Author: iblis Forum: Is It Science? Thread: What is Supernatural? Message #: 49
I don't know - I just like it.
Probably some good messages upthread, that lead to this message.
Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.
"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith
"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien
"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose
Even more impressive, as he is arguing a position for it's logical value and not advocating that ID is valid.
Message 108: We could also say that the "jump" between corn and transgenic Bt corn has been shown to not be a jump insurmountable to evolution, based on the same set of evidence used to make the demonstrations you suggest; yet, we know that Bt corn was perpetrated by a team of intelligent designers. ... The point is simply that Intelligent Design is innately an unsupportable and irrefutable concept, regardless of how it is constructed. There are simply too many variables and unknowns about the nature of design for us to list things that can be meaningfully considered evidence for or against design.
Message 113: I'm not advocating anything. I don't think ID has any real logical merit, don't really find it appealing, and don't care to support it. But, I think the approach being advocated by the OP is flawed and impotent in tackling ID, and should never have been proposed.
Not only would I like to second, but also add Message 54, which covers the same ground, as a series of POTMs.
The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes. Salman Rushdie
This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen
Author: doctorbill Forum: The Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy Thread: Not The Planet Message#: Message 63
It appears the good doctor is on a roll this month. The cited post is a detailed reply to some thoughtful comments from mike the wiz. Maybe I'm easy to impress, but doctorbill's explanation brings the profound impact of his topic into sharp focus for me.
I call it profound because it addresses the mind-set of the men who first translated the Bible into English, as well as that of the original Hebrew writers. It's an all-too-rare gem.
UPDATE: Oops! The cited post is dated in February, not January. My bad. (My how time flies...) Is there a POTM thread for February yet? Should I repost there?
Edited by Otto Tellick, : added update
autotelicadj. (of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening.