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    Plant Galls And The Discovery Institute

    Galls are structures on plants that benefit the parasite, but are detrimental to the plant. Here is a great paper that demolishes evolution, because how could plants possibly evolve to have structures that are detrimental to them? http://www.weloennig.de/PlantGalls.pdf Here is the Discovery...
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    Did the Jews of Jesus' Time Believe The World Is Flat?

    This is based on a discussion with Lucian in another thread, and I thought it was worth giving it its own thread. I should say up front that I am correlating belief in a firmament with the celestial bodies as lights attached to the solid dome with belief in a flat earth. I feel the two...
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    You Can’t Measure Intelligent Design

    Cisco Qid linked to an article by the DI's Casey Luskin, Answering an Objection: “You Can’t Measure Intelligent Design”. The article is here: https://evolutionnews.org/2021/07/answering-an-objection-you-cant-measure-intelligent-design/ The casual observer might imagine that the counter to that...
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    ferengi claims: I know darwin is wrong on evo.

    On another thread, a poster said: Given how often she demands evidence of others, I think it only right to ask her for her evidence on this claim.
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    Measuring Specificity in CSI

    CSI - complex, specified information seems to be an important concept in ID. I would like to explore the "specified" part of that in this thread. Another poster said: Okay, so specificity is a measure of it functionality and meaning, that is fair enough, but how are these things being...
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    US Catching Up!

    America is catching up with the rest of the developed counties, and now most Americans accept evolution, according to a study here. Better educated Americans tend to accept evolution, while religious fundamentalist tend to reject it. Why knew? Examining data over 35 years, the study...
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    Is SETI Science

    This is prompted by comments by another poster; a creationist. To be honest, I am not sure quite what his position is, so I will not bother to link to it. I take the position that SETI uses science, but is not itself science. However, while looking at other views, I came across this blog post...
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    Does Real Science Need To Be Falsifiable?

    This is an issue that impacts on the evolution/creation debate, so while that is the background, I would like to focus on examples outside of that. With that in mind, I will be basing this on an article, "Falsifiability and physics" in Symmetry Magazine a couple of years ago. From it: Popper...
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    Do-While Jones and the Pattern of Differences in Cytochrome-C

    Not quite Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.. A guy who insists he is an IDist and not a creationism (like there is a difference) is citing a paper by Do-While Jones to refute evolution, and more specifically the evidence from cytochrome amino acids sequences, when comparing differences...
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    Reasons To Believe and the Vitamin C Pseudogene

    Discussing this elsewhere, I was directed to this web page. https://reasons.org/explore/publications/articles/pseudogenes-and-the-origin-of-humanity-a-response-to-the-venema-critique-of-the-rtb-human-origins-model-part-7 I was surprised to find an article that does at least make some attempt to...
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    Did St Paul Change His Name?

    From an exchange on another thread. This poster says I am embarrassing myself.... And I take that as a challenge, so here is the thread where we can see just who should be embarrassed. Having read the Bible for understanding, I can see that Paul was called Saul contemporaneously - that...
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    Jesus: egalitarian or elitist?

    To be clear, I am talking about what Jesus advocated for this world, not the next. My understanding is that Jesus stood up for the poor and the oppressed. "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God" I was guessing he stood for equality; all people should be treated...
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    Satan in Ezekiel and Isaiah

    Christianity insists that both Ezekiel and Isaiah talk about Satan, and use both to contrive the narrative of Satan falling from heaven. The reality, I suggest, is that both passages are about earthly kings. The account of Satan's fall from heaven was invented out of these texts, so naturally...
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    God vs Human Rights

    This was touched upon in another thread recently. On the on hand we have the basic human right to freedom of religion: Article 9: Freedom of thought, conscience and religion 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his...
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    When I die I am going straight to... the post office?

    Well that is what a certain poster, let us call him wriggly stiggly, has said. I told him I was heading to the post office that afternoon (actually a sub post office that is part of a shop in fact). He sticks with it, rather than clarify: Is that right? Am I going to the post office when I...
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    Where Christianity Diverges from Scripture

    This came up in a thread recently, and I was challenged to find some example. I have a few. If anyone wants to add more, then please do! 1 Satan is under God's control Christianity tells us that Satan is working against God, but the Bible actually makes clear that Satan is just doing God's...
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    Sewell's supposed proof abiogenesis is impossible...

    This is the work of Granville Sewell, a mathematician of such mind-boggling inanity that he thinks water cannot condense because that would be a decrease in both H-entropy and O-entropy. His latest nonsense is nothing about entropy; it is a very simple "proof" that abiogenesis is impossible...
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    Good News for Non-Christians

    On another thread, a certain poster assured me that God wants to rescue me from Hell. This is great news! I certainly do not want to go to hell, so I am very happy for God to rescue me, and, if he exists, God is all powerful so literally nothing can stop him right? It then got a bit weird, as...
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    Mind-blowing science... from 1904

    Recent article from the Discovery Institute: “I think it’s really important now to critique Darwinism on its own terms, on scientific terms. The theory is in a state of crisis. It has been for quite a while. Natural selection explains the survival, but not the arrival, of the fittest.” That’s...
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    Correlation between DNA size and organism complexity

    If we have learnt anything from Intelligent Design it is that complexity is proportional to information. A simple image has far less information in it that a complex image, right? And so it is with DNA. There is - ID proponents assure us - no such thing as junk DNA; it is all necessary, it all...
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