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Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

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Some gibbering buffoon commenting on this video stated that The greatest impediment to accepting creationism is understanding it. Understanding what precisely? • That man was made from a ball of mud (note that creationists often exclaim that they are not "made from dirt") and woman from his rib? • That the woman (with the cooperation of a talking snake) "tempted" the man to eat the fruit of "knowledge" (we see how poisonous knowledge is against religion if it was shunned thousands of years ago)? • That a 600 year-old man and his family of 8 without any knowledge of ship-building were able to build a wooden boat massively larger than the largest wooden boat built in modern times which despite being built by hundreds of experienced (and much younger) ship-rights, still was unable to stay afloat? • That we are told that unlike for believers who have a strict moral code handed down by god, for atheists morality is all relative and yet when we question why stonings to death are no longer carried out today, inevitably the answer the theist offers is that god prescribed punishments that were appropriate for the time i.e. their own god is a proponent of moral relativism! • The list is endless... I would say that the greatest impediment is knowledge - the more one learns about the natural world, the less one is likely to believe in fairy tales written for adults. In fact, it's not just me who says it - the fastest growing segment of the population who reject these fairy tales is precisely the more educated who attend college.
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+Braden Dredge I fear your schizophrenic. Please seek psychiatric treatment. The psychiatrist can prescribe you class typical antipsychotics.
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+Braden Dredge Give some proof. Everything has a scientific explanation.
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Responding to trolls and nutcases is a waste of time.
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And it's a joker like me who will become your king.
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The delusion is strong with this one
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Even though the hemoglobin molecule of a chimpanzee differs from that of a human by only one amino acid, I have a question.  If evolution is true, then why are humans still here, and why haven't we evolved ourselves over the extent of time we've been here?  Why is it that we voluntarily choose our own nature of life, while the chimpanzee cannot, and is kept captive by his own breed?  Here's another issue with Bill Nye's outlook.  He wants the future generation to be filled with scientists, but that's simply not going to happen.  With all the years I've been in science myself, I can tell you that it eventually becomes very dry, boring, and lifeless.  You'll never truly know why so many people in the world do not enter the field of science until you have been exposed to it. 
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+The Celestial Coffeepot There is research going on currently at the Genome project and currently there is, what like 8 million new genes that have developed during the past 100 years. Each of those genes are extremely minute things that will take centuries to even notice a slight change in the look, act, think, or even the involuntary actions themselves that will differ.
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+Braden Dredge evolution disproves yet another important biblical claim casting doubt on it's claims to authority. "use our abilities to prove that humans can do great things beyond our limitations." I think you must mean "perceived limitations" as the definition of limits is that which you can not go beyond in actuality. There are however perceived limits, legal limits and more, but when it comes to an actual limit well that limit is the ultimate boundary which there is no going beyond. "many people in ancient civilizations like Greece and Rome who were able to recite conversations word for word" People are still very capable of doing this, there is just very little need for it with books and other recording means.
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Let me get this straight, this group of thingymabobs creates a mortal primate that can't tell right from wrong nor good from bad. Then the Bob's tell the primates not to be naughty and eat a specific magic fruit placed in the centre of a garden but they can't tell right from wrong nor good from bad, so of course they eat the magic fruit. Isn't that blatantly entrapment?  Or blatantly insane?
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+ArrthymiaAmoroso Well you can teach your children lies but Bill asked you very nicely not to because we need them to be able to assess evidence with a open mind, not a mind clouded by sheer lunacy like YEC. 
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Creationism in a nutshell: "I have never engaged in any activity that could remotely be confused with homework on this subject, nor would I recognize actual homework on it, nor do I understand or appreciate the homework that others have invested on the topic. However, I browsed a web page, talked it over with a minister and an MBA, and consulted a few like-minded and equally ill-informed people, so I feel confident in saying that scientists are full of cr@p."
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+mikecucuk "You need to earn your way back into my good graces...." I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN YOUR "good graces" AND NEVER WOULD WANT TO BE! You're a FAGGOT, aren't you? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "...Until then, you'll always be beneath me and deserving only of strong language from me...." GET OUT OF IT! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....Think your fucked-up little mind can comprehend that? And way to not own up to your claims about me and topping it off with a cliche throwaway line. I'd expect nothing less from an unoriginal and dishonest little dick licker like yourself." Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! What a SILLY FAGGOT! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
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+Fallible Fiend "An apt description of him." You LOVE IT when one of your fellow QUEERS is using FAGGOT language, don't you? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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I seriously can't understand why or how anyone can deny evolution. It only makes perfect sense. There is NOTHING that makes more sense than evolution. The progressive change in everything over time. It's common sense really. The evidence of evolution taking place is all around us. You just need to look at the big picture to see where all the pieces fall into place. But subconsciously, I think most people do know what evolution really is and they do understand and accept it. Because to continue living without understanding this essential law would be pointless. The problem is people think that evolution is insulting their religious views. But that's just a manifestation of their fear of being lied to their entire lives. The indoctrinated would rather continue living a "safe" lie than revel in the incredible truth, because they see it as a risk. It all comes down to who has the smarter logic, and what will stand the test of time. Creationism will be gone eventually. And with all the distraction of politics and senseless religious wars out of the way, I imagine it will be an incredible era of innovation to live in.
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+VejyMonsta The hardest thing for many people to realize is that atheist conversion is not "leaving god". A sick feeling often goes with the thought, making it seem wrong or evil. Imagine thinking that ostracizing is no big deal, or that relationships with everyone you love is at stake. They will ask "Don't you want to be with us in the after life? Don't you love us?" This is the most insidious aspect of faiths. It hides the natural within 'supernatural' framework in the most despicable ways. It's just the natural aversion to loss of family & friends. That's no small thing! One CAN overcome this programming, but it takes time & dedication.
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On Saturday, I head to Death Valley, California with my spring undergraduate class. Evidence for a protracted history (more than one billion years) is wholly incompatible with YEC beliefs. Yet no creationist has taken up my standing offer to test those beliefs against the rocks. And that in a nutshell is what is wrong with religious faith. https://vimeo.com/102055931
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+Alan Clarke This and every attempt to claim that "there is little agreement between dating methods" is more than ignorant and disingenuous. It's dishonest. Hopelessly grasping at an imaginary straw. You're nuts, Alan. A waste of time. And henceforth blocked.
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Archeologists have uncovered remarkable evidence of Biblical accuracy. The remains of the Easter Bunny that gave birth to the egg from which hatched our Lord the Baby Jesus have been unearthed in downtown Jerusalem. Carbon dating confirms its chocolate composition.
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+Gary Bell That's quite a lot to pay for a donkey's head. If I bought one, I'd nail it above the entrance to Ken Ham's Museum, put a hat on it and call it 'Ken'. (The asshat, I mean, not the donkey)
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+matchlockfun LOL, I'd prefer the real thing, perhaps the IRS will nail his arse up.
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"It [atheism] is a doctrine aimed at ENCOURAGING and ENTRENCHING the attitude of DENIAL of RESPONSIBILITY for one's actions and the CONSEQUENCES thereof!"     To borrow a quote from "Farscape" - What a load of dren.
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+RichireX I should think it's rather obvious that I have considered and rejected this Jesus and the ass he rode in on as they are genocidal megalomaniacal bullies.
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”Nothing created everything” does not mean the same thing as, “Everything exists without a creator." Clearly, nothing has absolutely no effects. According to believers, “Nothing created god/the gods" makes sense while “Nothing created the physical universe” is unreasonable. There is no logical or rational reason for this distinction. Maybe if I put some of the words in caps and laughed like a hyena, it'll positively accentuate how correct I am in saying these things. What do you think, Zaki? ;)
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+Zaki Aminu Maybe you're too stupid to notice, so I'm gonna help you out here: Marking your comment as spam ≠ deleting your comments. Do you understand now, or do I have to use smaller words?
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So, the dufus 'You are a sad pathetic moron' is posting on my channel. If you wanna take a few free shots, go ahead and talk to him. Lord knows I've already torn his ass a couple inches wider.
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Yet another while has passed and not a single theist produced a single empirical evidence for their deity's existence. Meanwhile, more discoveries on the evolution of early Arthropods are made, evidence that social pressure eventually became more important than "survival of the fittest" for homo sapiens in the last few millenias and finally, the bone structure of the toes may lead to a better understanding of our bipedality arose after the speciation from our common ancestors with the pans.
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When the day comes that a human's memories can be downloaded into a cloned brain, will religious zealots worship technology? Great men and women live on if through their ideas. We all live on the backs of giants that zealots can only try to belittle.
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+Alan Clarke You fail to factor in that life goes on, despite your protests that it really shouldn't.
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+Alan Clarke Entropy is a valid construct in certain special cases of which we don't know if the universe is included or not.
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Poor Bedrock Eddze Edd Flintstone (Coyotollah Aminu) is left trying desperately to find the sunshine that he thinks shines out of his backside. Like some mutant Oroboros,  Edd's head is swallowed by his own arse (and whatever light he thinks he will find there would in any case be blocked by several copies of Merriam-Webster's dictionary and his own fat head). The Aminuboros thus internally bathes in the delusion of his own magnificence while externally he stands as nothing more than a symbol to all of his circular reasoning and consequent affirming fallacious logic. Let us laugh at the "almighty" Aminuboros.
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+Zaki Aminu With all the time you spend on YouTube debates I doubt you have much time for cleaning. You must live in a filthy hovel.
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+Aguila701 "With all the time you spend on YouTube debates I doubt you have much time for cleaning. You must live in a filthy hovel." Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! You're ALWAYS GAMBLING - AND LOSING! NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO MONEY! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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@Zakass Free will?   Free will and omniscience cannot co-exist, if god knows everything then it knows our future but we have free will and make our own decisions. If it doesn't know then it isn't omniscient, if it does know then we haven't got free will, one or the other is a lie?  Take your pick and choose wisely! You don't have to be too bright to be a Christian!
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+Zaki Aminu "I guess you would know huh Zaki?..." You don't mind, do you? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Actually I do. "...You know all there is to know because you are "awake"...." You sound UPSET about that - WHY? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! because if you truly  believe you are awake than that means you consider yourself a prophet. Hee hee a prophet of madness. "...Hah, are you obsessed with always being right and knowing better than others and having people with different opinions than you "challemged"?..." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! YOU WANT ME TO BE WRONG? - WHY? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Because you preach madness NOT science or religion. Your madness can spread around if left unchecked. "....Hey Zaki you asked how many bat shit crazy people that Claimed to be prophets just like you were right, correct?...." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I'm "crazy" because I say that you're wrong to claim that SOMETHING CAN COME OUT OF NOTHINGNESS? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! No, you're crazy because of all your Hahahahahhahahahahaass. "...Well the answer is simple...." Do tell! Hahahahahahahahahahaha! You should already know Mr. awakened. "...No single person throughout history has ever been right about every single little thing..." REALLY? AND HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT - ATHEISTIC GUT FEELING? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE NOT WRONG ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC THING? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Well it's just one thing, I am not claiming to have knowledge of all like you do. You know what you give theists a bad name. I bet no self respecting church would be caught dead being associated with you. There are some theists that have faith but also have use of logic. You only have use of madness. "...You are no different than they are...." HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT, FAGGOT? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I know that because of the mountains and mountains of evidence that you have left here on this threads. "...You just happen to have access to a steady Internet connection and a lot of free time on your hands...." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I'm sorry to hear you don't have proper internet connectivity at home! The government should make better provisions for the LESS FORTUNATE! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Whoever said that I don't have access to the internet? Oh that's right you did because you know all and see all with your omnipotent power of cognition. "....I guess by this point the only thing that keeps you going is your complete and utter madness...." Or maybe I'm just BETTER THAN YOU, eh? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Is that what you tell yourself at night when you can't go to sleep? "...But hey if me calling you mad makes you feel bad about yourself, try dropping the "hahahahahas" from your replys...." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! WHY would I be upset about atheists disapproving of ME? THE OPPOSITE IS THE CASE: IF ATHEISTS APPROVED OF ME, I WOULD BE MORTIFIED! WHAT GOOD IS A PEST-KILLER THAT IS APPROVED OF BY PESTS? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Haa haa you're funny Zaki. I bet not even god approves of you. "...They don't make you sound smart or intimidating, they just make you sound demented and crazy....." CLEARLY, you don't like them - WHICH MEANS THEY'RE JUST THE RIGHT SORT OF THING I SHOULD HAVE IN MY POSTS! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! It's not that I don't like them Zaki, it's just that if you are trying to convince me of your bat shit crazy ideas it is kinda distracting with all the "hahahahahhaahahaass" "...That is why your madness cannot be taken seriously because with your deranged crazy clown laugh it seems that YOU don't even take yourself seriously." Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! I don't take YOU seriously, FAGGOT! That's all! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Well you take the time to reply to my posts do you not?
