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I couldn't agree more with you. Religions like Christianity or Evolutionism do not follow the scientific method. I don't think they should be taught in science class. I'm glad we are agreeing on some level now :)

And Inversion, you are right that there hasn't been much new info since the beginning of this thread. I think a lot of people skipped over it to make their claims which have already been discussed and I certainly know that most if not all my posts now are just repeating itself. It is a tricky debate and it does run around in circles a bit.

Watertarg, WoW offtopic 26 Comments [9/1/2008 12:08:31 AM]
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Jay-Sus

Evolutionism? Stop making shit up.

9/1/2008 12:20:40 AM

CJ

"Evolutionism" isn't a religion. It isn't even a real word.

9/1/2008 12:22:10 AM



Too bad anyone agrees with you Watertarg, you are a blowhard who appears to not even know the definitions of science, religion, evolutionism(is there even such a word?) and scientific method. How could you possibly debate anyone sensibly on these subjects?

9/1/2008 12:32:00 AM

Nowonmai

Evolution isn't a religion, never has been, never will be. It is a scientific theory. It requires a hypothesis and testing, results are recorded.

Christianity is a religion, it requires no proof or substance, but various sects and factions of it is blindly followed.

Thus, once again, ends the lesson in definitions.

9/1/2008 12:32:06 AM

Mattural Selection

Well, fundies are the masters of circular logic. People with brains in their heads tend to get a bit sick from spinning around and around so much.

9/1/2008 12:39:52 AM

Fanatic-Templar

Along with Evolutionism, here are some other religions that are being taught in school:

Physism, Chemism, Mathematicism, Englism, and so forth...

9/1/2008 1:30:29 AM

Old Viking

Stupidism.

9/1/2008 2:06:03 AM

anonymous_troy

If Evolutionism was a religion it would probably suck.

Good thing I'm a Sciencetist.

9/1/2008 2:19:47 AM

Allegory for Jesus

"Religions like Christianity or Evolutionism do not follow the scientific method."

50% LOSE!!!

9/1/2008 2:27:19 AM

werewolf

I'd venture the reason is that you're both deluded morons.

9/1/2008 3:50:48 AM

Porky Pine

That's nice except for the pesky fact that "Evoluionism" is not a religion.

9/1/2008 4:34:33 AM

ID82

Does world of war craft kill your brain cells or something?

9/1/2008 8:42:08 AM

hmcook87

Love the uncited assertion that the basis of modern biology, and one of the most important theories in science, "does not follow the scientific method". I mean, thats a big call to make, and to simply throw it out there without even an attempt at a logical rationalisation, let alone actual evidence, is about as far away from the scientific method as one can get. It is clear from that fact alone that this person has no grasp of what the scientific method actually is, never mind the ability to recognise what constitutes a scientific theory and what does not. This is why inteligent design is able to suck so many people in.

9/1/2008 8:43:01 AM

Kinderklein

ID82:
Nope, only your social life =)


9/1/2008 9:36:01 AM

Ash

Poe.

9/1/2008 10:42:24 AM

aaa

Gaah, the amount of fail...

9/1/2008 11:17:25 AM

wood-jar

I'm sick of people trying to play the 'tolerant middle-ground' where everyone is right, let's all hold hands, la di da. Some people are right and some people are wrong and I'm not going to say a circle is a square just so I don't offend your fucking feelings. I'm a damn dirty monkey-spawn with no soul, goshdarn it.

9/1/2008 2:58:54 PM

Robbie

wood-jar - my sentiments exactly.

9/1/2008 5:48:16 PM

Gloria

"Religions like Christianity ... do not follow the scientific method. I don't think they should be taught in science class."

this part looks promising. maybe they just don't understand the theory of evolution and would be reasonable if they did .
(hey, I can hope, right?)

9/1/2008 5:56:50 PM

1Burning Stake

I couldn't agree more with you. Religions like Christianity or Evolutionism do not follow the scientific method.

Christianity might not, since it's a religion, but evolution does. Which means that, no matter what religious fundamentalists think, it can change and is not an irreversible, sacred unchanging dogma.

Religion, on the other hand...well, it can change, but usually people have to die first.

9/1/2008 6:42:22 PM

Osiris

Never mind being a religion Evolutionism isn't even a word.

9/1/2008 9:54:31 PM



My great-great-great-<insert about 175,000 "greats" here>-grandparents were Australopithecus afarensis. Their species was the first of the apes to walk upright in response to the changing environment of what is now north-eastern Africa.

My great-great-great-<insert about 75,000 "greats" here>-grandparents were Homo ergaster. They were the first to develop true social relationships and a conscious understanding of the workings of their environment (for example, understanding that tracks in the mud were made from animals that had walked there earlier, instead of relying on immediate senses like smell).

My great-great-great-<insert about 10,000 "greats">-grandparents were the first examples of Modern Man, Homo sapiens, the first species on the planet to have imaginations, able to think and dream of things that could be, instead of just what is and has been. Their and our species is responsible for everything from mastery of fire and exploring the continents to splitting the atom and venturing into outer space.

That's an amazing family history of progress that every person on the planet shares (and that's just three of the major steps, there are dozens of intermediate and dead-end branch species that made major contributions). Why are fundies acting like it is an insult to be distantly descended from them? Why do they act like it didn't happen in the face of literal mountains of evidence? Is it not more noble and impressive to think that all of our current accomplishments can be traced back to a primitive species like that, than to imagine that we are just the effortless result of the whim of an irrational and clearly psychotic deity? Clearly these people are so depressed, delusional, and have such extremely low self esteem to think that we and our ancestors are somehow not worthy of due credit and that they have to escape into fairy tales.

9/8/2008 3:49:58 AM

Michael

Why God never received tenure at any university...

He had only one major publication, it was in Amharic and it had no references.
It wasn't published in a referred journal, some even doubting he wrote it himself.
It may be true that he created the world, but what has he done since then?
His cooperative efforts have been quite limited and the scientific community has had a hard time replicating his results.
He never applied to the Ethics Board for permission to use human subjects and when one experiment went awry he tried to cover it up by drowning the subjects.
When subjects didn't behave as predicted, he deleted them from the sample.
He rarely came to class, just told students to read the Book and some say he even had his son teach the class.
He expelled his first two students for learning.
Although there are only ten requirements, most students fail his tests while continuing to lecture others on following them.
His office hours were infrequent and usually held in private on a mountaintop, using a middle-man who misquoted what was said.

9/8/2008 7:40:04 AM

katie5000

"Evolutionism"?? What the hell is that? When did evolution become an "ism"?

@ ID82: Y'know, there have been quite a number of quotes from the WoW message boards that have turned up on this site...I have to say I'm surprised, since I figured that the fundie types didn't really play that game. :\

@ #674460: Well said. :)

8/3/2009 9:11:01 PM

Swedish Pagan

Velly funny thread, there.

Evolution is not religion, dumbass. It's a scientific theory, and as such it very much belongs in science class.
The person s/he is saying s/he agrees with, does not say this at all.
Most people on that thread seems to just throw things out there, to sound more hilarious than the next. Except for Watertarg, who seems to be thinking there is a "serious" debate going on.

@ #674593 Michael
That was one of the most briliant comments I have read in here.

8/4/2009 2:39:34 AM
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