Skip to comments.Why Darwinism Is Doomed
Posted on 09/27/2006 9:56:09 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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I've gotta say this.
You have a reading comprehension problem.
If you are a Christian you can read in the Bible that God 'stretched out' the heavens. So our investigation should center around "Wow! How did God do that?" rather than how to figure out starlight traveling for 'hundreds of millions' of years. How in the world can you observe, measure and replicate that in a lab?
Jesus believed the "Old Testament." Paul, who wrote most of the "New Testament" believed the "Old Testament." I consider myself in good company, then, believing the entire Bible.
Sorry if I misread your intention. Jonathan wells is a Moonie. In addition to being incredibly uninformed.
I know you can read or you wouldn't be able to post here.
So, I am assuming you can easily see what it says.
So, according to your post, either it means whatever you want it to mean. Or it means nothing. Or no one can know what it means. Which do you go by?
You're descending to name calling.
So we are to assume that you have a full understanding of the universe based on your stated beleive in Darwinism. And further that anyone questioning the science of people with an obvious agenda are ignorant?
Just wondering not attacking.
Just trying to marginalize the "young earth" crowd.
Now I'm doubly embarrased. Not only that, but I've posted twice now on this thread.
Thanks for the ping!
Don't Bogart that joint my friend...
No name calling. You asked how I know what it says. I read.
I'm assuming you can do likewise. So we both know what it says.
That is a specific response to your question.
My original question to you is...
How do you separate Christianity - that is built on the foundation of the Hebrew scriptures Christ quoted and the New Testament that records His words and acts - from what they actually say?
You replied asking how I know what it says. I read.
If you are saying that even by reading you cannot discern what it means, I'm asking you what you base Christianity on?
"Big universe. A lot of planets out there. Starlight traveling for hundreds of millions of years and more to reach us. "
And yet in all that space and time we are the only known life in the universe. Funny how two people take the same data and develop different opinions.
"We see other planetary systems forming. I know our system looked the same at one time."
No you assume it looked the same. Unless you have a time traveling gizmo in your pocket there is no way to "prove" your statement.
We agree that freedom to believe differently is whats great (one thing) about this country.
You might want to take a look at some of the research done on how human beings categorize "things" (living or dead). There appears to be one or more structures in the brain already hardwired to assist in the categorization.Here's a quicky about how rhesus monkeys do it ~ http://web.mit.edu/~davidf/www/ABCNEWS_CatsandDogs.htm
There are a hundred thousand or more references to "how the brain categorizes" on the net, so read your heart out.
Oh, yeah, the brain "categorizes" different aspects of the same thing ~ e.g. animal shape in one place, animal color in another.
I suspect most of the intensity of emotion about "kind" arises out of the realization by many people that they do, in fact, think that way ~ even if the critters are unrelated.
As an example, remember when folks wanted to believe the black and white giant panda was closely related to the black and white raccoon?
They're not ~ they're just another kind of big ol'fluffy bear that can smash a steel beerkeg with simple, playful strokes.
So, knowing what I know now about how brain categorization works, I understand what the ancients were saying. BTW, I also have to note here that there are instructions in Genesis about how to set up a Memory Palace in your mind to help you remember vast quantities of information better, so that means the ancients, too, had an objective understanding of how we remember. They'd likely not stumble over an idea like evolution, but'd just pop it into the memory slot appropriate for such processes.
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