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20-03-2013, 10:38 AM
RE: This is a joke right?
The funny thing is recognizing that evolution invites this kind of questioning (when it's sincere, of course). Science would love to answer these questions (and for all I know already has).

Can faith say the same? Does a Bible believer really welcome questions about whether there were ever millions of Jews living in Egypt? Or how all those animals fit on the ark (their best answers to this question REQUIRE evolution to occur much, much faster than it does, which I think is hilarious)? Or how Jesus could be born during the reigns of two potentates whose terms did not intersect (for Americans, try to imagine someone being born while Richard Nixon was president and Al Gore was vice president)?

Does a Bible believer welcome questions about the truth that animal life all around the world cannot, cannot, canNOT be traced back to Turkey?

Does a Bible believer welcome questions about the truth that the "tower of Babel" myth simply does not explain the diversity of language on earth?

Does a Bible believer welcome questions on any of these things and countless others?

HYPOCRITES!
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20-03-2013, 10:47 AM
RE: This is a joke right?
(20-03-2013 10:38 AM)TwoCultSurvivor Wrote:  HYPOCRITES!
Lol, welcome to the human race. We're all hypocrites, to some degree - nobody ever likes their own coveted beliefs challenged, but most of us love to challenge (or simply dismiss) the silly beliefs of others.

Some of us rise above this petty human hypocrisy and accept that it's OK for others to criticize our beliefs - it's fair, it might even help us understand ourselves better in the long run. We know this. But few of us actually like it.

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20-03-2013, 05:12 PM
RE: This is a joke right?
No doubt, but something has to be said for going the extra mile to expose your hypocrisy. A "Question Evolution" campaign implies that those who embrace evolution don't question it. The opposite is true. Those who believe in evolution are constantly questioning it, but the questions are honest and they seek answers. That makes all the difference. Those who put up this astonishingly hypocritical site do not question their own beliefs (because if they did, they would be forced to abandon them). And that rises above the "we're all hypocritical to some extent" observation. This is not your average hypocrisy. This goes above and beyond, and deserves scorn.
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20-03-2013, 06:53 PM
RE: This is a joke right?
I just finished reading in its entirety the RationalWiki rebutal and the hyperliked Richard Lenski episode.
I agree with TwoCultSurvivor that this type of hypocrisy, misinformation and total lack of actual scientific understanding deserves scorn.
It is because of these kinds of people that websites like this one MUST exist.

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01-04-2013, 06:58 PM
RE: This is a joke right?
(19-03-2013 10:22 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  
(19-03-2013 08:14 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  It might be a worthwhile endeavor for the board to rebut their rebuttals found under Related articles. What do you think?

Don't even waste your time. These people have already defined for themselves what evolution is and won't hear any other explanation. Any attempt to explain it to them is an exercise in futility.
Seconded.

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01-04-2013, 07:20 PM
RE: This is a joke right?
It's funny, in his video he giggles and does the "" hand gesture when he says we live in a world of science, YET when it comes to proof on his website it's all "we have proof from many scientists".

LOLWUT!!!!

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01-04-2013, 09:52 PM
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That questionnaire has been floating around for a while. Here is a thread I started back in early 2011.

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...=questions
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01-04-2013, 10:51 PM
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I just had an interesting thought. One of the most common arguments against evolution... er, abiogenesis, is that the odds of life forming are far too long for it to have actually happened the way research has hypothesized. And for effect, the pro creationists often show dramatic graphics of 10 to the power X with a gazillion zeros behind it in their videos. Now, we all know that their target audience has no idea how to figure these odds but, they will repeat them in refutation of anyone who is pro science.

I live in Shreveport, Louisiana, less than two miles from about six large casinos. It is said that about 46% of Americans believe in creationism. Shreveport is smack in the middle of the Bible Belt.

I'll give you five to one odds that 98.7% of the people spending money in those casinos are not atheist. I'll lay ten to one odds that 99% of the theists spending money in those casinos are young earth creationists and, I'll give you 100 to one odds that 99.99999% of those young earth creationists have never even given a millisecond's thought to what the odds are that they'll leave their money at the casino.

And I promise you that every one of the men are ogling the fishnet clad asses of the barwenches and every one of the women are thinking "cheap whores". While they fritter away their tithes.

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02-04-2013, 10:46 AM
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(01-04-2013 10:51 PM)bbeljefe Wrote:  I'll give you 100 to one odds that 99.99999% of those young earth creationists have never even given a millisecond's thought to what the odds are that they'll leave their money at the casino.

While I don't disagree with what you have said, I have a habit of pointing out to people that .999 = 1. So 99.999% is the same as 100%.

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02-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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(02-04-2013 10:46 AM)yumeji Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 10:51 PM)bbeljefe Wrote:  I'll give you 100 to one odds that 99.99999% of those young earth creationists have never even given a millisecond's thought to what the odds are that they'll leave their money at the casino.

While I don't disagree with what you have said, I have a habit of pointing out to people that .999 = 1. So 99.999% is the same as 100%.

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No, 0.999 does not equal 1.
0.9... (infinitely repeating) equals 1.

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