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Author Topic:   "If I descended from an ape, how come apes are still here?"
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Message 105 of 286 (651417)
02-07-2012 12:31 PM
Reply to: Message 104 by glowby
11-02-2011 11:25 PM

The conversation was with a 30ish single mom who was virtually oblivious to evolutionary concepts. Although she is Very Religious, she hadn't apparently been indoctrinated with much YEC/ID propaganda (yet). She didn't ask, "Why are there still apes?" but when we talked of recent books we'd read, mine were mostly evo, and she confessed utter ignorance of it, and asked, "Are we really monkeys' uncles?
You convinced an uneducated mother that she is related to monkeys? That is your argument? Wow, have you recently talked a fish into drinking water or sold a block of cheese to a mouse? I am impressed really, that you actually had the nerve to try to brag about confusing the hell out of a woman who was probably perfectly content believing there was a loving caring God out there looking out for her and her children. Whether it is true or not, do you inform a child that he/she can develop a brain tumor at any time and die? Honestly, your kind of a jerk.

Common sense will answer most questions that science struggles with.

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Message 113 of 286 (651522)
02-07-2012 8:30 PM
Reply to: Message 109 by Dr Adequate
02-07-2012 3:37 PM

Almost all major recognized Christian denominations acknowledge the fact that Evolution happened and that the ONLY explanation for the diversity we see today is the Theory of Evolution.
Really? Wow! I had no idea that creationists had waved the white flag. Well thanks for letting me know that THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION (as you put it) is a proven FACT... the theory is a fact. Got it. And even the worlds leading religions have given up on the idea of divine creation being the reason for the diversity of species? Incredible! Congratulations on your victory! Oh by the way if you could reference a few of those records showing that the theory of evolution has been accepted as strictly fact by our overwhelmingly christian nation, that would be nothing short of a miracle since there are no such records.
I guess if you have no sort of rational argument, an illiterate personal attack probably is the next best substitute.
It was never meant to be an argument with his views, I just thought it was a cruel thing to do. Sorry for pointing it out. I realize that these days people prefer that there faults go unspoken as though that makes them less of a fault. One question though, ILLITERATE? Ummmm.... do you know what that word means? I never once referenced the actual argument he was making so where dose the illiteracy come in? I can read and I am college educated. Those two things make me the exact opposite of illiterate. Look it up buddy. I won't take it personal though since you obviously did not put much thought into what you wrote. NO I am not calling you stupid so do not say I made another "illiterate personal attack".

Common sense will answer most questions that science struggles with.

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