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Evolution? Creation?, What do you believe in?
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post Mar 9 2005, 08:29 AM
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I've heard rants and raves about this subject on other forums, so I figured I'd bring the disease here. Please, though:

If you want to argue a point, don't turn this into a flame war. Seriously, just look at philosophy, facts, etc. NOT who has the better insults.

Just to make things clear: I'm for the Creation side of this, and yes I know, there's also an Intelligent Design part arising among scientists. However, I see this as a half-assed attempt to say 'We were created... but not by God.'

I put it in the polls, though, just in case.

So vote, then speak your piece!
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QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 9 2005, 02:29 PM)
Evolution isn't an airtight theory, but it makes a whole hell of a lot more sense than anything scripture has to offer.
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This is about it for scientists and the typical person who's been raised on scientific methods. Evolution simply is the most reasonable empirical explanation. Does it mean it's right - no, but it does mean that it's rational to believe.

Creationism is a faith based belief system. Is it irrational - no. It's not irrational because of the fact that scientific theories are not necessarily always true. It's always possible that the universe puffed into existence as it stands today. Basically all scientific attempts at a cosmology assume that the laws that we know about today have existed since the beginning of the universe. It's entirely possible for it not to.

What's the result? Whatever your belief system, respect evolution as a reasonable explanation of why things are the way they are. But, if you're an evolutionist, don't be so high and mighty to put down the creationist. Macro-evolution in itself is quite contrary to normal scientific laws (entropy is not followed and usually involves some type of external intervention).

QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 9 2005, 11:33 PM)
What really is the point of arguing over this thing? huh.gif  Clearly we all know what we think and what the other side thinks and no one's about to change their mind. Those who believe in God will always believe in God and those who don't will never do no matter how convincing the other side's facts are.

Cause we're all open-minded like that.
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The point of these debates is to show that it isn't irrational to believe one over the other. Of course we won't convince the other person, but those who watch on the sidelines may be convinced. At the very least, we must show that each side deserves respect. If one view is completely irrational, then it will not withstand the criticisms and people will see that.

It's also fundamental to ask these questions and challenge our own beliefs. To do that, we must see the contrary belief and determine whether our beliefs can withstand the scrutiny of argument.

For what I believe - I am not convinced by macro evolutionary theory. Something outside the current laws recognized by science are required to actually make evolution happen. Based on current laws, it's more reasonable to imagine that the word was more complex and will degrade into single cell organisms (looking at teenagers these days, I'm starting to believe this more and more tongue.gif). I am not, however, prepared to say that I can prove that the world was created by God, but I will say that I believe by faith that it was. Before you criticise whether faith is rational, please note that it is quite legitimate for one to argue that only by faith do you even know that your own body exists (that there is a physical world) and as such it is by faith that we believe anything science says laugh.gif. It's too bad that I'm feeling lazy now, or I'd go further into thought on this.


