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Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video
"The idea of deep time ... explains so much of the world around us," Bill Nye said in the viral video.
August 31st, 2012
04:34 PM ET

Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) - Bill Nye's viral YouTube video pleading with parents not to teach their children to deny evolution has spawned an online life of its own, with prominent creationists hitting back against the popular TV host.

"Time is Nye for a Rebuttal," Ken Ham the CEO of Answers in Genesis writes on his website. Answers in Genesis is the Christian ministry behind the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Nye's criticism of creationism went viral earlier this week, after being posted last Thursday.

"I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that's completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it," Nye says in his Big Think video, which has been viewed nearly 3 million times.

Ham writes that Nye is joining in with other evolutionists who say teaching children to deny evolution is a form of "child abuse." That idea comes in part from the atheist scientist Richard Dawkins, who in his book "The God Delusion" argues against exposing children to religion before they are old enough to fully understand it.

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"At AiG and the Creation Museum, we teach children and adults the truth concerning who they are in the Creator’s eyes — and where they came from," Ham writes. "We tell people that they do have purpose and meaning in life and that they were created for a purpose. "No, we are not just evolved animals as Nye believes; we are all made in the image of God."

Ham is the public face of a group that academics call Young Earth Creationists, though they prefer to be called Biblical Creationists. They believe in a literal interpretation of the creation account in the book of Genesis found in the Bible.

The Creation Museum also produced its own rebuttal video on YouTube that features two of their staff scientists, both Ph.Ds, David Menton and Georgia Purdom.

"[Nye] might be interested to know I also teach my young daughter about evolution and I know many Christian parents who do the same," Purdom says in the video. "Children should be exposed to both ideas concerning our past."

For the past 30 years, one popular method for Creationists to advance their cause has been to make an equal-time argument,with Creationism taught alongside evolution. In the late 1980s, some state legislatures passed bills that promoted the idea of a balanced treatment of both ideas in the classroom.

In 1987, the issue made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where a Louisiana "equal-time law" was struck down. The court ruled that teaching creationism in public school class rooms was a violation of the Establishment Cause in the Constitution, which is commonly referred to as the separation of church and state.

A key point between most scientists and many creationists is the timing for the origin of the world.

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Nye's argument falls in line with the vast majority of scientists, who date the age of the earth as 4.5 billion years old and the universe as 14.5 billion years old.

"The idea of deep time of billions of years explains so much of the world around us. If you try to ignore that, your worldview becomes crazy, untenable, itself inconsistent," Nye says in his viral video.

Young Earth Creationists say the weeklong account of God creating the earth and everything in it represents six 24-hour periods (plus one day of rest) and date the age of the earth between 6,000 and 10,000 years.

"Yes we see fossils and distant stars, but the history on how they got there really depends on our worldview," Purdom says in the museum's rebuttal. "Do we start with man's ideas, who wasn't here during man's supposed billions of years of earth history or do we start with the Bible, the written revelation of the eyewitness account of the eternal God who created it all?"

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Polling from Gallup has shown for the past 30 years that between 40-46% of the survey respondents believe in Creationism, that God created humans and the world in the past 10,000 years.

The most recent poll showed belief in atheistic evolution was on the rise at 16%, nearly double what it had been in previous years. The poll also found 32% of respondents believe in evolution guided by God.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  1. Jesus Christ Son of God

    My last post was removed. There must be a higher being....

    September 1, 2012 at 9:49 am |
    • Number4

      So you are saying the higher being objected to your post and removed it?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • happyprimate

      Comment moderators. There is no higher being than moderators of comments. LOL They will make the final determination.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:01 am |
    • buckshot

      Considering your user id, you're damm lucky they didn't hung you upsideeown on some sticks.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  2. jerryab

    Creationists really believe there is no God–and it can be proven irrefutably.

    Man = Level 1. In order for Man (1) to exist, requires a "more complex higher being" (Level 2) to exist to create Man.

    But, in order for a "more complex hgher being" (Level 2) to exist, requires the existence of a "yet more complex higher being (Level 3) to exist.

    But, in order for a "yet more complex higher being (Level 3) to exist, requires a "still further more complex" (Level 4) higner being to exist.

    And so on. You can NEVER "get" to "God"–which means "God" does not exist (per the Creationists).

    September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  3. Jeff

    Why do you evolutionists care so much about what we creationists think and feel? We are not hurting you in any way, shape, or form. If you want to believe that once you die there is nothing after, then feel free to. But stop being so spiteful and confrontational towards those of us that decided to choose the existence of a higher power. I swear man, trying to live a simple Christian life in today's American society is equivilant to trying to do so in an Arab country. Honestly, what to you care about our beliefs. If you are so dead set in believing in the Darwinian evolution, then do so on your own time in your own life. Leave us to our thoughts and prayers and we will leave you to your science and text books...

