Creationism is a mental illness (Page 4)
Geoff: In some cases the species can make a choice; that's called sexual selection and traits of a species become prevalent because of it.
There is no evidence for God, and frankly God is unnecessary. Biology is quite capable of doing its own thing.
lori100: make a choice...with their non-physical minds?.....where did life start from? and where is the mind?
Geoff: The mind is the emergent behaviour of the brain. As I've already explained, evolution isn't about the origins of life - but since there is no evidence of God you can't blame him/her/it. If you try, you're creating a circular argument. I am guessing they didn't teach elementary logic at your school.
And animals can make a choice of who they mate with. Generally fairly simple choices.
lori100: logic...you sound like Spock.....Spock was one dimensional because he only wanted logic...even Einstein spoke on the value of intuition and said if you want your kids to be smart to have them read fairy tales...it would develop creativity and imagination....
AlienFlyer: And those things are not binary. It's not one or the other. I can be reasonable and logical and imaginative and creative.
AlienFlyer: There is more evidence for Spock existing than god.
I realize this isn't on topic. Creationism is a completely different breed of ignorance. Still though.
Blackshoes: Ok Your saying the difference between lies and assumption facts and evidence !
You say that Evolution doesn't have anything to do with Abiogenesis ! BS !
Without life Evolution cannot exist ! So why is this so hard my fat head to comprehend
Abiogenesis is Impossible That's a Science fact , true some fat headed Scientist much like yourself make up all sort inventive ways and imagine could happen .Just as You make up insults So/as too stoke your ego and ignorance !
You illness is so severe no amount of penicillin will cure the blindness within that Atheistic Pseudoscience fairytale theory of Evolution you religiously accept !
This is pointless . It's no surprise you cannot accept the truth . You'd have a little within you comprehend it', too begin with !
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
― Mark Twain
Geoff: Blackshoes: Evolution does require life to work. Technically it requires life which can undergo generational adaptation.
However, evolution is the change from one generation to the next leading to diversity. Evolution itself made no claims to as how life started on earth, merely that when it did it was simpler than today. That's borne out by the fossil record.
Abiogenesis is the study of how life can come spontaneously from non-organic matter. There's an alternative, which could also fit the evidence, exogenesis, where life on Earth originated outside of the planet and was, through some means, transplanted here in its simplest forms. I personally don't buy that, and even if I did, it just adds an additional step to the question of how life spontaneously arouse.
The facts is that you don't understand any of this, you claim to but you really don't. I'm sorry for you, I really am, especially as you think this is all some grand conspiracy to attack your religion.
The Catholic church has officially accepted that evolution is the correct explanation of how the diversity of life we see today occurred. It was a Catholic priest who first proposed the big bang theory. the rational behind this is that since the book of Genesis is not to be taken literally, then they can look at God's creation and since it follows specific rules, we can work backwards to discover "how God did it".
There's even an interpretation of biblical passages supporting scientific endeavour.
"I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship."
They support understanding more about the universe through science, as it is exploring the majesty of the universe. The only difference between them and me is that they see it as better knowing God's creation, whereas I see it as not necessarily requiring a God.
fustler: Creationism is not a mental illness. I'm not going to attempt to prove wrong any statement that was made sarcastically. I would rather agree with you in some regards, and more tactfully.
The belief that the entire history of the Universe is completely chronicled in any known religious tome is willful ignorance detrimental to one's personal growth on the same level as say, a personality disorder. :obligatoryemotetypo:
Geoff has defeated his argument with his denial of a Catholic Conspiracy....Indeed many of his posts raise doubts.
The Catholic church supported the monarchy and did not support medicine.
"I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship." Compare with. " He is full of sh*t ", a popular saying from the US.
Darwinism is as Catholic as the Pope.
Geoff: I am not suggesting any sort of conspiracy. I am merely pointing out that accepting science is not mutually exclusive with religious faith.