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Old 01-09-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This is going to be fun, hope they air the full video on the interwebs.

'Bill Nye the Science Guy' to Take On Creationist in Evolution Debate
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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The person he is "taking on" seems pretty polite and reasoned. Horrificly wrong, but hey-polite and reasoned.

Im going to need some popcorn for the video.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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Not so difficult when you pick the low hanging fruit.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Oh this will be stupid. Evolution is a scientific theory and creation is a religious theory. They're in different ball parks. One looks at WHAT might have happened and the other at WHY it happened. They answer different questions. This is like having algebra debate with English. There's nothing to debate here. Move along...

I do not understand the logic of entering into such a debate when science is not religion and religion is not science and we have more questions than answers WRT to both of them. So why pretend we know enough about either to know how they should interconnect and be able to debate them side by side? Sheer stupidity.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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Bill Nye should be able to do it in his sleep.

Crushing creationism is WAAAAAY too easy.

I've seen Christopher Hitchens eviscerate creationism in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee.

Moreover, I've never seen a creationist win one of these debates. They should just give up.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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Bill Nye should be able to do it in his sleep.

Crushing creationism is WAAAAAY too easy.
If creationism were science, it would be but it's not. It's religion. They're not even in the same subject. The mistake is thinking they are.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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If creationism were science, it would be but it's not. It's religion. They're not even in the same subject. The mistake is thinking they are.
it's the antithesis to science, and any competing hypothesis should have representatives arguing for its validity.

If the faithful are looking to discredit non belief, then the non believers have every right to discredit religion.

If religion is on solid ground, they should have nothing to worry about.

Of course, I find these debates to be a waste of time. Darwin already settled the argument in devastating fashion.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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How can you argue facts with someone that bases everything on faith?
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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How can you argue facts with someone that bases everything on faith?
The one that Nye is scheduled to debate from what I understand holds positions that doesn't even stand up to faith. I might have faith that I would not be harmed if I was to step in front of a semi going 60 but my faith isn't going to be very impressive when I refuse to try it out or when I do.


That is why I said he had picked low hanging fruit. On the other hand Nye is most likely still going to argue theory not facts. Facts can be proven and replicated.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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The one that Nye is scheduled to debate from what I understand holds positions that doesn't even stand up to faith. I might have faith that I would not be harmed if I was to step in front of a semi going 60 but my faith isn't going to be very impressive when I refuse to try it out or when I do.


That is why I said he had picked low hanging fruit. On the other hand Nye is most likely still going to argue theory not facts. Facts can be proven and replicated.
What can you "replicate" in creationism?

Not a thing.
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