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SSanf
January 20th, 2008, 06:53 AM
Here is a very interesting and often funny look at creationism vs science.

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS5vid4GkEY)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=istxUVBZD2s)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdEZTdOlGss)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjFeVwuJB7I)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 5) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvprBLhJx_o)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 6) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKdfeP1sGIg)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 7) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6_o1GxgNMQ)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 8) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3nvH6gfrTc)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 9) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzDYVFa1TR0)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 10) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aGEXMyFWyg)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 11) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttnU8Tbwtd0)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 12) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5Sjwb-NH7k)

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 13) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYGOEyS_bd0)

WildThing
January 20th, 2008, 06:59 AM
I don't know...people like to think they're superior sometimes, other times it's 'cause it's the "cool" thing to do..or so they're told. Some people just don't like anything which tells them that their beliefs might possibly be wrong.

I personally believe that creationism and evolution go very well together and would never laugh at someone because of what they believe in...it's their right to believe what they wish.

SSanf
January 20th, 2008, 07:01 AM
You should look at the vids if and when you have time. They are amusing and quite educational especially if science isn't quite your thing.

Kind of comes under the heading of a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. If a person has weak scientific understanding, the creationists can sound like they really know what they are talking about and mislead people quite a bit.

These videos take a scientific look at creationist claims and asks, are they reasonable or even sensible.

WildThing
January 20th, 2008, 07:18 AM
Science is one of my loves, but when I get the time I'll check it out.
I don't believe that the world was created in seven days or anything like that, I just think that it's not unreasonable to believe that some deity, force, energy..whatever, kickstarted the scientific process which created us all.

SSanf
January 20th, 2008, 07:28 AM
Yeah. The videos get a bit more complex toward the end so you may like the later videos best. One thing interesting is that if a person does not have an actual understanding of the meaning of scientific terminology, they can really be mislead. These videos clear a lot of that up. Some of the math is interesting and makes you think, too.

WildThing
January 20th, 2008, 08:51 AM
*nods* That's an area of particular interest for me, the example of how people can be misled if they only know pieces and misunderstand it.

But anyways, okies, good to know ^_^

aranarose
January 20th, 2008, 09:31 AM
I personally believe that creationism and evolution go very well together and would never laugh at someone because of what they believe in...it's their right to believe what they wish.

Creationism and evolution are NOT in any way compatible. Creationism explicitly states that the world was created in 7 standard days, by a God who put everything on Earth exactly as it is.

Evolution is compatible with a created world. A god could have created the world and set evolution in motion. But that's not what creationism is about.

Xentor
January 20th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Here is a very interesting and often funny look at creationism vs science.

Why do people laugh at creationists? (part 1 - 13)

That's odd... I hardly ever laugh at creationists, nor at creationism. What I do laugh at, is people who come up with straw man arguments in order to mock those who use the same technique back at them...


Evolution is compatible with a created world. A god could have created the world and set evolution in motion.

Speaking of coincidences: that's one of the tenets of my path.

BlueSage
January 20th, 2008, 11:12 AM
i sorta laugh at creationists too...

they belive the world was created by a higher power. then beyond that "who knows?"

sounds kinda funny, kinda electic.

Xentor
January 20th, 2008, 11:18 AM
i sorta laugh at creationists too...

they belive the world was created by a higher power. then beyond that "who knows?"

sounds kinda funny, kinda electic.

Hmm... let me guess, you believe the world wasn't created by a higher power? Then, pray tell, how did the wold come into existence? (Oh, and before you start explaining how this planet emerged out of primordial soup, let's rephrase that question: how did that primordial soup come into existence? Oh, and before you start explaining quantum philosophy and super string theory: how did those strings come into existence? Where did it all start? And why?)

David19
January 20th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Evolution is compatible with a created world. A god could have created the world and set evolution in motion. But that's not what creationism is about.


Speaking of coincidences: that's one of the tenets of my path.

My beliefs are similar to yours, I kind of believe that the universe and/or multiverse was started by some kind of being, but that being no longer has anything to do with its creation (it's similar to how Deists view things, IMO). I don't see any conflict with polytheism either.

Aidron
January 20th, 2008, 09:33 PM
I don't believe or disbelieve in creationism. I simply don't care how the world was formed because I realize that none of us will probably ever know the truth about the formation of our universe (and if you think you know the truth, please spare me).

What I do believe, however, is that creationism and evolution are not inherently separate. One is cause, one is effect. One is the source and the other is the explanation. Who says the two cannot coincide? To put it bluntly, perhaps a divine source (or non-divine, I'm not going to go into semantics here) created the universe and evolution and all scientists know and theorize about is how we explain the events that unfolded from said creationism?

In the end though, I don't care. Sure, it would be nice to know, but it's kind of like people who focus on past lives too much: focus on this life and what you can do with it, stop spending all your time worrying about what came before this life.

BlueSage
January 21st, 2008, 12:54 AM
Hmm... let me guess, you believe the world wasn't created by a higher power? Then, pray tell, how did the wold come into existence? (Oh, and before you start explaining how this planet emerged out of primordial soup, let's rephrase that question: how did that primordial soup come into existence? Oh, and before you start explaining quantum philosophy and super string theory: how did those strings come into existence? Where did it all start? And why?)

what the heck?

a tad judgemental? lol. :hehehehe:

i believe it came from a higher power to. but rather then trying to dictate whom or what i just say "it just is."

i couldn't care less of the creator specifically or how it was done. i work with what i got in front of me include magic(s).

DoktorSick
January 21st, 2008, 03:12 AM
Great vids.
I watch them from time to time.
Those silly fundies and there creationism.

Xentor
January 21st, 2008, 08:41 AM
Those silly fundies and there creationism.

I take offense to that statement.

Xentor
January 21st, 2008, 08:45 AM
i sorta laugh at creationists too...

they belive the world was created by a higher power. then beyond that "who knows?"

sounds kinda funny, kinda electic.



i believe it came from a higher power to.

So you laugh at yourself? Kudos! There aren't enough people out there who can take their own beliefs with a grain of salt. Quite a few take themselves and their beliefs quite seriously.

:thumbsup:

BlueSage
January 21st, 2008, 01:24 PM
lol

BlueSage
January 21st, 2008, 01:25 PM
So you laugh at yourself? Kudos! There aren't enough people out there who can take their own beliefs with a grain of salt. Quite a few take themselves and their beliefs quite seriously.

:thumbsup:

if you would quote sensibly rather then grabbing from here and there you would notice my last post that ALREADY explained my beliefs. *sigh*

BlueSage
January 21st, 2008, 01:25 PM
what the heck?

a tad judgemental? lol. :hehehehe:

i believe it came from a higher power to. but rather then trying to dictate whom or what i just say "it just is."

i couldn't care less of the creator specifically or how it was done. i work with what i got in front of me include magic(s).

:bump:

Xentor
January 21st, 2008, 06:28 PM
if you would quote sensibly rather then grabbing from here and there you would notice my last post that ALREADY explained my beliefs. *sigh*

Ah, the confidence in my perceptive ability is staggering...

aluokaloo
January 21st, 2008, 06:58 PM
I scoff at creationists for one reason and trust me I do believe that there were many divine hands at the creation of the universe, the reason I scoff is because so many of them deny physical scientific proof, and that they try to undermine the obvious and drag us down to their brand of thinking. I believe that creationism and science are very compatible, but to deny physical evidence just because it doesn't mesh with their rigid pov, according to them is outright ridiculous.