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Sat Apr 25

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 7:43 PM

Re: How to build a worm

He believes evolution requires too many effectively impossible events to occur

No, he believes no one has any clue as to whether all those things required to evolve actually CAN evolve through unguided natural processes.

He [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 7:20 PM

Re: How to build a worm

One that doesn't have polio, smallpox, AIDS, influenza, cancer, Alzheimers, leukemia, etc?

Something we have in common then

Fri Apr 24

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bdhinton posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 11:05 AM

Back to the worm

Ann Gauger (Biologic Institute, an ID research entity), has fleshed out the argument more in a short post:

Evolutionary biologists . . . say this exquisitely refined developmental pathway evolved gradually, a little at a time. First [more]

Thu Apr 23

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 9:34 PM

Re: How to build a worm

A great playground that kills people constantly? You know, like this planet does.

You have another planet you'd rather live on?

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:34 PM

Re: How to build a worm

When god drops by, and in his best Darth Vader voice says, "Nigel, I am your father," I'll be on board.

You'll need to make up your mind before the annual picnic in June, so I can save you a spot.

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:28 PM

Re: How to build a worm

I used "pure" to indicate "perfect" or "absolute".

There shouldn't be any reason to qualify "nothing". If scientists would just say "the vacuum" or something, there would be no need [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:23 PM

Re: How to build a worm

For example, in response to YEC'ers, I have to wonder why they believe god made the world and the universe appear so old? Why does god want to fool us all? Now I have to ask am I really a one dimensional being, with all the other dimensions I [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 5:45 PM

Re: How to build a worm

Coyne's definition may very well be the correct one.

Correct as in the only one that coheres with reality, probably.

But he put it in context of Leibniz's argument for God and his question "Why does something exist [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 3:58 PM

Re: How to build a worm

It is obvious that this quantum nothingness is very different from an absolute nothingness. Physicists may shrug this away stating that concepts like absolute nothingness are not scientific and hence have no explanatory value. It is indeed true [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 10:04 AM

Re: How to build a worm

It is ironic how similar you and bdhinton are in this regard

Quit trying to insult Nigel by comparing him to me, he doesn't deserve that ;-)

Wed Apr 22

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 7:42 AM

Re: How to build a worm

To believe the entire universe was made for you ...

If I made a great playground in my backyard for my kids to play in, would they be arrogant to tell their friends that it was made for them?

Tue Apr 21

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 9:08 PM

Re: How to build a worm

Complexity arises from simplicity, it doesn't just happen, and intelligence is very complex (forgive the imprecise language, but I suspect you know what I mean).

Yes, I know the argument. Ironic, because classic Christian theology [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:15 PM

Re: How to build a worm

...but make no assumption about intelligence. If it ever showed up in the science that wouldn't disrupt my world view too much if it was arrived at by the Method.

Your worldview allows for intelligent design in life's history??

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 6:20 PM

Re: How to build a worm

So why reuse code that causes non-optimized results if time isn't a problem?

Non-optimized is open to debate. Seems like as time goes on, more function is discovered for things once considered non-optimal. The laryngeal nerve has [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 4:18 PM

Re: How to build a worm

Often it's better to just start over. The commands in 8-bit and 16-bit are frequently very different...

To me, this analogy works if you assume different DNA codes. But since we basically have one common one, you're always working in [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 4:13 PM

Re: How to build a worm

You have claimed that god not only created life, but also uses evolution as a tool to modify it. You claim he intervenes only when evolutionary explanations are sketchy or wanting, the classic god of the gap argument spawned not from positive [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:38 PM

Re: How to build a worm

Just pointing out that you really are not a skeptic. You believe in Intelligent Design and have a much lower standard of proof for ID than you demand for evolution.

Hardly. I don't see any proof of ID yet. Not while so much of biology [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 10:02 AM

Re: How to build a worm

I posted the video in hopes that someone would point me to where evolution has documented the steps necessary.
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Seriously, what would be the point. If someone did, you would just bring up some other creature or organ whose
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Mon Apr 20

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 3:09 PM

Re: How to build a worm

It's kind of ironic to me that, judging from the responses, FMNH is the only one who understood Nelson's argument.

"Sure, it's an unanswered question. So what?"

If you want to explore how they got that way, go back [more]

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bdhinton replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:21 AM

Re: How to build a worm

And if that were the I in ID, you'd have a point, but it isn't, so you don't.

Times up, that will be $5 if you'd like to continue.

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