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Old 09-16-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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They are nutty and they live among us.
I used to work with a guy that was a Born Again Christian and he would get really mad if someone brought up evolution and commented that man evolved from monkeys. He also believed that carbon dating of dinosaur bones was fake because the earth wasn't here 20 million years ago.



Peoples beliefs are their own and as long as they don't try to force them onto the rest of us what they choose to believe in is fine.
Please do not say that man evolved from monkeys. That is patently untrue. We share ancestors with monkeys. We did not evolve from them. Humans are closely related to modern apes and monkeys. Between 5 and 8 million years ago, the species diverged into two separate lines, one evolved into gorillas and apes and the other evolved into humans.

Also scientists do not use carbon dating on dinosaur bones. The half-life of carbon-14 is only 5,730 years, so carbon-14 dating is only effective on samples that are less than 50,000 years old. Dinosaur bones, on the other hand, are millions of years old -- some fossils are billions of years old. To determine the ages of these specimens, scientists need an isotope with a very long half-life. Some of the isotopes used for this purpose are uranium-238, uranium-235 and potassium-40, each of which has a half-life of more than a million years.

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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Yep, we are still an extremely religious society...look at how popular Christmas is, even to those who are NOT even religious (Christmas is the celebration of Christs birth!!), almost every place of business is closed on that day!
And it was only put on that day to overshadow a pagan holiday that was already on that day. Many experts say that if Jesus was real, the dates in the Bible point to a March birth.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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You personally have laid eyes on an atom? You personally have watched a germ cause a disease? You personally have observed the bending of space?
Yes, yes, and yes. Next Q?
 
Old 09-16-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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As should books on evolution and the big bang theory.

ALL are simply theory, with a smattering of historical and scientific fact. Still theories. As in: Not Proven.

No matter how loud each side yells about them.
A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world.

Scientific theories are not fiction. No new evidence will demonstrate that the Earth does not orbit around the sun (heliocentric theory), or that living things are not made of cells (cell theory), that matter is not composed of atoms, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales. Scientific theories are testable and make falsifiable predictions. They describe the causes of a particular natural phenomenon and are used to explain and predict aspects of the physical universe or specific areas of inquiry (for example, electricity, chemistry, and astronomy).
 
Old 09-16-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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Students would love creationism curriculum. Every answer would be God did it. Boom. A+
Q:Why does cancer exist?
A: God did it.

Q: Why did Hitler exist?
A: God did it.

Q: Who created Polio?
A: God did it.

Q: Who created "eat and be eaten"?
A: God did it.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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Since many scientific standards accept evolution, why is having such reliable standards for Creationism harder? If evidence can point out evolution and many people accept it, one would think the same would apply to Creationism.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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Q:Why does cancer exist?
A: God did it.

Q: Why did Hitler exist?
A: God did it.

Q: Who created Polio?
A: God did it.

Q: Who created "eat and be eaten"?
A: God did it.
Who was the worst mass murderer in history according to the Bible, the Christian God.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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Point to where they found that missing link. Oh. Right. Not proven.
There is no *missing link.*

https://futurism.com/there-is-no-mis...-in-evolution/

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In an 1850’s publication, upon noting an incomplete fossil record when looking a the Cretaceous period, Charles Lyell called it, “a break in the chain implying no doubt many missing links in the series of geological monuments which we may some day be able to supply.” Of course, Lyell wasn’t saying this as though there is some huge gap, some great missing connective tissue that throws the theory of evolution into chaos…because evolution wasn’t even a proposition yet (Darwin didn’t publish until 1859 and Lyell made his statements in 1851). Thus, the idea of the “missing link” predates the theory of evolution.
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As previously mentioned, the idea stems from the religious notion that all life sits on a ladder with man at the very top. And at the time, there was something to be said about “missing links,” as there were no fossils that we’d found exhibiting the transition between humans and non-humans.
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in all of the fossils that we have (remember, we have found a lot) we haven’t discovered a single fossil indicating that evolution is wrong. Every fossil that we have has been shown to be a transitional fossil. This means that the fossils have traits in common with other fossils, some more primitive and some more advanced, as the case may be.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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As should books on evolution and the big bang theory.

ALL are simply theory, with a smattering of historical and scientific fact. Still theories. As in: Not Proven.

No matter how loud each side yells about them.
The Big Bang Theory:

https://science360.gov/obj/video/524...ig-bang-theory
 
Old 09-16-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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Well, some people think the entire universe sprang into existence all by itself, and life grew out of "pond slime." They can't explain how that happened though. Nothing can come from nothing.
How then do creationists explain how god was created out of nothing?
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