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They are too religious to learn about evolution so they decide the only solution is to break a commandment by killing their teacher?

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Those dang Bible thumpers na but I'm all for everyone having there own beliefs but death threats over that... Come on man.

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you and me both 38 i hate assholes that shove religion down someones throat its like shoving a dick down a dogs throat its just wrong immoral and unethical

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@29 Not sure if you're joking/trolling or not, but in the bible, the earth was created before Adam/Eve/Steve, so the rocks would clearly be older.

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I've come to find that most people who "disagree" with evolution, don't even try to understand it. And I put disagree in quotes because you can't disagree with a fact. You can just choose to ignore it.

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154- I'm an atheist and I never try to force my thoughts down other peoples throats. People try to shove their thoughts down my throat

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I'm a Christian and I believe in evolution because unlike God, I can't prove He exists and other can't prove that he doesn't. But evolution? The facts are all there.

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Steve.... Is.. Well have you ever heard someone say "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

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So you're saying the evidence is fake or mistaken, when you're spouting the oldest misconception in the world about evolution? "They do not have evidence for apes evolving into humans"? No shit, lady. Nobody who knows anything about evolutionary theory claims that apes evolved into humans. Your argument's stupid, ignorant, and based on what you want to believe, not what actually is. You've clearly never read a thing about evolution that hasn't come from the mouths of creationists, so y

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So first Lauren uses the "humans evolved from apes" misconception, and now you're using the "it's called a 'theory' for a reason" one? For your information, those are pretty much the two oldest, most fallacious arguments that creationists use, and they've been rebutted enough times that you should really know better. Do me a favor and read up on the difference between the normal use of the word "theory", and then check the meaning of the word in the scientific conte

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People who claim that evolution isn't true because there isn't valid evidence for it have clearly not been educated about the theory by qualified science teachers. Evolution is as true as gravity and there is evidence as true as apples hitting newtons head to prove it

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The Christian believer. God was never proven either, so what you are getting at? Theory and faith are the suit. This is why science and religion fight because either of them can prove one right and one wrong. Why do you think there so many theories and religions. Because NO one knows the answer. Think about it and take your blind folders off too while your at it.

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204 gives modern, sensible Christians a bad name. Really, refusing to believe in evolution, considering all of the common sense and scientific findings, is simply backward and uneducated.

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228: If you are not "uneducated" then you certainly have poor reading comprehension for an educated person. Several commenters have already pointed out that no sane scientist today believes that humans evolved from apes. Additionally, natural selection is a mechanism by which evolution works. To be specific, evolution is the process by which populations change in terms of their traits. Darwin's book is called "The Origin of Species by Natural Selection". There is nothing wro

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#228: Jeez, so many words and almost no content. Two words for you: "common ancestor". It's like you're going back to the Theory of Evolution's infancy and confusing it with the modern, much more refined and well-matured version. In your first post, you showed your true colors and basically accused all scientists of fabricating evidence for it. Not just that, but you based half your argument on the most common misconception about evolution that exists, which shows that no, you haven't

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Sorry, the full title is: "On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection". Also, laurenlou, I don't mean to attack you personally, but I think it a shame that a potentially informed, aware, and bright youth should subscribe to such outdated ideas.

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Teaching evolution would have gotten you ostracized 60 years ago. A few meaningless death threats from crazies is quite a step down. So, technically, people are less crazy these days. Still not very Christ-like of them though

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Why does it have to be Christians who are making death threats? Muslims are the ones doing that now.

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You do realize that evolution goes on under our very noses and is not just a theory about what happened a long time ago, right? If you read Darwins book, you'll note that he's got observations to back up his general theory, not just speculation. As a creationist, you might not want to believe in evolutionary anthropology, but you best damn sure believe in evolution or you can pretty much throw out all observation based science, like the Medieval Catholic Church did. Hemlock, anyone?

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I swear I'm not being a bitch, I'm just super curious... What do you think happened during the Big Bang?

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Please note that evolution and the big bang are two separate theories. Evolution is a fully established theory, proved via observation in both the fossil record and multigenerational animal observation. The big bang is an evolving (no pun intended) theory that is still being established, but is widely recognized as proved (I think they've worked things back to within milli/nanoseconds where modern physical laws break down).

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And you must not believe in evolution and god unless you think god made a few bacteria which is not what the bible says and that they evolved into other things then monkeys then us.

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I don't get why "people of god" do things like that. I'm not religious at all but I've read all three bibles. Isn't a commandment thou shall not kill?

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It is. We just have people of different denominations who "hath Righteous Zeal, and shall use the Hand of God to smite the non-believers to bring Glory to God." My denomination taught me to hate the sin, not the sinner.

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Well Moses did kill a bunch of people including children right after he was told by god "thou shalt not kill" so I can see where christians could get confused.

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153, exactly! People send death threats (and some have made good on their threats) yet they claim to have a close relationship to God or whichever higher power they believe in.

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It's not just Christians. All religious texts, including the three Abrahamic based (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) have wars where one side or the other was "instructed by God" to kill every last man/woman/child once they conquered XYZ... Religious zealots justify murder by saying "God told me to". In the bible, you don't have to look much further than Leviticus.

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Get you're Thor's hammer and helm and say, you want the quick version of "The Big Namg Theory"? Or you going to sit down and hear it?

