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Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symboliclinks to directories)

Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 03:30:03PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:

----Original Message----

From: Christopher Faylor
Sent: 20 April 2005 15:19

On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:56:05AM +0100, Lionel B wrote:

"Christopher Faylor" wrote ...

Actually, all kidding aside, this is correct, right? They think that
whales and hippos came from a common ancestor, don't they?

Any two species that ever existed on the planet have a common ancestral
species... ok, for a T. Rex and a greengage plum you might have to go
back a bit.

Yes, my education did progress beyond the second grade. Do you REALLY
think that anyone reading this list is so ill-informed as to not
understand how evolution works and needs to be educated on something
this basic?

Well, I kinda hate to point this out, but given the state of education
in the southern states these days, there are probably a few
creationists on the list who really are that ill-informed, do not
understand how evolution works, and are in *desperate* need of an

So, I sent something out about a "common ancestor" and royally confused all of the Southern Baptists reading the list. I think it is extremely unlikely. I'm not aware of any school system which has completely thrown out evolutionary text books.

I think your premise is flawed anyway.  I think most creationists
understand at least the "common ancestor" part of evolutionary theory.
They may get it wrong and think that this means that man was descended
from apes but they do at least have a glimmering of understanding of
the concept.


I don't know anyone here has read "Why Colleges Breed Communits" by A.N. Field, 1941. (The new title o the book is Evolution Hoax Exposed). What it says is ineresting, pointing out absurdities in the concept of evolution. A strong point that A.N. Field maintains is the absurdity of the jump from one species to another. Evolution theorists and evolutionistsargue that it is possible for a jump in species. They have pointed out numerous cockroaches that have changed characteristics for the past 20 million years. Sure, the cockroach then is not what we have now. It evolved, yes, but it is still a cockroach. A cockroach will never be a dog no matter how hard you try.

That the world was created in 7 days is a way of saying that there was succession in the creation of beings as we see them now. Thus, when the author of Genesis says that the world was created in 7 days, he doesn't commit any mistake since he does not speak literally. The creation of the universein 7 days, though, is not an impossibility since God is omnipotent.


Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
Astra Philippines Inc.

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