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Paging Houdini: I'm one of those; I want a simple & easy 10 second formula, otherwise my brain gets scrambled!! Crazy 

Until I hear back, I will continue to use my QP formula.

Oh yeah, and my personal-pick-run-numbers.

Please hurry, I need to win NOW!!

What?  You don't have the Fast & EZ Lottery Picker?  I guess since you are a newbie, you got here JUST after it was no longer available.   Almost everyone here has one.  Gets at least 1 winner a day, takes no effort and everyone is making a ton of money!  Click-click and BAM! you nail the lotteries dead in their tracks.

Sorry, you didn't join just ONE DAY earlier.  ROFL

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    July 8, 2011

    In U.S., 3 in 10 Say They Take the Bible Literally

    by Jeffrey M. Jones

    PRINCETON, NJ -- Three in 10 Americans interpret the Bible literally, saying it is the actual word of God. That is similar to what Gallup has measured over the last two decades, but down from the 1970s and 1980s. A 49% plurality of Americans say the Bible is the inspired word of God but that it should not be taken literally, consistently the most common view in Gallup's nearly 40-year history of this question. Another 17% consider the Bible an ancient book of stories recorded by man.

    In U.S., 3 in 10 Say They Take the Bible Literally:
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/148427/Say-Bible-Literally.aspx 

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      There's a guy here...

      ...who really needs pictures to understand things but he CLAIMS he can't view videos.  What a shame.  There's a movie trailer available at the link below that just might help him learn how he could have a common ancestor with this guy...

      Surely he can view the page describing the movie, and perhaps someone in his inner circle might be willing to fill him in on what they discover when they watch it...

      http://www.project-nim.com/

      --Jimmy4164

      Yes, and of course we can always have complete faith in the scientific community, Nancy.

      They would never lie to promote their agenda.

       

      The Piltdown Man was a hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. These fragments consisted of parts of a skull and jawbone, said to have been collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex, England. The Latin name Eoanthropus dawsoni ("Dawson's dawn-man", after the collector Charles Dawson) was given to the specimen. The significance of the specimen remained the subject of controversy until it was exposed in 1953 as a forgery, consisting of the lower jawbone of an orangutan that had been deliberately combined with the skull of a fully developed modern human.

      The Piltdown hoax is perhaps the most famous archeological hoax ever. It has been prominent for two reasons: the attention paid to the issue of human evolution, and the length of time (more than 40 years) that elapsed from its discovery to its full exposure as a forgery.

       

      Needless to say, we should always believe everything they say.

      Now, Nancy, you can feel free to change your avatar back to female and hide for a few days as usual.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        July 8, 2011

        In U.S., 3 in 10 Say They Take the Bible Literally

        by Jeffrey M. Jones

        PRINCETON, NJ -- Three in 10 Americans interpret the Bible literally, saying it is the actual word of God. That is similar to what Gallup has measured over the last two decades, but down from the 1970s and 1980s. A 49% plurality of Americans say the Bible is the inspired word of God but that it should not be taken literally, consistently the most common view in Gallup's nearly 40-year history of this question. Another 17% consider the Bible an ancient book of stories recorded by man.

        In U.S., 3 in 10 Say They Take the Bible Literally:
        http://www.gallup.com/poll/148427/Say-Bible-Literally.aspx 

        3 in 10, I'm surprised the numbers are that high considering the brainwashing kids get nowadays by the America-hating, Christian-hating, lib teachers we have. 

        Teachers are like the ACLU nowadays - Think of the goofiest, most ridiculous thing you can think of and they'll be all for it and want to teach it to our kids. And if it goes against morality or religion or American values, they will make sure to teach it to our kids.

        There are school boards around the country putting new curriculum in place to teach new subjects on Global Warming and Gay History. Tell me that isn't meant to be a breeding ground for new little democrats. And this while our students lag far behind the civilized world in important subjects like science and math. 

        Libs - You can't live with em and you can't shoot em.

        Funny though, how you keep bringing up all this religious stuff, princess, then claim to be an outsider and try to act like a mediator. In reality, you're the one who started everything back in the locked thread when you demanded that the name of Jesus and God be banned from use in the forums.

        You're a real dork.

        And a phony.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          3 in 10, I'm surprised the numbers are that high considering the brainwashing kids get nowadays by the America-hating, Christian-hating, lib teachers we have. 

          Teachers are like the ACLU nowadays - Think of the goofiest, most ridiculous thing you can think of and they'll be all for it and want to teach it to our kids. And if it goes against morality or religion or American values, they will make sure to teach it to our kids.

          There are school boards around the country putting new curriculum in place to teach new subjects on Global Warming and Gay History. Tell me that isn't meant to be a breeding ground for new little democrats. And this while our students lag far behind the civilized world in important subjects like science and math. 

          Libs - You can't live with em and you can't shoot em.

          Funny though, how you keep bringing up all this religious stuff, princess, then claim to be an outsider and try to act like a mediator. In reality, you're the one who started everything back in the locked thread when you demanded that the name of Jesus and God be banned from use in the forums.

          You're a real dork.

          And a phony.

          "Funny though, how you keep bringing up all this religious stuff, princess, then claim to be an outsider and try to act like a mediator."

          Doesn't make any sense?  What does any of that have to do with anything?   Does this article upset you for some reason?  The Gallup Poll is a respected poll and I came across that article.   It was interesting, so I posted it.   It seems to have sucked you in!

          Geez you're a real a stupid piece of work.  NO ONE IS INSULTING ANYONE AND YET YOU CONTINUE TO INSULT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE. 

          "And this while our students lag far behind the civilized world in important subjects like science and math." 

          Excuse me?  I just read an entire post by you about how much you hate science and don't believe a word you read because someone pulled a hoax!   Now you're bi-tchin' because students lag far behind the world! 

          You're totally confused (or drunk).  You don't like schools, teachers, science, articles, the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, ACLU, Queers (you really hate them and it shows), Republicans, Democrats, you hate ANY country including the U.S.A.!  You're a liar, can't get your facts straight and can't prove anything you say!  You are against women having equal rights.   You are a treasonous coward!  You're pulling stuff out of your azz. 

          Meet me by the big oak tree out behind my house - 30 paces. We can settle this failure to communicate on your part!   Some jerks you just can't reach. So you get what we had here yesterday and last week, which is the way rdgrnr wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you guys.

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            "Funny though, how you keep bringing up all this religious stuff, princess, then claim to be an outsider and try to act like a mediator."

            Doesn't make any sense?  What does any of that have to do with anything?   Does this article upset you for some reason?  The Gallup Poll is a respected poll and I came across that article.   It was interesting, so I posted it.   It seems to have sucked you in!

            Geez you're a real a stupid piece of work.  NO ONE IS INSULTING ANYONE AND YET YOU CONTINUE TO INSULT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE. 

            "And this while our students lag far behind the civilized world in important subjects like science and math." 

            Excuse me?  I just read an entire post by you about how much you hate science and don't believe a word you read because someone pulled a hoax!   Now you're bi-tchin' because students lag far behind the world! 

            You're totally confused (or drunk).  You don't like schools, teachers, science, articles, the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, ACLU, Queers (you really hate them and it shows), Republicans, Democrats, you hate ANY country including the U.S.A.!  You're a liar, can't get your facts straight and can't prove anything you say!  You are against women having equal rights.   You are a treasonous coward!  You're pulling stuff out of your azz. 

            Meet me by the big oak tree out behind my house - 30 paces. We can settle this failure to communicate on your part!   Some jerks you just can't reach. So you get what we had here yesterday and last week, which is the way rdgrnr wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you guys.

            There you go with the Q word again, fruitcup.

            Yep, I'm convinced. It's self-loathing.

            Did the normal kids used to lock you in your locker a lot in school?


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              There you go with the Q word again, fruitcup.

              Yep, I'm convinced. It's self-loathing.

              Did the normal kids used to lock you in your locker a lot in school?

              You just go on bringing up Queers, don't you?  I can tell you have spent time with some guys that really liked you.

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                You just go on bringing up Queers, don't you?  I can tell you have spent time with some guys that really liked you.

                You're coming unhinged again, Twinkie.

                Go to your Happy Place. (Yes, the Men's room at the Greyhound Station if you think that'll calm you down)

                I'm really getting concerned about you, Fruitcake.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  joke

                  Funny thing about the mudskipper is that it ihas been reported to have been around for about 

                  400 million years and has shown no major changes in all that time.  The earth is around 4 1/2 billion

                  years old so using the data from these two how long do we need to wait for evolution to finish the 

                  product.  Maybe evolution died, got tired or just gave up on this one. 

                  Ranchers breed stock with other stock to bring out certain traits,  If a few mutations / deformities took

                  place when certain birds mated which gave them some avantage for feeding in one area opossed to

                  another and a single pair with these traits mated then, well I don't think that is reason enough to

                  throw God away just yet.   I hope this is not all you have, it's funny what some people will believe.

                  RL

                  You are an amazing person. You Christians are absolutely nothing but geniuses.

                  Did your tiny brain ever consider why fish walk on land in the first place?  You scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with these rediculous replies. Better not write anything at all.

                  The very fact that they came out of the water in the first place should tell you evolution was taking place, whether it was 400 million years or 12 trillion years....DUH!!!!

                  There are no RANCHERS on the Islands of the Galapagos. You need to do your homework before making a fool out of yourself.

                  And NO, that's not all I have. I'm throwing out just an iota of the total paradoxes just to see how you handle them, and by what I've seen so far, If you can't even begin to intelligently touch these, you won't have a chance in hell with the remaining 99% of the inconsistencies.

                   

                  BOY oh boy, you have the nerve of telling me what some people will believe in? Are you freaking nuts? At least I don't believe in imaginary angels, Gods, and demons just because they were written in a fantasy book. You have to be out of your mind to even ask such a ludicrous question . It's the 21st century, wake up and stop relying on signs and wonders to answer your questions. We no longer need them anymore for CRYING OUT LOUD!

                  Unfreaking believable folks.

                  You are in La La land, and need to wake up from your brainwashed stupor.


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                    Yes, and of course we can always have complete faith in the scientific community, Nancy.

                    They would never lie to promote their agenda.

                     

                    The Piltdown Man was a hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. These fragments consisted of parts of a skull and jawbone, said to have been collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex, England. The Latin name Eoanthropus dawsoni ("Dawson's dawn-man", after the collector Charles Dawson) was given to the specimen. The significance of the specimen remained the subject of controversy until it was exposed in 1953 as a forgery, consisting of the lower jawbone of an orangutan that had been deliberately combined with the skull of a fully developed modern human.

                    The Piltdown hoax is perhaps the most famous archeological hoax ever. It has been prominent for two reasons: the attention paid to the issue of human evolution, and the length of time (more than 40 years) that elapsed from its discovery to its full exposure as a forgery.

                     

                    Needless to say, we should always believe everything they say.

                    Now, Nancy, you can feel free to change your avatar back to female and hide for a few days as usual.

                    Wow, you've really reached the bottom. So, basically, one hoax means the rest of the 99% of scientific evaluation of life is also a hoax? Yeah, I see what you're doing here. I guess you got me Ridge. You've just proven the scientific communtiy is one big scam. I'm converting tomorrow. What a retarded dumbass you are.

                    Lets' not bring all the garbage the religions throw out and brainwash the kids with that's totally unproven and simply heresay with nothing to back them up. That doesn't bother you......BUT GOD FORBID, one little bad apple is exposed, the rest of the tree MUST be rotten.

                    You believe in the most outrageous stories wriiten by old fools who didn't have a clue thousands of years ago. You believ in talking monkeys and snakes. You believe the Earth was created in thousands of years. Plus a hundred other unfounded rediculous made up fantasies. And on top of all of this BS, you believe your version is the correct one above all of the other tens of thousands of religions who spew the same garbage. YUP, that makes total sense to me Ridge. You are a genius...WOW!

                    It's scary that adults still believe in these old wives tales. But what's even more scary is that because of the pain of finding out the truth, they're willing to look like robotic idiots in the process. Brainless zombies taking every word literally no matter how idiotic it sounds.

