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Originally posted by JoeDoaks
Censorship? How about plain old dollar$? Religion gets banned here- that's O.K. Now evolution gets a hit and it's a 'sin?' (pun intended) Can't have it both ways folks. Religious people want their say just as much as the non-religious.
Star Wars wasn't protested- why? It doesn't pretend to be something it isn't. Evolution is speculation. It is using convenient theories and examples to mold and fit an argument. Religion isn't a whole lot different.
Where was your (the supporters of evolution) outrage when The Passion of the Christ was being banned?
Why the big wail anyway? The volcano movie was pure speculation based on guesswork and theory. Sure it would be interesting, but Star Wars was interesting also.
IMAX- aren't they supported by public money- you know, tax dollar$? Some are at least. Would anyone complain if public money were spent showing Nazi extermination movies or date rape videos? How about snuff films at public theaters paid for with tax dollar$, would that be O.K.?
Censorship is nothing new. It only bothers us when something we believe in is affected.
I love this argument (taken from one of the reporter's links:
Scientists now believe that there is an intrinsic logic to our reality, that there are absolutes, laws of nature. Much remains a mystery, and as one question is answered, many others arise.
Scientists now believe . . .
Think about that. Tax dollar$ are used to teach as an absolute a belief system that is still based on conjecture and theory. Is it right this year or will it be right in five years? Evolution should be taught. It should be taught as what it is and not what some wished it was.
The volcano film- I didn't see it so I have no idea what statements it postulates. When I took Anthropology 101, Cro-magnon evolved from Neanderthals- yet the absolutes then conflict with the theories of today!
Is this regression?
Late evidence in a study of the DNA from fossil remains seem to indicate that the neandertal was not assimilated into the gene pool of modern man.
Paleontological Museum, Norway
They are rather similar to modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) but they are considered to be a unique species, Homo neanderthalensis. DNA anaysis will throw more light on the relationship between Neandertals and modern man.
So where does this leaves us?
Probably nowhere- we are on a journey to discover. During our travels perhaps we can discover the forces that cause so much discontent and discord (the conspiracies) or maybe we will succumb to those forces. After all, we will be in good company either way.
Why do you need God for ethics? Ethics are simply codified common sense for the survival of the species.
Ethics did not "come" from anywhere. They evolved over time. Much like the rest of us.
The rules by which we live were originally created to control us and to increase the propogation of the species.
Surely you are not going to say that we are all mindless sheep and any new thought is sent by the Lord?
Originally posted by Jakko
Banning christianity, God and Jesus from our current worlds seems fine with most, but then when an unproven theory gets resisted by religious people they are morons?
Talking about hypocrits...
Let's get back to the thread (ethics?nope). I kind of forgot about this thread for awhile (got lost in the 'cracker' thread*). This thread is about evolution vis-a-vis religion as it affects an economic enterprise.