it as a way to combat the "You actually believe we came from a single cell or randomness" type of argument.
Genesis 2:7 reads "the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."

So god blew into dirt and it gave life? His stinky breath or the dirt would seemingly have to have DNA based on what we know about genetics, right?

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Well, dirt only has DNA or RNA that was left there by organisms.

But, really, arguing against magic spells with scientific details? Fool's errand.

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08-11-2012, 08:53 AM
RE: Does Dirt have DNA or RNA?
(08-11-2012 08:49 AM)Denicio Wrote:  
(08-11-2012 08:44 AM)Chas Wrote:  What is the creationist argument? You don't seem to have made that clear, at least not to me.

They believe god reached down, grabbed some dirt and breathed life into the dirt which became man.
If Dirt is DNAless...then insane to think we came from dirt.
I see it as a way to combat the "You actually believe we came from a single cell or randomness" type of argument.
Genesis 2:7 reads "the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."

So god blew into dirt and it gave life? His stinky breath or the dirt would seemingly have to have DNA based on what we know about genetics, right?

D
In that case. No, they still don't have an argument, they have stupid, and lots of it.

Fuckers can't even purpose how god's Halitosis animated the dust..

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