Creationist questions evolution

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Jan Ardena, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    I agree, this not Twitter or Facebook, you know those sites where you can post lies, without being challenged....

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  3. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

    I play the drums.
    Every now and then, if I’m lucky, I get to play some jazz. Love bebop!

    Is there any footage, or audio segments of the band online that you would care to point out?

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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    No, we were basically a showband and played and sang standards with a jazz flavor. But never recorded other than an old 4 track master-tape.
    But the experience of playing timeless standards taught me much about music and the techniques of creating moving sound scapes, musical story telling.

    Here are some examples of what I consider brilliant examples jazz in its most entertaining forms.

    The Modern Jazz Quartet playing Django (in memory of the great guitar player), the piano solo is brilliant;

    and a love song by Michel Petrucciani;

    and a tour de force by Birelli Lagrene and Vic Juris on Spain;
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    In response to my post about Jan and evidence for God, you asked if I knew what I was talking about. I answered that.
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    Nobody believes that except Creationists.
    That's contrary to Darwinian evolutionary theory.
  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    And fossil evidence.

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  10. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    @ jan,
    Just to conclude the little segue into music.
    Below is promotional picture of The International IV, once on file with Milton Deutsch Agency......

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  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

    Jan Ardena:

    You are apparently quite incapable of having a discussion about evolution in good faith. For instance, my previous, detailed, reply to you consisted of three posts. But you chose in your reply to completely ignore two of them.

    I am not surprised at this, especially since one of them addressed your "complex specified information" requirement (again) by showing, using a simple model, how "complex specified information" arises in the Darwinian framework. The other ignored post asked you to account for the observed similarities among species of different "kinds", among other things. Difficult, if not impossible, for you to answer and maintain this pretence of yours about believing the Creationist story.

    Without good faith, no real progress is possible in this discussion. Nevertheless, as I said earlier, another reader might find my postings in the discussion useful, regardless of your disingenous contributions.

    I note, in passing, that you also have no answer to my post about the uselessness of a putative Creationist concept of "relatedness" across species. I assume you remain silent on that topic because to acknowledge it would be to further expose the weakness of your pretended beliefs.
    So, to businesss...

    You're not equipped to judge any teaching I give on this topic, I'm afraid, so your opinion can be safely dismissed as one that comes from a position of ignorance, combined with a pig-headed desire not to learn inconvenient truths. (Apologies to the pigs.)

    A brief google search or two would be sufficient to disabuse any honest inquirer of the silly idea that there is no evidence. The conclusion that you are dishonest is therefore unavoidable. But, as I wrote previously, I had no high hopes that you would do any better that this poor showing on this particular topic.

    Ample evidence is available to you. Many other people in this thread, and myself, have directed you as to where you might start your inquiry, if you were to want to approach this with the semblance of an open mind.

    Which one? How far back do you want to go?

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    Would you describe a fox as being of a different "kind" than wolves and dogs? How about coyotoes? What about jackals? Or do you regard all of these animals as the same "kind"?

    How far back do you want to go? Is a black bear "really" a wolf, or is it sufficiently different in your eyes that "nobody could possibly characterise it as a wolf"?

    Point being, of course, that all of these creatures can be shown to share common ancestors. It's that pesky evidence stuff again, from the fossils and the DNA and so on, that threatens to mess with your neat "kinds" classification.

    I don't have a religion. Well, I'm partial to drinking coffee, but I'm not sure if that counts.

    You've already been given several ancestor species. What more do you want?

    Look, just because you're too lazy or too scared to look up this stuff yourself doesn't mean it isn't readily available information. Like I said, it's only a brief google search away. Why should I waste more of my time on you, when you're so reticent about dedicating any of your own time in the spirit of honest inquiry?

    I've answered all your questions.

    You won't do it directly. You're too scared. But, indirectly, you've been telling me all about it for years now.

    You're ex Hari Krishna, aren't you? Or, at least, you've gone a little unorthodox on them.

    If you were a fundamentalist - a biblical literalist - I have already explained how it would be a threat, at some length.

    And just recently you were telling us all how the Garden of Eden story is literally true, so you're not too far removed from that position, obviously.

    Yes, because, as I said, you can't have micro-evolution without macro-evolution. Not if you're honest. The only alternative is cognitive dissonance, which isn't exactly unknown among the devout, of course.

    You're being dishonest again. If you think your bible rules out speciation, which has been directly observed as you know, then clearly evolution doesn't fit the bible.

    Just like the Theory of Gravity, I suppose. Or the idea that the world is round instead of flat. You're the scientific equivalent of a Flat-earther, Jan. Congratulations!

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