    September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • Moby Schtick

      If only it were that simple.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am |
    • sn0wb0arder

      there is a segment of the religious population that works tirelessly to impose their theology on the population at large via public curriculum and civil law.

      aganst such oppression we must be ever vigilant

      September 1, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • happyprimate

      Let's turn your comment around. Why do you creationists care so much about what we who love truth and facts think and feel? We are not hurting you in any way, shape, or form. If you want to believe that once you die you go to some fantastical place,, then feel free to. But stop being so spiteful and confrontational towards those of us that decided to choose to live in the real world. I swear man, trying to live a simple secular nonreligious life in today's American society is equivilant to trying to do so in an Arab country. Honestly, what to you care about our beliefs. If you are so dead set in believing in an imaginary magic guy in the sky, then do so on your own time in your own life. Leave us to our facts and reality and we will leave you to your woo woo and wishful thinking. But I know you won't because religion demands you conquer all others and your book demands that nonbelievers be subjugated and condemned....

      September 1, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • El Guapo

      You can't see the existence of a higher power in evolution? Can't you see what a superior system the higher power created when the higher power spun off a system with simple organisms in it. Wthen the higher power said "Now I'll watch and see what happens... this is going to be a good show!" I guess not. You need to know you're important. You need to know that your higher power specifically created you for some purpose. Right? You really don't appreciate what a glorious place we live in.

      Something for you to chew on: the planet is 5 billion years old. Humans, in our current form, have been on the planet for about 1 million years. That is, we've been here for only 1/5000 th of the time this place has been here. If the history of the earth were a mile, we've been here for about one foot of it. And yet you want to think some creator made you in its image. Arrogant!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  4. El Guapo

    Indoctrination as a child has something to do with why we have so many creationists in the U.S., but it doesn't explain everything. There are two other important factors: lack of mathematical ability, and fear.

    I was indoctrinated as a child but I recognized it as hogwash, because I was fortunate enough to be born with a brain that is capable of strong mathematical reasoning. The science of evolution, the idea that simple single-celled organisms, over millions of generations, can evolve to meet the demands of their environment, and eventually, over the course of 5 billion years, result in the fantastic and complex life forms we see on Earth today, takes a certain amount of mathematical propensity to fully appreciate.. For those that have a need to worship a God, why not accept what a marvelous system that is? The reason some of them don't is because they can't comprehend what a large number 5 billion is. That's because they have such limited mathematical abiliies.

    The reson the indoctrination worked on these creationists is because they have fear. When you combine lack of mathematical ability with fear – fear of death, fear of eternal suffering – then you've got a great candidate for a creationist. What enabled many, who, like me, were indoctrinated at an early age, from going this way, was inner exploration. Inner exploration – through study of science, through meditation, through the proper use of mind-expanding drugs, through ceremony like sweat lodge, or even through really taking a look at the complexities of this marvelous planet we live on – allows people to see how limited creationism, and, in fact, most religious views – really are.

    Religion is arrogance. It pretends to know what happens after you die. And, a few thousand years ago, before we had much science to use, religion pretended to know how we got here. People, if you love the Earth, you will turn your backs on religion now, turn your back on your fear, and just live.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • sn0wb0arder

      a lifetime of indoctrination, the constant threat of eternal torment, and the expulsion from the collective are very powerful tools for the religious.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  5. RES

    My God created evolution. Quit trying to define an infinite God.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • sybaris

      Typical

      Christians are losing the evolution debate so they move the goal posts.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • db

      does he have long hair? did he came back from dead? did he father'd himself with his mom? is he everywhere but nowhere to be found? does he know everything and does everything but stops nothing from happening? let me see.. two people was in the garden with talking snake, that ate the magical apple. sounds like disney story to me.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • happyprimate

      Truth is, if you actually understand evolution by natural selection, there is no need to insert your imaginary idea of a magic god into the mix. Look for natural answers instead of magical ones and the truth will shine far more beautifully. Natural answers to humankind's inquiry of the mysteries of ourselves, our world and the universe are fast shutting the door on magical beings for which there is no evidence whatsoever.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Jeff

      Perfect. Glad someone gets it. God created our earth, apparently using evolution.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  6. Reality99

    The author, Eric Marrapodi , lied in his article. His own source refutes his claim. Eric Marrapodi needs to read his own sources before creating his fictional articles.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • sybaris

      He took his que from the authors of the bible

      September 1, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  7. HeavenSent

    I just bought a CD of Charlton Heston reading the glorious words of the bible, as my eye sight is failing, but I can still listen to the truth of god and his son jesus our saviour. I also have a banana stuck up my an*us but am getting hungry. Repent and follow the lord or you will be satans worms dinner in hell.