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"I am quite sure that our views on evolution would be very different had biologists studied genetics and natural selection before and not after most of them were convinced that evolution had occurred." — J. B. S. Haldane "Our ways of learning about the world are strongly influenced by the social preconceptions and biased modes of thinking that each scientist must apply to any problem. The stereotype of a fully rational and objective “scientific method”, with individual scientists as logical (and interchangeable) robots is self-serving mythology." - Stephen J. Gould "At this point, it is necessary to reveal a little inside information about how scientists work, something the textbooks don’t usually tell you. The fact is that scientists are not really as objective and dispassionate in their work as they would like you to think. Most scientists first get their ideas about how the world works not through rigorously logical processes but through hunches and wild guesses. As individuals, they often come to believe something to be true long before they assemble the hard evidence that will convince somebody else that it is. Motivated by faith in his own ideas and a desire for acceptance by his peers, a scientist will labor for years knowing in his heart that his theory is correct but devising experiment after experiment whose results he hopes will support his position." - Boyce Rensberger
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+matchlockfun [Creationists argue] that ANY attribute can be labelled as a "loss" of information False. Robert Carter doesn't argue that: http://creation.com/mutations-new-information
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+matchlockfun You want to bait with the claim that anyone who claims scientific knowledge has been "confused" by your god False. My arguments for such delusion are generally connected to non-repeatable historical events (i.e. issues of origin). Nowhere have I ever argued that manufacturers are deluded because they possess knowledge on how to manufacture widgets. Unlike the idea of universal common descent, manufacturing technology is based on that which can be observed & repeated.
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He upchucks one phenomenal lie after another.  Why not?  I don't believe in Evolution because Jesus Christ was sent by God to be my substitute on the Cross and HE spoke of "Creation".  You Mr. Nye, telling me that my life and beliefs are inconsistent with what we see in the Universe, is from Satan.  My life was falling apart before I came to know Christ and HE is the ONLY reason things make any sense!  You ARE the one who lacks any REAL evidence of (D)evolution.  You are a front to my God, my Beloved Country that was FOUNDED on "In God we Trust", and my very sensibilities.  Your atheistic, anti-Christian teachings rip and tear at what every child has the natural right to, and that is to come to Jesus!  OH AND I RESENT AND I'M OFFENDED THAT MY TAX $$$ go to pay for YOUR godless teachings in public schools!
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Wunnerful - somebody is quoting fiction. OK - let me have a go... John Whorfin: "Laugh-a while you can, monkey-boy" Curly "Nyuk nyuk nyuk" Fred Flintstone: "Yabba-dabba-doo"
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In a nutshell.. RELIGION IS DUMB. 
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+AMF1134 Well, there's no rest for the wicked! That's true! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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Religious faith has nothing to do with these problems. I am firmly religious with my god and I stand by him with everything.  However, I am also a man of science and believe in such. The idea of creationism is that we were here in gods image, why would god put us against a world that is constantly changing and not allow us, animals, plants, or even cognitive thinking move forward and adapt to the new environment. As a believer of both creationism and evolution, god would not move/control the entire world so we may inhabit it. Life was given the ability to move on and continue forward as other factors that even he can't control affect our way of living. I have also been firmly kicked out of my house for standing by my belief, and I don't blame the entire religion because of a few bad nuts. It is simply those people who act in those ways that are annoying, maybe even irritating. People do have a right to believe what they want as do we so don't go about your life trying to convert people, allow it to just happen. I am with Bill Nye here when he references children, I would prefer to not have more single minded people out there. Maybe those parents can show both sides to the story and allow their own children to make there choices and educate themselves to the world.
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This being Easter, the solemn celebration of the Holy Week, and remembrance of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I'm going to watch a rerun of Breaking Bad.
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+richard mcdaniel It is very ironic that modern day Christians celebrate holidays mixed with "heathen" holidays. Atheists & non-Christians are not exempt from the irony: “I would describe myself as a secular Christian in the same sense as secular Jews have a feeling for nostalgia and ceremonies... I sort of suspect that many who profess Anglicanism probably don’t believe any of it at all in any case but vaguely enjoy, as I do… I suppose I’m a cultural Anglican... I have a certain love for it.” - Richard Dawkins
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+Alan Clarke "Atheists & non-Christians are not exempt from the irony" You misunderstand 'irony'. Christians are (presumably) celebrating the "sacred truth" behind the holidays, while non-christians simply enjoy the holidays.
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So religion has raised it's ugly head again with the execution of 12 people in Paris today by followers of "yhwh" (yes, Allah is "yhwh"). That is why religion is a cancer.
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It's quiet. Too quiet. I sense a storm coming.
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+matchlockfun Christianity will be a thorn in our arse for a long time yet, I was referring to bible literalist cretinism. Christianity has a monopoly on death especially concerning war remembrance days, I can no longer pay my respects to those fallen in war on public memorial days because of the amount of religious content and the constant praying and thanking of gods for their deaths.
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Bill Nye has a BS degree in mechanical engineering.  He is no more a scientist, than Al Sharpton is a reverend.
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How Did Fruit Fly Evolve with Ant Images on Wings? http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/science/fruit-fly-with-the-wings-of-beauty#ixzz2jhxlLGaH How does Darwinian evolution explain this? One commenter on uncommondescent.com posted this: "There is no way such an accurate picture of an ant could appear on the wings of a fruit fly by random chance. Why? Because evolution requires small gradual changes that must be selected over many generations. No small part of the picture can ever be selected and retained because it offers no survival advantage to the fly. Future random variations would just destroy any bit of the unrecognizable image simply because there is no survival advantage to keep it. Randomness creates chaos, not order. Besides, how did the fly survive without the ant picture on its wings to begin with?" - Mapou http://goo.gl/pbFRN4
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+Gary Bell I guess it depends which one is dominant.
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+ExtantFrodo2   In the KJV Balaam's talking jackass was female but in the NIV they realized that gawd talking with a female voice was too gay so they changed the text from "moved her to speak" to "and it spoke", misogyny is alive and well in the stupidity of modern Christians. 
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Creationism is not appropriate for children because "you" need literate taxpayers! What the fuck are you talking about? what's the relation with believing creationism? are you sure that you are a "scientist" or a kind of clown. 
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God made satan and lies so that the bad wheat would be weeded out from the good wheat. What we need are more truth seekers.
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+ergonomover Islam and atheism are crap. Next! 
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More from the dark side of creationism: Kent Hovind will be soon brought to trial at least a third time, for his contemptuous tax evasion schemes. Hovind can't stop pretending his mission of milking the gullible religious for million$ trumps both US law and science. Already found guilty of contempt of court, he could spend the rest of his life in jail. Another fake 'doctor' is Jerry Bergman (cited below): PhD from a non-accredited diploma mill (just like Hovind), lied about his lack of credentials in psychology, lost his tenure and still whined loudly about it. Liars and frauds are these charlatans!
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+Gary Bell I will go to Kentucky and infiltrate the Ark Park under the guise of a fundie Christian. When asked, I'll explain that I suffer from optical epilepsy - that's why my eyes roll from time to time. I'll slowly develop an atheistic form of Tourettes' blurting out "confirmation bias!" "fallacy!" and so forth ever more often until I get fired. Then I'll sue them for discrimination, lol.
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+ergonomover Drop round to my place on the way, I've got a little bag of queen termites you could seal under a bench.
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One minute Nye is opposed to GMO's, then after meeting with the scientist at Monsanto, he all of the sudden changed his tune! Bill Nye: bought & paid for by the corporate suits at Monsanto!
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+ExtantFrodo2 Do you have an example or where Pesher has been shown to be wrong? Do you realize that what you are considering is akin to treating the "Da Vinci Code" as non-fiction? Aren't you skeptical of that kind of stuff? See http://creation.com/barbara-thiering-a-short-critique for a short critique on Barbara Thiering. If you don't trust that, then read what Wikipedia has to say: "James F. McGrath, an Associate Professor in the Religion and Philosophy department at Butler University in his 1996 review of the book states that Thiering's thesis lacks proof, and that she herself acknowledges that the pesher of the Revelation of St. John is her own composition." - Wikipedia "Barbara Thiering" I debated Professor McGrath (http://www.godofevolution.com/did-jesus-believe-in-a-six-day-creation-and-a-literal-adam) who is so far from early Biblical Christian theology that you would probably love him (compared to me) but not even he can take Barbara Thiering seriously. Wikipedia's assessment of Thiering gets even worse: In 1993 N. T. Wright, New Testament historian and former Bishop of Durham, wrote: "It is safe to say that no serious scholar has given this elaborate and fantastic theory any credence whatsoever. It is nearly ten years since it was published; the scholarly world has been able to take a good look at it: and the results are totally negative."
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+Alan Clarke "Do you realize that what you are considering is akin to treating the "Da Vinci Code" as non-fiction?" Yet another false claim from the frightened fundie. The Da Vinci code is popular fiction and is called so. The Pesher scroll is dated to the same origin as the Dead Sea scrolls it was found with. It is a serious study, and despite your pathetic attempted character assassination (by WIKIPEDIA no less!!) of one of its researchers, it remains yet to be disproven. One example of a wrong sustitutive code will do it, yet we don't have one yet. The scroll gives examples, for god's sake. If it's a fraud, it's a 2000 year old fraud. But given all your patheitic attempts at denial here, I'd say you're the likely fraud candidate.
