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Jesus or Evolution?

Which will you follow?

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2 points

evolution: a religion of faith indeed

much more faith needed to "believe" that intelligence derives from matter alone

MuckaMcCaw(1967) Disputed
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much more faith needed to "believe" that intelligence derives from matter alone

Why?

Adding mechanisms that cannot be verified empirically or even by necessity would be adding faith by definition.

Explorer(188) Disputed
3 points

Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon -- it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.

Jesus is always first in my life, but I do believe in divine natural creation. So, I guess I would say both.

Niffer(58) Clarified
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You can't say both. I mean think about the question here. It's either Jesus or evolution. I mean you can believe He made this world or you can believe in empirical science stuff. Which we all Know that empirical stuff is not true.

Starchild123(832) Clarified
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I can say both, the bible never says how the world was made. The bible, in Hebrew text, supports the creation of the universe in six incredibly long periods of time. I don't see why God and evolution can't go hand in hand since one doesn't disprove the other.

Explorer(188) Disputed
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You can't say both. I mean think about the question here. It's either Jesus or evolution. I mean you can believe He made this world or you can believe in empirical science stuff. Which we all Know that empirical stuff is not true.

Evolution- change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

Christianity-the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.

How does changing in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations and Christianity contradict?

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Neither is a religion, congratulations.

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No question, Jesus! evaluation has no meaning or point and it's useless. All of it is just a lie.

MuckaMcCaw(1967) Disputed
2 points

evaluation has no meaning or point

Assuming you meant "evolution" here. Anyway....so what if it doesn't have meaning or point?

and it's useless.

Tell that to your thumbs.

All of it is just a lie.

A lie that...

Has helped us develop numerous medications and other medical treatments. Most of modern medicine wouldn't work if not for following evolutionary principles.

Has helped us design and engineer things simply by using computer programs that function on evolutionary principles.

Has helped us predict and find both living organisms and creatures in the fossil record.

Pretty useful for a lie that has no point or use.

Niffer(58) Clarified
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Preach dude! Evolution is just a lie and made by the human imagination to have an answering of this world. We both know the answer is Jesus.

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Evolutionist: We share 96% of our DNA with chimps.

Me: We also share 50% of our DNA with bananas and 85% with zebra fish, what's your point?

Explorer(188) Disputed
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Evolutionist: We share 96% of our DNA with chimps.

Me: We also share 50% of our DNA with bananas and 85% with zebra fish, what's your point?

That is exactly evidence for common ancestry.

Niffer(58) Clarified
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Okay can anyone prove this? I mean, do you see any chimps turning into a human today? You are so blind and wrong.

MuckaMcCaw(1967) Disputed
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I mean, do you see any chimps turning into a human today?

No, but why would we? Watching one species give birth to another in one generation would pretty much disprove evolution. You should probably use examples that help your cause, not hurt it. Or maybe learn what evolution is actually all about.

corpse(49) Disputed
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Yeah, science has proven we share DNA with chimps, bananas and zebra fish. Aside from that, I think you completely missed my point, which shows me how dense you really are. Please, for the love of God, don't open your mouth unless you know that what is about to come out of it doesn't sound completely moronic.

Harvard(651) Disputed
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Chimps never even turned into humans- which is why there are still chimps today.

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Evolution doesn't mean every animal of type A will become type B. You should take a look at the different ways speciation occurs (Allopatric, Peripatric, Parapatric, Sympatric): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciation

MKIced(2482) Disputed
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Proof of how humans and chimps share so much DNA? Easy- scientists sequence the DNA and compare it to each other. Humans and chimps share a lot of the same exact sequences, which indicates we are closely related.

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Why not both? I see no reason for one to contradict the other.

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Jesus.

Explorer(188) Disputed
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They don't contradict, so the question itself is meaningless.

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I choose Jesus because if evolution is true why isnt anything evolving now?

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if evolution is true why isnt anything evolving now?

Things certainly are evolving now.

When you hear about drug-resistant bacteria, that is bacteria that have a more evolved resistance to the drugs we have typically used to combat them.

Farmers have long used the principles of evolution in the selection of the best crops.

Selecting for the most docile foxes over time observably produced animals with more dog-like characteristics (barking, coat color, etc.)

Large-scale evolution just happens over so much time that it takes more than a human lifetime to see - which is why scientists rely on things like fossils.

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Is that serious, or satire?

I can't really tell, but I don't mean that question to be an insult.

MKIced(2482) Disputed
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Evolution is a process that occurs over generations. You're not going to see the effects of human evolution in your lifetime, unless you're immortal. There is, however, microevolution. Scientists can run experiments with cultures of bacteria in different environments and can actually show how the species has evolved to better fit the environment.

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False dichotomy fallacy. I can value Yeshua and science. ..

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Hmmm follow a bunch of stories that I have no proof even existed or believe in a fundamental principle of science with mountains upon mountains of proof. Wow that's a tough one. Evolution 100000%