    Amen.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • Eric

      Religion = Sillyness squared

      September 1, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  8. Bill C

    error in the 13th paragraph ... universe is understood to be about 14 Billion years old ... much older than earth .. they are not the same age

    September 1, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  9. Rudedog

    I believe in God, but I believe man wrote the Bible.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • greg

      If you believe in a all powerful god then you must believe he had to have the power to insure his book that teaches the world about him, says what He wishs it to say, other wise there is no God. Prove the Bible false, and you break God. Its that simple.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • sybaris

      which god?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • Chuck

      Of course man wrote the Bible. Who do you think did it?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • sybaris

      There are many different versions of the christian bible and many. many contradictions within each version.

      If a god could create a universe surely it could create a book that is consistent in content and doesn't leave it's interpretation to chance.

      It was dreamed up by men and written by men.

      Your bible is false, your god is false

      It's that simple

      September 1, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • Number4

      I keep telling people that some dudes wrote the Bible to establish rules of behavior for society. They were trying to convince people to avoid killing one another, stealing, etc... in return for an eternal afterlife of heavenly bliss.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Jeff

      SYBARIS, You'd better HOPE you're right.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  10. G. Zeus Kreiszchte

    Any so-called "answers in Genesis" are as equally valid as any other creation myth ever made in the history of mankind. That is, they're all equally INVALID. Ain't got a leg to stand on! At least the theory of evolution is based on repeatable, empirical, OBSERVABLE science.We already KNOW evolution is a fact. At least we have already observed that microorganisms become resistant to drugs and also that they mutate regardless of drugs.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  11. Luis Wu

    There are 3 theories:

    1. An invisible, supernatural man in the sky created the first man out of dirt, and then because he was too stupid to realize he would need a woman too at first, created her out of a rib as an afterthought.

    2. An invisible, supernatural man in the sky magically "poofed" humans into existence in their present form.

    3. Life, including humans, evolved naturally over millions of years from earlier forms, all the way back to one celled organisms.

    Hmmm.... guess I'll take #3. I'll take modern science over 5000 year old myths anytime.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • G. Zeus Kreiszchte

      Even if you can get a religious freak to concede to the existence of evolution, they'll STILL argue about where the original, simplest life form came from.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • Matt

      Yup, they're constantly asking where the first cell came from, but never wonder in the least where their god came from. They don't even THINK about that.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Jeff

      You miss the point. MOST Christian's realize the the Biblical authors had no understanding of science. Thus, most Christians understand the symbolism in those early books. Therefore most see evolution as God's method in creating the earth.

      The real debate is over the literal vs. symbolic view of the bible within Christianity.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  12. ronhannah

    So where are the species that are now in transition during the so called "evolution" process?? I think DNA has decisively proven there is no mixing of species......each person/animal/plant is unique in it's creation. Yes, species do change and adapt to the enviroment "amongst their own kind" over time. But, they don't intermingle unless man get's involved in experimentation. Just lay flat on your back on a star filled night, think of the little ball you are living on called earth, look at the vastness of the heavenly's and then say "ya, it just evolved over time". Sorry, the finger prints of God are all over his created heaven and earth so that none should deny His majesty.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Rufus T. Firefly

      You have it wrong. Please see my comment below.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Lots of examples. Look at the skink family of lizards. Some look like regular lizards, some are long with short legs, some are really long with really short legs, some are really long with just stubs for legs, some are long and have no legs. They're taking the same evolutionary path that snakes took. Snakes evolved from burrowing lizards, they have hips, hips have one purpose and only one purpose, to attach legs to. Pythons even have stubs of rear legs.

      Also, look at river otters, sea otters, seals and sea lions, manatees and dugongs. They are in the process of evolving from land animals into something similar to whales, each is at a different stage in that process.

      There are LOTS of other examples. Why don't you actually study it instead of just making ignorant comments that you pulled out of your posterior?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Mythyx

      YOU are a transitional species. DNA CLEARLY shows all species are related

      September 1, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • Number4

      Incorrect – Polar bears and grizzly bears have interbred in the wild and produce fertile offspring.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  13. Sodomite

    Thank you, Bill Nye.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  14. Kangaroo123

    Let people believe what they want to believe. As long as there is no negative impact on my life – do as you please (just don't force it on the rest of us – that works both ways).