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4 I don't know how you just lost your faith over this. People love threatening the lives of others, just for the hell of it. Take Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber; both of which have had numerous threats on their life. Yea their music is not great but people will think of any excuse to kill.

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16- That is not true at all. "People will think of any excuse to kill?" Not everyone is a maniac. Sure, many people overreact, but people don't generally look for excuses to kill.

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39 I was referring to the population of fanatics in the world who senselessly threaten the lives of others.If you think that people don't think of excuses to kill then maybe you should do some research on maritime battles and World History. Still you have your opinion and I have mine.

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It's pretty bad that you lose your faith in humanity after an FML post. Out of the 7 billion people on the planet, I believe the majority of them are all reasonable, rational people. Unfortunately we only hear of the bad ones thanks to the news.

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101 - Or combat deployments, almost everyone in the Middle East is unreasonable at the moment...even the great "Free Syrian Army" are monstrously beheading their prisoners.

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12: But with all the FMLs that are posted about people being stupid, it would make a whole bunch of dumb asses not just a couple

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Hm he's a professor in college a geology teacher teaching evolution to students and he or she is not smart how ? ....

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I'm sure the note came to him as a series of grunts, ooh ooh's, and aah aah's. the note also smelled like bananas infused with fecal matter.

People are extremely sensitive about how the world formed. I wrote a paper on intelligent design once and it did not go over well. Just stick to your guns op, you will be fine.

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If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then it's because intelligent design is stupid. We KNOW evolution is how humanity came about. You can argue that intelligent design is the why, but you can't say that an invisible, flying spaghetti monster snapped his fingers and, bam, humans. We KNOW that's not how it happened.

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You mean you don't believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster? It is his noodly appendages that formed our frail human forms. In his name we devour all things noodly. Ramen. Joking aside, intelligent design is as good of a theory as autism linked to vaccines...entirely based on a load of bollocks.

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How would you "Know" this? Just because you think you understand a part of the process, doesn't mean you have complete understanding. Intelligent design is basically just saying that science and religion don't have to be polar opposites. You can have evolution/cosmological theory AND the belief in a deity. Does it not occur to any of you that most of the scientists that came up with these theories actually DID/DO believe in a God?

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No, intelligent design is Christianity's way of wiggling into science. They're not trying to work with science, they're trying to show their beliefs in a pseudo-scientific manner. I'm not saying religion can't work with science ever, or that there never could be a deity, but intelligent design is just another name for creationism.

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I thought the big difference between intelligent design and creationism was that creationism denies things like evolution or the big bang, while intelligent design does not. It "simply" says that a creator is the source of those things. I wouldn't call it pseudo science. I wouldn't call it science at all. It's a faith matter that seeks to reconcile science as it is today with belief.

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The big difference between intelligent design and evolution is that intelligent design is based off revelation rather than evidence. So pretty much anyone can make up anything they want when they talk about intelligent design, it has absolutely no basis in science.

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I think "stupid" is a strong word for intelligent design. It seems to me it simply seeks to fill the huge gaping hole in the evolutionary theory, which is this: Every living thing evolved from simple single celled organisms through natural selection in order to become more fit for survival as a species. Yet simple single celled organisms are the most fit for survival, as evidenced by the presence of countless millions of them on any given surface when measured against the comparatively

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Metaphysical claims such a the existence of a deity or the human "soul" are simply unfalsifiable...meaning there is no way to disapprove or prove it because there NO scientific tool that would be able to test it... Metaphysical claims fall outside the boundaries of science and become a matter of Belief...so either you believe It exists or not since there is no way to prove otherwise

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224, Very true, and I agree with you on that point. I just seems that scientists come up with ridiculous theories for things they cannot explain, as if conceding to the mere possibility of the existence of the devine, or even their own inability to explain natural processes, is somehow beneath them. I don't expect any scientist to form an official theory or experiment involving the divine, however I think they would do the world, and themselves, a great favor by not discrediting themselves by co

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Excuse the irony, but "oh my fucking god." There's so much bullshit in both of your comments that I wouldn't know where to start even if I felt like wasting my time going point-to-point. I'm just gonna say that I'm sure Jesus would've had something to say about accusing thousands of people of basically lying through their teeth about stuff, based on no evidence of your own. Oh, and by the way, modern science that's founded on rigorous cross-examination, peer review, and copious amounts

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I believe that there is a God and that evolution occurred; who's to say that God doesn't control evolution? That has been my train of thought since elementary school, and no, I was far from being raised as a Christian or Catholic or Muslim, etc, so religion has nothing to do with my theory. There are some things that can't be explained, and I believe that the supernatural cannot be explained. Why is my sister still alive after 5 years of her brain bleeding from being hit by a car (when our par

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Science and believing in a God dont necessarily have to be separate. I don't know if you can technically classify me in a religion, but I don't care. I believe that they can be intertwined.

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Interesting, 229, except those examples I gave were in college approved biology text books. I didn't make them up. I also notice you gave no explanation to counter my refuting them. I'm sorry. Did I shit all over your understanding of the universe?

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Hah, right. College textbooks from when? Mine never claimed mice spontaneously manifest out of wheat. That sounds like stuff from charlatans centuries ago, like that other guy said. How about showing us? Oh and your last sentence said everything about your true character, well done.

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