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Anger at God common, even among atheists ...people get angry at God all the time, especially about everyday disappointments, finds a new set of studies in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It's not just religious folks, either. People unaffiliated with organized religion, atheists and agnostics also report anger toward God either in the past, or anger focused on a hypothetical image - that is, what they imagined God might be like - said lead study author Julie Exline, Case Western Reserve University psychologist. In studies on college students, atheists and agnostics reported more anger at God during their lifetimes than believers. source: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/01/anger-at-god-common-even-among-atheists/
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+Alan Clarke "31.5% of the world's population denies it". Lies, damned lies and statistics. Over 30,000 breakaway cults of the "One True Faith" suggest there are many, many, different perceptions of who exactly "YOUR" god really is, Alan. 1) Our household of atheists and 'doubters' ticked "Christian" at the last census. Presumably we weren't the only ones. 2) Your God is not defined in any way that eliminates argument over his identity. Thus lives are lost in disputes over who has got the best guess. 3) Many leading Christians have struggled with doubt, even openly stating their denial on occasions - eg. Mother Theresa, Pope Francis (and several past Popes), Martin Luther, John Calvin, CS Lewis, and Voltaire among others. 4) "“I think, when a man says, ‘I never doubt,’ it is quite time for us to doubt him ..." Charles Spurgeon, 'Father of Persuasion Through The Word' (Spurgeon also advocated that each sub-denomination should never associate with another).
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+Alan Clarke "31.5% of the world's population denies it. Maybe you're in a state of denial?" They don't Alan. You have your own version of the deity of the abrahamic mythology. You took that fictional character and added your own characteristics and belief to it, just like all religious people. Per instance, the majority of christians accept that life has evolved and think their fictional deity had a hand in it. You don't. Thus, you have a different version of the abrahamic deity.
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you know what, i see why so many christians (I'm christian) don't believe in evolution. its been in our understanding that evolution doesn't exist and that humans just came from God, basically out of dust/dirt/sand?.... (nowhere). I feel like humans did come from God but I don't think that humans came from nothing. Look at the filipino race. they were asians and then Spain came over, had some fun and then the race of filipinos were born. I'm filipino and over time, we as a race changed in appearance. I feel like people did change over huge periods of time which leads to the conclusion that evolution does exist. before the catholic church had been wrong before such as the neolithic and neolithic beliefs. Humans can be wrong. we can be wrong. Catholicism can be wrong. does that mean their bad people? No, but I'm just saying we all have a possibility of being wrong and that that shouldn't hinder us from the information we have now. Im a christian and I believe in evolution. I dont think that one day chimps just turned into a human one day but i believe that over time we get smarter and smarter with some genetic traits towards survival get passed down such as phobias. why you hating?
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If scientists able to prove the real age of an artifact, how can be slipped away the following frauds for decades (I mention only the three "most infamous" frauds, which happened only 10-15 years ago): -------------------------- Shinichi Fujimura - presented false evidence for 20 years!!!  Worked on 150 archeological projects.  Children in school were taught about Fujimura's findings, and textbooks contained the photographs.  He was busted in year 2000. -------------------------- Reiner Protsch von Zieten was a professor of anthropology at Frankfurt University.  Protsch systematically falsified dates on numerous "stone age" fossils for 30 years !!! He was busted in year 2004. -------------------------- Fake Dinosaur-bird ancestor - Archaeoraptor Liaoningensis In 1999 a Chinese farmer glued together: head from a primitive fossil bird, tail from a dinosaur, and legs and feet from an unknown animal.  The fraud was discovered a few months later in year 2000. ------------------------- Just a sarcastic note: if you still believe that, scientists can prove evolution, and you have plenty of money to spend, the "Chinese farmer" can give you more fossils.
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+Terezia Terez You do realize that science was the thing that proved that this was wrong, right? It wasn't creationists. It was OTHER SCIENTISTS working in the same field using the understandings of evolutionary theory. The only way you could actually make a point here is if they were determined to be frauds and the scientific community said NOTHING.
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+Terezia Terez Pffft. So a few hoaxes refutes evolution entirely? Do you really want to open that can of worms? Okay let's start enumerating all the religious hoaxes.... You know what? Why bother? There's not enough room in all of cyberspace to accommodate them all.
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i challenge any Godless atheist to support the lies that they spread
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+ExtantFrodo2 no atheists have yet answered my question How would evolution created images on the face of the Earth (consisting of more than half of continental surface) that are directly from pages in the Bible?
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+greg watchman Evolution does not shape geography, stupid. Also there are no more "images from the bible on the face of the Earth" then there is a face of your beloved fictional friend ("savior" in dog's asshole). It's all literally in your own head.
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Really Bill? I can be an engineer. Proficient in drafting, construction and material science regardless of what I bielive or what God I worship. Think for 2 seconds before you open your mouth next time, alright?
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I was thinking the same thing.
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Bill Nye science guy, I'm sorry but evolution has nothing to do with engineering. And the most complicated thing is evolution, because it does not make any sense .
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+David Demyan There is a definite order to the fossils over time. Specifically, there are no apes below the 1st primates, no primates below the 1st synapsids, no synapsids below the 1st dinosaurs, no dinosaurs below the 1st diapsids, no diapsids below the 1st tetrapods, no tetrapods below the 1st fish, no fish below the 1st animals. That's what we call a progression. It is not explained by creationism. It is very well explained by evolution.
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+David Demyan So little time and so many brainless fools that refuse all forms of education, you are right about one thing though, you don't require evidence for your backward Middle Eastern beliefs, you don't acknowledge evidence fed to your pie hole and I doubt you have the intellect exceeding a sheep. 
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No; evolution is not appropriate for children!
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Albert Einstein Quote: In consideration of the cosmos the order of the universe witch I with my limited human mind am able to perceive. Yet there are those who say there is no God. What makes me really angry is when they quote me in support of such views.
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+otonabeeave Awww - did I hurt your feelings? Sorry 'bout that. Perhaps once you get over it, you can take a stab at why you continue to use 19th-century arguments that have been refuted almost as long ago. (Google it)
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every time you say boring you get a camel facial
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To those that believe the universe was created just 6000 years ago:  Now that we know there are estimated 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe.   How would you be able to fit all those galaxies in a space (sphere) of diameter 12,000 light-years?  Our Milky Way itself is estimated at 1M light-years across.
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+Alan Clarke You: I never realized that there is a war between what I want and what God wants until 22 years of age. Translation: I never knew I had a Jekyll/Hyde split personality until 22 years of age.
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lmfao!! I wouldn't mind having you as a translator
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Okay, age of the Earth, stars, dinosaurs, etc, has NOTHING to do with evolution. Bill Nye is asking the wrong question. When someone says they don't believe in evolution the question he should ask is "what do you mean by evolution". If by evolution they mean "change over time" and/or mircoevolution (ie adaptation within a type) then they would be wrong because there are plenty of evidence for change over time and adaptation within a type. But by evolution they mean Macroevolution  (ie Neo-Darwinism/molecules to man) then they have every reason to reject that notion of evolution. Macroevolution isn't supported by any evidence empirical or philosophical.  Also, there is difference between creationism and Young Earth Creationism. YEC is not supported by science nor is it supported by the Bible. Creationism doesn't reject the age of the Earth or evolution, as Pope Francis said at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences  "The evolution in nature is not opposed to the notion of Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings that evolve.”
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+chris p" oh my god really? (no pun intended), Do you know what falsifiability means (and by the way every theory has to have that ability in order to become a theory)?  all those statements that i said earlier about dinosaurs, stars and the universe can prove evolution to be wrong, since all dinosaurs, stars, and universe happened in the sequence that allows evolution to be truth, then is part of the evidence cause it supports it. While it might not be direct evidence in the sense that Apple doesn't directly prove that Steve Jobs was alive, Apple can be supportive evidence that Steve Jobs was alive" I think I have to block you after this comment because that is dumbest thing you could have possibly said. You continue to conflate age of the universe with macroevolution when it can not affirm or deny the theory. This is why I said there is very little empirical basis for macro-evolution. Macroevolution is based on Darwinian philosophy rather than science. " If DNA and the Anatomy of living beings does not accurately support what beings are closed related, then why do we divide animals into species or even "Kinds"? " What? The fact that more to organisms than DNA somehow undermines dividing animals into class and species? "The  billion years quote does make sense, cause the person that said was implying that if you could just sit and watch for millions or even billions of years without doing anything but watching planet earth, you would see macro evolution happening, it would prove itself, again without you having to do anything but sit and watch." Wow, way to prove that the billion years quote doesn't make sense. You're automatically assuming that macro evolution has occurred simply because the universe has been around for a billon years. That makes no sense whatsoever. You're presuming macro-evolution before you even examined the evidence. You're only evidence is "the universe has been around for a billion years that must mean it happened." "So let me ask you this, Do you believe that humans micro evolve or are we the exception??" Do you think change over time automatically prove macro-evolution to be true? Because it does not. "OK if you have no idea Do you believe Noah's flood happened, and do you think dinosaurs lived among humans like us??" I've already answered this question and you're beating a dead horse.   "And one last thing do you believe earth and the universe are young (6k years old or approximately) or that earth and universe are old? " Again already answered, guy I had enough. You obviously just here to rant and have no basis for your beliefs whatsoever. So we're done.
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No amount of science illiterate drivel refutes the actual science of evolution.
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Evolution is the basses’ for everything? Where did the energy come from then to evolve in the first place then? Evolution makes the world simpler? If we evolved why are we nice to disabled people, and offer help to them shouldn’t we let them die off, because we don’t want to mess up our natural section? He didn’t even justify his opinion, to well either. And He can’t really say there is no evidence of God without looking it up, the bible has some evidence that it must have been written by God. it's not to nice to say we evolved and then not be able dig up a missing link in the ground and show it to your kid.
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+Owen Atkins You seem to have pressed reply twice. I assume it was a technical glitch in the mouse/keyboard due to the copious amounts of spit from your constant dribbling.
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+yojoe O seriously, I can't even provide a reasonable response to this comment. sigh see Bill Nye, this is the problem. How are parents going to educate their children when they can't even type properly in their native language? I'm sorry but please PLEASE don't have sex.
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People can by all means teach their kids the STORY of creation, but when they teach it as fact is when it begins to limit the free thought of kids.
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+PineappleFusion Creation is fact, you dumb shit. That is the whole point but idiots like you still fail to get it.
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"Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! The enemy has been PUT TO THE SWORD and their remainder have FLED THE BATTLEFIELD! I'm simply ROBBING THE CARCASSES of their SLAIN and LOOTING, as all VICTORIOUS armies do! It's a time-honoured tradition! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!" So religious proselytisation is simply a cover for land-grabbing and plundering the wealth and possessions of others, eh Eddy? Thanks for confirming that !
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+AllHailDiskordia "And once more you admit how boring you are...." Ugh! BORING! "...Self-knowledge is the first step to recovery." So, now you know you're PART-MONGOL, do you feel you're recovering, Fritz? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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+Zaki Aminu Google translate wird dir nicht wirklich weiterhelfen, Cletus, das Programm macht halt Fehler. Anyway, cool story, Cletus, how is your sex life?
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I love Bill Nye because he is so calm and passionate without making himself rude.
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+Alan Clarke A creationist in the sense of Christianity as it is commonly used. I don't believe the Earth is 8,000 years old, not that it was never created. 
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This is why I never take him seriously
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+Saba Bajwa "lol I mean if that's your way to deal with atheists I don't blame you inshallah we progress and be stronger atleast we accept Allah." Rejection of Allah is rejection of EXISTENCE! That is what Atheism is - NIHILISM! Hahahahahahahahahaha!
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Bill Nye looks exactly like LUCIFER...... Damn...
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+David K How does he look like a fictional character?
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"Suppose that every memory, written word, and piece of technology on Earth was destroyed all at once, leaving humanity to start completely from scratch. Everything we have come to know about science would eventually be discovered again. Given a few thousand years, people would figure out chemistry, and rediscover the same elements we know now. People would once again understand biology, including its evolutionary origins. People would eventually see the motions of other galaxies in the sky, and work out the details of the Big Bang. This is the glorious part about science – it can and would be replicated. I can assure you, however, that your story about a talking snake would be gone forever." Not sure who the author is.