    September 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Mike

      Good point. Believe what you want. I don't think Bill Nye has a problem with that. But teaching it to children is a different story. The Creationists teach it to their children as if it's fact. The kids grow up believing it hook line and sinker, even though no evidence exists. In fact, evidence to the contrary exists, so the kids are confused. If someone wants to brainwash their child, I guess that's there right, but I still think it's wrong. But don't try to teach all kids this non sense Creationist view.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • sn0wb0arder

      but the religious work tirelessly to impose their theology on the population at large by incorporating it into civil law and public curriculum.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • Luis Wu

      There's a difference. Science deals in facts that are based on evidence. The facts are what they are, it has nothing to do with belief. Creationism is a belief, it relies on ancient mythology as the only evidence. Are you saying that scientist are trying to force the theory of gravity on you? Not much difference.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • Dennis

      Evolution is a theory not a fact. It is flawed. Creationism is a belief. If people want to believe it, that is okay. But don't try to explain the world in terms of evolution because the math is worse than the deriviatives market on Wall Street. In other words, it just doesn't add up.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • happyprimate

      @Dennis Wherever you came up with the idea that evolution has flaws, you've been duped. There has been nothing ever shown that contridicts evolution by natural selection since it was discovered. It has been expanded and proven more solid by the discovery of DNA and genetics. Everything that has been discovered since has only bolstered and given evolution more credibility. Evolution is a scientific fact. Those who speak of it otherwise, have a religiously motivated agenda because if you actually look at the evidence for evolution, it demonstrates there is no need for a magical god of any kind.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • George Marshall

      Dennis a scientific theory is not a belief, opinion, or hypothesis, it is a "well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment." The modern theory of evolution meets all of those criteria. No other proposed explanation meets any of them. Everything that is accepted as scientific fact is based on theory. Electricity is a theoretical construct. Atomic theory is just that although it has been used to blow things up. The theory of relativity (gravity) is widely taught and accepted as the scientific explanation of the universe at large. The germ theory of disease and the theory of evolution are other examples.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  15. Rufus T. Firefly

    One of the frustrating problems with anti-evolutionists is that they assume that they totally get it. They don't necessarily have any knowledge or expertise in the biological sciences or population thinking or prehistory, and yet they consider themselves to be expert enough to dismiss all the findings of over 150 years of professional science. I don't know if, because Genesis is such a simple explanation, they just expect evolutionary biology to be equally simplistic, or if they just do not know enough to be aware of how much they don't know. But, the idea that thinking for a few minutes about a subject based on what their church leaders tells them makes them expert enough to critically evaluate the work of generations of PhD level scientists in a vast array of overlapping fields of research is just stupefying.

    No one promised evolutionary theory or biological data are simple. It is entirely possible that one might not understand it at all.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • Moby Schtick

      Correct. It's the equivalent of: I don't believe in maths because eleventeen plus salty doesn't equal candy corn, and everybody knows that.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:44 am |
    • RNK

      This is a great response. However, the people who need to read and understand this are the same people who will ignore it.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  16. Tarheel

    Ham has it backwards: God was created in the image of man.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  17. George Marshall

    "Creationism" is abject nonsense. As to the "young earth creationists" I have news: The universe is, within a few decimal places, 13.7 billion years old, the earth 4.5 to 4.6 billion, and there is fossil evidence of lief on earth as far back as 3.4 and possibly as far back as 3.8 billion years.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  18. Jack K1

    "Nye's argument falls in line with the vast majority of scientists, who date the age of the earth and the universe as 4.5 billion years old."

    It's always a disappointment to see for myself how ignorant CNN's reporters and editors are. There are
    *exactly* zero "scientists" who believe that the universe is 4.5 billion years old. The earth, yes, most believe that's about right, but not the universe. The universe is much older. And a reporter covering a science topic – one who passed their 9th grade Earth Science class would know this.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:35 am |
  19. Mike

    "Do we start with man's ideas, who wasn't here during man's supposed billions of years of earth history or do we start with the Bible, the written revelation of the eyewitness account of the eternal God who created it all?" Do these nutjobs actually believe what they say, or do they say things just to sell books and products?

