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Old 03-22-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Oh, good.

I look forward to hearing evolutionists state that there are legitimate competing paradigms to their pet theory.
A. Please stop referring to people as "evolutionists". It really is offensive. There are simply a lot of people who get that science is governed by the Empirical method, and religion is not. Science deserves to be taught in the science classroom. Since religion isn't governed by the Empirical method, it has no place in the science classroom.

B. The theory of evolution is so broad, and involves so many disciplines, that you won't find legitimate competing paradigms to the theory, you will simply find literally thousands of challenges as the scientists within those disciplines make discoveries and observations that the theory needs to address (by modifying itself) in order to maintain its relevance. However, a change in the theory in the area of biochemistry might not have any impact on the theory as it's applied in other disciplines.

 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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This is why many evolutionists insist that Evolution doesn't even attempt to explain the origin of life...
You inhabit an interesting universe. Out here in the real world, we know that the distinction was made clear all the way back in 1861 with the third edition of The Origin of Species.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Originally Posted by Harrier
Oh yes, and The Origin of the Species -your Bible - is entirely "original" and doesn't borrrow one iota from the work of previous scientists - right?
Originally Posted by Harrier
Oh yes, and The Origin of the Species -your Bible - is entirely "original" and doesn't borrrow one iota from the work of previous scientists - right?
Originally Posted by Harrier
Oh yes, and The Origin of the Species -your Bible - is entirely "original" and doesn't borrrow one iota from the work of previous scientists - right?


That's our bible? It's news to me. Why didn't I get the memo?
"I am repeating myself? I am?"

"I am repeating myself? I am?"

I am repeating myself? I am?"

...
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Have you read Philosophić Naturalis Principia Mathematica? Do you believe in gravity?
No, and no, I do not absolutely believe in the theory of gravity.

Even Sir Newton claimed that his theory was not absolute, as did Charles Darwin.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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A. Please stop referring to people as "evolutionists". It really is offensive.
How is calling someone what they are "offensive"?

Are you offended that I call you an American human being?
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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How is calling someone what they are "offensive"?

Are you offended that I call you an American human being?
Because the "-ist" is suggestive of "-ism", which generally denotes a devotion to a dogma. My adherence to the Empirical methodology isn't dogmatic, it's rational. The empirical method is a system of thought that embraces skepticism and discipline. It discards every explanation that isn't comprehensive or coherent. If there is any conflict in the evidence, the theory is discredited. That's the opposite of dogma.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Yet you believe in evolution.
LOL. Yep. You can't even wrap you head around that.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Because the "-ist" is suggestive of "-ism", which generally denotes a devotion to a dogma. My adherence to the Empirical methodology isn't dogmatic, it's rational. The empirical method is a system of thought that embraces skepticism and discipline. It discards every explanation that isn't comprehensive or coherent. If there is any conflict in the evidence, the theory is discredited. That's the opposite of dogma.
Scientists are devoted to dogma?

Thank you.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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No, and no, I do not absolutely believe in the theory of gravity.

Even Sir Newton claimed that his theory was not absolute, as did Charles Darwin.
Of course you don't. How about "Intelligent Falling"?
 
Old 03-22-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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It discards every explanation that isn't comprehensive or coherent. If there is any conflict in the evidence, the theory is discredited.
Yet, you haven't discarded theory of evolution.

That seems rather contradictory.
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