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Someone says, "Evolution is not a religion." Evolution IS a religion, because it lacks scientific evidence, thus requiring it's adherents to follow Darwin's theory by FAITH. Evolution is a RELIGIOUS CREED based upon blind faith. There is not in existence one single piece of scientific evidence which proves that man has evolved upward from animals. It is impossible to prove any theory of origins "scientifically," because the very essence of the scientific method is based upon OBSERVATION and EXPERIMENTATION, and no scientist has ever observed or experimented with the origin of the universe.

James Melton, http://www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/mevolu1.html 60 Comments [11/23/2009 3:35:16 PM]
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Doctor Whom

This four-ounce bottle of James Melton brand ultra-concentrated stupidity contains as much stupidity as this sixteen-ounce bottle of the leading brand.

11/23/2009 3:50:36 PM

Darn

Yawn

11/23/2009 3:50:38 PM

freako104

"because the very essence of the scientific method is based upon OBSERVATION and EXPERIMENTATION"


Yes. Yes it is. Which is what evolution has been. It has been observed. With the Big Bang which is a totally different theory, it has to do with the expanding universe and radiation found in space. So in a sense that has been observed. And no it is not a religion, it does not have a deity nor dogma

11/23/2009 4:01:03 PM

Blue J

You know, there's a really good chance that some day some of the kids you've taught creationism to are going to take a real biology class. And when they do, they'll probably see some of the actual evidence for common descent. Whether they agree or disagree with the teacher, they are going to realize that you were completely talking out of your ass when you say that evolution "lacks scientific evidence."

11/23/2009 4:07:37 PM

BobsOldSocks

"Someone says, "Evolution is not a religion." Evolution IS a religion, because it lacks scientific evidence..."

You mean, apart from the evidence from geology, comparative anatomy, geographical distribution, palaeontology, comparative physiology and biochemistry, and, best of all, genetics? If you ignore all of that evidence, then yes there's no evidence.

"...thus requiring it's adherents to follow Darwin's theory by FAITH."

Isn't there an admonition in the book you worship about lying?

"Evolution is a RELIGIOUS CREED based upon blind faith."

Isn't there an admonition in the book you worship about lying?

"There is not in existence one single piece of scientific evidence which proves that man has evolved upward from animals."

You mean, apart from the evidence from geology, comparative anatomy, geographical distribution, palaeontology, comparative physiology and biochemistry, and, best of all, genetics? If you ignore all of that evidence, then yes there's no evidence.

"It is impossible to prove any theory of origins "scientifically,"..."

Oh look, an ignorant, lying, religionist pretends to know more about science than the millions of scientists who actually do scientific work (and no, I'm not a scientist). Science doesn't deal in "proof", it uses evidence and testable models.

"...because the very essence of the scientific method is based upon OBSERVATION and EXPERIMENTATION, and no scientist has ever observed or experimented with the origin of the universe."

Scientists don't have to directly observe the beginning of the universe, or any other natural phenomenon, to do good science, they can infer things from the evidence left behind. Science relies upon the fact that the universe isn't capricious - that it behaves in a consistent manner and so far there is no evidence to suggest it doesn't. You use inference every day of your life, every time you reach for the light switch, every time you look for the sun to rise, every time you return home and expect your house to be where you left it. Inference is a valid scientific tool.

Evidence for evolution has been OBSERVED (see above) and scientists have carried out EXPERIMENTS to test the validity or otherwise, of their hypotheses and theories. And the ToE has passed with flying colours every time.

That aside, as the ToE doesn't concern itself with how life arose on the planet your hysterical screeching about "origins" is of no relevance.

Now, while we're on the subject of evidence, where is *your* evidence that any of the insane ramblings in your book have any validity in the real world? Show me the EVIDENCE! Bet you can't...

11/23/2009 4:13:13 PM

David D.G.

Dang, that's a Gish Gallop that could win the Kentucky Derby.


~David D.G.

