Alan, You wrote: >>Actually you'll have to ask your fellow Believers from the True >>Faith of the Church of Darwinism on that one (if I may have a >>little fun there..) I know you believe that people who believe in evolution are dogmatic, but that's not rue. We purists like to think of it as a wolfma.. Albert ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan C" To: "Open discssion among iSeries Users" Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Who needs storks? (was Science fights back in Kansas?) Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:46:46 -0500 > Alan, At least you understand evolution, even if you don't agree with it. > > Well, thanks Albert, I'll take that as a rip-snortin' compliment, coming from you! :-) Even if you don't mean it! ;-) > .>>.some rocks that turned themselves into mud... > > The word "themeselves" imply that they were already alive and I know you > don't believe that. Evolution is a natiural force (like erosion) which > acts on things. The things don't just suddenly decide to start changing, > Unless they're possessed by the devil or infused with a holy spirit, I > guess. Religion has so many weird rules it's hard to keep up. > > Actually you'll have to ask your fellow Believers from the True Faith of the Church of Darwinism on that one (if I may have a little fun there..) Since they got tired of defending against the infinitesimal probabilities against the "chance" of it, they started saying it was a "deterministic" process, meaning it had to happen "given the right conditions". (Never mind begging the question that way, but anyway...) So *their* idea, not mine, now is that the raw materials and the processes are already inherent in the "rock" itself, which with time and rain and sun will turn some of itself into mud and then bring forth life. See, they're d-- if they do, and d-- if they don't. They got tired of defending the intellectually indefensible around the non-existent probabilities that it would happen spontaneously, so they took the tactic of saying it was "deterministic". So yep, it turned itself into whatever... --Alan -- This is the Open discssion among iSeries Users (CPF0000) mailing list To post a message email: CPF0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cpf0000 or email: CPF0000-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cpf0000.
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