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+Jake Paul I know that Penn Jillette had a similar quote and others have referred to it as the "obliteration test"
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+The Celestial Coffeepot Sounds very much like something Hitchens would've come up with.
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Chimps are actually primitive humans. Our ancestors, at one point, would have been virtually indistinguishable from them.
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+Doc Reasonable  Fact is chimps changed a lot too, which makes your argument irrelevant, and the argument before simply wrong, so much for who the tard is. Get a fucking education for crying out loud, god you are pathetic
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+mia wick Explain the changes you think chimps have undergone over the last 8 million years... or STFU, you blubbering, pretentious retard. Come on, what have you got, cretin???
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BY DEFINITION, NO PRODUCT CAN BE THE ORIGIN OF ALL ELSE - BECAUSE ALL PRODUCTS ARE PRECEDED BY THEIR PRODUCER! THEREFORE THE PRODUCER OF ALL ELSE CANNOT BE A PRODUCT, BUT MUST HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Atheists are happy to accept that - as long as this ORIGIN OF ALL ELSE is not said to be INTELLIGENT! THEY INSIST IT MUST BE COMPLETELY STUPID - i.e. JUST MATERIAL SUBSTANCE! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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+Zaki Aminu I hope you are feeling better soon.
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+Zaki Aminu​ Still trying to bait us with your passive-aggressive questions in your thinly-veiled campaign to call us pests and parasites. Man, you're desperate to come out on top. Also, you're making straw men of atheists again. What are you gonna do for your next trick: knock it over and claim victory? ;)
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LOL no evidence for creationism. There's evidence all around us that God exists. You can even look at how complex humans are and can tell that we must have a creator and were designed. But athesist want to tell everyone that we came from an explosion of "non living" matter and kept mutating to finally turned into humans??! ...The devil is a liar & atheists have been fooled big time!
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+Nicholas Christie-Blick Well said. Mr. Williams comments demonstrates (and for those with a similar mindset) the dangers of intellectual laziness. I am reminded of an article Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote titled "The Perimeter of Ignorance" which I am sure you are familiar with. Not until a difficult problem arises is a higher deity invoked to explain the phenomenon at hand. It is easy (for some) after hitting a roadblock to stop rather than keep pushing. Great intellectual breakthroughs, innovations occur when those keep pushing and thinking and not giving up saying, it must be god.
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The Big Bang contradicts the first Law of Thermodynamics. Meaning, that something can not come from nothing.
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+The Celestial Coffeepot it was pretty evil, seemed to be waiting for me and it just stared at me. Our dogs at the time saw it before I did, on our way to close the gate on our property. The dogs stopped so I did, I looked at them and the hair on their neck's were raised and then I saw it. Think I went into shock for a couple of seconds and ran like a man mad.
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+Jack lee I think you are well-equipped to imagine how primitive man looked at lightning and thunder in that case.
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"LET THE RECORD SPEAK FOR ITSELF - AND PEOPLE JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES! I'm happy with that - WHY AREN'T YOU?" So why do you keep posting wacky? How many records do want speaking for your fantasies.
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+Zaki Aminu Why can't this Universe be the only reality? Alternatively why would you need an Ultimate reality, why not just multiple realities? If you have evidence present it. If you only have an inference you don't have evidence.
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lol Incorrect Bill.. No evidence for Creation? In reality there is none for Evolution and is solely based on faith... How? a scientific method is based on the collection of Data through observation and experimentation. That's how one arrives from hypothesis to theory. And Darwin evolution says that there will be a change of kind (macroevolution),  Yet there is no Observable evidence for the Theory of Evolution, because it all happened between 6 to 100 million years ago, So with that said i question if it is really even a theory at all. It can't be seen, and is not testable over time, So my conclusion is that evolution is not really scientific fact but must be faith based. Saying that Darwin's finches evolved is a mistake, they clearly have adapted and have not become a different kind or something completely different, like a snake, they are still birds.
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+Fly WEST You: In a community that claims to be fact driven why believe in something that can't be proven? Me: The scientific use of the word "theory" does not mean "mere speculation" as the colloquial use implies. It is something that has explanatory and predictive powers, and importantly, can be falsified. For example, the theory of evolution explains why marine life evolved before terrestrial life, predicts where transitional fossils between marine and terrestrial life could be found, and can be falsified by finding evidence of the first terrestrial life in layers that are more ancient than those in which it was predicted to appear. A theory can never be proven - at best we can only say that after a scientific theory was proposed, it has been a good model for predicting and has so far failed to be falsified. The more it withstands the tests of prediction and of falsification, the more we can consider it to be "proven" but it could never be proven absolutely. You: if something has overwhelming evidence, why is it still not fact. Yet many treat evolution like it is. and even say it? i'm confused on that. Me: For similar reasons I explained above, scientific theories are not promoted into facts. Facts (such as finding marine life fossils below the fossils for terrestrial life) are what are used to support the theory.
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How can people agree with what this man said? That's such authoritarian and intolerant mindset... This behaviour of ridiculing other people's ideas and believes is poison in society. What's the believe in creationism interfere in how an engineer works?????????? That's absolutely retarded comparison! He also compared the fact there are similar stars to the sun in the universe with evolution. hahaha! With these "great" power of analogy I wonder how he performs in an IQ test... He actually never accomplished anything in science, only repeat like a parrot other people's theories. I don't exactly believe in Creationism or Evolution. I have the right to do so! As I never analysed the data on evolution, I'm not going to repeat like a parrot what some people say, even more those making stupid analogies such as comparing animals and stars. There are a few scientists that stopped believing evolution after analysing data and noticing how a lot were incomplete and some uncertain... mostly the evolution of cetaceans. Let's not forget 60 years ago scientists were certain the universe was infinite and always there, and now they are almost certain they were completely wrong. Then a bigot like this one makes it harder to discover different theories, because they are so certain of something that isn't really certain. And actually, some of the most outstanding scientists in human history were Creationists. This guy can dream of someday making different to humanity as Isaac Newton did.
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+PF Woody You: Let's not forget 60 years ago scientists were certain the universe was infinite and always there, and now they are almost certain they were completely wrong. Me: And there's the beauty of science. It is self-correcting, unlike religion which is pure dogma, delivered all too often with the threat of execution over non-belief. By the way, did you ever notice that when science corrects itself, it is NEVER because someone reached into a 2,000 year-old text and said "Hey - you scientists are wrong because Yahweh said so on page xxx". Instead, it is always the other way around - when scientists discovered that the universe is expanding and must have originated from a singularity, bible thumpers are always so quick to jump on the bandwagon and say "Ahhh - that's what Yahweh meant when he said 'Let there be light'" and attempt to shoehorn biblical passages into the best known science of the time. Advances in science have never come from religion.
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+PF Woody You: We have free speech and are allowed to ridicule the influential citizens impositions. That's actually our obligation in case we like our freedom. Me: I'm glad you agree to guarantee our right to criticize bad ideas such as those of an invisible sky-monsters. You know what other freedoms we have? It's a free country and everyone has the right to make fools of themselves. As Thunderf00t aptly said about the marketplace of ideas - "The Internet: where religions come to die".
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Nicholas. Before you 'throw the book at me' again could you answer this? Why is that book for free? Aren't most things that are free usually... oh I don't know, worthless?
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+FreedomR115 And to think that you actually believe that all of this is true. My deepest condolences.
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+mikecucuk Well they're not EXACTLY aliens but... would you look at the time? Gotta go!
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Bill Nye says: "So, once in a while I get people that really—or that claim—they don't believe in evolution. And my response generally is "Well, why not? Really, why not?" Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don't believe in evolution." That is the funniest thing I have EVER heard. So let me see Bill Nye the science guy ... are you saying that from nothing came something? Then from chaos came order? Ya better get back into your Quantum Mechanics books & read them again.
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I am a Christian and saying that we have no proof of our religion is just crazy. Go ahead and ask me anything and I will bring proof. One for example people say the bible is all a lie yet all the people all the places and all the events have been proven with eye witness, historical accounts, and even archaeological dig's. Also let me just put out there before someone asks this question the "Big Bang" did happen, our earth did start that way. So let's say that we could watch the Big Bang happen, what would it look like... It would look like a explosion of light, right? And that is exactly how the bible says it happens. But please ask me anything and I will try my best to show you the truth.
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+Tyler P. "God won't let you into heaven if you do not believe in him." Why not? It would be very easy for him to present evidence that would assure I believe in him. Meanwhile he know I can't believe in him without evidence, so who is to blame for my not believing?     Why would anyone (including a god) respect unfounded beliefs unless they wish to foster the continuity of ignorance? That's just something religious people cry over because if their beliefs were under critical thought and scrutiny, it wouldn't get very far.     Do you think a god would care if you believe in him? If that was at all important to him he would provide a lot more than just isolated rumors of long past events and confirmation bias. If one thing is very clear in the bible it is that it is only that some of the kind of actions inspired by faith are pleasing to god. Sadly it's also apparent that the biblical god expects us to accept the edicts of his spokesmen without question and to know which spokesmen are his and not deceivers (despite these 2 requirements being at odds with each other and no evidence to use to discern valid truths). When you realize this book is just a huge tool to get control of populations so the clergy can live on the dole(tithe) with the cushiest jobs that a primitive barbarian could ask for, you begin to see it in perspective.
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All these creationists and still we are the country that are the innovators? Holds everyone back? hmm doesn't sound like it. Sorry all you foaming at the mouth atheists but it had to said. Japan? You mean the country that almost destroyed our car industry? What the fuck is this dude talking about? Man believe in whatever you want even if I think it's stupid or crazy because that's what it means to be an American. Could maybe it be because of the creationists that our country is still the innovators? After all they do have a natural inclination to drive the very boundaries of God's creation where as the monkey believers just say fuck it.
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+pdxeddie1111 "However, the biggest gap between American self-perceptions and how others perceive us is with regard to religiosity. In much of western Europe, the U.S. as a country is considered too religious – our 2005 poll found that majorities in France and the Netherlands and pluralities in Britain and Germany see the U.S. this way. By contrast, a 58% majority of Americans say their country is not religious enough. On this point, Muslims find themselves in rare agreement with the American public; majorities in Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan all believe the U.S. is not religious enough." (Pew Institute, 2007) Sorry to bother you again, but should the US listen to secular, free societies of Western Europe or Islamic theocracies?
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Bill nye is a freak. My school idolizes a guy with no knowledge. Our lady of fatima, Lourdes,stigmata, the incorruptible a. Evolution is fake. God is testing our faith. What about Isaac Newton. He was a creationist.
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+alvin tervree Curiously, when the Church and its clergy felt invincible, they would deny the facts of science. But now it looks like even your priest is admitting that a god of the gaps argument is a sure way to paint your god into a corner as knowledge about the natural world increases and out of necessity, superstition recedes.
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+alvin tervree You think next time science conflicts with your religion you'll take science's side?
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I was a Christian for years all I ever saw in churches all over the world was no compassion or love for anyone or anything. I just saw was  self centred people who had just really big egos. That's all religion does to us really turn us all into egomaniacs. Its ironic to think being a Christian turned me into an atheist.
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+Owen Atkins lol. I'm so sorry if I offended you because you sound like someone who has so much love and compassion lol..law. .don't worry I know your an atheist but your comment was still funny
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bill nye will go to a lost eternity when he dies if he does not repent and accept Jesus....so lets debate that you godless groupies afraid of truth...not empirical but absolute truth
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+greg watchman Greg, no shallow reasoning here. I just debunked your "the maps have picture" crap. I know that science and reality is not your strong point, but with baby steps, for you at least, you'll eventually have a basic understanding of things.
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Evolution is not a fact it is a theory. There is tonnes of stuff proving evolution wrong, and scientists, instead of either saying "we dont know" or "maybe we were wrong" instead they make crazy assumptions. Wait until you can actually fix the holes in this absurd theory before stating it as fact. 
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+General Shamic They might, but there metabolism would have to  be extremely slow. There are bacteria miles underground which only replicate once every 10,000 years. That's how slow their metabolism is. It's very plausible similar life forms live underground on Mars. If Mars had life once it probably has some remnant somewhere.
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Creationists, including ID creationists, pathologically misrepresent the facts, laws, logic, theories, history, philosophy, methods and BASIC TERMINOLOGY of science because they are science illiterates whose religious convictions make them fearful of scientific inquiry. Example: They HABITUALLY misrepresent the scientific terms theory, law, transitional, evolution, vestigial, &c. Science illiterates should not define science policy or science curricula or misinform children about basic science.
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+ergonomover Dinos 'shrank' to become birds? Dino-to-bird evolution is again in the spotlight. Researchers recently used existing fossil data to explore how birds supposedly evolved. From their analysis, they conclude that the closer in form dinosaurs got to birds, the smaller the dinosaurs got. (see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28563682) But from an evolutionary perspective, there is a flaw in their scenario. Archaeopteryx, a so-called 'advanced' form on the dino-to-bird evolutionary tree, is 'dated' to around 150 million years old. However, practically all the 'feathered dinosaurs' (supposedly more primitive in the alleged dino-to-bird transition) are 'dated' anywhere from 20 to 80 million years younger than Archaeopteryx! This is known as the 'grandfather paradox', where supposedly more 'primitive' fossil forms are in fact dated younger than the more 'advanced' forms (the grandfather younger than the children!). This might occur a few times by chance, since fossils form in a relatively random way. But such paradoxes are found in almost all the fossil evidence for dino-to-bird evolution! So, even if these fossils were real feathered dinosaurs, they would be irrelevant for dino-to-bird evolution. source: creation.com
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Bill nye is with the illuminati
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+xxSTEELSICKNESSxx And because you're not getting graded for it, you allow your laziness to get the better of your writing, just like you allow your laziness get the better of reading a "long ass speech" and more importantly, just like you allow your laziness to accept an easy answer that includes sky wizardry in place of the more difficult task of actually thinking scientifically. I thought so...
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stop trying to be such a smart ass
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There is evidence of God's existence everywhere, but you choose to ignore it. How many here are scientists? And how many of you take what others tell you for granted? Can you prove that God doesn't exist? Finally, when you see a car you know that some one or something made it, why would it be any different with the Universe. I'm ending this debate before any of us says something we may regret. May God show you the truth.
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Where is this said proof? We don't ignore it, It does not exist. Logical fallacy, appeal to credibility. You say that sense we are not real scientists with degrees. Then we can't talk about science. I don't take any thing for granted. As for what creationists say. I know that their bullocks speech holds no water in reality. I can prove that your god does not exist. A car is a machine. Of course it was invented and made by a person. However, we do know how the Universe came to be and the various natural processes that did it. None of them speak of any god. There is no evidence supporting a god. That is why we don't believe it.
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Please give one example.
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The point of the video is interesting but they should have had a better person to speak for it. Bill is just acting very arrogant by saying people who don't believe in an idea are holding humanity back and are not scientifically literate. I'm an Electrical Engineering student and doing my minor is physics and Evolution never comes up, God never comes up; no one cares what you believe in. A lot of people in the scientific community hold their own personal views on God, some are religious, some are atheists, some believe in God just to the extent of an order into the universe and you know what that's fine because they still make great physicists, engineers or mathematicians. In my experience people in the scientific community have a very open mind, I don't have to believe in your idea as a truth to understand it and use it while a better one is found, this is what science is, we know so many of our principles and laws are probably wrong and some of us even believe so but we still use them for as much they work and keep trying to find better models. I think this video just shows how arrogant Bill's views are, he thinks someone is not a scientifically literate and not eligible to vote just because he disagrees with him. I'm not trying to undermine the bad consequences of religions and everything but grouping people are literate and illiterate based on your own views, well we've seen that in religion haven't we? This is the seed of extremism, first you just want to ignore them and halt their ideology, then you want to get rid of them, then you kill them all based on your own view.
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+Mindstealth "the problem arises when people try to extrapolate that data."    Extrapolating is a scientific way of predicting. Predictions of evolutionary theory have been shown to be valid over and over again. If evolution was wrong, why would those predictions prove true?
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Ya'know Bill, I think I'll be the one to decide what is and isn't appropriate for my children.
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+FreedomR115 I actually agree with you, and if I had my way, the religious influence would be reduced to ZERO. But government doesn't work that way. 
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+FreedomR115 This is where the controversy arises. Parents have the responsibility to educate their children. And they have to right to teach them what they believe to be RIGHT and WRONG. But you also have to keep in mind that YOU are not your child. Your children need to find the answers themselves. Of course, indoctrinated parents never will see themselves as indoctrinated because "they are righteous." Arrogance is a fatal flaw in our society. Especially in the US, where 75% of the population is religious. Just watch FOX news and you'll get a decent idea of what the general populous thinks like. It's shameful.
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Bill Nye is hoping Kent Hovind doesn't get released from Prison because Bill Nye fears Kent Hovind. I believe the earth is only around 6000 years old. Amen God Bless Kent Hovind and bring him home to his family.
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I love Bill Nye. He is so funny. Science cannot understand nor answer questions about our existence so when another idea id bought fourth that science cannot understand, quantify, measure, or see, it must be wrong. Why not leave room for both ideas?
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The genome is a blueprint , much like the blueprints for buildings. When looking at the blueprints for various structures you can see how those similar in design were made in similar ways using similar methods and materials. When comparing the genome of similar organisms , again...you obviously see similarities. Those that have two eyes , opposable thumbs , or even hair , share a very similar make up , they are arranged the same way. The more seperate species are alike the more genetic material they have in common. Genetic similarity is not necessarily a family tree , but more of an illustration of how species are assembled. Its pure assumption that genetic similarity is part of an evolutionary map. Yeah I know , some of you armchair geniuses are gonna come back with your challenges and smart alec comments , but only the very simple would try to deny the point I am making here. 
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rabbit trails..........rabbit trails........you guys just dont know what to say to someone who dosent fit into your little categories. Seems your favorite tool in a debate are suggestive attacks on character. Thats ok , I knew you were like that. You hide inconsistencies in you owe philosophy by steering the conversation in a different direction. This conversation was entertaining for a while and wasted some free time but I think I will step out of "Bill and Teds excellent adventure" for a while. No harm done and no hard feelings , but you guys are a trip. I know you will return with another rude reply so that you can get the last word and feel like you "one upped" me. Take your best shot. 
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+Chris Spencer Aw, is the circus leaving town? Looking back, I note: you called for science to consider all possibilities, but omitted answering me whether it's possible you could be wrong and there's no 'designer'. You made the claim that genetic similarities don't prove evolution - a claim straight from numerous creationist websites, including evolutionnews (Discovery Institute). You said Christian scriptures spoke of a spherical earth, but actually KLV speaks of the 'circle of the earth' not the sphere. You wouldn't acknowledge my examples of how religion holds science back, you preferred to claim that science is held back when evidence-free possibilities (oogity-boogity) are not considered. You said you can't make the blind see, but you refuse to look at the Discovery Institute with me. You claimed science has never explained wings, but actually you simply reject out of hand the wealth of explanations. Maybe you'll have better luck with your mystery-mongering, your un-original and thinly-veiled religious attack on modern science elsewhere.
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why do u want teen like us to not belive in a devine creator?
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You: if we evolved from apes then why are there still apes Me: Really? Really??? • if Americans evolved from the British, why are there still British? • if mankind came from mud, why is there still mud? • if Eve evolved from a rib, why are there still ribs? (credit to one of my "accomplices" on this video for that one) I suggest you never use that "argument" again unless you enjoy embarrassing yourself.
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+isaiah ortiz heres the best answer to that question. if dogs evolved from wolves, why are there still wolves? also the same process that might give you your mothers eyes but your fathers nose is the same genetic process that allows new species to evolve and, over vast periods of time, new phylogenetic groups. what creationists call "kinds" is actually called phylogenetic groups. the more you know :)
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Wow, Bill Nye is so stupid. I'm surprised he's even a scientist, because religious beliefs and modern society are 2 different things. How will believing that our grandma was a monkey and worshiping Darwin help the children grow up? Believing in where we came from and our main focus in life is a very important aspect. If creationism is not appropriate, then why spend life believing that we had no purpose to even exist on this planet? Better yet in this universe? The problem with scientists is that they try to explain everything, that's what is leading to all of this confusion.
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Idiot Atheist: We humans evolved over time. Therefore I'm free to revel in irreligion. Hard Science: Plainly your brain didn't evolve. Evolution is bullshit, dumbass!
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I don't subscribe to either creationism or evolution...sorta. It's obvious that most of evolution is fact, but the way it explains the actual beginning itself is what I have a hard time swallowing. The part of the theory that the scientific method can't be applied to. That part of the theory is a shot in the dark. Dinosaur bones explain nothing of how this world came to be, and it knows nothing of what was before the Big Bang. I will never be able to wrap my head around why people can't admit that they just don't know what happened. Yet some people view this as absolute undisputed fact. But the reality is that as science keeps advancing, we'll come up with something better. Until then, it's just philosophy, and kinda weak philosophy at that. Let the QQ begin
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+Zaki Aminu "I DO NOT SAY THAT I AM IGNORANT ABOUT ANYTHING THAT I HAVE COMMENTED ON!" Actually you do with every comment which display ignorance Zaki.
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Creationism dictates that women are and always will be inferior to man. God created woman from a single rib of man. Sexism always existed in creationism. A woman should be stoned if cheating on a man but not vice versa? How about we all accept the fact that women and man are created physically different but hold fundamentally the same structure both physically and psychologically. Women can play football and be body builders, just like men can do ballet and be fashionable.
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Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually everyone will believe it. Adolf Hitler. That my friends is what evolution is, a big lie, that is told over and over, until now almost everyone believes it.
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+8bitsorcerer Yup. If science is too hard, there's always religion. It doesn't have very strict requirements. In fact you can make shit up on the spot and claim it is true. Challenge anyone who questions your claim with "Well can you prove an omnipotent being couldn't/didn't make it that way?" (as if that settles the matter). This allows the mentally challenged, the morally inept and the lazy to weasel they way into positions of power and influence. Now if only there was a way to stop them...
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+ExtantFrodo2 Ah, the true blessing of the internet is that it allows everyone access to information. And false information has a way of revealing itself. Hence the ever increasing number o atheism!
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But he doesn't say, in any way, that creationism is not appropriate for children
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+You are pathetic sad moron :) "as long as there is a being that rewards believing in it" That'll be the day.
