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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:
From: Christopher FaylorWell, I kinda hate to point this out, but given the state of education
Sent: 20 April 2005 15:19
On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:56:05AM +0100, Lionel B wrote:
"Christopher Faylor" wrote ...Yes, my education did progress beyond the second grade. Do you REALLY
Actually, all kidding aside, this is correct, right? They think thatAny two species that ever existed on the planet have a common ancestral
whales and hippos came from a common ancestor, don't they?
species... ok, for a T. Rex and a greengage plum you might have to go
back a bit.
think that anyone reading this list is so ill-informed as to not
understand how evolution works and needs to be educated on something
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
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.
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