Darwin gave atheists the “beginning” they needed to rid themselves of God.
There were a lot of atheists before Darwin, there have been atheists for thousands of years, you imbecile!
2/15/2009 10:34:51 PM
Again, manmade instruments cannot evolve because they don't reproduce. How is this a hard concept for you people?
2/15/2009 10:37:25 PM
Yes, that's why evolution has changed in order to get where it is today, also we have more understanding of cells than you give us credit for. Also you fail at gravity.
2/15/2009 10:40:09 PM
No, that just makes evolution even more awesome!
2/15/2009 10:44:06 PM
That whole thread is a goldmine.
Look at how all the somewhat sane responses have been deleted and only appear in quotes.
2/15/2009 10:50:39 PM
You've put garbage analogies in the analogy recycling bins again.
2/15/2009 10:56:45 PM
As it turns out, a single cell is so incredibly complex that scientists have only a remote understanding of its inner workings.
As it turns out? What the hell? Do you really think that you can make up reality as you go along?
2/15/2009 10:57:05 PM
Believing that an intelligent being created humans from nothing is like believing that humans spontaneously invented watches without previously clocks and sundials.
2/15/2009 10:57:20 PM
"Darwin also was wise enough to realize that if a cell were more complex that simple protoplasm his theory would never hold up."
Huh? What does that have to do with anything?
2/15/2009 11:01:16 PM
Well, as has already been pointed out, there have been atheists for millenia before Darwin. Besides that all he did was describe what he was seeing and then provide a possible explanation for it. As we've tested and examined his ideas we've found some to be well supported and others not so much. It's not surprising he didn't get everything right, given what he didn't know that we've learned over the last 150 years.
I think cell biologists would beg to differ on your complexity statement, not that it's not complex, but they spend their lives learning and discovering how the cell works, they know a hell of a lot more than you think. Just because it's too complex for you doesn't mean it's too complex for everyone.
The watch example is fucking stupid and your allies have already recommended not trying to pass that one off as a good argument anymore, if I recall.
2/15/2009 11:03:07 PM
Nothing is more ridiculous than your understanding of evolution. You are unable to imagine anything slightly more complex than fairy tales with their dubious morality. In short, you're uneducated and unintelligent and probably apathetic about the natural universe.
2/15/2009 11:17:27 PM
Actually, we do understand how a cell works and if you bothered to pick up a freaking book, you would too. Also, 'just look at it, wow, god is da kewl' is not evidence.
2/15/2009 11:27:35 PM
actually you are spouting shit. the first atheist was Diagoras of Helios around 5th century BCE. Athiesm is bugger all to do with just evolution you clown, it is about the non existance of god
you really must learn to research more!!!
2/15/2009 11:28:51 PM
Golgi Apparatus bitch!
2/15/2009 11:51:21 PM
The theory of non-creationism had also been around for centuries before Darwin. One Greek philosopher even suggested we came from water.
2/16/2009 12:11:11 AM
Yeah, because Aristotle and all those Islamic naturalists from way before Darwin - not to mention the Asian ones - that did indeed have an inkling on what today we know as evolution didn't exist, right?
2/16/2009 12:18:02 AM
I always chuckle at the irony of how religious headcases whose dogmas rule with an iron fist, can congregate to a site called "Free Republic".
2/16/2009 12:32:46 AM
If I don't understand it, neither can anyone else.
2/16/2009 12:52:14 AM
Cells are both very small and incredibly complex. For most of human history, we simply didn't have the tools to investigate them very well. But in the modern era, we do have those tools, and our knowledge of microbiology has increased exponentially. To say that we only have a remote understanding of cells makes it sound like the last biology book you cracked open was published around 1809--assuming, of course, that you ever looked at a biology book.
2/16/2009 1:00:06 AM
2/16/2009 1:18:28 AM
correct me if i'm wrong but did we even discover a cell when darwin was doing his thing?
2/16/2009 1:32:05 AM
This is what is left of the Republican base. Hope you guys enjoy your decades in the wilderness.
2/16/2009 1:41:31 AM
a mind far far away
2/16/2009 3:57:22 AM
[Darwin gave atheists the “beginning” they needed to rid themselves of God. ]
1. There were atheists before darwin.
2. Darwin wasnt atheist.
2/16/2009 3:59:00 AM
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