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by Ivellious
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 40
Views: 6129

Re: A few questions

My answers/opinions: a) Well, no scientist can really explore the meaning of life scientifically, because it's not a scientific issue. It's an opinion almost, or an idea, or something even more abstract, and probably well beyond humankind's ability to understand. Philosophers have and still are atte...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is It Legal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Is It Legal?

I believe it is dangerous to throw out the phrase "bacteria to human evolution" because it really isn't a fair term. Bacteria did not jump to humans at a certain spot in history. Rather, over 4 billion years, small yet advantageous mutations incrementally developed and differentiated these first bac...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Stem Cell research: What is the Controversy?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Stem Cell research: What is the Controversy?

Right, I kind of expected this to be the main issue. However, at least among reputable universities and labs in the US, there are three types of stem cell "origins" so to speak, that are used. The first kind are the most well known, those being the stem cells taken from embryos of either humans or o...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Stem Cell research: What is the Controversy?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Stem Cell research: What is the Controversy?

I have been reading some intriguing bits and articles about stem cell research and my university is now offering an introduction to stem cell research course that discusses, among other things, the controversy and applications of stem cell research. My university currently has over 50 labs devoted t...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is It Legal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Is It Legal?

I still disagree on the faith aspect. Evolution presents a solid, tested hypothesis for how life COULD have arisen to its current state based on science and logic. Yes, it does state that random mutations are the deep root of how natural selection works, but it's not faith to say that we believe thi...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is It Legal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Is It Legal?

Sandy_MCD: I agree, it would likely be illegal to say that evolution disproves God. However, in my college courses we learned about evolution and it's main "competitor" in the mainstream, Intelligent Design. We were taught that this was a false concept riddled with errors and flaws and a general lac...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is It Legal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Is It Legal?

Well, there's quite a bit to cover here... First, it is really overblown on Fox News and such that evolution is considered controversial in science. I repeat that to be given the title of "theory" a hypothesis requires years of making sure all reasonable scientific criticism is dealt with and no oth...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: If evolution is true, shouldn't our world be like Futurama?
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: If evolution is true, shouldn't our world be like Futura

I agree that there are numerous idiots on both sides of every argument, especially when religion is involved. There are plenty of ignorant people Ive spoken with who push evolution and anti-christian/religious views without any serious reason or qualification, and by the same token there are plenty ...
by Ivellious
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is It Legal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Is It Legal?

Well, I'm using the term loosely here. By that, I mean if you as a teacher/prof at a public school were to present religious ideology as fact instead of as an area for conversation, you are violating each student's right to believe what they want. Allowing it to be out there and discussed and debate...
by Ivellious
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is It Legal?
Replies: 35
Views: 3687

Re: Is It Legal?

Well, he didn't break the law by just saying it was out there. Now if he tried to convert you, then yes, he probably broke the law. You cannot, in the public school system, try to force students to accept your religious philosophies as truth. And at least the second theory of life forming is very mu...
by Ivellious
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: If evolution is true, shouldn't our world be like Futurama?
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: If evolution is true, shouldn't our world be like Futura

Not really...There are several problems with your question. First of all, evolution is not an "ability." A species does not have some power that makes it evolve when the species feels like it. Evolution is a process that an individual or group of individuals has no real control over. It's natural, h...