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And They Think Some of Us Are Weird
From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/4/08 | Purple Mountains

Posted on 12/04/2008 5:02:31 AM PST by PurpleMountains

A priceless scene appears in the movie, “Expelled”, when Ben Stein asks the leading proponent of Darwinism and atheism, Richard Dawkins, how life began. After sputtering for a few moments, Dawkins offers the thought that some advanced creature from outer space may have seeded life on earth, exposing the fact that Darwinists, who have an answer for everything, have no answer for this most basic question.

Now that we know that every key relationship in the universe is based on six numbers (see note 1), that these relationships are crucial to life, and that there would be no life and no universe as we know it if any one of these six numbers was changed in the slightest degree, even the most committed atheists have had to admit that this can be no coincidence.

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TOPICS: Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: andreilinde; atheism; benstein; darwinism; evolution; multiverse; originofthespecies; scientology; sixnumbers; universe

1 posted on 12/04/2008 5:02:31 AM PST by PurpleMountains
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To: PurpleMountains

ping


2 posted on 12/04/2008 5:05:29 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: PurpleMountains
some advanced creature from outer space may have seeded life on earth

Sex, sex, sex. Does everything have to be about sex?

Your father was a cosmic snow plow.

3 posted on 12/04/2008 5:07:47 AM PST by laotzu
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To: PurpleMountains
The storyv I have heard repeated over and over regarding the origin of life on earth has to do with repeated lightning strikes on an Earth covered in nutrient-rich oceans. The shock of the lightning caused amino acids, present in the water, to align in a certain way, forming simple DNA patterns that then replicated and resulted in simple life forms.

Then, in the next scene, Fred Flinstone is sitting on a dinosaur, working in his quarry. That's quite a leap!

4 posted on 12/04/2008 5:08:43 AM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: SolidWood

I loved that film. Stein reduced Dawkins to a stammering blob of jelly.

Academic arrogance is very ugly.


5 posted on 12/04/2008 5:08:51 AM PST by mywholebodyisaweapon
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To: laotzu

I’ve always been amused by this particular explanation for the origin of life.

It doesn’t answer the question at all. It just moves it off the earth to some other planet.


6 posted on 12/04/2008 5:09:13 AM PST by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: PurpleMountains
Stupid movie moment and it dies not reflect the opinion of many scientists. There is a possibility that the amino acids required arrived by asteroid or some other space stuff. To ignore that possibility would be negligent. I think it is just as likely that they came off the boot of some traveler as other ideas - if you want to stick to evo that is.
7 posted on 12/04/2008 5:11:33 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: laotzu
Your father was a cosmic snow plow

Your mother used to be snow white, but she drifted.

8 posted on 12/04/2008 5:17:05 AM PST by laotzu
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To: PurpleMountains

The correct answer is “I don’t know, but I don’t need to believe in a creation mythology to cope with the fact that I don’t know”.


9 posted on 12/04/2008 5:26:56 AM PST by Locomotive Breath
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To: mad_as_he$$

>>There is a possibility that the amino acids required arrived by asteroid or some other space stuff.

And, pray tell, did those wonderous amino acids come from? While we are at it, what set off the “Big Bang”?

Explanations are easy; finding causes is much more difficult.


10 posted on 12/04/2008 5:29:10 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: PurpleMountains
Sir Frances Crick turned to a theory of “panspermia” when his work on DNA could not support spontaneous eruption of cellular life through natural processes and evolution

So that means these men of pure science deride the notion of a superior intelligence aka "god” for people on earth, but speculate that some alien race "evolved" without God and then seeded earth to start life?

11 posted on 12/04/2008 5:33:49 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: PurpleMountains

It’s simpler (and therefore better logic) to say Life, the Universe and Everything ‘just happened’ than to say God ‘just happened’ and created it. There are good reasons to conclude God’s existence, but the ‘clockmaker’ argument isn’t one of them.


12 posted on 12/04/2008 5:38:47 AM PST by Grut
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To: NTHockey
Well amino acids can easily be created in laboratory conditions today. The environment is not all that lab friendly nor is it that different than a young Earth may have been. For example Mars has water, some oxygen and light. Are you ready to say there are no AA there and never will be?
13 posted on 12/04/2008 5:49:42 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
amino acids can easily be created in laboratory conditions

Let's give this controlled 'evolution' a name . . . how about 'Intelligent Design'?

14 posted on 12/04/2008 6:12:43 AM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: PurpleMountains
After sputtering for a few moments, Dawkins offers the thought that some advanced creature from outer space may have seeded life on earth

Funny, that's just what the Scientologists believe.

15 posted on 12/04/2008 6:18:27 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: laotzu

Didn’t you ever see the 1960s film, MARS NEEDS WOMEN?


16 posted on 12/04/2008 6:18:57 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: PurpleMountains

You can’t fool Dawkins. It’s turtles all the way down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down


17 posted on 12/04/2008 6:23:41 AM PST by DManA
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To: weegee
Didn’t you ever see the 1960s film, MARS NEEDS WOMEN?

Not that I recall.

laotzu needs women too.

18 posted on 12/04/2008 6:36:19 AM PST by laotzu
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To: DesertSapper
No it is simply science and if you want to play name games than further discussion is pointless.
19 posted on 12/04/2008 6:43:49 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
You named it "simply science", I like my choice more.

I'm enjoying the 'name game', hope you are too . . . your turn.

20 posted on 12/04/2008 7:09:48 AM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: laotzu

Apparently Mars nees guitars as well.


21 posted on 12/04/2008 7:25:44 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: NTHockey

If the Big Bang was a spontaneous event that occurred out of absolute nothing, then we could experience another one at any moment.


22 posted on 12/04/2008 7:28:42 AM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: PurpleMountains

I don’t hold rational evolutionary scientists responsible for the idiotic rantings of Dawkins, who yes, said that he thought aliens started life on earth.

But Dawkins is still a highly respected member of the evolutionary science community.


23 posted on 12/04/2008 8:18:34 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: PurpleMountains

read later


24 posted on 12/04/2008 12:16:57 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: LiteKeeper

Many scientists initially did not want to accept a Big Bang theory because that was evidence that there was a specific point in time and space that everything began, it gave too much credence to religion for their liking.


25 posted on 12/30/2008 4:55:55 PM PST by MiltonFriedmanFan
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