                    It's actually a good thing for people reading this thread because they can see how and why I came to be an agnostic. I've dealt with many more just like Ridge who confirmed everything I learned when I woke up. These people showed me how the brain can become overwhelmed and unreasonable. After years of indoctrination, the person's brain is unable to process cognitive problem solving.

                    38,000 religions, but I'm right and the rest are wrong....why?....I don't know cause I'm an idiot. I simply picked the one that was most popular and had the best storyline. Pathetic !


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                      Ridge, RL and others may want to expand their brain size, but I highly doubt they will. There are entire college courses on evolution.  Take one and we'll talk again.  If you don't believe evolution happened after studying it at the collegiate level it's because you don't want to believe it in spite of the evidence.  It's more comfortable for you to believe in creationism.  It makes you feel special, warm and fuzzy inside.  That however, doesn't make it true.

                       

                      Hers' some info: This person explains it better than I could.

                      First, as many people willl point out ... you don't PROVE things in science.  You only find supporting *evidence*.  This is true in evolution, in other realms of biology, in chemistry, in physics, etc.

                      This is a *partial* list of evidence of evolution (sorry this is long, but there's a *lot* of evidence ... and you did ask for "as much as I can"):

                      1. Evolution reproduced in the lab or documented in nature:

                      a. Two strains of fruit flies lost the ability to interbreed and produce fertile offspring in the lab over a 4-year span ... i.e. they became two new species. (Easily repeated experiment.)

                      b. A new plant species (a type of firewood), created by a doubling of the chromosome count from the original stock (Mosquin, 1967).

                      c. Multiple species of the house mouse unique to the Faeroe Islands occurred within 250 years of introduction of a foundation species on the island.

                      d. Formation of 5 new species of cichlid fishes that have formed in a single lake within 4,000 years of introduction of a parent species.

                      2. Fossil evidence - (So much to list).  The way fossils appear in the layers of rock always corresponds to relative development ... more primitive creatures in lower (older) layers.  Absolute dating of fossils using radiometry.  Constant discovery of new transitional forms. E.g. reptile-birds, reptile-mammals, legged whales, legged sea cows.

                      3. Genetic evidence - E.g. the fact that humans have a huge number of genes (as much as 96%) in common with other great apes ... and (as much as 50%) with wheat plants. The pattern of genetic evidence follows the tell-tale patterns of ancestral relationships (more genes in common between recently related species, and fading the further back in time).

                      4. Molecular evidence - These are commonalities in DNA ... which is separate from genetic commonalities ... much of our DNA does not code for genes at all. But random mutations (basically 'typos') enter into DNA at a known rate over the centuries. This is called the 'molecular clock' and again gives excellent evidence of when humans diverged from other apes (about 6 million years ago, according to this molecular clock), and this corresponds perfectly with when these fossils first appear in the fossil record (using radiometric dating).

                      5. Evidence from proteins - Proteins - E.g., things like blood proteins (the things that give us our A, B, O blood typing and the Rh factor (the plus/minus thing) which incidentally stands for 'rhesus monkey'); the exact structure of the insulin molecule; and my favorite, the proteins responsible for color vision. The specific proteins found in human color vision are exactly the same as those found in Old World primates (the great apes and the monkeys found in Africa and Asia). These proteins are absent in New World primates (the Central and South American monkeys), and from all other mammals. In fact among the New World primates, only the howler monkey has color vision ... but these use slightly *different* proteins, coded on different locations and chromosomes, than humans and the OW primates. This is yet more evidence of a closer link between humans and the OW primates.

                      6. Vestigial and atavistic organs - E.g. Leg and pelvic bones in whales, dolphins, and some snakes; unused eyes in blind cave fish, unused wings in flightless birds and insects; flowers in non-fertilizing plants (like dandelions); in humans, wisdom teeth, tailbones, appendix, the plantaris muscle in the calf (useless in humans, used for grasping with the feet in primates).

                      7. Embryology - E.g. Legs on dolphin embryos; tails and gill folds on human embryos; snake embryos with legs; marsupial eggshell and carnuncle.

