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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,18:58   

Get yer finest Joe here!
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Jerad: Take for example the presence of hind legs in some species of whales.

Joe: Nope, no hind legs in any species of whales. Most likely remnants of hind flippers.

Jerad: So why are there still vestiges of hind flippers then?

Joe: Because there are.
:O
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Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

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Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,19:29   

Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 17 2012,18:58)
Get yer finest Joe here!
 
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Jerad: Take for example the presence of hind legs in some species of whales.

Joe: Nope, no hind legs in any species of whales. Most likely remnants of hind flippers.

Jerad: So why are there still vestiges of hind flippers then?

Joe: Because there are.
:O
 
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Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

Nice spew of ignorance there dopey sam:

epigenetics and the environment

[quoteEPIGENETICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

The genome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.[/quote]

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,19:48   

Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,19:29)
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 17 2012,18:58)
Get yer finest Joe here!
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Jerad: Take for example the presence of hind legs in some species of whales.

Joe: Nope, no hind legs in any species of whales. Most likely remnants of hind flippers.

Jerad: So why are there still vestiges of hind flippers then?

Joe: Because there are.
:O
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Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

Nice spew of ignorance there dopey sam:

epigenetics and the environment

[quoteEPIGENETICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

The genome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.[/quote]

sigh

turning on a genetic switch does not equal eating food to get a vital nutrient that we (and other members of suborder haplorrhini like chimpanzees, gorillas, etc) can't manufacture anymore... like almost every other mammal on the planet.

Here's a hint Joe... no amount of environmental influence will EVER be able to turn on the gene to generate vitamin C in haplorrhinis.  It don't work.  It's dead.  It's not sleeping, it's not inactive, it's not quiescent. It's broke.

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,19:49   

BTW: I still have access to a munch of math people and statisticians.  It would be easy for me to present anything you'd care to present on any actual... you know... math and CSI, information, and everything else you don't have a clue about.

I've only been asking this for over a year.  Still haven't presented it.

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Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,19:55   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 17 2012,19:48)
Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,19:29)
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 17 2012,18:58)
Get yer finest Joe here!
 
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Jerad: Take for example the presence of hind legs in some species of whales.

Joe: Nope, no hind legs in any species of whales. Most likely remnants of hind flippers.

Jerad: So why are there still vestiges of hind flippers then?

Joe: Because there are.
:O
 
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Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

Nice spew of ignorance there dopey sam:

epigenetics and the environment

[quoteEPIGENETICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

The genome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.
[/quote]
sigh

turning on a genetic switch does not equal eating food to get a vital nutrient that we (and other members of suborder haplorrhini like chimpanzees, gorillas, etc) can't manufacture anymore... like almost every other mammal on the planet.

Here's a hint Joe... no amount of environmental influence will EVER be able to turn on the gene to generate vitamin C in haplorrhinis. It don't work. It's dead. It's not sleeping, it's not inactive, it's not quiescent. It's broke.

Kevin, How do you know that we didn't lose the ability to manufacture vitamin C because our diets were rich in it, making it quite unnecessary?

And how can you test your claim "no amount of environmental influence will EVER be able to turn on the gene to generate vitamin C in haplorrhinis"- please do tell.

And BTW evolutionism cannot explain why we have a non-functioning VC gene- you chumps can only make up a little kid's story and pass that off as "science".

But anyway, yes nutrition can and does turn on genetic switches.

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Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,19:57   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 17 2012,19:49)
BTW: I still have access to a munch of math people and statisticians. It would be easy for me to present anything you'd care to present on any actual... you know... math and CSI, information, and everything else you don't have a clue about.

I've only been asking this for over a year. Still haven't presented it.

Kevin, your lies don't mean anything to me. Ya see I have done exactly what you say I haven't- you are pathetic.

That said you should have your guys apply their skills to evolutionism as your position has nothing but stories and equivocation as support.

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BTW: Joe, our position (i.e. evolution) does NOT require that there existed a species of ape-humans with 47 chromosomes.-Kevin McCarthy, ignorant of genetics

   
Joe G



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,20:01   

measuring information- revisited

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,20:57   

Still licking KF's ass?

