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Re: observing evolution

Postby Linn » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:38 pm

biotchr wrote:Hey y'all, its been a while since ive posted. I have been a little busy.

I wanted to start a discussion about origins in respect to the cosmos, life, and life forms. All supposed evolutionary phenomena of these particular topics obviously occured way before recored, human history began.

Does that play a role in the ability to "observe" these phenomena? Specifically, I was a bit undone by NASA's claim to "travel back through time to witness these crucial steps in our origins".

Does NASA have a time machine? (note some sarcasm here)

check it out for yourself at the very bottom, the last sentence, of this website: http://origins.jpl.nasa.gov/universe/index.html


One of my favorite subjects, I am currently reading a book about The birth of time and the universe..

I missed what you mean by NASA claiming to have traveled through time though guess I have to read all the posts.
Good Topic Thanx

I am to tired to get in to @present, but will enjoy this discussion
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Postby mith » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:43 pm

biotchr wrote:
So what way do you propose that we got here that doesnt make us out to be like robots?


Whoa, didn't see this until now.

I don't know how we got here but neither is that the point of my post which you're referring to.

Even if we don't have a creator, it doesn't mean we can't live meaningful and purposeful lives. You make it sound like all heathens who don't believe in god just live for the moment. Way to show your holier than thou attitude.
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Postby alextemplet » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:34 pm

Biotchr, I highly suggest that you make sure you know what you're talking about before you go running your mouth.

For example, you claim that you are forced to teach my religion to your students, which shows that you have no idea what my religion is. I am a Roman Catholic, so unless you teach in a Catholic school, you are not required to teach my religion to anyone. And if you do teach at a Catholic school, and don't want to teach Catholicism, then get another job. No one is forcing you to teach anything.

I still haven't figured out what your religion is, but you obviously don't read the Bible, or believe in anything it teaches, so that rules out Christianity. Whatever your religion is, your arrogance indicates that it must be a very elitist belief system, to say the least.
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Postby canalon » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:04 pm

No Alex, he calls evolution our religion, and this is the one he is forced to teach, not catholicism
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Postby mith » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:12 am

It's not tax deductible :(
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Postby Linn » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:32 am

mithrilhack wrote:It's not tax deductible :(


OK mith
I have to admit that was a cute one :)
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Postby AstusAleator » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:02 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
That made me laugh out loud. Now my girlfriend thinks I'm a total nerd. Oh well.
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Postby alextemplet » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:17 am

I'd still like to know what biotchr's religion is.
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Postby alextemplet » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:20 am

Canalon wrote:No Alex, he calls evolution our religion, and this is the one he is forced to teach, not catholicism


Yes, I know that, I was trying to point out one of his many misconceptions.
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Postby nugget » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:25 am

I would like to know that too actually...
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Postby biotchr » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:35 am

biotchr wrote:
So what way do you propose that we got here that doesnt make us out to be like robots?


Whoa, didn't see this until now.


These are religious questions that I just am unsure that science is able to tackle. When it attempts to scientists remind me more of old men with long, gray beards sitting atop stones and philosophizing. Science deals with the experimental and where we've come from has too much philosophical/religious appeal to be considered unbiased enough to experiment with.

I don't know how we got here but neither is that the point of my post which you're referring to.


I do


Even if we don't have a creator, it doesn't mean we can't live meaningful and purposeful lives. You make it sound like all heathens who don't believe in god just live for the moment. Way to show your holier than thou attitude.


As mentioned previously, one who lives for the moment is perpetually questioning from where they came and to where they go. The moment only lasts for now which is not too long, then what comes next? Extrapolate and all the sudden the future is actually the most important state one can percieve. I figure since evolutionists like the ones at NASA are so good at "observing" the past, maybe they will start a fortune telling business to tell me where evolution is supposedly going to take us. Observing the past in terms of distant, deep time reminds me more of a soft, forensic application of science where scientists are simply incorporating clues into their storytelling and attempting to piece a story together. This is not reflective of pure, experimental science that observes phenomena puts them to test.

More importantly the forenisic application is done under the pretense of an opinion of the existence and role of a creator which is picturesque of religion.
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Postby biotchr » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:44 am

Biotchr, I highly suggest that you make sure you know what you're talking about before you go running your mouth.


Alex, that's what your here for. To help me out.


For example, you claim that you are forced to teach my religion to your students, which shows that you have no idea what my religion is.


Do you know what religion is?

I am a Roman Catholic, so unless you teach in a Catholic school, you are not required to teach my religion to anyone.


Roman Catholicism is not the only religion.

And if you do teach at a Catholic school, and don't want to teach Catholicism, then get another job. No one is forcing you to teach anything.


Have you ever heard of state curriculum? Evolution is part of that.


I still haven't figured out what your religion is, but you obviously don't read the Bible, or believe in anything it teaches, so that rules out Christianity.


Since I take the Bible literally I guess, according to you, I do not know what it says nor am I a Christian.

Whatever your religion is, your arrogance indicates that it must be a very elitist belief system, to say the least.


My religion is not forced down the throats of unsuspecting young people following the old addage "get em' while their young". Do you know at what age children first are forced to learn they have evolved from glorified apes?
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