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+ExtantFrodo2 You are truly a pathetic, sad, sad moron and i feel bad for you piece of thrash atheist
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Just enter a cheat and an organism spawns out of nowhere? That certainly sound more like playing Grand Theft Auto than a divine act.
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+Zhang Harry What are you talking about?
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I think this video is inappropriately named. I don't recall Mr. Nye saying that creationism is inappropriate for children, just that he believes our children should be trained scientifically, and that he himself does not believe in creationism. Evolution does not preclude creationism, neither does creationism deny evolution- the Bible doesn't offer how exactly the Earth was created, or anything in the world. Science does not answer whether a god or intelligence started creation or not. It's not difficult to embrace both faith and science- many people do it with no problems, especially given that religion does not claim to reveal all truth and we know that science does not understand or answer everything- we're still advancing scientifically, aren't we?
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+TheZeke64  You: the Bible doesn't offer how exactly the Earth was created, or anything in the world. Me: Unless of course, you are a Bible literalist, in which case you "know" that the Earth was created before the Sun, and the the Moon is not merely reflecting light, but is a source of light on its own, and other such bunk. You: Science does not answer whether a god or intelligence started creation or not. Me: Science has never once concluded that the answer to some scientific question is "It was magic". If any scientist (not on the payroll of religious indoctrination organizations) were ever tempted to say something like that, in place of this phrase, they would say "We don't know". And eventually, when the source of this apparent "magical" event is discovered, it is rolled into the body of natural knowledge. Thunder and lightning used to be the caused by supernatural entities. Today their source is part of our body of natural knowledge. You: It's not difficult to embrace both faith and science- many people do it with no problems Me: They do so as long as other people don't ask pointy questions. The more specific the claims about their deity are, the more difficulty they have in defending the existence of such a god in the face of evidence to the contrary. The more vague the claims, the less reason to allow belief in such a being to rule your life i.e. some have made the vague claim that god is pure energy, but if that's the case why pray to it - do you ever feel compelled to pray to your local electrical utility?
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+TheZeke64 I should also mention that the instant you admit the story of Adam and Eve is an allegory (i.e. that you are not a literalist), the whole foundation of Christianity collapses. No Adam and Eve, therefore no original sin. No original sin, therefore no need for a Redeemer. No need for a Redeemer, therefore the Crucifixion was the pointless torture of a common man.
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Haekel’s faked embryonic drawings and the evolved peppered moths of Great Britain are still in school text books today, so much for teaching true facts to kids but we must continue the lies so Drawliest can keep their alter candles burning. The last big evolution fraud was the Archaeoraptor Liaoningensis that was published in National Geographic a few years ago and later had to recant when real scientist looked at the data and found the fraud, Piltdown man II anyone.
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Bill Nye the science guy!!!!
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+Zaki Aminu​ Is that the best retort you've got? Unlike you, I have the decency, discipline, and personal integrity not to actually use the word that you so flippantly post without regard for who it insults or offends, even if it isn't true. And I've watched and researched his career, and his accomplishments are a very valid metric in this context. Otherwise, you'd have no reason to speak about him in the self-serving and masturbatory manner as you are right now. But you're more than welcome to your jealousy-fueled rant against Bill Nye. You also get to look pathetic in the process. :D
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+mikecucuk "Is that the best retort you've got?...." No. But it's sufficient, isn't it? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....Unlike you, I have the decency, discipline, and personal integrity not to actually use the word that you so flippantly post without regard for who it insults or offends, even if it isn't true....." Hahahahahahahahahaha! You spend your life CURSING AND BLASPHEMING and you get your knickers in a twist about how to avoid offending FAGGOTS is a SACRED OBLIGATION? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....And I've watched and researched his career, and his accomplishments are a very valid metric in this context....." That is YOUR PERSONAL OPINION of Billy Lie - TO WHICH YOU'RE ENTITLED - BUT WHY SHOULD OTHERS SHARE IT? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "...Otherwise, you'd have no reason to speak about him in the self-serving and masturbatory manner as you are right now. But you're more than welcome to your jealousy-fueled rant against Bill Nye. You also get to look pathetic in the process. :D" Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Well, that should make you happy then, shouldn't it? SO HOW COME YOU'RE NOT? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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is it okay to be christian and to believe in evolution?
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REALITY can ONLY be VALIDATED through being CONSISTENT WITH LOGIC! So, when atheists speak of a "reality" that is INCONSISTENT with LOGIC and say it nevertheless has to be believed even though it is "COUNTER-INTUITIVE", one can be CERTAIN they're talking UTTER NONSENSE! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! ANY "reality" THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH LOGIC CANNOT EXIST INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MIND - AND IS THEREFORE NOTHING BUT A DELUSION! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! The EXISTENCE OF GOD is COMPLETELY CONSISTENT WITH LOGIC - AND ATHEISTS HAVE NOW BEEN REDUCED TO REJECTING IT ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT IS ONLY PROVABLE WITH LOGIC - and does not agree with THEIR "reality"! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! BUT, OF COURSE THE EXISTENCE OF GOD IS, AND MUST BE, CONTRARY TO ATHEISTIC "reality"! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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+Zaki Aminu Yes, it is my question, however, I would assume you would know the answer, speaking of dodging questions!  I'm sure you've read the bible cover to cover, right? Is there a reference to birds blood in the bible, yes or no and is it supposedly a cure for some illnesses? It's quite simple. Why can't you answer the question? I mean you would know the answer. 
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+Jake Paul "Yes, it is my question, however, I would assume you would know the answer, speaking of dodging questions!...." Hahahahahahahahaha! If you ask me why YOU LIKE BEING FUCKED IN THE ARSE BY ANOTHER MAN, I couldn't answer either! Hahahahahahahahahahaha! The CLAIM YOU MAKE, regarding bird's blood is NOT MINE - AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT IN THE BIBLE! Before asking ME to defend it, how about YOU prove that it is actually in the Bible? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "...I'm sure you've read the bible cover to cover, right?..." Yes, AND I DON'T RECALL READING ABOUT BIRD'S BLOOD OR ITS CURATIVE QUALITIES THERE! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....Is there a reference to birds blood in the bible, yes or no and is it supposedly a cure for some illnesses?..." I KNOW OF NO SUCH REFERENCE! If you know where it is, why not point me to it? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....It's quite simple. Why can't you answer the question? I mean you would know the answer. " I've given you my answer! Hahahahahahahaha!
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1.4.bill u fool OK both sides here we go! ROUND? I think this is 163363737377373^45564 or something. I go around to universities and I fix analytical equipment. I'm also a christian who believes in the positively charged source of good in this cosmos (God/Creator) who doesn't deceive us and a source of negative charged evil (anit-God/The destroyer). Now I know I am gonna be attacked just for believing in a omnipotent source of good (God/Creator) by a lot of unbelieveing PhD types. My answer to you is don't waste your time on me I'm not trying to convert you to anything i promise, I do believe totally from blind faith that God/The Creator exist and I can't even physically/scientifically prove it to myself let alone you. However, the consequences are far too great for not believing/worshiping a God/Creator that DOES exsist. There are NO PERSONAL consequenses in believing in a God that doesn't exsist, as you believe... I would rather have my bases covered so preemptively PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP ITS FAITH NOT SCIENCE I WOULDN'T CALL HIM GOD IF YOU COULD PROVE SCIENTIFICALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM, I WOULD CALL YOU GOD!! ALSO DON'T PISS ME OFF IF YOU WANT YOUR PANalytical or OTHER BRAND EQUIPMENT TO EVER WORK RIGHT AGAIN MUAHA HA HA.... OF COURSE IM JOKING I HAVE TO EAT ;) (P.s. When i write i refer to God as Him but mean no gender reference! Im not comfortable with IT or he/she either. Humanity/women/men are all included in the image of God) Ok now...my father is a strict six day (24hr. like they are now) creationists. He also holds three masters degrees in math, science, and almost a PhD in chemistry. The man is a genius runs two powerplants, built his own house, taught me how to build mine but I kind of stumped him with this. I am a creationist but don't believe that the test we run in the labs are false and I know that when the results do get skewed because of an equipment malfunction I'm fixing it right! Christians the Earth is older than the 10000 or so years most of you believe and evolutionist the whole universe hasnt been around long enough to radomly sequence DNA let alone this Earth! This has been proven by our best supercomputers! So I finally figured out how to satisfy our equation, though you will still fight me as a Christian, listen up! We bible thumpers use the genealogies of the bible to date the earth. When we get back to Adam ( weather you believe that was one man/ or as in cuneiform = humanity as a whole) we see that he lived 900+ years and was no more. That's were the 10000 year old Earth (give or take) number comes from! Fellow Christians (Evolutionist/Scientist/Historians you may want to pay attention, here I'm about to unite science, the bible, and cuneiform). Adam/humanilty according to ancient text, that scientifically can't be proven right or wrong as myth, was created and was intended to be an eternal being. The bible/cuneiform says had he not sinned he would have lived forever eating of the tree of life. So there is some combination of molecules out there that will yeild this result! This is not a myth why would science be searching for a way to reverse this curse if it was? He was also created stupid/ Neanderthal (the tree of knowledge was forbidden) and when working ratio's = (the knowledge in the tree was forbidden = we were never intended by the creator to be modern man)! When humanity ate/(modified his DNA) he trusted another modern man type creation that impressed him with his wisdom of God but didnt know it was an evil/anti-God. Science can't explain the massive jump in brain size and intelligence we modern women/men enjoy today only because they view these historic cuneiform/biblical text as myths. They can't prove they are myth using the scientific method, but they will go to the grave believing they can. So the fall was instant and so was the physical change in humanity man started to become modern, started aging in years, on the first day the cocktail of the tree of life was taken away. So Adam/humanity was created in the image of (God/primitive man; Gods not too attractive), but without knowledge so to not become one. Now here is the kicker? How long was the first day? Creation wasn't six earth days (for sure) my fellow Christians. On the first day there was evening and morning but no sun or moon. God is light so there was no need for a sun or moon while He enjoyed his creation and we don't know how long He enjoyed it by himself without humans. Day in Hebrew can be translated to era or epoch too. When He left He new that the plants He created needed a lightsource for photosynthesis so then He created the sun and moon this trips a lot of people up. So the scale for the blueprint can't be a 24hr day for sure, it doesn't make it any less miraculous that we are here to believe it took a billion Earth years. For the Creator/ God not one day has aged Him or passed Him since it is still the first day of creation to Him. How long does the scripture say is a day to the Creator?
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+GeneticHybrids "he gives man the privilege to not believe" Hmm somehow that exactly the same as Zeus giving us the privilege and freedom to not believe in him. (It's also exactly what we have if no god exists) To proclaim that God allows man free will is little different than proclaiming that a dam allows a river free run, when there is no evidence of any dam. Free will is not the result of a regulatory system which has selected not to regulate. It's the result of there being no regulatory agent in the first place. And that is fully consistent with the evidence.     If something is good it does not ask you to believe in it or suffer eternally. Nor does it let something innocent be killed in order for you to shirk your personal responsibility. In fact that is quite perverted if you think about it. The notion that one can "transfer guilt" from one person to another like money or other things should make people stop in their tracks and go "WTF?", yet this theme is found throughout the biblical texts (from all men inheriting the guilt of Adam and just to prove it they inherit his curse as well) to the animal sacrifices pre-Jesus to the scapegoat Jesus story - this notion is no doubt born of the barbaric notion that "if you can conquer X, then you are better than X!" (if I can conquer an innocent then I too can be better than innocent). See the vile connections stripped of all their raiment?