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,22:48   

Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,20:01)
measuring information- revisited

If I click on this link, will I see:

1) a metric
2) all the necessary equations
3) an example for an organism or protein or DNA sequence
4) justification for any claims of stated amounts of complexity, specificity, information, etc being designed or not  (i.e. if 500 bits of information mean it's designed, why?)

If not (and I'm willing to bet you anything), then it doesn't answer any question I've ever asked you and a complete waste of my time and unfairly adding traffic to your pathetic little blog.

Why don't you just cut and paste the relavent bits (see what I did there?) here and then I'll take a look.

It continues to amaze me how IDiots think that their notions are some big secret.  If I had a hypothesis that would shatter the dominant explanatory paradigm in modern biology, I sure as hell would spend hours discussing it in mind0numbing detail to anyone who asks.  So, post your drivel here, heck, put a copyright statement on it (as if anyone actually cared) if that's what scares you... or is it the fact that you're not even wrong.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 17 2012,23:15   

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measuring information- revisited



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,03:34   

Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,17:57)
 
Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 17 2012,19:49)
BTW: I still have access to a munch of math people and statisticians. It would be easy for me to present anything you'd care to present on any actual... you know... math and CSI, information, and everything else you don't have a clue about.

I've only been asking this for over a year. Still haven't presented it.

Kevin, your lies don't mean anything to me. Ya see I have done exactly what you say I haven't- you are pathetic.

That said you should have your guys apply their skills to evolutionism as your position has nothing but stories and equivocation as support.

Hey joey, take a look at this site and you'll see a steady flow of new articles about the progress of science. Many other websites/journals/magazines/newspapers/etc. also regularly report new scientific discoveries, tools, methods, theories, hypotheses, etc. Why don't you tell us what ID research (LOL) has discovered lately?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,05:35   



<snigger>

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Joe: As for the authors of the books in the Bible, well the OT was authored by Moses and the NT was authored by various people.
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,07:33   

Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,19:29)
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 17 2012,18:58)
Get yer finest Joe here!

Quote
Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

Nice spew of ignorance there dopey sam:


HAHAHAHAHAHA! Dopey Sam! HAHAHAHAHAHA.
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epigenetics and the environment

EPIGENETICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

The genome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.

Uh-huh. This is hardly a gene expression 'switch', though. The actual gene has had lumps taken out of it. And you did say it's for the future, when we are unable to get Vitamin C 'epigenetically'. Implying we do get it 'epigenetically' now - the environment causes the gene to stay broken, perhaps?

You know what a vitamin is, and what happens when you don't get enough?

Here's a way to test whether Vitamin C metabolism is just waiting to be turned on by an "epigenetic" environmental switch. Take some apes and put them somewehere ... oooh, I dunno ... on a boat, maybe? Then keep them at sea without access to citrus fruits or other dietary sources. Then see if this 'epigenetic' switch (mmmmffffffHAHAHAHA) gets turned on. Or off, whichever way you visualize it. Or maybe ... maybe they'll get goddamned scurvy! Hmmm, I wonder if anyone has done similar experiments already?

Or would that not be the right kind of environment to activate it? You can't put the environment on a ship, or summink?

Edited by Soapy Sam on Sep. 18 2012,07:36

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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,07:40   

Quote (Freddie @ Sep. 18 2012,05:35)


<snigger>

I thought the very mention of the fever swamp was a banning matter?

Anyway, I'm sure the UD crowd are fascinated by details of Joe's battles with sundry netkooks on other sites.

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If hail is made out of ice and ice came from ice via water, then hail is made out of ice. Joe G

BTW, when you make little jabs like “I thought basic logic was one thing UDers could handle,” you come off looking especially silly when you turn out to be wrong. - Barry Arrington

  
OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,08:07   

Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 18 2012,07:40)
Quote (Freddie @ Sep. 18 2012,05:35)


<snigger>

I thought the very mention of the fever swamp was a banning matter?

