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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Just for Fun: The Evolution of Creation Debates

I visited some discussion boards and I am always amazed at the tortuous paths leading from the OP (opening post) to the most recent post (MRP). Try to match the OP to the corresponding MRP


1. Okay, first off, I know that evolution and a billion year old earth are not necessarily the same. The ones who believe in evolution must believe in an old earth, but there are some who believe in an old earth but not evolution. Keep in mind that I do know the difference while I make this post.

2. James L. Powell, professor of geology and former director and president of the L.A. County Museum of Natural History. In a video urging scientists to tell the public what's true regarding intelligent design, he makes this conclusive argument against ID.

3.
The most complete treatment of the question of evolutionism and what it does to ethics and morality to my knowledge is still probably Sir Arthur Keith's little treatist "Evolution and Ethics", written while WW-II was in progress.

4.
This is what tyranosaur meat looks like:

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050324/050324_trex_softtissue_hlg10a.hlarge.jpg

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/03/0324_050324_trexsofttissue.html

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Now see if you can match the last post to the OP:

a.
Poor guy is long dead, so he can't respond. Still waiting on any evidence he "renounced" (your word) evolution. Another whiff, strike two. maybe you should try a lighter bat.

b.
Not quite true. Three women are mentioned in the lineage in Matthew:
Matt 1:3 in part: and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar,
Matt 1:5 in part: and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth

c.
Just say something like: John said XXXXXXX. You don't need to mark off paraphrases, just give the name of the original speaker. Although if you are writing a paper or something you'd need to add a reference -but internet forums aren't that formal.

d.
My problem is that throughout our conversation is that you display an inherently subjective idea of what constitutes dogmatism, and a dogmatic insistence that your beliefs are the product of reason and not themselves dogmatic. I remain unconvinced; but I am a natural skeptic, and I could be wrong.

Cheers

Joe Meert

PS: The answers can be found in the comment section.

1 Comments:

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Joe Meert said...

OP 1 = MRP b
OP 2 = MRP c
OP 3 = MRP d
OP 4 = MRP a

At least conversations evolve!

Cheers

Joe Meert

 

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