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by Ivellious
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Vaccines
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Vaccines

So lately I have noticed a big rise in the number of anti-vaccination posts and pictures on my facebook page. I typically just don't pay attention to the kind of nonsense most of those posts contain, but recently one picture came up reading "Jesus would not want you to vaccinate your children." Now,...
by Ivellious
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Mathematical Probability Jesus was the Christ
Replies: 35
Views: 20025

Re: Mathematical Probability Jesus was the Christ

Ha, Jac being an atheist XD That has to be one of the more humorous things I've seen on this site.
by Ivellious
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"
Replies: 26
Views: 2291

Re: Through the Lens: Evolution, "What Is Evolution?"

Well first of all, the narrator almost immediately makes a fatal and rather dishonest answer with regards to abiogenesis. I mean, seriously, saying that the "scientific" belief in evolution undermines God as a creator is totally wrong, and putting "chemical evolution" in along with biological evolut...
by Ivellious
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Complexity [Split from Resources]
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Complexity [Split from Resources]

Did you know that 'junk' DNA does not exist? Yup. It's a pretty new discovery that lots of our DNA has functions that we didn't know about a decade or more ago. But how exactly does that hurt evolution? I fail to recall any time where evolution required non-functioning DNA to be workable. Why are m...
by Ivellious
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Evolution - Resource Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 13321

Re: Evolution - Resource Thread

Yikes, things sure escalated quickly from "here are some links discussing the evidence and facts surrounding evolutionary theory" to "this is an evil thread promoting lies." Just goes to show you how much of a hot-button topic this is, I guess...
by Ivellious
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: your view
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: your view

I love Penn Jillette. He's a funny guy, he's honest about his opinions on pretty much anything...and, most of all, he's an atheist who, while outspoken, is not out there to be offensive just for the sake of being offensive. He will be open about how he thinks religion is dumb, but he's not saying it...
by Ivellious
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Rabbi performs Oral suction during circumcision
Replies: 32
Views: 4895

Re: Rabbi performs Oral suction during circumcision

Might I ask why using the anatomically correct word for the male sex organ is considered taboo? The words for sex organs are not dirty or profane (frankly, the slang terms for them ought to be the discouraged ones). Maybe it was just how/where I was raised, but I find it rather silly that someone wo...
by Ivellious
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Healthcare
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Healthcare

I tend to believe that outright socialism isn't a perfect model, but in terms of universal healthcare, I am completely in favor of it. As far as I'm concerned, the proposed model of having private health insurance available, but also having a government-run guarantee that you can have insurance even...
by Ivellious
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

Actually, there is no real evidence for macroevolution. The more that scientists learn, the more impossible evolution gets. And we haven't even gotten into DNA or cell structure. http://www.icr.org/article/260/ Oh my, oh my, oh my...So you give us a link from the Institute for Creation Research? To...
by Ivellious
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Is evolution a hard science?
Replies: 72
Views: 6644

Re: Is evolution a hard science?

Evolution is a proven fact. Genetic change over time in populations happens, end of story, it is a fact. The evolutionary history of Earth has not been proven (that is, that life has evolved over millions of years to its current state). It is, however, supported by science in a number of fields of r...
by Ivellious
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Abiogenesis, creation, and natural selection
Replies: 26
Views: 5144

Re: Abiogenesis, creation, and natural selection

But all of that is just one interpretation. Again, where does the Bible say "And the Earth is 6,000 years old"? It doesn't, and you know it. Your "timelines" are not part of the Bible, they are an after-the-fact interpretation of the Bible made by someone named Ussher in the 1600s. Again, the Bible ...
by Ivellious
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Are you guys anti-gay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Are you guys anti-gay?

Are people born with a preference for strawberry ice cream? To a certain extent, yes. Your taste buds are, in fact, programmed by your genes, which is why some people prefer some tastes over others. It's also why certain types of foods taste differently to certain people (for instance, one person m...
by Ivellious
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Creation Talk
Topic: Abiogenesis, creation, and natural selection
Replies: 26
Views: 5144

Re: Abiogenesis, creation, and natural selection

I would like to ask the same of anyone who believe in the gap theory or long-age days in Genesis 1. I don't think that's the point. The point is, if you are arguing that the Bible explicitly states that the Earth is only a few thousand years old, you have to have some verse that explicitly says " T...
by Ivellious
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Ancient fish face shows roots of modern jaw
Replies: 15
Views: 2708

Re: Ancient fish face shows roots of modern jaw

You should note that, unfortunately, you need to be part of an accredited university or have a subscription to Nature to read the original article, sadly. But getting this published in Nature is a pretty huge deal. They don't let anything into that journal that isn't legitimately a big scientific di...
by Ivellious
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: There are clear iq and physical differences between races
Replies: 94
Views: 10667

Re: There are clear iq and physical differences between race

That article is good, Neo (and I don't just say that because I've been taught by some of the people quoted in the article haha). and I wouldn't say it's all that harsh toward creationism in general, but it does quite strongly point out the idiocy of Ken Ham and the modern YEC movement,, as well as t...