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quote: God could easily create human beings by transforming existing animals if that's what God wants to do.
quote: As I recall, God went one step further and created man from the mud, and did it in less than a day.
quote: In my view, atheism and theism share similar logical fallacies. We cannot conclusively prove either one is true.
quote: The account of creation as given in the Bible is another matter - thats pretty much been blown out of the water.
quote: Humans naturally need to believe in something greater than ourselves, it also brings us great comfort to think this isn't the only life we get and that we will be with lost loved ones in the future
quote: NO all you have to do is realize God isn't real. And we didn't come from Apes we were ape like but always human.
quote: Early humans went from having trees available to having only grasses available in just 10 to 100 generations
quote: but you CANNOT say that evolution didn't happen... It is absolutely 100% proven.
quote: quit being a religous racist
quote: Seriously, even Beavis and Butt-head wouldn't be dumb enough to believe this religious garbage.
quote: Specifically, they sifted through sediments looking for leaf waxes, hardy biochemicals that tend to resist breakdown and survive, even over millions of years. By performing gas chromatography and mass spectrometry analyses on the various waxes, the researchers were able to pinpoint both the foliage and composition to within a couple centuries.
quote: Oh, that's right, this leaf wax was actually under the ground for "2 million years". So what they mean is these leaves were buried very quickly by some extinction event, you know, one of those events where billions of dead things were buried by water, and covered by rocks all over the planet.
quote: Historical records from antiquity, as well as tribal legends from all over the planet do actually mention one such event like that, but of course I doubt they'd be interested in knowing this, especially as these leaves were almost certainly buried in that event
quote: Do you know what I think? I think if they bothered to carbon 14 date the stuff they'd get a result, and it wouldn't be 2 million years old.
quote: You know what else I think? I think if they look around in those sediments they might actually find some seeds with DNA in them.
quote: I like that big collapse thing. Once we stop expanding from the big bang there is no reason gravity won't start pulling us all back. It could be a big endless cycle.
quote: Disorder increases with time. So following each cycle, the universe must get more and more disordered. But if there has already been an infinite number of cycles, the universe we inhabit now should be in a state of maximum disorder. Such a universe would be uniformly lukewarm and featureless, and definitely lacking such complicated beings as stars, planets and physicists – nothing like the one we see around us. One way around that is to propose that the universe just gets bigger with every cycle. Then the amount of disorder per volume doesn’t increase, so needn’t reach the maximum. But Vilenkin found that this scenario falls prey to the same mathematical argument as eternal inflation: if your universe keeps getting bigger, it must have started somewhere.