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by zoegirl
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

My guess is that they would rest their argument on the *success* of the function, not the purpose. If the eye works and provides an advantage...its function survives.

Mind you, not agreeing, just betting that their use of the word function is not the same as yours.
by zoegirl
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

I'd love to hear how Darwinist account for the function of thinking. Selection/Evolution has no goal, it's not goal oriented (unless you are coming from a theistic evolution standpoint, in which point you argue that God conducted evolution). So any "thought" process merely would have added to the f...
by zoegirl
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2259
Views: 332201

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

welcome paul!
by zoegirl
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: For me...
Replies: 46
Views: 9634

Re: For me...

will do
by zoegirl
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: I must be getting alittle paranoid
Replies: 25
Views: 4381

Re: I must be getting alittle paranoid

wrain62 wrote:The book The Language of God is both 100 percent intellectually and religiously harmonious. He does talk about the validity of darwinism which I know some of you guys don't agree with but it was my favorite writing on the subject of faith and science anywhere. I heavily recommend it.
i liked it
by zoegirl
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Negation of Free Will
Replies: 15
Views: 2626

Re: Negation of Free Will

Having free will is a far cry from exercising free will. WE can have all the free will we want, but if our heart desire is not for God, we will never exercise that will. One analogy I have heard- You can say you have free will concerning the foods you eat, but if you absolutely detest spaghetti, tha...
by zoegirl
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: What is the purpose of death.
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: What is the purpose of death.

Well, from a purely naturalistic point of view the length of an organisms life doesn't necessarily confer a competitive advantage. Any length of life after an animal reproduces is relatively meaningless in terms of any competative advantage. But would't it then have more opportunity's to reproduce ...
by zoegirl
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Hidden Treasures In The Book Of Job
Replies: 17
Views: 2273

Re: Hidden Treasures In The Book Of Job

That's always been a perplexing problem....
by zoegirl
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Origins of Life
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Origins of Life

One thing we must remember surrounding the origins of life debate is that prior to the existence of biota there is no natural selection. Nothing can be selected for. All we have are free roaming molecules. The idea of chemical replicators being the precursor to biology still allows for selection. N...
by zoegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

ID doesn't try to fill in the gaps. You can take issue with IC, but ID is more than simply IC (as someone has already stated)

Check out
http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/ ... ience.html
by zoegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

I really enjoyed reading that link onthe other thread about science having some metaphysical aspects. We should link it here as well. I think for many people, they don't realize how much invades the idea of science.
by zoegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

My recommendations stand: I always encourage my Christian students to understand the tenets of evolution.....I teach it I would encourage you to be willing to read the actual books Francis Collins is a theistic evolutionist...wrote The Language of God C.S. Lewis wrote Mere Christianity Both are easi...
by zoegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Worried...
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: Worried...

That's the amazing grace of Jesus. He died for our sins, we not only will do something, we HAVE done something. We are all sinners. But His grace, (Awesome) covers out sins.
by zoegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

Zoe: I and all other evolutionary biologists admit that we cannot typically witness macroevolution because of the brief lifespans we have. Did I or anyone else witness the evolution of the flagellum? Of course not. But, unlike ID, we provide a scientifically possible process using the Theory of Evo...
by zoegirl
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe
Replies: 106
Views: 11635

Re: ID/Evolution and Michael Behe

Ivellius, There is also something akin to 'God of the gaps" and that is "science of the gaps". Often, if you listen to the language used in evolution, the phrase "over time" or "over generations" is used over and over. There are observable parts of evolution, often termed microevolution, or populati...