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Final stumpers for Creationists

Discussion in 'Creation & Evolution' started by Franc28, May 8, 2002.

  1. jon1101

    jon1101 Well-Known Member

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    I concurr that his meathod was brash, but he has some points. Perhaps we could stop nailing him for being 'unoriginal' or whatever the evasion was. Perhaps we could stop dodging his points by talking of his mannors. Perhaps we could stop explaining just how great an impact God has had in our lives, as if that somehow dispelled the given issues with creationism.

    And yet all his questions go unanswered...

    -jon

    P.S. Really, how do questions beg sources?
     
  2. BigJon

    BigJon Insanely Huge

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    Answers to Franc28

    1. by useing the word Hypothesis it would imply we guess at what happened in the beginning, well its no guess, God created the heavens and the earth, plants, animals, and humans. source for info: God's Word a.k.a. The Bible

    1b. This is a trick question due to the fact there is no legit answer based on the fact that once the world was created its over no predictions to be made

    2. The Bible contains neither micro or macro

    2b. The Bible routinely speaks of amazing things ( healing, the dead raised, calming of the seas at the spoken voice of Jesus, ect....) that Jesus did to prove he was God's son, and He said He would return so if history isn't enough future events will be.

    3. Proof for a flood?

    4. a food chain, I'm stronger and I eat you, How is that proof for evolution?

    5. & 6. Sorry I snoozed through science

    7. Ahhh, protien, work out eat protien get insanely huge.
     
  3. jon1101

    jon1101 Well-Known Member

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    Any scientific evidence to support your science?

    WHAT? Asking a theory to make correct predictions is a trick question? Please. One very popular meathod (understatement intended) is to take a theory, make predictions, and check to see if the predictions come true. The fact that creation referrs to something in the past in no way keeps this process from working.

    Answers to 2a and 2b contain no scientific basis, only religious sources. The Bible may be perfect and all, but it doesn't do much to establish creationism as a valid science.

    Explain. I simply do not understand your answer/question/statement or whatever it was.

    Once again, I'm having trouble following you. What does a food chain have to do with the hierarchy of species?

    No offence, but where are you coming up with this stuff?

    -jon
     
  4. BigJon

    BigJon Insanely Huge

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    creationism, creation and what ever variation you wish to use isnt a science and so there is no need to establish it as such.

    creation already happened there is no need to make predictions looking for future results.

    and as to the hierarchy of species thing, only 2 reasons why one animal would be superior to another, #1 its bigger and more powerful. #2 it can either eat or kill the other. Hence we have a food chain.
     
  5. jon1101

    jon1101 Well-Known Member

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    Then the debate's over.

    I don't believe the hierarchy is about superiority.

    -jon
     
  6. Jerry Smith

    Jerry Smith Fish out of water

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    So you would agree with me that public school science class is the wrong place to teach it? That church (if anywhere) is the right place?

    However, scientific theories require predictions looking for future results. Sometimes those are future happenings, and sometimes they are future findings of fossil remains of past happenings. Evolution does pass the "prediction test".
     
  7. BigJon

    BigJon Insanely Huge

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    Yes, school science class is the wrong place, its more of a historical subject, however science class is also the wrong class to be teaching evolution. Evolution should be reserved for the non sense class.
     
  8. Jerry Smith

    Jerry Smith Fish out of water

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    Ok, I know you don't want every school board in the country just to take your word for it, so what do you think they should use to decide whether to include a subject in science class? In exactly what way does evolution not qualify under the rules you think are best?

    My own personal ideas are that the schools should teach as much good science as they can (at the appropriate levels for the age groups they deal with) in science classes. That's why I think science class is a perfectly acceptable place to teach evolution. It is just good science all-the-way-around, no matter how many people don't like or understand it.
     
  9. RufusAtticus

    RufusAtticus PopGen Grad Student

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    TScott,

    I see nothing in your Lederman quote that indicates that he believes that "God did it" is the explaination for the big bang. He is mearly stating his opinion that we will never be able to determine what went on in the origin of the universe. That's distinctively different from the claim that God was responsible.

    Again, I see nothing in your Townes quote either to indicated that He believes that "God did it" explains the big bang. He just feels that theological explorations of origins are important. There is nothing there to indicate that he feels that the big bang is best described by theology.
     
  10. Franc28

    Franc28 New Member

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    I think it's obvious you guys cannot answer my questions. You keep *saying* you can, and you keep *saying* that I'm an idiot, but where is your evidence ? These are *basic* questions about Creationism that require answers in order to establish how well it fits the facts.