Anyway, I'm sure the UD crowd are fascinated by details of Joe's battles with sundry netkooks on other sites.

Yep.  Fortunately Joe is immune to actual knowledge.

Notice how he's switched from vitamin C to vitamin D.  

BTW Joe, did you know that vitamin D photosynthesis first appeared in bacteria 750 mya (and that's not 'millenia').  And every land vertebrate has the exact same system for using sunlight to build vitamin D.  Hmmm... evidence of common ancestry.

Fail again, Joe.

Oh and do come back and cut and paste your metric for measuring or determining complexity, specificity, and the possibility of other options for the 'design inference'.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,08:32   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Sep. 18 2012,07:15)
Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,21:01)
measuring information- revisited



Yeah Joe

YOU! haven't given us the recipe or the ingredients, just a lie



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Freddie



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,08:37   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 18 2012,08:07)
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 18 2012,07:40)
Quote (Freddie @ Sep. 18 2012,05:35)


<snigger>

I thought the very mention of the fever swamp was a banning matter?

Anyway, I'm sure the UD crowd are fascinated by details of Joe's battles with sundry netkooks on other sites.

Yep. Fortunately Joe is immune to actual knowledge.

Notice how he's switched from vitamin C to vitamin D.

BTW Joe, did you know that vitamin D photosynthesis first appeared in bacteria 750 mya (and that's not 'millenia'). And every land vertebrate has the exact same system for using sunlight to build vitamin D. Hmmm... evidence of common ancestry.

Fail again, Joe.

Oh and do come back and cut and paste your metric for measuring or determining complexity, specificity, and the possibility of other options for the 'design inference'.

Sorry - schoolboy humour. I was laughing at Joe's reference to VD in your system and it's affect on gene regulation.  

I'll get back to reading me Viz, now ...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,10:18   

Quote (Freddie @ Sep. 18 2012,08:37)
Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 18 2012,08:07)
 
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 18 2012,07:40)
Quote (Freddie @ Sep. 18 2012,05:35)


<snigger>

I thought the very mention of the fever swamp was a banning matter?

Anyway, I'm sure the UD crowd are fascinated by details of Joe's battles with sundry netkooks on other sites.

Yep. Fortunately Joe is immune to actual knowledge.

Notice how he's switched from vitamin C to vitamin D.

BTW Joe, did you know that vitamin D photosynthesis first appeared in bacteria 750 mya (and that's not 'millenia';). And every land vertebrate has the exact same system for using sunlight to build vitamin D. Hmmm... evidence of common ancestry.

Fail again, Joe.

Oh and do come back and cut and paste your metric for measuring or determining complexity, specificity, and the possibility of other options for the 'design inference'.

Sorry - schoolboy humour. I was laughing at Joe's reference to VD in your system and it's affect on gene regulation.

I'll get back to reading me Viz, now ...

Fnarrrr, fnarrr ... sorry, missed the blindingly obvious!  :D

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,10:41   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 18 2012,06:07)
BTW Joe, did you know that vitamin D photosynthesis first appeared in bacteria 750 mya (and that's not 'millenia').

It's milliyahwehs.  God devoted three-quarters of his attention to vitamin D.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2012,14:25   

More bad news for Joe:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom....the-old

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2012,14:37   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 19 2012,14:25)
More bad news for Joe:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom.......the-old

That's not evolution. That's gpuccio's invisible non-material designer reaching in and twiddling the bits.

Perhaps adaptive evolution should be measured in Behes (abbr. B) Three Bs and you're over the Edge.

Edited by midwifetoad on Sep. 19 2012,14:50

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2012,15:47   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 19 2012,14:37)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 19 2012,14:25)
More bad news for Joe:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom.......the-old

That's not evolution. That's gpuccio's invisible non-material designer reaching in and twiddling the bits.

Perhaps adaptive evolution should be measured in Behes (abbr. B) Three Bs and you're over the Edge.

No No NO, you're both wrong.

