Thursday, February 04, 2010

Finally, the evidence.

15 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Mark,

Is that the boat with all the global warming "data" in it?

Free Lunch said...

Creationists make Baby Jesus cry.

Noncensor99 said...

The people who produce that series are serious about it. Of course, most creationists don't claim that dinosaurs existed at the time of Jesus. They only claim that dinosaurs existed up to the time of Noah's flood. But a few claim they continued after the flood, maybe even to the present day (e.g., the now jailed Kent Hovind).

Don't forget the famous "Jesus fighting Darwin" cartoon, one example of which is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bar-art/546252526/

John Jost said...

I can't embed a picture in a comment, but I like this one:

http://scottklarr.com/media/atheism/motivationalPosters/atheism_motivational_poster_32.jpg

beesbess said...

So, the last three days have pretty much sucked. This however, might just reverse that trend. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for that Socratic attitude to come out regards to evolution.

Do you really believe that evolution created DNA. Surely your not an ignorant person.

Noncensor99 said...

Anonymous,Evolution makes no claim at all about the development of DNA. The mechanisms of Evolution are explained in terms of genetics, and therefore apply to life only after DNA was part of that life (i.e., anything bigger than a virus). The rise of life from inorganic chemistry is a separate problem. It is a common Creationist fallacy to critique Evolution as an inadequate explanation for the rise of life from lifelessness, when in fact Evolution has never claimed to address that issue.

Free Lunch said...

Anon at Feb 4, 2010 2:12:00 PM:

Evolution is a process. It doesn't create. Creation is an imaginary process that gods supposedly use.

Why do we have so many people who failed middle school science in this country?

wbman said...

Kevin, you really are getting tedious.

John Jost said...

Fun too:

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs175.snc3/20277_288370060046_599100046_3972995_173234_n.jpg

Anonymous said...

It's Dino!

Mpeterson said...

Socratic attitude on evolution? Sure, okay.

Why do you think it wasn't evolutionary? Do you think it was magic?

zulfiya77 said...

Side note: This would be called "playing God" using science.


Pentagon draws plans for immortal ’synthetic organisms’

By Daniel Tencer
Friday, February 5th, 2010

pentagon old Pentagon draws plans for immortal synthetic organismsThe Pentagon's advanced research division has set aside $6 million from its next budget for research on the creation of "synthetic organisms" whose DNA can be altered to make them live forever, or die on command, and even keep a genetic record of what they have been doing.

In its 2011 budget (PDF, 522 pages), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency lays out its intention to create "BioDesign," a project to create artificial life, presumably with military purposes in mind.

"BioDesign eliminates the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement primarily by advanced genetic engineering and molecular biology technologies to produce the intended biological effect," the DARPA document states.

The agency says it wants to develop "a robust understanding of the collective mechanisms that contribute to cell death" so as to "enable a new generation of regenerative cells that could ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely."

http://rawstory.com/2010/02/pentagon-synthetic-organisms/

Free Lunch said...

zulfiya77,

Do you know that we already have an immortal cell line derived from a human being? It was from the cervical cancer that Henrietta Lacks died from more than half a century ago. HeLa cells are still actively in use in labs.

I have no idea how this is playing God in your mind.

DanBack said...

Stitches, organ transplants and ibuprofen are also "playing God".