Debate over evolution shuts down IMAX film

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    link

    seems there's a battle brewing between proponents of "separation of church and state" and "separation of science and commerce."
     
  2. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    It seems there is a battle brewing between people who have brains and people who don't. So much for natural selection.
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    It's interesting that "intelligent design" pretty much means sitting in a dark room with your fingers in your ears, eyes closed, rocking back and forth mumbling "God is the creator, God is the creator."
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    But it's also interesting that the theory of evolution needs so much blind faith to fill in the gaps.
     
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    "ID" seems to suggest that God, which I consider a perfect being, created a system whereby all these complex elements could grow and change over time but the system wasn't perfect enough to create man, so he had to come down and "manually adjust" the system. If he was going to go to all that trouble, the least he could do is make it so that my sh*t doesn't stink.
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    That's down to your diet...
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    More science, no blind faith.
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    In time, maybe. At the moment all I see is assertion.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Go ahead, pull the other one.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    I thought like any good pirate you only had one to pull.
    :)
     
  11. swindmill macrumors 6502a

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    Evolution is far more than an assertion. It's a theory just as gravity is a theory. The statement made by creationists that evolution has "so many holes" is simply ridiculous. Sadly, it's something people hear and accept. Evolution could be a well supported theory even without a fossil-record which allegedly has so many holes.
     
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    Obv. creationism is a load of bollocks the problem is science is not so different.
     
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    Please expound on this . . . a statement so ludicrous needs to be supported.

    . . . I don't expect support for it, I just want to point out how ridiculous of a statement that is.
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Just call me Mr Spigot.
     
  15. skunk macrumors G4

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    Very succinctly put.
    :D
     
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    creationism is to evolution what a raindeer is to a rocket engine.

    anyone cares to try to convince NASA to seriously consider reindeers as propulsion systems?
     
  17. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Quite the contrary. Natural selection means that those within a species that are best adapted to their environment are more likely to pass on their successful traits to the next generation. In the current political climate, it is obviously the brain dead who are most suited to survive and pass on their genes. So Bush's success is just natural selection in its continued action. Gives you lots of hope for humanity, doesn't it? :eek:
     
  18. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Meh. I accept Evolution and I believe that God was responsible for much of it.

    Oh, and if you boys and girls remember your science lessons, much of it is based on survival of the luckiest... :rolleyes:
     
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    bang! and they're off. jes' kidding guys. i enjoy the discourse around here :)

    i'm reminded of a conversation i had with a pastor when i was a kid (friend dragged me to his church youth group). When trying to convince me that faith is all you need he asked me if i believed in atoms. I said sure, to which he quickly retorted, "well, have you ever actually seen one?". Boy, he really had me there. At the time, i think i said something like "no, but i don't worship atoms either". Thinking back, (the best quips come years later) i would have asked him "do people from Hiroshima believe in the atom?"
     
  20. skunk macrumors G4

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    Sorry 'bout that...
    :eek:
     
  21. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    You can't have your cake and eat it too. Something is either perfect or it's not.

    Personally, I find the "Who are we to question the will of God?" response a much better non-answer.


    Lethal
     
  22. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    i shall pose the age-old question: can god make a rock so big that i cannot lift it?
     
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    Yes, easily.

    The question is, can God make a rock so big she cannot lift it?
     
  24. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    (only if god exists)
     
  25. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Correct. However, that question is usually used to debate the existance of God with believers, hence the assumption that God does exist.

    Or as a Jewish friend once asked, can this God make a bagel so big even He could not eat it? :p
     

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