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by Modulus
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: ERV's in Chimps and Humans
Replies: 1
Views: 1693

ERV's in Chimps and Humans

Many Endogenous Retroviruses (ERV) are found in both humans and chimp's DNA, so often that if it were by chance, it would be a probability of about 10^120. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUxLR9hdorI&feature=related Evolutionists I've come across use this as substantial ammo for debate, and initial s...
by Modulus
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Two questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Two questions

If God is omniscient, which he is, why must he be concerned with us at all? He already knows the outcome of our existence even before he made us, since everything is predictable when you have absolute knowledge. I don't see how God's omniscience necessitates a lack of concern for us. It could be sp...
by Modulus
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Two questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Two questions

If God is omniscient, which he is, why must he be concerned with us at all? He already knows the outcome of our existence even before he made us, since everything is predictable when you have absolute knowledge. Relating to cosmology and the argument that our universe is absurdly finely tuned to an ...
by Modulus
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

Re: Free Will

Is the carmaker the cause of the accident? But a car isn't even functional by itself. It requires a human operator to do anything. Sometimes the makers are responsible for accidents though (directly or indirectly), faulty breaks for example. .You have to prove that all things that the self causes a...
by Modulus
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

Re: Free Will

That part of my nature has the intrinsic ability, endowed to it by God, to be self-motivating . I am the cause of my own actions and no other. Now, there's the thing. If it's your soul that ultimately effects/determines your actions, and god makes the soul, then how can you still say you are a caus...
by Modulus
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

Re: Free Will

If you take a physicalist/mechanistic view on human behavior (i.e., Skinner), then you would be absolutely right. But in such a view, free will doesn't actually exist. It's just a term we've made up. We don't have free will any more than a chess program has free will. It will always, always, always...
by Modulus
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

Re: Free Will

I skimmed over it, strong debate! I'm getting at something a little different here, though: I question the basis of creating a free will being. Anything or anyone something creates will always be limited by it's structure, structure of it's mind in particular. It will respond in certain ways to cert...
by Modulus
Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 20
Views: 3604

Free Will

Do we have free will? An analogy was made in a page about coin flipping. I say, even then something would have made you flip the coin, no? The way the coin lands only seems random to us, because we don't have absolute knowledge like god does. We don't have perfect body control/eye coordination so yo...
by Modulus
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Fossil Record- Interesting points
Replies: 22
Views: 5797

Re: Fossil Record- Interesting points

Neither of you addressed this: Viruses inserted themselves in DNA on Earth, even if viruses were created by god too. There must have not been any viruses in 'god-given' DNA originally. That just doesn't make sense. If god wanted to help his creations against certain diseases which he himself created...
by Modulus
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Fossil Record- Interesting points
Replies: 22
Views: 5797

Re: Fossil Record- Interesting points

Why would an all-powerful and all-knowing god need some "templates"? I thought only beings who are very limited in their intelligence and memory capacity need templates. Viruses inserted themselves in DNA on Earth, even if viruses were created by god too. There must have not been any viruses in 'god...
by Modulus
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Fossil Record- Interesting points
Replies: 22
Views: 5797

Re: Fossil Record- Interesting points

Retroviral sequences in human DNA thought to represent leftover genes from infection of retroviruses... studies have demonstrated that such sequences actually appear to block the infection of human cells with certain retroviruses. So such sequences seem to posses a vital function. It still doesn't ...
by Modulus
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Fossil Record- Interesting points
Replies: 22
Views: 5797

Re: Fossil Record- Interesting points

Obviously Earth's environment changed over time. Early on, it could not have sustained complex life, whereas later on it could. So all a simple to complex observation in the fossil records says is that Earth's environment was right for certain forms of life at certain times. It says nothing more. D...
by Modulus
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Fossil Record- Interesting points
Replies: 22
Views: 5797

Fossil Record- Interesting points

It's clear fossils are buried uniformly, with simplest near the bottom and more complex occurring near the top layers. I believe there is plethora of evidence of evolution even with less than perfect fossil record. Look at our DNA - ours and chimpanzee's is 4 chromosomes apart. Several retroviruses ...