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To: sig226
That must have been a big class, it had everyone who ever supported the theory of the origin of species in it. How long did it take you to get to know all of them?

Your attempt at humor is falling flat.

I studied evolution and a lot of related subjects for six years in grad school at a major university.

Darwin was not considered a deity, nor was "Darwinism" considered a religion. Those are creationists' inventions designed to denigrate science in general and the theory of evolution in particular without addressing the scientific issues.

I am beginning to suspect that creationists as a group are largely unable to address the scientific issues, and as a result have to resort either to ad hominem attacks (such as the one you made) or to scientifically unsupported statements of religious belief.

40 posted on 07/15/2007 6:25:53 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: Coyoteman

Well, since I’m not a creationist and you’re making ad hominem attacks, let me remind you of another fallacial arguing technique. It’s called hasty generalization, and it happens when a person makes the claim that all the people that he knows say this, therefore everyone says this.

My flat attempt at humor was an attempt to get you to see the fallacy of your own statement. It matters little what everyone in your class thinks, there are many other people in the world and your class does not represent all of them.

You fell back on dogma almost immediately. People who insist that Adam and Eve created all humanity and it happened exactly 5,326 years ago annoy me. People who insist that they’ve got it all figured out and anyone who disagrees with them must be subjected to snide comments annoy me no matter how they manifest themselves.


41 posted on 07/15/2007 9:47:39 PM PDT by sig226 (Every time I hit spell check, the fishies got all messed up. 'Bye fishies . . .)
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