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- RemyLeBeau   Evolution? Creation?   Mar 9 2005, 08:29 AM
- - Chiyo   I believe in evolution. Facts and figures will alw...   Mar 9 2005, 09:48 AM
- - mistress_aya   Creation, always have, and always will believe in ...   Mar 9 2005, 10:26 AM
- - What, no bacon?   "Evidence of Creationism", eh? This, I...   Mar 9 2005, 12:29 PM
|- - POTOPHREAK   I was about to choose Creation until I saw... ...   Jun 10 2005, 02:19 AM
- - Xithion   I think they meant Jesus or God rather. Because Je...   Mar 9 2005, 01:08 PM
- - Blackwings   I dont know what i belive they all sound gibberish...   Mar 9 2005, 05:16 PM
- - RemyLeBeau   Okay, it's about time I started talking again....   Mar 9 2005, 06:48 PM
- - Quistis88   Spam posts deleted.   Mar 9 2005, 06:52 PM
- - What, no bacon?   I wish I had the energy to debunk the supposed ...   Mar 9 2005, 07:02 PM
|- - definingmind   Yes, I am willing to tell you that I believe that ...   Mar 9 2005, 08:23 PM
- - Falling_Man   How contreversial. Interesting. I'm a creatio...   Mar 9 2005, 07:13 PM
- - Bling_bling_Angel   *covers eyes* Homeboy, you realize the crapstorm ...   Mar 9 2005, 08:37 PM
- - Guest   What really is the point of arguing over this thin...   Mar 9 2005, 09:33 PM
|- - Quistis88   If you're too open-minded, your brains will fa...   Mar 9 2005, 09:36 PM
|- - Falling_Man   QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 9 2005, 11:33 PM)What reall...   Mar 10 2005, 07:12 PM
- - Bling_bling_Angel   "For those who believe, no explanation is nec...   Mar 9 2005, 09:38 PM
- - Chiyo   I suppose suggesting that we evolved rather than c...   Mar 10 2005, 07:01 AM
- - Prinz_Zoisit   i chose a "creation" which could harmoni...   Mar 10 2005, 10:46 AM
- - definingmind   Prinz, just wondering, but have you read through t...   Mar 10 2005, 11:05 AM
|- - Prinz_Zoisit   QUOTE(definingmind @ Mar 10 2005, 07:05 PM)Ge...   Mar 10 2005, 01:28 PM
- - arche   I'm immensely rusty with my Pentateauch exeges...   Mar 10 2005, 11:48 AM
- - What, no bacon?   You know what? With regards to the origin of man, ...   Mar 10 2005, 12:33 PM
|- - definingmind   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 10 2005, 12:33 PM...   Mar 10 2005, 01:23 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(definingmind @ Mar 10 2005, 08:23 PM)QU...   Mar 10 2005, 02:11 PM
- - arche   Who created the extra-terrestrials??   Mar 10 2005, 01:02 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(arche @ Mar 10 2005, 08:02 PM)Who creat...   Mar 10 2005, 01:06 PM
- - Fayt   If you're a christian then you will know who r...   Mar 10 2005, 01:14 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Fayt @ Mar 10 2005, 08:14 PM)If you...   Mar 10 2005, 01:17 PM
- - arche   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 10 2005, 12:33 PM...   Mar 10 2005, 02:58 PM
- - Username05   I belive in Creation. My grandfather was a preach...   Mar 10 2005, 03:28 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 10 2005, 10:28 PM) I h...   Mar 10 2005, 05:19 PM
|- - arche   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 10 2005, 07:19 PM...   Mar 10 2005, 05:37 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(arche @ Mar 11 2005, 12:37 AM)QUOTE(Wha...   Mar 10 2005, 05:43 PM
- - What, no bacon?   It would literally take an act of god to get me to...   Mar 10 2005, 07:14 PM
- - gundamjcr   i believe that its a mixture of evulution and crea...   Mar 10 2005, 10:24 PM
- - Bling_bling_Angel   Actually, guys, it's all very simple... you...   Mar 10 2005, 11:27 PM
|- - DarkWater Alchemist   QUOTE(Bling_bling_Angel @ Mar 11 2005, 07:27 ...   Mar 11 2005, 02:11 AM
|- - Prinz_Zoisit   QUOTE(Bling_bling_Angel @ Mar 11 2005, 07:27 ...   Mar 11 2005, 02:22 PM
- - le monkey   Evolution... In my opinion the bible or any other...   Mar 11 2005, 02:15 AM
- - arche   QUOTE(DarkWater Alchemist @ Mar 11 2005, 04:1...   Mar 11 2005, 05:59 AM
- - Raven   Even though I said evolution, I think it's sor...   Mar 11 2005, 07:26 AM
- - What, no bacon?   The idea that mankind was 'designed' to be...   Mar 11 2005, 12:45 PM
|- - Falling_Man   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 11 2005, 02:45 PM...   Mar 11 2005, 09:33 PM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Falling_Man @ Mar 12 2005, 04:33 AM)QUO...   Mar 12 2005, 09:28 AM
- - RemyLeBeau   Okay, sorry - I neglected this thread for too long...   Mar 11 2005, 02:57 PM
- - arche   Interesting thought: Every once in a while - thous...   Mar 11 2005, 09:11 PM
- - Reluna   I voted for the last one because I believe we were...   Mar 11 2005, 09:22 PM
- - Xithion   @Falling - Very nicely put! @Arche - Wouldnt ...   Mar 12 2005, 01:51 AM
- - Prinz_Zoisit   wow, remy.. your statement is very impressing.. i...   Mar 12 2005, 03:06 AM