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Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming” and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”
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+33sylvia33 "Common sense and conclusions from studying" Studying will not help you if you allow things that have nothing to do with science cloud your judgement. i.e. religion. Why do you suppose god gave flightless birds wings? Why did he give leg and pelvic rudiments to snakes and whales? Why did he make over 350,000 species of beetle? Why did he design humans with two blind spots in their optic nerves? Why did he provide chickens with genes for teeth? and on and on.. If you find the story of Noah's Ark or the talking snake in the Garden of Eden believable, yet fail to find any truth in evolution, a subject which has been verified and proven by a confluence of science, then you clearly are not examining the arguments objectively. Then again, religion is far from objective...Objectivity is something science always strives for.
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+ExtantFrodo2 DB(A) is not suitable for infrasound detection. It is weighted to the audible range. Read the Cape Bridgewater study I recommended. Another interesting study is "Wind Turbines can be Hazardous to Human Health" by Alec N. Salt, Ph.D.  found at  http://oto2.wustl.edu/cochlea/wind.html
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there are many fors and against evolution and creation. I was speaking to a friend of mine just on this subject. first of all evolution is only just a theory don't be goofed in believing it is fact period. I believe the evolution theory and I am a christian. the bible doesn't rule the theory out ether. the 7 day theory on creation is massively misinterpreted due to quantum mechanics and the fact that at the time of scripture time was very differently interpreted back then. you only have to view the myan calendar to see that. but the thing that goes against evolution is the Entropy law. it says that everything decays over time so in that case how can things evolve if they are designed to die. my answer to this is simple adaptations are handed down to the next generation and over time a change in kind occurs. 
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i used to like bill nye. young earth creationism is easy to prove bill
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Are you proving earth is old or the absence of a higher power?
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+TheJamielandon You can not prove anything about things which leave no evidence of their existence. It's sad that people make claims about such things.
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The only thing I have to comment on is when he almost completely said the US was the worlds most technologically advanced civilisation. Bringing up one country by saying 'eh.. you could say Japan...' doesn't make you look any less out of touch. I don't know the first thing about tech advancement around the world, but I doubt the US and maybe Japan are the only countries 'up there'.
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+mikecucuk Hmm, I might actually check it out properly later, looks pretty cool!
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Bill Nye is a liberal Democrat.  So....... Another attack on religion by the left......diversity is great until liberals come across people with ideas outside their utopia.    Evolution is currently just a theory.  A theory with holes that get a pass.......
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+Lee Walter You: Many debate the concept of theory and fact Me: Curiously, you didn't specify many "what". If by "many", you mean "people", I would agree with you (especially because that would include the scientifically illiterate). If by "many" you mean "scientists" then you are either completely wrong, or you have a very loose interpretation of the word "scientist".
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FUNNY......I see the godless nitwits cracking on home schooling yet home schooled kids outscore public school kids by like 85 to 50 on standardized tests..... either home schooling is best OR godless nitwits want everyone to be as stupid as they are. any idea on why that is? 
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+badvagirl I was talking about things theists have done. You're just that ignorant and prejudiced to not notice. Shame on you.     Atheism is the belief that a "nothing" doesn't deserve acknowledgment as a "something". Nothing more, nothing less. I guess you could say our allegiance is to sanity, rationality and integrity. Since this is the opposite of the biblical god, we must be satanists.     Atheists aren't a GROUP. They are simply those people who, in their resolve to find the truth, do not accept lurid claims which are unsupported by any evidence as anything other than POTENTIALLY valid PENDING actual evidence that supports the claim. That this also happens to extend to the "god" claim has people like you putting the label of atheist on them. We're "avampireists" as well, right?     Actually atheism has plenty to offer, intellectual integrity, rationality, freedom from fear, freedom from the cognitive dissonance that plagues theists, freedom to spend the time you devoted to religion more productively, freedom to make moral judgments & laws based on fairness & what is best for society rather than what is written in a magical book, the knowledge that this is your only life & it should be cherished because when you're dead you're dead.     There is frustration and anger because the religious have a stranglehold on the government in most countries. Imagine how you would feel if every politician who ran for office had to profess his belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy to get elected. That means that every single politician is either starting out his campaign by lying through his teeth, or (more likely) is a fucking idiot - and these are the people who control where YOUR tax money is spent and what laws YOU will be forced to obey. Or maybe you never stopped to think about that. This is the 21st century and the intelligent people have had ENOUGH of this idiocy. It IS infuriating for good reason. There is no longer any legitimate excuse to be that stupid.     To not believe in god is to know that it falls to us to make the world a better place, we have barely emerged from millenia of barbarism.   
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+badvagirl I hate how all white people are stereotyped as having small penises. Some of them have vaginas too.
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I think it is like the bible says in Romans 1:21 and following. As far as I know, all of Mr. Nye's evidence isn't valid as shown by Answers in Genesis. You are welcome to believe that the universe came from nothing (as Hawking would argue) but I would point out that even our natural laws are something and thus that he is wrong.  The question only shifts to become, "Who created the laws of physics?" I encourage you to not be like the people Fallible Fiend talks about. Research it for yourself, become scientifically literate, contrary to popular belief it doesn't take a PHD to know how the universe began it only takes curiosity and a developed intuition/common sense. The more you know the more you will be able see the problems with arguments for both sides but at least you won't have evolution or creation shoved down your throat through a text book or a church. As for me,I've read/been taught both side and I don't have enough faith to be an atheist.  I've found the truth, but don't take my word for it. I'm encouraging you to find it on your own.
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+Evan Brass You're trying to blend two different topics into one. ExtantFrodo has more than adequately explained the mechanistic phenomenon of variation, and how we know of the contribution to evolutionary change.  It's surely up to you now to read and learn? If you're really interested in the truth, you'll look these things up without prejudice. As to your other, and unrelated topic, you're right in saying we may never DIS-prove the existence of any god, but you're wrong in thinking that we can (or have already) proven the existence of one. On purely logical terms, the idea of the Abrahamic god doesn't add up. . .  Judas - why is he the bad guy? Didn't Jehovah know his contribution to the resurrection story before he involved him in it? I have become fascinated over the past few years by the Pesher scrolls unearthed near the Dead Sea. As an atheist, the most convincing argument (in my own mind) for any truth to the Gospel account, was that somebody had gone to a lot of effort to put it in writing. But why so much contradictory, parable-driven gobbledegook? The pesher reading makes it clear. If we understand that Judea was a land with nothing to offer except mysticism, religion and self-discovery, due to it being a barren and arid land midway between the various kingdoms to the east (Mesopotamia), West (Egypt) and North (Greece/Rome), then we can grasp why it was the center of so many religions and cults. The pesher depends on being 100% predictable - if any reading differs with any other, then it must be considered flawed - but it has not failed yet.  And what does it show? That the early christians were Jews who were driven by the gnosticism of the Greeks - shunning the physical world and only entertaining the spiritual preparation for what they thought (hoped) would be the end times. Against a backdrop of occupation by the Romans, they kept a thorough record of their recruitment of new converts in the known world, the money they brought in, the politics of their religious sect, and ad accounting of the calendar, counting down to the end-of-days. Look it up, see what you think.
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+Evan Brass "How do you know that it is accelerating at the same rate?"    So you want a course in the mathematics of cosmology here? You don't ask for much, do you? "I would like to ask you what story you believe."    Not the gospel accounts. Aside from authenticity issues (which is a heated debate all on it's own), there the inherent lack of plausibility of it all.     First you have Matthew claiming zombies were rising up all over the place. Not only is this not support by ANY source outside Matthew (even the other gospels), but if it is to be taken as fact, then it diminishes the resurrection of jesus to being only one of many at that time. If you don't take it as fact then why accept the claim about Jesus as fact? Then there is the post resurrection discrepancies The Saga of the Empty Tomb Matthew 28: Two Marys meet an angel Mark 16: Mary, Mary & Salome meet a young man Luke "Mary Magdalene, Joanna, & Mary the mother of James & the other women with them" meet 2 men in dazzzling apparel John 20: Mary Magdalene sees an empty tomb & no one else, runs to bring Peter & someone who also see no one & leave Mary who then sees 2 angels & then sees Jesus      4 Gospels & 4 completely different accounts for the most significant event in human history?  I really can't see any Roman soldiers going through all the trouble of putting a guy up on a cross just to let him down the same day. The standard procedure was to leave the body to rot up there as a kind of gruesome billboard not to fuck with Rome. So much so that I find it harder to believe they would undo all that work (supposedly out of respect for the Jewish holidays (like they cared at all)) than to believe anyone rose from the dead. They would sooner have just cut his throat or bashed his head in and tossed him in a ditch. Then there's the account of the following weeks... Luke 24:15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. 16 But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. hahahaha Mark 16:12 After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. 13 They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either. (LOL appeared in a different form. I can't stop laughing.) Matthew 28:16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. (Why were they doubtful? Was this not Jesus whom they had spent the last 3 years? Doesn't it seem more like there was someone claiming the spirit of Jesus had risen up in him, possessed him to talk through him so that he could take the place of and have the attention that Jesus had? Some believed and others didn't.) "The rate of evolution is, however, bound by the rate of mutation"    Fairly large changes in the rate of mutation (either more or less) do not appreciably change the rate of evolution. Of course you can not have zero mutation of have it so high that few of the offspring are even viable, but outside those extremes it doesn't matter a lot. In my genetic algorithms I employ a varying rate of mutation to "bump" the population out of  any local minimum it may have gotten stuck in. This is a very artificial set up. In nature that rate of mutation is more or less constant and due to background radiation, radiation from out there (points to the sky), as well as various chemical and viral mutagens. Each of these are pretty most constant and so the rate of mutation is also. "It would change the beneficiality of mutations but, without a mutagen, you wouldn't have an increased amount of beneficial evolution."   You'll have to reword this for it to not be confusing. Do you have a source where an organism has gained a new tool through mutation? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5278028/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100901-science-animals-evolution-australia-lizard-skink-live-birth-eggs/ Google beneficial mutations and don't click to the creations websites. "The problem arises in the fact that these beneficial mutations must accumulate fast enough that the animals between species die and the fossils don't form"   Why is that "the problem"? Look how many changes between wolves which have changed numerous ways ranging from great danes to toy poodles in just a few thousand years. That's not through genetic engineering but selective breeding of natural random variations. Notice while we are here that wolves do not change into poodles in the wild as the selection pressures are in place for them to be wolves, not poodles. Now ask how many fossils document the change from wolf to poodle? What? No transitional fossils documenting a known change of form? Travesty! It's not the rate of mutation which is the culprit but the frequency of fossilization. "An intelligent designer could do the work of billions of years of evolution in a matter of micro seconds. {granted IF such exists} It would also mean that the animals would follow after their kind instead of performing evolutionary jumps." If you're saying the changes recorded in the fossil record indicate microsecond creation, then you are talking about an extended creation talking billions of years and following the same logical progression outlined by evolution, just using god to explain the PE. I don't much care for "god of the gaps" type arguments as they invariably get shot down. What then of your belief? St. Augustine cautioned against this and (despite my not accepting his premise that god exists) his logic as far as the position of the believer is sound nevertheless. "The Bible clearly tells what is right and wrong" Correction - The Bible clearly CLAIMS TO tell us what is right and wrong. And clearly fails to know what wrong is in many circumstances. Let's look at some of God's morals, as written in the bible: - If you work on a Sabbath, you should be killed [Exodus 31:15] - If your son disobeys you, murder him [Deut 21:18-21] - Sell your daughter into slavery to pay the bills [Exodus 21:7] - If your children curse you, kill them [Lev. 20:9] - Women are subservient, they must remain silent [1 Tim 2:11-12] - Slaves must perform any act you wish [Titus 2:9] If you agree these are wrong then you are more moral than god.    God commands his followers not to kill, & then in the same book commands they go & slaughter an entire city, including all the children.     If you say killing is wrong & then command killing you are immoral. Being immoral is setting up a moral code & then violating it.     If not believing in magical sky daddies is immoral then what is moral?     It is unethical & immoral to create sentient beings to use as mindless servants. Rebellion in such cases is mandatory     Is murder wrong because your god says so, or did your god say so because it's wrong? In other words, in the absence of a commandment not to, would you be going around murdering people?     Think carefully before you answer, since you will either be admitting that you're a latent serial killer, or else that god is irrelevant to the morality-discovering process.
