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Old August 30 2012, 03:38 PM   #151
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

God could've easily avoided debates about original authorship by creating laser printers to spit out his unedited text, or giving the ancient Israelites iPads or Kindles so they could read his words without destroying any of the trees he created. If Dell can throw in a free ink-jet printer with your order, why couldn't God have offered Abraham a free printer and a Kindle for every sacrifice of a lamb?

At least polytheism forces gods to compete in the free-market by offering bells and whistles instead of exploiting monopolistic advantage to force the customers to write promotional advertisements on their own dime.
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Old August 30 2012, 04:36 PM   #152
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I like polytheism. It makes more sense.
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Old August 31 2012, 12:16 AM   #153
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

And it's more versatile. No wait, that's polythene, nevermind.
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Old August 31 2012, 02:19 AM   #154
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

At least with polytheism there is a division of labor. If I was the first God, I would totally make more gods to delegate the work.
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Old August 31 2012, 02:27 AM   #155
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

Bill was on Coast to Coast AM last night for the first hour.
Here it is, if you wish to listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6VOHoLWRgM
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Old August 31 2012, 05:57 AM   #156
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Isn't Coast to Coast AM usually the last interview stop before the men in white coats are called?

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Old August 31 2012, 07:46 AM   #157
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Isn't Coast to Coast AM usually the last interview stop before the men in white coats are called?

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Old August 31 2012, 02:40 PM   #158
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Sure enough, Nye was followed as a guest by a paranormal investigator who wrote a book on time travel. Most guests on Coast to Coast AM believe some really, really weird things: Fairies, bigfoot, UFO's, ghosts, chemtrails, etc.
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Old September 1 2012, 03:42 AM   #159
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

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Sure enough, Nye was followed as a guest by a paranormal investigator who wrote a book on time travel. Most guests on Coast to Coast AM believe some really, really weird things: Fairies, bigfoot, UFO's, ghosts, chemtrails, etc.
I don't see anything weird about 'em, just because it's not mainstream or anything.
Ya can't disporove 'em.
Plus I prefer listening to Coast to Coast than most radio shows, since most radio shows have obnovious hosts.
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Old September 1 2012, 04:26 AM   #160
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Re: Bill Nye: “Creationism is not Appropriate for Children”

You can't disprove unicorns either. Doesn't make them real.
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Old September 4 2012, 09:20 AM   #161
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The only thing I remember about humans is that we're getting taller, but that is more likely due to better nutrition than evolution.
We're not getting taller as a species.
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Old September 8 2012, 04:55 PM   #162
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I'm a little late to the party, and I didn’t reed every post, there's a lot I could comment on, so sorry if this has already been said, but I'll just say the following and leave it at that (for now).

We need an educational system that that teaches kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think! This goes for evolution as well as creationism; the rest will take care of itself.
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Old September 9 2012, 11:13 PM   #163
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Schools are there to educate, not indoctrinate. It's fine to teach kids about religion--as in, "here's what this group of people believes"--but you cannot and do not teach religious dogma in place of scientific fact.

The world was not made in 6 days, the Earth is not 6000 years old, humans did not pop into existence when God made them. Evolution is a fact. I am sick to death of people acting like these things are opinions. They are not opinions, they are scientific facts, and if you choose not to accept them, you are unequivocally an idiot. You hate knowledge, you hate science, you hate having any understanding of reality. You've chosen to hide yourself under a veil of ignorant certainty, comforted by fairy tales because you're too weak to face reality.
What if it all was a simulation? if that was so, the Earth as we know it could be created in 6 days or less, depending on what software you had initially to create it with, the simulation could include such things as an imaginary past with dinosaur fossils, stars in the sky and more whenever people look further with a larger telescope, when looking through a microscope, appropriate things are created to be seen by the simulated human eye that is consistent with the world as we know know it.
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Old September 9 2012, 11:33 PM   #164
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Schools are there to educate, not indoctrinate. It's fine to teach kids about religion--as in, "here's what this group of people believes"--but you cannot and do not teach religious dogma in place of scientific fact.

The world was not made in 6 days, the Earth is not 6000 years old, humans did not pop into existence when God made them. Evolution is a fact. I am sick to death of people acting like these things are opinions. They are not opinions, they are scientific facts, and if you choose not to accept them, you are unequivocally an idiot. You hate knowledge, you hate science, you hate having any understanding of reality. You've chosen to hide yourself under a veil of ignorant certainty, comforted by fairy tales because you're too weak to face reality.
What if it all was a simulation? if that was so, the Earth as we know it could be created in 6 days or less, depending on what software you had initially to create it with, the simulation could include such things as an imaginary past with dinosaur fossils, stars in the sky and more whenever people look further with a larger telescope, when looking through a microscope, appropriate things are created to be seen by the simulated human eye that is consistent with the world as we know know it.
So what?
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Old September 10 2012, 12:13 AM   #165
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Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
Schools are there to educate, not indoctrinate. It's fine to teach kids about religion--as in, "here's what this group of people believes"--but you cannot and do not teach religious dogma in place of scientific fact.

The world was not made in 6 days, the Earth is not 6000 years old, humans did not pop into existence when God made them. Evolution is a fact. I am sick to death of people acting like these things are opinions. They are not opinions, they are scientific facts, and if you choose not to accept them, you are unequivocally an idiot. You hate knowledge, you hate science, you hate having any understanding of reality. You've chosen to hide yourself under a veil of ignorant certainty, comforted by fairy tales because you're too weak to face reality.
What if it all was a simulation? if that was so, the Earth as we know it could be created in 6 days or less, depending on what software you had initially to create it with, the simulation could include such things as an imaginary past with dinosaur fossils, stars in the sky and more whenever people look further with a larger telescope, when looking through a microscope, appropriate things are created to be seen by the simulated human eye that is consistent with the world as we know know it.
Why does it have to be a simulation? Why can't it be just reality?
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