- - Username05   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 10 2005, 05:19 PM...   Mar 12 2005, 09:12 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 04:12 PM)QUOT...   Mar 12 2005, 09:44 AM
- - Username05   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 12 2005, 09:44 AM...   Mar 12 2005, 09:50 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 04:50 PM)QUOT...   Mar 12 2005, 10:05 AM
- - RemyLeBeau   QUOTE(Prinz_Zoisit @ Mar 12 2005, 05:06 AM)wo...   Mar 12 2005, 09:57 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(RemyLeBeau @ Mar 12 2005, 04:57 PM)QUOT...   Mar 12 2005, 10:10 AM
- - Username05   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 12 2005, 10:05 AM...   Mar 12 2005, 10:14 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 05:14 PM)But ...   Mar 12 2005, 10:20 AM
- - Username05   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 12 2005, 10:20 AM...   Mar 12 2005, 10:34 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 05:34 PM)QUOT...   Mar 12 2005, 10:42 AM
- - Username05   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 12 2005, 10:42 AM...   Mar 12 2005, 10:50 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 05:50 PM)QUOT...   Mar 12 2005, 10:52 AM
- - Username05   ^Do you have proof of this?   Mar 12 2005, 10:55 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 05:55 PM)^Do ...   Mar 12 2005, 11:03 AM
- - Username05   Ok, I have been proven wrong, but that happends al...   Mar 12 2005, 11:15 AM
- - What, no bacon?   The question is, why? I know that a lot of people ...   Mar 12 2005, 11:18 AM
|- - arche   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Mar 12 2005, 01:18 PM...   Mar 12 2005, 11:42 AM
- - Username05   Because there is history in creation. There are pl...   Mar 12 2005, 11:35 AM
|- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Username05 @ Mar 12 2005, 06:35 PM)Beca...   Mar 12 2005, 11:36 AM
- - Username05   Just ask yourself, "Was somebody there?...   Mar 12 2005, 11:49 AM
- - What, no bacon?   I'm getting the impression that the people arg...   Mar 12 2005, 01:54 PM
- - RemyLeBeau   What, No Bacon? I can't see how you feel just...   Mar 12 2005, 05:55 PM
- - What, no bacon?   The albino thing is common sense. Albinism is rare...   Mar 12 2005, 06:21 PM
- - arche   This is getting a bit more off point at times. As ...   Mar 12 2005, 06:53 PM
- - What, no bacon?   Trying to build an argument for Creationism on a s...   Mar 12 2005, 07:28 PM
- - RemyLeBeau   You know, Bacon, more and more I want to punch tha...   Mar 13 2005, 09:45 AM
- - BiteSize   We didn't evolve from monkeys, they share a co...   Mar 13 2005, 07:03 PM
- - le monkey   wow.. There is even stuff in there I didnt know.....   Mar 14 2005, 04:28 AM
- - Chiyo   This is certainly becoming a very deep arguement, ...   Mar 14 2005, 05:28 AM
|- - arche   QUOTE(Chiyo @ Mar 14 2005, 07:28 AM)This is c...   Mar 14 2005, 05:32 AM
- - Chiyo   I didn't mean quite like that sorry. What I me...   Mar 14 2005, 05:38 AM
- - le monkey   Nice ideas.. I like to belive that I am master of ...   Mar 14 2005, 06:11 AM
- - RemyLeBeau   Okay, I know I double posted, but the damn thing w...   Mar 14 2005, 08:25 AM
- - edsgirl   First of all for you who don't know, I'm N...   Mar 14 2005, 11:13 AM
- - FMA JPD   Creation...I'm a Christian   Jun 9 2005, 01:37 PM
- - «°~Envy™~°»   not going to bother reading all 3 pages just going...   Jun 9 2005, 03:59 PM
- - RobinArendt   -   Jun 12 2005, 12:36 PM
- - mongooseboi   im not religous, so i believe what they tell us in...   Jun 12 2005, 12:38 PM
- - Scar-San   your choices are pointless There is a Evolution f...   Jun 12 2005, 01:48 PM
- - majic_lights   I'm christian so i believe in Creation. Yes, i...   Jun 12 2005, 02:30 PM
- - NightMistress   I am agnostic. I believe in evolution, but I think...   Jun 12 2005, 05:29 PM
- - What, no bacon?   Intelligent design is such garbage. If creation is...   Jun 12 2005, 06:59 PM
|- - arche   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Jun 12 2005, 09:59 PM...   Jun 12 2005, 07:21 PM
- - Celestial Fangirl   I'm a Christian and I believe in Creation. E...   Jun 12 2005, 07:26 PM
- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(arche @ Jun 13 2005, 02:21 AM)QUOTE(Wha...   Jun 12 2005, 07:32 PM
|- - arche   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Jun 12 2005, 10:32 PM...   Jun 12 2005, 07:59 PM
- - Celestial Fangirl   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Jun 12 2005, 10:33 PM...   Jun 12 2005, 08:02 PM
- - arche   BTW: the issues I bring up are very simply outline...   Jun 12 2005, 08:07 PM
- - Scar-San   İm muslim and believe God We are changing wi...   Jun 13 2005, 05:32 AM
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