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Post by PenCapBlue » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:50 am

Hello friends,

For a school project I am exploring religion. I currently consider myself agnostic, and for the project portion of this project I am following Christianity for the semester.

For the paper part of the project however, I am writing it along the lines of Darwin's theory of Natural Selection makes improbable the idea of Intelligent Design.

Here is where a problem come up. It is necessary that I have an interview with somebody that is knowledgeable on the topic. Now, I am not associated with anybody that I know that would be of any real use, so I ask you, could you be of assistance? It won't take long, it can be done publicly or privately.

Thank you greatly,
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Post by MichaelXY » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:58 am

You would be better off using references from books, and journals. These types of references give more credibilty than say Snoopydog on Bio forum. And a credible paper is usually taken more seriously, and given higher grades. With that said, it never hurts to get other opinions and ideas for your paper.

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Post by mith » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:33 am

his assignment is to talk to a biologist or something. I suggest visiting your local college/university to see a prof. I remember someone did that at my high school once. It worked out well.
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Post by MichaelXY » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:19 pm

Zoiks! Your right. I did not read carefully enough.

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Re: Interview

Post by BiologyNewb » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:18 pm

He said he needs to talk to a Christian...

Zoinks!

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Post by alextemplet » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:46 pm

I'd be more than willing to help but I doubt I have much credibility.
Generally speaking, the more people talk about "being saved," the further away they actually are from true salvation.

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Post by MichaelXY » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:12 pm

alextemplet wrote:I'd be more than willing to help but I doubt I have much credibility.


I would say this is right up your alley.

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Post by mith » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wppjYDj9JUc

Christians don't seem that bad...
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Re: Interview

Post by Darby » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:37 pm

I've got to say that I have a problem with the basic premise - Darwinian ideas don't make ID probable or improbable. Unnecessary, yes, but nothing beyond that.

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Post by alextemplet » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:10 pm

Darby wrote:I've got to say that I have a problem with the basic premise - Darwinian ideas don't make ID probable or improbable. Unnecessary, yes, but nothing beyond that.


You make a good point; I would think it has a lot to do with exactly how one defines ID. I hold certain philosophical beliefs that could be considered ID-ish, but I very much disagree with what is normally put forward as ID theory.
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Post by Jones » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:52 pm

MichaelXY wrote:
alextemplet wrote:I'd be more than willing to help but I doubt I have much credibility.


I would say this is right up your alley.



He was being modest... lol
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Post by alextemplet » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:24 pm

Actually I was being honest. I've studied this subject a lot on my own time but I have no formal education above my freshman year of college, and hence no solid credentials.
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