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No, you're not a numbers cruncher ... a lying arrogant propagandist, yes, but not a numbers cruncher.
^^^ So irritated and confused he can't even comment on the article. He's too afraid to shout "Benghazi, Benghazi" because now it's clear beyond all doubt that Benghazi is a helluva lot more than a 'phony scandal.'
Why are you playing the liberal word game? You know as well as I what the meaning is. Reality as in that which can be perceived by the senses and with which one can tangibly interact. Tell me, if God is real, what does He smell like? Have you ever bought God a drink? Try this one: go out and get drunk and have God drive you home. Now I'm really not trying to be rude or offensive, but you are. The structure of Frekki's comment was clear: the first sentence addressed how one interacts with God; the second how one interacts with the real world. You're just trying to play a rather rude word game - a game that can too easily be turned back at you.
WJF - Question: "Hive"? You operate under the misconception that science claims to have all the answers. It doesn't, and no real scientist would claim that it does. Not only does science not have all the answers, but it sometimes guesses wrong and has to start from scratch. I, for one, find that adaptability and ultimate humility to be a virtue of science. Whatever science suggests is forever up for endless scrutiny and revision. I'll point out that real theologians operate in a somewhat similar fashion. While they might have a handful of concepts that they hold as inviolate, real theologians adapt their ideas. Thus St. Augustine was willing to say that much of Genesis was probably apocryphal, and we've gotten out of the habit of burning witches. Now for some physics. Classical physics holds that energy can be neither created nor destroyed; that it can only be transformed from one form to another. If you use this to talk about the Big Bang you run into the obvious problem that - oops! - where did the energy come from to start with? The first word of the paragraph has the possible key - classical. While energy from nothing violates 'classical' physics, it doesn't violate quantum physics. One of the corollaries of the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle is that the law of conservation of energy can indeed be violated if the time period is incredibly small. And when I say small, I mean very very small. So, the Big Bang may have been the result of a random fluctuation in the quantum vacuum. Of course, again, real science permits the possibility that this may need revision as more data comes to light.
You are either incredibly dense or deliberately offensive. I'll be generous and give you both titles.
Well, you are, I hope, aware that the the question of adaptation was what gave merit to evolution in the 19th century. Darwin's finches. And when fossils of animals obviously no longer around were discovered, the question on every one's mind was "Did God make so many mistakes?"
Is insulting people your only debate skill?
LOL Evolution has not only passed myriad tests, it has been one of the more amazingly successful ideas every introduced. You really should learn what the term "scientific theory" means. And I love how you pick and chose what science to accept. Back in 2006-2007, Mary Schweitzer announced the discovery of T Rex soft tissue that has apparently survived 65 million years (the previous oldest soft tissue recovered from a fossil was less than one million years old). No one is more giddy about this than the scientists, but one very unique find does not erase the libraries full of data suggesting an ancient Earth. You reject carbon dating (ugh - white man magic), but you embrace this paleontologists discovery. Hilarious. Where on Earth do you come up with this stuff?
This is hilarious. Relativistic gravitational effects being used in a warped way to squeeze the formation of the universe into 6 days. So you accept science when it's convenient to do so? During the first four seconds of the universe, matter formed by pair production. After two minutes, deuterium formed by the fusion of protons and neutrons. After three minutes, helium formed by the fusion of deuterium, protons, and neutrons. After that, you have to wait while heavier elements get formed in the first stars.
I would ask for something akin to evidence to support your claim, but I'm sure you'd just behave as before and shout insults and proclaim one is going to Hell.
So cures for smallpox, chickenpox, diphtheria, malaria, measles, polio, tetanus, typhoid fever, yellow fever, bubonic plague and others isn't enough for you? You remind me of that old Jewish joke: An elderly Jewish lady took her young grandson to the beach. Completely without warning, a wave crashed ashore and swept her grandson out to sea. She looked to the heavens, tears streaming from her eyes, and called out to God: "Why lord, why? Why did you take my beautiful grandson who had his whole life before him, yet leave me, a pitful old woman at the end of her life? Oh lord, would that you had taken me instead of my grandson!" Moments later, seemingly in response to her petition to the heavens, a second wave crashed ashore depositing her grandson at her feet. The elderly lady looked up to the heavens and exclaimed, "He had a hat!"
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