How many of you have interesting ancestors?I'm sure there has to be a few big-name descendants around.I know a little on my paternal grandfather's side - initially leaving France, and helping to…Continue
"Yet, if you are skeptical - and not cynical - you can't accept the term atheist. Because, as a skeptic, if empirical evidence was presented you have to accept what the evidence supports. And that could be for the god of Abraham, or…"
"The quote you use at the end here is a gross misrepresentation. A false assumption. And it's based off of a largely divergent definition of a single word; evidence. What constitutes evidence, what is acceptable as evidence, and what does the…"
""Miracles. Events with astronomical odds of occurring, like oxygen turning into gold. I've longed to witness such an event, and yet I neglect that in human coupling, millions upon millions of cells compete to create life, for generation…"
"The fourth sentence attempts to bolster your argument with hyperbolic absurdity.
Prokaryote ----> human... pfff, even vertebrate.... even eukaryote is a long process.
All the first cell or cells needed were mentioned in the third…"
"Given billions of years, not so much.
Given that each "attempt" could easily occur hundreds of billions of times per second, for billions of years?
The enormity of improbability scales downward infinitely."
"The same probabilities exist for the probability that any single cell in your body will receive any (any, not any specific) molecule of glucose. Note that the glucose is not on a rail system - it is introduced into the body and is then largely…"
"The article is largely a mishmash of poorly constructed rationales for creationists to use to debate evolution.
I say poorly constructed, because it demonstrates extremely poor understanding of probability, statistics, and math in…"
If you read the section I refer to in the article, the argument is made for the amount of time it would take to have 60 trillion cells - the approximate amount in the human body.
It is estimated that the human body is made up of…"
"The section "The Human Body, Time, and Evolution" attempts to explain away evolution by imagining a single human body assembled 1 cell at a time. In an article that attempts to blame "slight of hand" as a "trick of…"
"The Great Bebate?
Otherwise, it's kind of an off-hand ad nauseum with all that. I suppose that on a website about men improving men, that something as complex as noting a discussion might have a more proper venue will always be trumped by the…"
So I'm sure more than a few on here will stop and say, "I've seen this like 10 times today!" Sorry. I'm really not good at using my phone for these things. Anyhow - here's the topic: Lately I've noticed quite a few right wing blogs (I myself tend to lean that direction) writing sensational headlines like "Top Generals take Action to Arrest Obama", then the actual "article" has nothing at all to support the headline. Now I'm sure this nonsense exists on both sides of the aisle but come on, we…See More
"Some people say sniffing glue is fun but I'm not rushing out to try it. Other people say that smoking crack is fun but, again, I'm not going to rush out and try it.
I've seen first hand what that shit does to you. I watched two…"