It's just front loading.  Ya see, the DNA was present in the bacteria all along.  It just had to epigentically altered by the environment to achieve citrate eating.

Stupid darwinists.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,11:00   

Crossposting this from the UD4 thread, because it's sure to tickle a few funny bones.

From this thread at Uncommonly Dense.



lol.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,12:07   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 22 2012,11:00)
Crossposting this from the UD4 thread, because it's sure to tickle a few funny bones.

From this thread at Uncommonly Dense.



lol.

Arguably BS has a point.  At a quantum level they are different in some way, even if it's just the particular spin on an electron.

But, of course, in our world...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,12:18   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 22 2012,13:07)
Quote (Lou FCD @ Sep. 22 2012,11:00)
Crossposting this from the UD4 thread, because it's sure to tickle a few funny bones.

From this thread at Uncommonly Dense.



lol.

Arguably BS has a point. At a quantum level they are different in some way, even if it's just the particular spin on an electron.

But, of course, in our world...

ha, I was actually just thinking of JoeyTardbucket's pseudothought as it might apply to a certain "mono"theism.

Edited to better reflect what might go on in JoeyTARDBucket's head.

Edited by Lou FCD on Sep. 22 2012,13:19

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,17:35   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 17 2012,19:48)
Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,19:29)
 
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 17 2012,18:58)
Get yer finest Joe here!
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Jerad: Take for example the presence of hind legs in some species of whales.

Joe: Nope, no hind legs in any species of whales. Most likely remnants of hind flippers.

Jerad: So why are there still vestiges of hind flippers then?

Joe: Because there are.
:O
Quote
Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

Nice spew of ignorance there dopey sam:

epigenetics and the environment

[quoteEPIGENETICS & THE ENVIRONMENT

The genome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.

sigh

turning on a genetic switch does not equal eating food to get a vital nutrient that we (and other members of suborder haplorrhini like chimpanzees, gorillas, etc) can't manufacture anymore... like almost every other mammal on the planet.

Here's a hint Joe... no amount of environmental influence will EVER be able to turn on the gene to generate vitamin C in haplorrhinis. It don't work. It's dead. It's not sleeping, it's not inactive, it's not quiescent. It's broke.[/quote]
..it's passed on! This gene is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late gene! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! ... Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This.... is an EX-GENE!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,17:41   

Damn...botched the quote thingy...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,18:21   

Quote (QED @ Sep. 22 2012,23:41)
Damn...botched the quote thingy...

Still, beautiful plumage.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,19:35   

Quote (Amadan @ Sep. 22 2012,18:21)
 
Quote (QED @ Sep. 22 2012,23:41)
Damn...botched the quote thingy...

Still, beautiful plumage.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2012,22:19   

Hey joey, since you're a vigorous pusher of baraminology (and ID), what do you think of this, from here:

"Baraminology is a creationist taxonomic system that classifies animals into groups called "created kinds" or "baramins" (pronounced with accent on second syllable) according to the account of creation in the book of Genesis and other parts of the Bible. Its proponents claim that kinds cannot interbreed and have no evolutionary relationship to one another.[1]

Baraminology developed as a subfield of creation science in the 1990s among creationists that included Walter ReMine and Kurt Wise. Creation science is considered to be pseudoscience by the scientific community,[2][3][4][5] and the evidence for common ancestry of all life has widespread scientific acceptance."

"The Bible mentions kinds in several passages. Genesis 1:2425 gives an account of the creation of living things:

24: And God said: 'Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after its kind.' And it was so. 25: And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good."

And there's more there.


joey, how does the religious, creationist, biblical, christian fairy tale about "kinds" or "baramins" fit into the so-called 'ID inference' that is allegedly not religious, creationist, biblical, or christian? Why do you push a christian fairy tale ("kinds") when you're a muslim? Do "kinds" fit in with common descent/common ancestry? If so, how exactly? If not, why not? And since ID is all about origins (according to you at least), how, where, and when did all the "kinds" originate? What was the very first "kind"?

And for your viewing pleasure, there's also this.

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