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Science has served us with pollution of all kinds, garbage, light, noise, water, all products of materialistic science generating materialistic consumption.
And who will win in competing for an ear of corn in the future, the man needing gasoline for his car or the hungry child in India?
Originally posted by Grumble
I believe that World Religion should be a required course in schools. Creationism should be taught within that context. It is not a science.
No one is saying science should not be questioned. It should not, however, be compromised by those who regret what it has revealed.
Originally posted by dave420
reply to post by fmcanarney
No, evolution begins as soon as organisms start to reproduce. At least TRY to get that right. Evolution is not the same as the big bang.
How did the first organism get here, it had to "evolve" from some combination of amino acid and some other collaborative force.
Then where did the amino acids come from.
Take your evolution back to before even the earth was formed. The earth had to "evolve" from something or some process right?
What was that plasma gasses and nebuli and other matters.
Then where did that plasma and nebuli and matter come from. It had to evolve from something right?
What did it evolve from.
Your hypothesis, (not a theory, no matter what you think), never even got off the ground, as it was simply ignorant farmers looking to explain how things happened to be. They didn't know about DNA, or how beneficial traits are passed from one generation to the next, as they were too busy fending off disease and beating the crap out of each other with stones and spears for not worshipping the right Jewish Zombie in precisely the right way.
Notice that YOU were the first to reference the written word of the bible.
I can do you one better. One way to get a person to think:
1. Imbue rationalism
The apes you evolved from are rational?
Are the laws of science rational or irrational?
If you say they are rational then from what did they evolve from to be rational, a frog? Based on evolution it is not rational to espouse that reational thought comes from irrational preceedents.
You don't need to bring the bible into this. In fact, dogma is the antithesis of thinking - it is a strict doctrine and belief system that can not be challenged.
Your comments about religion are employing a large number of emotionally laden language like murder, torture, and this is evidence of you highly intense emotional based reasoning.
Even the last line religion = ignorance
I am using the term "Creationism" to explain the existence of the universe that we experience.
Religion = ignorance.
4. Carry low paying jobs as if they're too stupid to get anything better
Originally posted by fmcanarney
From what did the earth evolve?
If life arose on Earth, the timing of this event is highly speculative—perhaps it arose around 4 billion years ago.  In the energetic chemistry of early Earth, a molecule (or even something else) gained the ability to make copies of itself-the replicator. The nature of this molecule is unknown, its function having long since been superseded by life’s current replicator, DNA. In making copies of itself, the replicator did not always perform accurately: some copies contained an “error.” If the change destroyed the copying ability of the molecule, there could be no more copies, and the line would “die out.” On the other hand, a few rare changes might make the molecule replicate faster or better: those “strains” would become more numerous and “successful.” As choice raw materials (“food”) became depleted, strains which could exploit different materials, or perhaps halt the progress of other strains and steal their resources, became more numerous.
until by chance there arose a new molecule: the replicator. This had the bizarre property of promoting the chemical reactions which produced a copy of itself,
This article focuses on scientific information about the Earth. For religious beliefs about the Earth, see creation myth. For the history of modern humans, see History of the world.
The history of Earth covers approximately 4.6 billion years (4,567,000,000 years), from Earth’s formation out of the solar nebula to the present. This article presents a broad overview, summarizing the leading, most current scientific theories.
Originally posted by fmcanarney
If evolution holds true on earth then it must hold true for the origin of the earth, the beginning of the earth, and more distantly in the past, hold true for the universe.