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Do you know the scientific definition of a theory? If you did, then you would understand why your statement is flawed. Gravity is a theory. Quantum mechanics is a theory. Germ theory is a theory. And evolution is a theory in the same mold.
Look up the scientific definition of "Theory." I think you're confusing it with the definition of hypothesis. Science doesn't take things on faith. Science relies on evidence. Science is an ongoing, self-correcting process. If you don't understand the difference between theory and hypothesis, then you are not qualified to make claims on scientific issues like evolution and abiogenesis.
See the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham for a detailed explanation as to why this evidence is wrong and why the belief in a global flood is unfounded.
There is far more evidence of evolution than there is that the bible is literally true. DNA evidence alone is one of the strongest proofs for evolution. The fossil record is another. To ignore this evidence in favor of a book written by pre-modern men from nearly 2,000 years ago is not an act of faith. It's an act of willful ignorance.
God does communicate, just not with ancient books written in three different languages by a primitive, pre-modern society where most of the population couldn't read or write. The bible has been studied for centuries and it is abundantly clear that it is a flawed book that has been edited and re-edited time and again. It really isn't any different than other holy texts. It's just one of the few holy texts that managed to get a subsidy from the Roman Empire. If you really believe God is loving and powerful, but you believe God can only communicate through books in pre-modern times, then I think you need to re-assess your understanding of what it means to be powerful and loving.
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The SPLC Owes Me An Apology Too

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 2:27 PM
No they are not, Darby. Homosexuals don't do anything that heterosexuals don't do. Heterosexuals practice sodomy as well. Does that make them less than human?
The bible isn't God's word. It was written by men. This is historical fact. The bible is clearly a work of man. It was written in three different languages and contains numerous errors. Its history is documented. It is a product of man, not God. Treating it any other way is to worship a book rather than a deity.
DSMike, you just proved that you don't have the faintest understanding of evolution. If you did, you would know that evolution has nothing at all to do with the origins of DNA. That's an entirely separate theory call abiogenesis. If you don't understand the difference between abiogenesis and evolution, then you don't understand science in general. Confusing abiogenesis with evolution is like confusing magnetism with gravity. They're two separate concepts. Here's what you need to understand. Evolution does not say anything about the origin of life. It only explains how life changes and diversifies. It's a theory to explain the diversity of life. It says absolutely nothing about how it began. Is there any part of this that you don't understand? Please do some research on these terms. How can you hope to understand, let alone disprove, these concepts when you can't even tell which terms mean what? Do you care about being right or wrong? Do you care that what you know is true? If so, then you'll at least acknowledge you don't understand evolution or abiogenesis and are not qualified to argue about it.
"Macro evolution has never been observed nor is any mechanism found in nature or the fossil record. It can only be taken on faith." Where are you getting this information? Pretty much any legitimate science textbook will say that speciation has been observed both in the laboratory and in natural settings. There are an abundance of transitional fossils in the fossil record that show the change from fish to tetrapods, apes to human, etc. And even if we didn't have that evidence, the genetic evidence alone is enough to prove evolution. You're asserting things you know aren't true. If you can speak in complete sentences and use a computer, you have no excuse for not understanding evolution. "REED, exactly. where is the bridge? where is the connection. to posit one without evidence is faith not science. evolutionists and atheists jump the gaps all the time with no evidence. Evolution is the "Darwin of the gaps" theory." There are an abundence of connections. As I've said, there are many transitional fossils that detail how species evolve. We have so many fossils that some transitions, such as whale and canine evolution, are extremely well-documented. The connection is there and the evidence is there too. If you want to ignore it, that's fine. But it doesn't make it less true.
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50 Shades of Cultural Poison

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 2:07 PM
Well if you're worried about normalizing deviant behavior, then you should be happy to know that today's generation is far less deviant than generation's past. The murder rate is down. Violence is down. Teen pregnancy is down. Overall sexual activity is down. Even in countries like Japan, which have a very robust adult industry, sexual activity is down. Movies and books like 50 Shades of Grey don't seem to have much of an effect. So you can breathe a sigh of relief, my friend.
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50 Shades of Cultural Poison

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 2:04 PM
Considering how old this brand of sexuality is, God doesn't seem to mind. There have been far more perverse cultural periods throughout history. Do some research into the Georgian period. The material in 50 Shades of Grey is tame by comparison. Even ancient cultures have depicted this sort of material. It's even present in certain mythologies. So this is not new and 50 Shades of Grey isn't really that novel. It's just something that hit the right chords in a market at just the right time.
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