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Initial post: Nov 4, 2012 8:07:05 AM PST
Monk says:
Stop promoting your religion on the science forums.. Stop thinking you're an automatic expert in physics, geology and biology because you go to church, or you watch a couple of Kent Hovind youtube videos. Leave the science to people who do it for a living, and leave your bronze age nonsense to the christian forums.

Thank you.

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 11:09:02 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 5, 2012 8:52:06 AM PST
Re OP: We should all hope to live to see the day.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 9:17:41 AM PST
As has been said many times before on these threads.

Scientists read many books and realize how much they don't know.

Creationists read one book and think they know everything.

I have no problem with religion when it sticks with charitable acts. Where I take issue with the religious is when they do their best to discredit science and technology. They engage in this denial while using the very fruits of the scientific endeavor.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 9:55:02 AM PST
Rev. Otter says:
amen!

/yes i'm aware of the irony here. :)

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:14:10 PM PST
I'm a born-again Christian.

I'm also a guy with a physics degree who has never had a problem with evolution.

Please don't conflate Christians with creationists. (I know you said "religious wackos.")

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:33:19 PM PST
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Rev. Otter says:
<<Please don't conflate Christians with creationists.>>

to be fair, i see this a LOT more from the theistic side ("if you're a Christian, why do you believe evolution?") than the secular/science side.

i've never been attacked, here, for my theism. but i'm attacked all the time on religious forums for my science-mindedness.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:40:03 PM PST
I hear ya. I've gotten a fair amount of that myself.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:16:39 PM PST
Re BPL, 11-5 1:14 PM: "I'm also a guy with a physics degree who has never had a problem with evolution." If you have enough knowledge of science to have acquired a degree in physics, you are surely aware of how knowledge is acquired. Given this, how can you, with a straight face, claim to be a Christian?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 3:26:35 PM PST
The Weasel says:
Rev. Otter says:
i've never been attacked, here, for my theism.
***
I'll try if you like.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:22:28 PM PST
noman says:
I have trouble w/ multivariate statistics so I'm pretty sure I'm not qualified to make comments about God. I'm reasonably certain I can make intelligible comments on methodology. I see no problem w/someone being Christian (or any other belief) and a scientist.Science, IMO,is entirely neutral on that point.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 5:15:12 PM PST
Re noman, above: "Science, IMO,is entirely neutral on that point." In principle, absolutely. In practice, maybe not. There are certainly some good scientists who profess Christianity (Ken Miller and Francis Collins come to mind), and the only way that they can do good science is to keep their religion out of the laboratory. Science, if it is anything at all, is about rational study. But there is NOTHING rational about religion: the premises are goofy, the evidence nonexistent, the conclusions vary all over the lot, and the utility (except for warm fuzzies) is nil.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 4:30:01 AM PST
Monk says:
I know some liberal Christians who have faith because it's in their family history (or whatever), however they practice geology and accept scientific evidence. I also know a couple of die hard, the-earth-is-10000-years-old Christians who say the liberal christians are not true christians, and that I worship science and the devil.

To those of you who think science is evil, please don't drive a car, or get antibiotics, or listen to the weather, or use a computer. Move to the middle east and await your silly judgement day.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 8:01:28 AM PST
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Brian Curtis says:
Compartmentalization of the mind is a wondrous thing. Keep faith out of the science lab, and you can maintain a belief in anything you want. (Incidentally, that shows how so many prominent scientists in pre-Enlightenment days could be 'men of faith'--they knew the dangers of mingling the two inappropriately.)

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 12:01:20 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 12:13:04 PM PST
Max Flash says:
Forests: It's just a shame both the modern Darwinists and creationists can not keep their faith out of science.

Max: In order to support this conclusion you'd need to show that "modern Darwinists" agree with the Darwin quote you posted.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 12:13:21 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 12:32:12 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 12:47:13 PM PST
Max Flash says:
Forests: Max the definition of a "Darwinist" is someone who believes Darwin's interpretation of evolution is valid.

Max: Your claim referred to "modern Darwinists" did it not? Why the change?

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 1:17:09 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 1:29:26 PM PST
Max Flash says:
Forests: Don't be stupid, there is no change it is just easier to type "Darwinist" than "modern Darwinists".

Max: Then why did you type "modern Darwinists" the first time?

Forests: Obviously this is an emotional subject for you...

Max: Which of my twelve words indicated to you that this is an emotional subject for me?

Forests: It's a fact Darwin's interpretation of evolution was religious.

Max: It may be a fact that you assert this. I don't accept that your one quote indicates this at all.

Forests: Just accept it and move on.

Max: No thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 1:40:43 PM PST
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Bubba says:
I think that "wackos" is the operative and identifying word in this case. The creationists that have been posting here usually identify themselves as being Christians and use fundie Christian derived or biblical arguments for creationism.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 1:54:57 PM PST
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Initial post:  Nov 4, 2012
Latest post:  Nov 9, 2012

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