Evolution or Creation?
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The Nightmare Child – I am dying to know why you have that tattoo there.
But I'm willing to admit this process may have been catalyzed by a divine (or 'otherly') force of some kind. Or it may not have.
It may all be the senior thesis for some slacker in another dimension for all we know, desparately hoping this wild experiment will pull him out of the D range, thus assuring him of additional grants.
But as far as the actual process, however initiated and to whatever purpose, definitely Evolution. Evolution may actually BE the whole divine purpose.
And i have to say I'm offended at people branding what we believe in a fairy tale, fiction etc… that's just rude for no reason.
A plain I don't think it's true would suffice. Specially when u see how plain the question was, the answer could be too.
neither… or both. i don't know.
Evolution, with a capital E.
Creation. @SnowCherries- I LOVE what you said !I am a strong Christian that supports equal rights for all. My faith brings me comfort and joy, but that is just me. Everyone should have the right to believe whatever they want whether I agree with it or not.
Evolution begun by a tiny mote of cosmic dust that sparked in the primordial soup.
What's happening to this place? The religious, political (unless it is a scandal) mess is grating my nerves.
I miss the 2006-2007 and "early" 2008 site. It's no longer worth me turning on my computer at nite to CDAN, so I'll check back in two months time. If I see this mess again, I'm out for good.
I don't think it has to preclude spiritual beliefs, either – apart from the ones that deny evolution…
Interplanet Janet, I'm inclined to lean towards what you are saying.
The Universe is a very large place, the chances of us being the only humanoids in existence is improbable. Ancient civilisations have referred to and rever alien visitors.
evolution. …'nuff said!
@Ida: Yes I watched the link. Total nerdporn. Nothing to be ashamed of 🙂
And I concur on the threeway (on an intellectual level anyways, haha) although my third would be Romeo Dallaire or Stephen Lewis.
All great men with great things to say who make you think…. the things that real men should be made of.
Yes to both. I am moore concerned; in these times; to where we are going, then how we came to be here.
@ecua – I've been in some situations where I thought it was over, and apparently some of us heathens are going to have, 'Oh shit!' as our last utterance. I brush off the religious – I once had Mormon missionaries come to my door. I told them I didn't believe in God and they suggested I pray about that. O-kay…
I think we were 'started' in a lab then scattered on this planet to evolve, or more accurately, devolve. I'm kidding, but hell if I know? I'm going with evolution.
And I also find it extremely condescending of K to say that she's sure all of us agnostics/atheists will suddenly call out for god in dark times. Well, I sure didn't when I faced very dark times this past year, K. I could easily come back at you with my theory that you, in your darkest moments, will finally have an epiphany that you are absolutely all alone, and that there is no god. Sounds pretty harsh and disrespectful, no? So did your theory.
Right on Snow Cherry !
I don't believe you can have an egg without a chicken. That's my side in the debate. If the chicken comes first, that could be either evolution or creation. I side with whomever said they're not mutually exclusive. I just don't think we've figured out the world yet, and the answer probably lies somewhere in between. Can't we just leave it at that and enjoy our lives? Either way we live, we love, we die.
@Ida – I feel your pain. In my parents' home after my father's memorial service, my holy-rolling ignoramus of a redneck aunt had the audacity to call my sister and me heathens, to our faces. Klassy.
Maybe God is the Cosmic Egg?
Evolution…and as for duplicate names here (Miranda) I was thinking of changing mine to Old Kelly so there was no confusion but Old Kelly sounds so….Old
SnowCherries, you're my kind of Christian! 🙂
How our internal bodies work have much, much more in common with rats and other animals than we do with primates, yet we look like them.
I think dolphins experimented and came up with us. They are supposed to be more intelligent than us, aren't they?
I like to believe in God, and I like to believe there is something for us after death, but I realize that we really don't know until we get there.
Eff- it, we'll never know so let's dance.
@pwner — I am OBSESSED with Carl Sagan. OB. SESSED. He's MY crush, actually. I'd gladly be in a threeway with him and Richard Dawkins. If only all three of us were alive. *sigh*
Dude. Did you watch that link I posted? TOTAL nerdporn.
Evolution is useless. Why did "the Situation and Snookie evolve, but some Gorillas in Africa didn't? You have a better chance of defending God on that note then you do on Evolution.
Besides Caesar, the Pharoah and King David cannot be wrong.
@Ida: Carl Sagan was/is my hero. I think I have a crush on you now 😉
I enjoy children's magic shows, endless handkerchiefs coming out of mouths, lions coming out of Bullwinkle's hat ("Oops! Wrong hat!"), and all that sort of thing. But I don't really believe in magic.
Civilized people in the rest of the world stare at the United States in stunned silence when arguments of this sort go on. To them, it's as if we are living in the Stone Age.
I'd wanna see the whole thing 🙂
I hear you, Ida. One of my besties is QUITE religious and her faith makes her happy. It doesn't change my life one bit because we respect each other's views and don't really talk about it. It's a pretty personal thing, anyway.
Austin's cooler. But shhhhh on that (don't tell anyone)
lol no worries – same goes for you if you ever make it up here! 😉 Actually, I'd LOVE to see Texas…it's on my list of must-sees. I blame watching Dallas with my mom when I was a kid.
Gotcha RQ, sorry to go off on a nonsensical thing then.Come down to Texas sometime and I'll take care of the beverages 🙂
Great post, K. Creation over evolution. But I do believe that all species evolve over time.
This does not belong on a gossip site btw. SMH. Stop with the cheap blog hits, why doncha?.
lol Ida – I could be wrong, but I don't think that's the kind of "god" she was talking about. Relief is one thing (I myself like an expensive glass of wine), "god" is another. I think it bothered me so much because I've heard that "tsk tsking" from Christians before. "Oh, at the end you'll try to cover your ass and say you believe." Uh no. I won't.
@Daniel Alex — we're up to eightysomething comments in this thread, and you're the first one who's insulted a fellow reader. PLEASE be nice! 🙁
With a little editing your words make sense.
Creation doesn't make sense to me in any way. Religious people trying to tie random and unrelated things together, so that in the end the theory or extremely tenuous link to a higher power.
4 steps and some funky weather? You are either incredibly dumb or condescending to an amazing degree. Over 500 million years between gnats and dinosaurs.
Sorry Suyphen – I think we've had a disconnect here somewhere. I agree with my friend, he and I have discussed many times how we don't possibly see how impending death would make us suddenly believe in god. In his case, he WAS tested, and is still an atheist.
What I was trying to say is that I find it a little denigrating to be told that I will "fall into the arms of god" in tough times. My friend didn't and I assure you, I won't. Make more sense?