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he lied, 'no evidence for it' what a lying ass. You see the glee in his face as he lied to us. What a jackass. even looks like a donkey.
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+jamie Allen1977 zeus, ra, odin, thor, jesus all the same stupid fiction.
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+ExtantFrodo2 Yeah, where is zeus' 4000 year old world wide, history changing body of worshippers? LEts see, where are the Universities and hospitals under ra been hiding? You are stupid.
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and by "god" I mean an intelligent creator. Cause you cant get something from nothing. at least to my understanding. I respect physics and science very much but I dont truely feel we are at a stage in it to disprove god. I used to be religious and find that I don't really believe in it anymore. Just because it is set up like the ultimate scheme. To have "faith" to get to heaven is a problem for me. Why make a intelligent species just to say you cant grasp this so just have "faith" in ancient writings that have been formed to mans wants.yet at the very beginning of the scripture is about free will. If I had a reason to have faith I would. yet at the same time I can not say that there is no god. I think everyone gets to wrapped up in titles and what they think a God is supposed to be. 
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I wish more commenters shared your reasonable approach. 'Something from nothing' may seem like a problem, but it could be that (light) matter and dark matter together equal zero: there was 'nothing' and there still is nothing, no more no less. Another angle is there never was nothing, even empty outer space is full of transitory energy particles. Gravity ('dark energy') is a mind-boggling force about which we still we are far from understand everything - but much is known. Some facts are more well-established than others; we don't need to everything to know useful things. Surely it's not the job of science to disprove any god-concept, but the more people understand about how natural processes have natural explanations, the less they need a god; and when the faithful claim 'God' (of the bible), the burden of proof is on them. I can't say there is no god either, only that I have no reason to believe in one - there is no positive evidence.
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+Justin Alderman "you cant get something from nothing." So you can't get god from nothing right? I agree. Why would anyone (including a god) respect unfounded beliefs? Pretending there is any merit in them is dishonest and criminal.
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I think in 50 years or so the government will make it so you cant believe in a God no matter what your religion. Only because it limits the your knowledge about the universe. You can say plants need sun or you could say God keeps them alive, if people cant advance technologacly in the future we will probably all be dead.
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Leonard Nimoy's death is a timely reminder to all that every man's date with his Maker draweth nigh. Weaselly varlets like Blick Boy and Co. can stick their fingers in their ears and say 'La La La' all they want but their craven conduct is not going to rescue them from the ineluctable reality of perdition.
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+Zaki Aminu yes you are a boring retard with the IQ of a sea sponge
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teaching children that life is meaningless is inappropriate. Moron. You get a bunch of dead people.
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+jamie Allen1977 "Just a few words from you and my asshole curled up inside my five year old ass" I guess you feel like you're five years old when confronted by intellectual giants. That's okay, we won't tell anyone.
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+ExtantFrodo2 Haha, I consider myself a mental midget but I still look a long way down upon this "five year old ass", careful not to step on him mate. 
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Just believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the Catholic Church. Life isn't always about this and that, but it is about faith in God, and his Church, the Catholic Church.
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+phuoc thuan The trouble is, you are telling me that there's an orange on the table but I look and I can't see it. I try to feel around for it but I can't touch it. I try to sense the smell of citrus but I can't smell it. I compare the weight of the table with the weight I had measured previously and the weight has not changed. I don't accept other people's claims of invisible and intangible oranges even if you do.
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Does anyone see a problem with believing in evolution and creationism?
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+Knewclear If you imagine the time scale of just Earth and not the universe as a year long period then Homo sapiens have appeared a few seconds before midnight on December 31st. Why did the dinosaurs exist for well over a hundred million years before any mammals even appeared, to think that this universe was created for us and our mere speck of an existence is ludicrous at best. 
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There is only ME PUSHING THE ORIGIN QUESTION UP A LEVEL INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY SOLVING IT (I.E. GOD). IT'S ALL MY FEEBLE MIND IS CAPABLE OF POSTULATING! ARBITRARY CONDITIONS are, naturally, A PRODUCT OF MY THEISTIC ARROGANCE; whereas OBJECTIVE CONDITIONS are, naturally, SOMETHING I CHOOSE TO AVOID!
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+Zaki Aminu "NOT YET, YOU'RE NOT! But it won't be long before that happens, WILL IT, FEB? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!" "I DON'T NEED TO CLAIM ANY VICTORIES AT ALL! I PREFER TO WAIT FOR THE ENEMY TO OFFER THEIR SURRENDER! THAT IS THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN BE CERTAIN THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CRUSHED, isn't it? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!" Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Well, then YOU'RE going to be waiting for the REST OF YOUR LIFE, and even THEN it won't happen! MEANWHILE, YOU CAN JUST FEED OFF YOUR ARROGANCE AND SENSE OF FOOLISH DETERMINATION! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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+Zaki Aminu "Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Well, then YOU'RE going to be waiting for the REST OF YOUR LIFE, and even THEN it won't happen! MEANWHILE, YOU CAN JUST FEED OFF YOUR ARROGANCE AND SENSE OF FOOLISH DETERMINATION! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!" Nah! I'VE ALREADY TAKEN MANY SURRENDERS! I'm just MOPPING UP a few pockets of resistance now! It's just you DIEHARD ATHEISTIC FAGGOTS left for ME to DEAL WITH! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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Aristotle in a bottle that is what we need A little pill full of Latin logic in a bottle then everybody can start munching more and more effectively then come the very interesting smiling smarts tell it hurts as the words just get bigger and bigger under more and more effective pressure until I our heartless heads explode Then we shall know something that in fact is for sure one great big fact and that is that
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"Jessi Kern 4 hours ago I believe in evolution. It's an idea and a principal that is seen. But the creator had to start it. And that is sound and logical. And it really erks me that he thinks that those who don't believe in evolution can't be engineers." Well, evolution that is INITIATED and GUIDED by INTELLIGENCE is NOT THE SAME THING AS Darwinism - or Darwinian Evolution: ************************************************************************************************* "For Darwin, any evolution that had to be helped over the jumps by God was no evolution at all. It made a nonsense of the central point of evolution."   -   Richard Dawkins,   The Blind Watchmaker  (1996)  p.249 ************************************************************************************************* So you have a DIFFERENT definition of "evolution" from the one Billy Lie is using! That's why you're having difficulty understanding what he's saying!
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+Zaki Aminu "What EVIDENCE are you presenting to back up this CLAIM?" The entire record of this forums. You cannot deny the evidences Zaki, you are running away. "I said WHAT was the choice any sane person would make?" To accept the evidence wherever it leads. And since there is no evidence any deity has ever existed... "So, if you don't like somebody's laughter - or if they believe that THE UNIVERSE HAS NOT AND COULD NOT HAVE COME OUT OF NOTHINGNESS - you claim they are "insane"," Oh no, it's your action that shows you are batshit crazy. Sorry Zaki, but your way of acting shows you are  instable. Deny it all you want, it's what the evidence you leave behind shows. "Are you not A PRODUCT OF THE UNIVERSE?" Where have I not accepted I was part of the universe. Your baseless claim is that one does not have a purpose because there is no evidence  a creator exist. "Isn't that just MAKE-BELIEVE? AND HOW COULD YOU EVEN DO THAT IF, AS YOU ATHEISTS SAY, YOU HAVE NO FREE WILL?" Nope, no make belief there. It's actually a demonstration of a will (something you've yet to show)
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+Atharkas "...."Why not LEAVE THE READERS ALONE TO DECIDE THAT FOR THEMSELVES?" We did. You are still running away...." Hahahahahahahahahaha! What EVIDENCE are you presenting to back up this CLAIM? Or are you asking that your word simply be taken for it? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....The entire record of this forums. You cannot deny the evidences Zaki, you are running away...." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! In that case, WHY NOT LET THE RECORD SPEAK FOR ITSELF? I'm happy with that - HOW ABOUT YOU? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....You said it was the choice any sane person would make...." I said WHAT was the choice any sane person would make? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....To accept the evidence wherever it leads..." AS LONG AS THIS IS CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE, I AGREE WITH THAT! "....And since there is no evidence any deity has ever existed..." HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT - ATHEISTIC GUT FEELING? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....."So, if you don't like somebody's laughter - or if they believe that THE UNIVERSE HAS NOT AND COULD NOT HAVE COME OUT OF NOTHINGNESS - you claim they are "insane"?" Oh no, it's your action that shows you are batshit crazy. Sorry Zaki, but your way of acting shows you are  instable. Deny it all you want, it's what the evidence you leave behind shows...." Hahahahahahahahahaha! HOW - EXACTLY - do YOU define "instable"? It's a word I have not come across before - and I cannot find it in ANY dictionary! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Also, I think you should look up the word "insane" in a good dictionary of the English language! It DOESN'T MEAN: "The way people I don't like behave". Rather it refers to a condition resulting from a LACK of the ABILITY to REASON LOGICALLY in a sufferer! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! You will find that it is NOT I who lacks the ability to reason properly - but rather ATHEISTS, WHO CLAIM THAT THE UNIVERSE IS MEANINGLESS AND PURPOSELESS - AND HAS COME OUT OF NOTHINGNESS - AND IS NOTHING. AND THAT EVENTS CAN OCCUR WITHOUT CAUSATION! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....."Are you not A PRODUCT OF THE UNIVERSE?" Where have I not accepted I was part of the universe....." Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Given that, WHY do you deny that when you say THE UNIVERSE IS MEANINGLESS AND PURPOSELESS THAT IMPLIES YOU REGARD YOURSELF TO BE MEANINGLESS AND PURPOSELESS ALSO? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "...Your baseless claim is that one does not have a purpose because there is no evidence  a creator exist...." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! No, I said VERY CLEARLY, THAT IF THE UNIVERSE IS MEANINGLESS AND PURPOSELESS, THEN, AS ITS PRODUCT, SO ARE YOU! Is this not so? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "....."You can give yourself a goal and a purpose to your life. You don't need a fictional god to do it." Hahahahahahahahahaha! Isn't that just MAKE-BELIEVE? AND HOW COULD YOU EVEN DO THAT IF, AS YOU ATHEISTS SAY, YOU HAVE NO FREE WILL? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! "......Nope, no make belief there. It's actually a demonstration of a will (something you've yet to show)." Hahahahahahahahahahaha! BUT FREE WILL IS SOMETHING YOU ATHEISTS CLAIM DOESN'T EXIST, is it not? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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