11/23/2009 4:14:52 PM

A Friend

Typical pile of fundie fail bullshit. What else is there to say? I guess I could be mean and say: Mr James Melton, go suffocate in a sealed off room filled waist deep in horse shit.

11/23/2009 4:19:09 PM

A Friend

Typical pile of fundie fail bullshit. What else is there to say? I guess I could be mean and say: Mr James Melton, go suffocate in a sealed off room filled waist deep in horse shit.

11/23/2009 4:22:47 PM

illuzion30

"Evolution IS a religion, because it lacks scientific evidence"

Opposite day already?

11/23/2009 4:24:24 PM

Doubting Thomas

No matter how many times you people keep repeating the lie that there's no scientific evidence for evolution, it is not going to make it true.

And careful with the scientific method talk there, Jimbo, because nobody has ever observed or experimented with biblical creation, either. And nobody has ever observed or experimented with God, either, unless you count the prayer experiments which showed that it had no effect. But yet you believe in all that, don't you?

11/23/2009 4:28:12 PM

Turtle

CAPS lock does NOT make it TRUE.

11/23/2009 4:34:40 PM

Headache

Evolution is a scientific fact!
The origin of the universe has nothing to do with Darwin nor with evolution.

Why the fuck do these religious morons turn reality upside down and think people do not realize they are spewing nothing but lies and nonsense?

Get a fucking education, James Melton! You are dumber than the piece of chocolate I just ate!

11/23/2009 4:40:13 PM

Frogflayer

Willfully confusing cosmology with biology for ten please.

11/23/2009 4:46:29 PM

Old Viking

Evolution is the most thoroughly proven theory in all of science, backed by a great many disciplines. And it has no more to do with the origin of the universe than it does with barbecue sauce.

11/23/2009 5:00:28 PM

Smilodon

What the hell does evolution have to do with the origin of the universe?

11/23/2009 5:11:34 PM

CailinBan

The irony is that he's admitting that religions lack evidence!! Own goal.

11/23/2009 5:17:21 PM

moose

If they repeat it enough times in their conversations, perhaps they will instill enough dogma to believe it in spite of plenty of evidence otherwise. I would have said POE about 6 months ago, but the more I learn about these morons, I am coming to believe any idiocy from them.

11/23/2009 5:33:56 PM



Just because it's printed in your fundie homeschool textbooks doesn't make it true.

11/23/2009 5:48:25 PM

WMDKitty

*head->wall->repeat*

11/23/2009 6:21:18 PM

EllwyenDarwin

Typical fundie talking about something he doesn't even have the basic high school understanding of.But would it kill them to stop using random capitalizations?It gets really annoying after awhile.

11/23/2009 6:30:23 PM

JDC1

To James Melton:
May the bird of paradise
unilaterally set forth to
establish a permanent type of housing strutcture
up your left nostril.

To Old Viking:
Thank you for reminding me that I forgot to get
barbecue sauce.

11/23/2009 6:38:30 PM

Anevilmeme

1. Learn what they word theory means asshole.

2. The evidence for evolution is real. Your refusing to accept it doesn't make it any less real.

3. How many time do you fundtards need to be told, biology and cosmology are not the same thing.

11/23/2009 7:03:15 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

1) Clear transitional fossils
2) Observed instances of speciation in the present day
3) The clearly demonstrable process of natural selection

How much more scientific evidence do you need?

Evolution doesn't deal with the origin of the universe; that's the Big Bang, which is STILL BANGING, by the way. It also doesn't deal with the origin of life, which is still mostly in the realm of hypothesis rather than theory.

11/23/2009 7:09:55 PM

Berny

I simply love it when these morons say that you cannot observe evolution when we have done exactly that.
Following their rationale, no one could ever be convicted of a crime unless it had been directly observed by someone, after all there can't be anything to this "forensic science".
Fucking idiots.

11/23/2009 7:50:40 PM

Thejebusfire

"Evolution IS a religion, because it lacks scientific evidence,"

No it has scientific evidence. You just choose to ignore it.


11/23/2009 8:20:14 PM
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