Darwin Award

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kizmet, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Oy vey, just don't read the comments. :eek:
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  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Ayyyy... :emoji_confounded:

    I'm not sure why it has to be a question of science VS the Bible.

    First, there is limitless room for interpretation of ancient texts. How many of those creationists also believe in the immortal soul? Something the Bible absolutely never mentions, nor even hints at, and plenty of times contradicts.

    Also, Genesis describes progressive introduction of various forms of life, and doesn't give enough detail to rule out evolution as the means by which it may have occured.

    Lastly, the global flood story can not be true unless evolution is also true. I mean... were there platypuses on the ark? :emoji_confused:
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    The comments are great!

    In sum: "You can't prove everything so I accept nothing."
  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Chief Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
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  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    "And all this science I don't understand
    It's just my job five days a week" -- Bernie Taupin
  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    "platypuses"? "platypii"? Platypuim or -puot?;)
  8. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    The theme of the nice new novel, The Old Man's Game, deals with a charismatic rabbi who is absolutely convinced that Exodus is a fake -- that the Egyptians dutifully and extensive recorded huge amounts of detailed history, and not a single word (the author says) about the existent of huge numbers of Jews in Egypt, or a guy named Moses, etc. etc. I guess I'd never thought of that, and find it intriguing.
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  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    They did and there isn't. This I got from my own Rabbi. But what does it matter?

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