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Old 04-11-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Without Darwin, wither faith? | Creation Science Hall of Fame




I love sparring with these people. They do give a spirited, if mis-guided, fight. Read the commentary section below the article to see my rebuttal. Join in the discussion! I'm suprised I haven't been banned yet!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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So now their argument is "It is true because the world is better off with it being true?"

Okay, I think that I would be better off if I was younger, better looking and much smarter.

Is all that now true?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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LMAO! 'Creation Science'?? Now there's a contradiction if ever I saw one.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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I can't even follow that blog post. It's a layer of claptrap topped with balderdash and coated in a sticky patina of blind-faith denial masquerading as intellectual discourse.

In short, it's stupid.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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It's a layer of claptrap topped with balderdash and coated in a sticky patina of blind-faith denial masquerading as intellectual discourse..
Religion in general then!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:49 AM
 
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I can't even follow that blog post. It's a layer of claptrap topped with balderdash and coated in a sticky patina of blind-faith denial masquerading as intellectual discourse.

In short, it's stupid.
Normally I might say that a post such as this was not properly refuting the argument but I have to say that it is spot on. That Creationism site article is twaddle written from the view that believing nonsense on Faith is good and Darwin did a disservice by replacing belief in myth by belief in fact. Apart from half -baked nonsense about boiling frogs which is about as understanding of evolution and what it does and - what it cannot be expected to do - as the 'why don't dogs give birth to cats' twaddle.

It would not deserve a comment except that to let it go undemolished could leave the unwary thinking that it actually stands up.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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I can't even follow that blog post. It's a layer of claptrap topped with balderdash and coated in a sticky patina of blind-faith denial masquerading as intellectual discourse.

In short, it's stupid.
Actually it's well written, given the utter "wrongness" it has to work with. These kinds of authors are the wellspring of the pseudo-intellectualism that comforts the doubting that some "big brains" somewhere have it All Worked Out and there is, in fact, an intellectually satisfying basis for believing in creation and the flood over evolution.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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some "big brains" somewhere have it All Worked Out and there is, in fact, an intellectually satisfying basis for believing in creation and the flood over evolution.
I wouldn't over credit these spokespeople for The Lord. The standards demanded by their audience are so low as to be undetectable with an atomic microscope.

As an example, in another thread I mentioned the 700 Club's special devoted to debunking "that ridiculous doctrine of evolution." They heavily promoted their special guest who was going to come out and absolutely prove that evolution was false, everyone on the show was really excited about this guy.

When he finally did come out and explain his unassailable proof, it turned out to be....."Jews have been circumcising their infants for thousands of years, yet no Jew has been born already circumcised."

.......therefore evolution is impossible.

I kid you not, that was really it. And the hosts and audience on the program went nuts with self congratulatory celebration. Evolution had been disproved for all eternity.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Without Darwin, wither faith? | Creation Science Hall of Fame




I love sparring with these people. They do give a spirited, if mis-guided, fight. Read the commentary section below the article to see my rebuttal. Join in the discussion! I'm suprised I haven't been banned yet!
I prefer to ake them on with a potentially receptive audience who could learn something. The odds someone reading those comments has two brain cells with which to be educated by my time and effort are pretty low.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I wouldn't over credit these spokespeople for The Lord. The standards demanded by their audience are so low as to be undetectable with an atomic microscope.
I'm not ... the "big brain" is perceived, not real. Just as most of the "creation scientists" are not even in a field that would have anything to do with biology / paleontology / evolution. They are scientists -- they have a college degree -- "they" wouldn't let them say stuff if it wasn't true ... this was my mother's attitude and I think it is shared by many evangelicals.
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