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Old 09-16-2018, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Japan
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And if I'm not mistaken, you believe that evolution stops at the neck.
Yep, and it stopped entirely 50,000 years ago. That's why we are all virtually indistinguishable "modern humans" and race does not exist.

 
Old 09-16-2018, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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How did Noah get every species of insect on the ark?
Iit’s the earthworms that puzzle me. Native north american earthworms are different species than European and Asian earthworms. I have this vision of an entire horde of earthworms heading to the coast, swimming through the salty brine for thousands of miles, then crossing the entire width of either Europe or Asia - or both - in order to make it to the ark. It would take them weeks. Then of course back again. Unless they were teleported through the air, which would be an even more remarkable event.

The mind boggles.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 06:03 AM
 
Location: New Yawk
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Oh, for cryin' out loud. I rest my case.
Yeah, I donít think anyone outside of young earth creationist circles still use that outdated colloquialism.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Japan
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When I was a Methodist kid I asked how god could create everything in six days, and was told " Days were longer then".

When I asked how Methuselah could have lived nine hundred years, I was told "Years were shorter then".

When I asked why Jesus would turn water into wine if drinking was a sin, I was told "It wasn't really wine, it was grape juice".

When I asked where Cain got a wife, I was told "God created her especially for him", with no mention of the rest of the people in the Land of Nod ever having been created.

When I asked why god would kill babies who were innocent to punish the guilty, I was told "God works in mysterious ways".

When I asked why an all-powerful god would need pharoah's permission to free the slaves to go with Moses, I never got an answer. Ditto why a loving god would send souls to hell because by an accident of birth they lived and died before Jesus showed up.


It didn't take long to figure out they were winging it because nobody had a clue. The still don't. They believe in things they can't prove because their parents did. There is no empirical evidence to prove any of the stories in the Bible, outside the historical places that were used for their settings.
So, as a kid, you were ready to question the prevailing dogma and figure things out for yourself. What happened?
 
Old 09-16-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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So, as a kid, you were ready to question the prevailing dogma and figure things out for yourself. What happened?
Probably realized it was all lies. I knew as a kid that none of it made sense.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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How did Noah get every species of insect on the ark?
And why did he bring the mosquitos?
 
Old 09-16-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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And why did he bring the mosquitos?
And salt water crocodiles.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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So, as a kid, you were ready to question the prevailing dogma and figure things out for yourself. What happened?
I became a stong agnostic when I figured out I knew as much as they did, i.e., absolutely nothing. The difference is, I became honest about my ignorance. Anyone who "knows" anything about religion is a liar.

Until there is empirical evidence, I remain skeptical. If there is any sort of a "god", it is not an old man sitting on a cloud. It is in some form that be cannot with our tiny little intellects ever begin to comprehend. In all likelihood, we are in for a very long dreamless nap when we close our eyes on this world. If there is a superseding existence to this one, it will possibly be a complete joining of our consiousness with that of the universe and we will become an integral part of that "god" from which we issued.

There are plenty of mysteries in the world to be unraveled. Superstition and belief in some mythical magical entity that will wave a hand and change things isn't the way it will ever happen. I'll stick with science, thanks.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Northern Michigan
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Creationist here who does believe dinosaurs came onto Noah's Ark. However, to find reliable scientific evidence to back that up would be almost miraculous.
Look for an OLD,OLD ship containing piles and piles and piles of chewed up animal bones; 2 each of most species.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Michigan
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And salt water crocodiles.
That one I understand. They provide someplace to stand on while reaching the higher cupboards.
And lord help the salties if that is where they kept the peanuts (hint: they're in the room)
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