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Originally posted by sisgood
reply to post by Alpha Arietis
What he?she? said!
And no I don't believe that the earth is only thousands of years old. I don't really believe it's trillions of years old either.
I tend to think it's somewhere between 50,000,000 - 200,000,000 years old. Just my thoughts on the matter. No scientific data to back up my thoughts just.. thoughts.
Another problem of dating... Science can't even accurately predict a growing stalagtite! I was visiting Mammoth Cave as a child and the guide there was telling us about a passageway in the cave.
In that passageway (which had been opened about 40 years previous) a stalagtite was growing over the steps.
The guide told us that scientist estimated it would take 200 years for the stairs to be covered...
They were already almost half-way covered!
I asked the guide about it and she was just like... uhhhhh...
Later, I tried writing a science magazine about it... I don't remember which. It was a LONG time ago and I got no response.
And that is when I lost much of my respect for some sciences.
[edit on 3-10-2009 by sisgood]
Originally posted by nomorecruelty
reply to post by Welfhard
Sure "man" wrote the Bible - and what they wrote was inspired by God.
I wish I had a nickle for every time I've heard that one though - "Well, God Himself didn't write the Bible" - I guess b/c He didn't take a pen and paper and physically write it, then it doesn't count?
Let me say this though - I don't know you, or any other non believer that comments on this thread. So if all of you reject Jesus, that is entirely up to you. I don't mean this to sound crass but it's not going to affect me one way or the other, per say.
But I am scared for any person that chooses to reject Him though - the Bible writes of Noah's days, and Sodom and Gomorrah's days - and the wrath they suffered due to their sins and refusing to repent.
And Daniel, and Revelation, tells us, in great detail, what His wrath will consists of in our very near future.
So all I can do is pray that all of you will choose to accept Him.
As a human, I'm limited - I can only pray to God and let Him handle things.
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Originally posted by dbates
Originally posted by andrewh7
Survival of the fittest is a reality.
Men invented self-ruling governments with laws because we came together as a people and decided that we didn't want to worry about be murdered or robbed. Killing a man to take what he has is certainly adaptive for some species but we are a SOCIAL SPECIES. We survived by working together as a team, trusting one another with our lives. Evolution is clearly not evil if it can create something so amazing.
One interesting question I would have for those supporting evolution is "Are social behaviors a genetic trait that's influenced by evolution?" Let's take ducks flying South for the Winter. Where is the knowledge to fly South encoded at? Obviously this knowledge isn't a specific gene that you can manipulate, but this information must be contained somewhere.
I'm hoping for more than the standard "Those that didn't fly were not as likely to survive". That isn't an answer, but merely a statement about an observation. It doesn't explain where this knowledge is contained.
If I am wrong, at the end of my life I will suffer the loss of a delusion....Big Harry Deal.
If I am right, the atheist/evolutionist suffers eternal death.
I'm not stupid enough to take that gamble and join the ranks of the
The faith in evolution is equal to the faith in creation by the adherent of either belief structure. BUT... the evolutionist faith has greater risk IF there is a Creator there is a loss of future prospect for life, IF there isn't no loss at all.
It's a faith based system that is gambling your future eternal life, and that is pretty huge.
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
If i throw a ball and know its precise velocity, angle, wind velocity, gravity, aerodynamics, i can reasonably predict where the ball can land. What makes you people think god cant predict which species of animal will evolve next? So only humans have the capability to make predictions. Evolution is real. God is real. He created the universe and all that is in it. He made the rules of physics,chemistry and biology. What we are seeing is his work. Wake up people. God is real.
Predicting a few billion years of random chance is slightly harder
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by xelamental
His books, namely the bibles have been altered by people for their own benefit. He first created the heavens,then the sun and earth, then life, and lastly humans. Look at paleontology and the history of earth based on science. They both verify each other.
Yea its harder for humans, but an omnipotent being,not so hard.
Im not stupid,and I believe in god, oh yea i have a degree in physics, to change your stereotype.
[edit on 15-10-2009 by THE_PROFESSIONAL]
Originally posted by OhZone
Assuming evolution to be true, surely you would have noted that no Creature developed more intelligence than it needed to survive.
Can anyone explain why one creature would grow physically weaker and less able to survive the environment?
Why did it become weaker?
How many of you would survive if suddenly all technology, including clothing and crude tools were to vanish?
The dog has been with us for eons and and yet he has not changed.
Dogs that live indoors all the time still grow heavy coats in the winter.
He could survive without us.