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by Ivellious
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: First direct evidence for inflation
Replies: 54
Views: 5163

Re: First direct evidence for inflation

I was going to post about this before I saw it already here. I'm on Spring Break, but lots of my friends are talking about this considering one of the professors at my university is a co-leader of this project (so it's a big deal for our school in general). Pretty cool stuff.
by Ivellious
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Human Migration and the Great Flood
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Human Migration and the Great Flood

The evidence used to put together these maps/timelines for human migration patterns over our history pretty conclusively rejects any kind of young-Earth beliefs about humanity's history. Obviously these kinds of genetic and archaeological studies seem to show not only an African genesis of humanity ...
by Ivellious
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Paralyzed Man walks again
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Paralyzed Man walks again

The reporting on this story is pretty poor. I mean, no mention of why he was paralyzed/what caused his paralysis? No quotes from his doctors explaining his condition? No follow up after he regained the ability to walk? It's a nice story, but I'm going to guess that there is a lot more that could hav...
by Ivellious
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham on Creationism/Creation Science
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham on Creationism/Creation Scien

Sorry, when I said "literal interpretation", I meant "literal" as in how YEC adherents see it. I realize other interpretations can be just as literal, but in the context of talking about Ken Ham's views I meant it as how he sees it.
by Ivellious
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham on Creationism/Creation Science
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham on Creationism/Creation Scien

I would have much preferred to see Dr. Hugh Ross debate Bill Nye with the local flood theory and other OEC claims. Sadly, much of the world will never get to understand the true claims of the Bible. :( Nye wouldn't debate someone over local flood theory (I think most atheists will probably accept t...
by Ivellious
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Article on chimp and human dna
Replies: 37
Views: 5589

Re: Article on chimp and human dna

Nothing in this article is technically new information. The chromosome 2 bit of information is a tremendous and fascinating example of how genetic research has added so much to the list of evidence for evolution. A creationist could argue that such blatant relatedness between humans and other primat...
by Ivellious
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Ham Vs. Nye
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

Re: Ham Vs. Nye

Did I miss it? Is there a link to the debate somewhere? Here's a link to the debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI I haven't watched the whole thing yet, but from what I have seen, there is nothing earth-shattering about either side to be seen. Ham was less interested in evidence for Y...
by Ivellious
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: IB, PYP & Other Programmes
Replies: 14
Views: 4996

Re: IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Oh no, you didn't put me off of replying...this week I'm just extra busy with exams and papers for school so I haven't had much free time. Once I get through the next couple days I'll reply in greater detail.
by Ivellious
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: IB, PYP & Other Programmes
Replies: 14
Views: 4996

Re: IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

What exactly is your concern/problem with the IB program? I was never a part of it (my school became an IB school the year after I graduated), but my brother takes a few IB classes and loves it. As far as I can tell, my school's IB classes have gotten rave reviews overall. Lots of schools in the are...
by Ivellious
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Conspiracy theories
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Conspiracy theories

Most conspiracy theories are probably completely wrong. You hit the biggest reason why...the huge conspiracy theories that get press would, in reality, be impossible to actually keep secret for all-time. That, and pretty much every case for a conspiracy theory that I've seen can be easily explained ...
by Ivellious
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Surgery

You should not worry too much. Fixing hernias is one of the most common surgeries performed by doctors, and I have never heard of one going badly from anyone I know. My younger brother had a hernia when he was 10 or so years old and was perfectly fine. I had a non-typical hernia when I was around 12...
by Ivellious
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: William Lane Craig's "Five Reasons" for Belief in God
Replies: 21
Views: 3677

Re: William Lane Craig's "Five Reasons" for Belief in God

As a non-Christian, I figured I would give my personal responses to these arguments, as well as explaining why many atheists, agnostics, and non-Christians might reject them. 1. God provides the best explanation of the origin of the universe. To me, this is both a good and bad place to start. On one...
by Ivellious
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Medical Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 2105

Re: Medical Dilemma

Ivellious, I'm not really sure I see the moral dilemma. Firstly, the instances are rare if not near impossible that a decision needs to come down to choosing one life over the other: http://www.abort73.com/end_abortion/is_abortion_ever_justified/. Secondly, I just don't see that the husband is choo...
by Ivellious
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Is it alright to keep some secrets...
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Is it alright to keep some secrets...

I'm not married, but I figure it's wrong to say it's always good or always bad to keep secrets from a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, whatever it is. After all, I can't see the harm in not telling your spouse that their meatloaf is just so-so or that you actually hate that band he/she makes you liste...
by Ivellious
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Medical Dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 2105

Medical Dilemma

So while I was watching a television show a rather interesting moral/ethical issue (to me, anyway) came up. In a nutshell, a young woman and her husband go to the hospital for potential issues with her current pregnancy, which is pretty far along. They find out that she has a very deadly and very fa...