    September 1, 2012 at 9:35 am |
    • sybaris

      Ah yes the new fundie twist on the creation of the universe, "You weren't there so you can't know"

      Willful ignorance is the bane of religion

      September 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Manda

      Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize that you were there for all those biblical events, since that's your standard for believing in things.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Rufus T. Firefly

      I wasn't there for WWII. I guess it would be silly for me to believe in it.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Sodomite

      Fairy tales are just that.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • Number4

      It is startling that I could write a book today containing short stories about God and 1000 years from now someone could found a religion based on it.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • happyprimate

      Sorry, but what evidence to you have that the bible is "revelation" by a magical being? I was a believer for many years, then I actually read that book from cover to cover and then did it again. It deconverted me with its blatant flaws and utter nonsensical and horror stories. I studied and still study the origins of that book. You do know that there were no eyewitnesses to the character of Jesus in the NT right? The gospels were written by educated Greeks, not by those for whom the books are named. There is excellent evidence that much of the book is forged by much later unknown authors and that there were so many copy errors over the centuries that no biblical historian can say what any original text actually said. Archeologists have proven that the Exodus story is false and made up. Science shows Genesis as ridiculous. The bible fails to provide any real morality for us but does lend itself to teaching bigotry to those who buy into it. If you had been there over the centuries the bible was written, you'd learn how unreliable and hilariouis it is to take it as more than stories.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  20. erik

    If you anitiGod people were so smart you would know that the Bible clearly says our time is not God's time and vice versa. Therefore, we can not put an exact time on when the earth was created and even how long it took to create it. All I know is I get so sick and tired of encountering you lost demonic humans who deny the existence of our creator who made us in his image and gave us some of his power and that is the reason why we can do so many great things that no other living creature can do. I can not understand how you people claim to be so smart but just can't get it. We have the power over so many things but one and that is DEATH, the reason being, if we had power over death we would not need God. Many of you think you do not need God anyway but you will be sadly mistaken when you close your eyes for the final time and these old earthen vessels turn to dust. I pray for you all because you surely need it!

    September 1, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • Luis Wu

      If you were intelligent, you wouldn't accept 5000 year old myths and superst!tious nonsense as fact. I'll take science any day over ancient mythology.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • Mike

      And you shouldn't put all your faith into a book that was written by men thousands of years ago. Perhaps the book was a work of fiction, and meant to be fiction. It's been translated many times into different languages, so meanings have been changed. It's possible the current text is completely different than the original.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • sybaris

      "you anitiGod people"

      which god?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • sybaris

      " if we had power over death we would not need God"

      Bravo! You have illustrated the main motivation for people being drawn to christianity, fear of death.

      Every gimmick needs a hook

      September 1, 2012 at 9:44 am |
    • Sad

      Or maybe you could recognize that evolution and god are not mutually exclusive. It is unclear to me why you think if someone accepts evolution, then they must not believe in a god. People aren't railing against a god, they are railing against blind faith in a human written book. To me, that is a vast difference. However, this is why science can't argue with faith. Faith comes down to a person believes X. You can believe X all you want and keep using it as evidence, but then there is no reason to waste breath arguing with you because you will believe whatever you want regardless of logic or reason. Faith by its definition means going out side the bounds of science, which only deals with the natural world. You are welcome to believe whatever you want to believe, but that doesn't change facts.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Brett

      Yeah Yeah. I just hope you've chosen the right God to believe in.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • fastball

      So you're basically saying is this......"we don't know. Anything we don't know is God's mysterious plan, and we don't know what his plan is, nor are we SUPPOSED to know. So do yourself a favor and sit down and shut up – because I don't have any real answers for you".
      Heck of a way to bring up kids, buddy.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • alphabatt1

      Gods time according to 2 Paul, "1 day is 1000yrs. and 1000yrs. is a day".
      If that is true, how could all plant life, which was created 1000yrs. before the Sun was created, survive without UV radiation.
      Can you say photosynthesis? Plus if we are created in his/hers image why are we not invisible? Deluded much?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • dennis

      We never understand do we? As you sit in front of your science created computer using demonstrable facts, we're all too stupid to understand the "magic" that is the explanation of everything in the bible....you on the other hand, more than likely, have a very basic understanding of science, can't explain how a computer works but know all about the "magic" of god. Sure...I get it now.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • RNK

      At one time Popcorn was a mystery – people did not understand how it worked. Was it the hand of God? Sorta doubt God was really so wrapped up in it.
      Evolution does NOT deny the existence of God. Evolution and all available evidence does deny that the "young earth creationism" idea has any value. Let me point out that idea was dreamed up by a bunch of people who were not scientists and did not understand science. I will continue to doubt an idea that came to someone in a dream or sleep deprived, alcohol induced vision.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • Number4

      You are basing your life on the words of an ancient text. That text could contain anything the writers wanted to include and you would take it as fact. I urge you to free yourself from the bondage of religion and live life to its fullest. Live without the fear of being charbroiled in Hell for eternity because you skipped church too many times.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:32 am |
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