    And here I thought Creation was supposed to be a "science". A "science" which has no evidence, can make no prediction, and does not fit any data !

    Thank you for making my point gentlemen. :clap:
     
  11. jon1101

    jon1101 Well-Known Member

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    And by the 31st post, no question has yet an answer. . .

    -jon
     
  12. God Fixation

    God Fixation ~*G-o-d Chaser*~

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    lol, Excuse me?! I did not see anywhere in this discussion where someone "'said' that you were an idiot" All you accomplished in that single statment was 2 undermine your own witness/accountabilty/and whatever respect you had going for ya and your argument. (my opinion)
    God is not a playdough god. He won't fit into whatever mold you attempt to fit Him into. He made all of this to begin with. Perhaps the flaw is in the method you are searching for the answers, not God or creation. God is God, and we are just a bunch of wanna-be's. Why should His creation and method of creating measure up to what we(His creation) think it should? Don't criticize the food if you didn't pay for it Yes I am aware that may take some imagination to apply it but I am sure that you are fully capable of pulling it off. Please excuse my tone if it may seem a bit snappy but I just had my very first day on 'the job' and I am pooped. Good night... :sleep:
     
  13. jon1101

    jon1101 Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe the flaw is in how you're reading the Bible. Until one can point out the specific flaw, the possibility of its existence doesn't matter much. I mean, the universe could have been created last tuesday - to borrow from mac - or there could be a donkey orbitting neptune.

    -jon
     
  14. God Fixation

    God Fixation ~*G-o-d Chaser*~

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    But let's think about this, Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. But on the other hand if you are wrong, you're gonna be regretting it for eternity. Quite a gamble if you ask me.
     
  15. seebs

    seebs God Made Me A Skeptic

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    Yeah, and if you're wrong, you might be regretting it for eternity; imagine if God *did* use a long, complicated, process to make everything, and the story of literal creation, being fairly hard to swallow, drives someone away from God... isn't that then your fault? :)
     
  16. jon1101

    jon1101 Well-Known Member

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    Was this directed at me? I'm a christian, by the way. In fact, I would really like to believe the creationists, but that won't stop me from pointing out bad logic.

    -jon
     
  17. papakapp

    papakapp a waterdrop going over niagra falls

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    nope

    nope

    there is none

    sorry, can't prove that

    Ahem, we have millions of fossils scattered all over the earth. each fossil would need literally billions of transitional forms from one to the next. I will agree that the conditions that are required to create a fossil are unique, but it is preposterous to make the assumption that because we found 50,000 dinosaur fossils and 20,000 bird fossils that one evolved into the other unless we can also produce countless fossils of transitional forms.


    okay, for question 4 and 5 you are going to have to explain them a little better or else I will just assume you cut and pasted the whole thing
    Example, please?
    see question 4 and 5

    If you think that people become christians because they have these questions explained to them, you are very mistaken.
    People do, however becomed calloused to christianity because of questions like this. (I am thinking of college campuses, mostly)

    Ayway, if you are trying to shake somebodys faith I suggest you set out to prove not that creation is a myth, but that God does not change lives.
    good luck
     
  18. papakapp

    papakapp a waterdrop going over niagra falls

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    Cancer to inequity:
    I'm new here and I assume you have been asked this a thousand times but I don't feel like checking archives so I'll ask it again:

    IF you are a christian who believes in evolution then why in Genesis 1:31a ("God saw all that he made, and it was very good") does God call the earth very good? Adam and Eve would be standing on top of billions of years of dead animals and death and disease and misfits would have been part of Gods plan to bring Man into the world.

    I don't see how the evolution model can fit with the creation account

    (Keep in mind that I am ignoring the obvious, literal translation of Genesis 1 for the sake of this argument.)
     
  19. God Fixation

    God Fixation ~*G-o-d Chaser*~

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    This is my conviction, and yes I will be accountable for it. Just like every other human will be accountable for what they did with His Son. Whether they accept Him or not is not my reposibility. I'm just the mail man I can't stand around and make sure they open the package. I am content in the knowledge that I am doing my part in spreading the word, thus the attempted guilt trip is not working:)
     
  20. mac_philo

    mac_philo Veteran

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    Hi papakapp,

    You seem to have some misconceptions about evolution. Evolution does not procede from misfits to humans, or from imperfection to perfection. So that's a rather bad analogy. Evolution does not have a teleology--it is not goal oriented. If a species goes extinct because of environmental changes, that doesn't mean it was a 'misfit.' It may have been an ingenious, efficient species.

    As for death--there is no life without death. I don't see how that's relevant.
     
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