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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
Larni
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Message 134 of 230 (494786)
01-18-2009 4:15 PM
Reply to: Message 133 by rcmemphis
01-18-2009 4:04 PM


Cherry picking, much?

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Larni
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Message 142 of 230 (494836)
01-19-2009 4:11 AM
Reply to: Message 135 by rcmemphis
01-18-2009 7:45 PM


Oh, I'm sorry did you post something like that before?
What I mean is that you are cherry picking bible passages to support your position.

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Larni
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Message 150 of 230 (494892)
01-19-2009 5:52 PM
Reply to: Message 143 by rcmemphis
01-19-2009 3:38 PM


1) Only tangentally.
2) Not at all.
I'm sorry I'm being very helpful, am I?
I'll let wiki field this one.
wiki writes:
Cherry picking is the act of pointing at individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position.
The term is based on the perceived process of harvesting fruit, such as cherries. The picker would be expected to only select the ripest and healthiest fruits. An observer who only sees the selected fruit may thus wrongly conclude that most, or even all, of the fruit is in such good condition.
Cherry picking can be found in many logical fallacies. For example, the "fallacy of anecdotal evidence" tends to overlook large amounts of data in favor of that known personally, while a false dichotomy picks only two options when more are available.
Cherry picking - Wikipedia
Line breaks added for clarity.
It seems from the choice of the order of your bible quotes that you use that you are specifically selecting only quotes that support your position and mixing up the order to further support you assertion that the xian god really meant 120 years till the flood.
The two passages appear unrelated (relative to your point) and yet appear specifically cherry picked for the reason of supporting your point.
I could have misinterpreted your meaning (if I have I apologise) but I hope this explains my initial (perhaps a little too snarky) comment.

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Larni
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Message 154 of 230 (494934)
01-20-2009 6:34 AM
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01-19-2009 7:42 PM


I think those two verses could be viewed in light of any other scripture that would not contradict the possibility that I offered.
It is not sufficient to not be contradicted. You need to be able to support your position.
I don't think you have, yet.

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