                      8. Biogeography - The current and past distribution of species on the planet. E.g. almost all marsupials and almost no placental mammals are native to Australia ... the result of speciation in a geographically isolated area.

                      9. Homology - E.g. the same bones in the same relative positions in primate hands, bat wings, bird wings, mammals, whale and penguin flippers, pterosaur wings, horse legs, the forelimbs of moles, and webbed amphibian legs.

                      10. Bacteriology, virology, immunology, pest-control - I.e. the way that bacteria  evolve in response to antibiotics (we can compare strains of tuberculosis today, with samples of older epidemics and can see the specific structures), or viruses (like HIV) respond to antivirals, or insects evolving in response to pesticides.

                      ... And there's more ... a LOT more. I'm stopping only because I'm getting tired of typing, and I don't know if you're actually going to read this. (I and others have compiled lists in response to this question *so* many times ... only to get absolutely no reponse or comment whatsoever from the asker.)

                      Source(s):

                      This is an excellent site I discovered recently (UC Berkeley):
                      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/ev…

                      And here is the wikipedia site, just on *evidence* of evolution:
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of…
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                        Ridge, RL and others may want to expand their brain size, but I highly doubt they will. There are entire college courses on evolution.  Take one and we'll talk again.  If you don't believe evolution happened after studying it at the collegiate level it's because you don't want to believe it in spite of the evidence.  It's more comfortable for you to believe in creationism.  It makes you feel special, warm and fuzzy inside.  That however, doesn't make it true.

                         

                        Hers' some info: This person explains it better than I could.

                        First, as many people willl point out ... you don't PROVE things in science.  You only find supporting *evidence*.  This is true in evolution, in other realms of biology, in chemistry, in physics, etc.

                        This is a *partial* list of evidence of evolution (sorry this is long, but there's a *lot* of evidence ... and you did ask for "as much as I can"):

                        1. Evolution reproduced in the lab or documented in nature:

                        a. Two strains of fruit flies lost the ability to interbreed and produce fertile offspring in the lab over a 4-year span ... i.e. they became two new species. (Easily repeated experiment.)

                        b. A new plant species (a type of firewood), created by a doubling of the chromosome count from the original stock (Mosquin, 1967).

                        c. Multiple species of the house mouse unique to the Faeroe Islands occurred within 250 years of introduction of a foundation species on the island.

                        d. Formation of 5 new species of cichlid fishes that have formed in a single lake within 4,000 years of introduction of a parent species.

                        2. Fossil evidence - (So much to list).  The way fossils appear in the layers of rock always corresponds to relative development ... more primitive creatures in lower (older) layers.  Absolute dating of fossils using radiometry.  Constant discovery of new transitional forms. E.g. reptile-birds, reptile-mammals, legged whales, legged sea cows.

                        3. Genetic evidence - E.g. the fact that humans have a huge number of genes (as much as 96%) in common with other great apes ... and (as much as 50%) with wheat plants. The pattern of genetic evidence follows the tell-tale patterns of ancestral relationships (more genes in common between recently related species, and fading the further back in time).

                        4. Molecular evidence - These are commonalities in DNA ... which is separate from genetic commonalities ... much of our DNA does not code for genes at all. But random mutations (basically 'typos') enter into DNA at a known rate over the centuries. This is called the 'molecular clock' and again gives excellent evidence of when humans diverged from other apes (about 6 million years ago, according to this molecular clock), and this corresponds perfectly with when these fossils first appear in the fossil record (using radiometric dating).

                        5. Evidence from proteins - Proteins - E.g., things like blood proteins (the things that give us our A, B, O blood typing and the Rh factor (the plus/minus thing) which incidentally stands for 'rhesus monkey'); the exact structure of the insulin molecule; and my favorite, the proteins responsible for color vision. The specific proteins found in human color vision are exactly the same as those found in Old World primates (the great apes and the monkeys found in Africa and Asia). These proteins are absent in New World primates (the Central and South American monkeys), and from all other mammals. In fact among the New World primates, only the howler monkey has color vision ... but these use slightly *different* proteins, coded on different locations and chromosomes, than humans and the OW primates. This is yet more evidence of a closer link between humans and the OW primates.

                        6. Vestigial and atavistic organs - E.g. Leg and pelvic bones in whales, dolphins, and some snakes; unused eyes in blind cave fish, unused wings in flightless birds and insects; flowers in non-fertilizing plants (like dandelions); in humans, wisdom teeth, tailbones, appendix, the plantaris muscle in the calf (useless in humans, used for grasping with the feet in primates).

                        7. Embryology - E.g. Legs on dolphin embryos; tails and gill folds on human embryos; snake embryos with legs; marsupial eggshell and carnuncle.

                        8. Biogeography - The current and past distribution of species on the planet. E.g. almost all marsupials and almost no placental mammals are native to Australia ... the result of speciation in a geographically isolated area.

                        9. Homology - E.g. the same bones in the same relative positions in primate hands, bat wings, bird wings, mammals, whale and penguin flippers, pterosaur wings, horse legs, the forelimbs of moles, and webbed amphibian legs.

                        10. Bacteriology, virology, immunology, pest-control - I.e. the way that bacteria  evolve in response to antibiotics (we can compare strains of tuberculosis today, with samples of older epidemics and can see the specific structures), or viruses (like HIV) respond to antivirals, or insects evolving in response to pesticides.

                        ... And there's more ... a LOT more. I'm stopping only because I'm getting tired of typing, and I don't know if you're actually going to read this. (I and others have compiled lists in response to this question *so* many times ... only to get absolutely no reponse or comment whatsoever from the asker.)

                        Source(s):

                        This is an excellent site I discovered recently (UC Berkeley):
                        http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/ev…

                        And here is the wikipedia site, just on *evidence* of evolution:
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_of…

                        Ah, Berkeley and Wikipedia.

                        Yes, stellar sources.

                        Berkeley, the most liberal, agenda driven place in the world and Wikipedia, where anybody can post any crazy thing they want to and people like you will swear it's fact. LOL!

                        Why don't you include that ultra-liberal husband and wife team too - Snopes?

                        You are a joke.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         


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                          There's a guy here...

                          ...who really needs pictures to understand things but he CLAIMS he can't view videos.  What a shame.  There's a movie trailer available at the link below that just might help him learn how he could have a common ancestor with this guy...

                          Surely he can view the page describing the movie, and perhaps someone in his inner circle might be willing to fill him in on what they discover when they watch it...

                          http://www.project-nim.com/

                          --Jimmy4164

                          Loved the trailer...thanx.

                          I guess it's just all coincidence. Crazy

                           

                           


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                            Years ago Sir Fred Hoyle, an English Astronomer and mathematician wrote that for life to happen by accident given enough time, could be compared to a tornado in a junkyard, by chance alone, building a fully funtional 747. What he fails to realize is that the forming of life from amino acids to actual living animals is a liquid one, not a mechanical type. Hoyle is correct about the plane in the junkyard, only If it stopped there. Life began in a liquid soup that took  an unimaginable amount of time to start and progress. That soup allowed melding and splicing of molecules which ordinarily wouldn't be thought as practical in a dry mechanical arena. Trying to compare soft impressionable things like peptides, molecules, atoms, and all the other soft interactions of materials with hard mechanical parts to assemble is simply a very bad analogy.

                            The liquidity of life is an integral part in understanding how flexible the formations of new adaptions to the host is. It's much more likely for substances to merge in fluids and cause chemical changes than it is for parts of a plane. It's basic common sense.

                            Most of the solutions to complex problems end up, of course after hindsight, to be basic common sense that was either overlooked, or not learned yet. Believe it or not, common sense is always evolving. It's only as good as the updated mind.


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                              Ah, Berkeley and Wikipedia.

                              Yes, stellar sources.

                              Berkeley, the most liberal, agenda driven place in the world and Wikipedia, where anybody can post any crazy thing they want to and people like you will swear it's fact. LOL!

                              Why don't you include that ultra-liberal husband and wife team too - Snopes?

                              You are a joke.

                              I'm a joke?

                              And let's see where your sources stemmed.......

                              A book written thousands of years ago by ignorant old men who didn't have a flying clue.

                               

                              You're right Ridge, I'm the Joke......Crazy

                                 
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