All Blog Posts Tagged 'Genesis' (18)

Noah—An Accident No Longer Looking for a Place to Happen

Darren Aronofsky is an atheist. AND? With unsurpassed cinematography and stunning hits like "Black 

Swan" and "Pi" to his credit, he is also an excellent teller of stories. Unfortunately, "Noah" isn't one of them.

"Noah" starts on a low note and shrinks until it finally slides off the scale,…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 2, 2014 at 11:01am — 13 Comments

Young Earth Creationism Is The Result Of Brain Damage

As PZ Myers mentions, Young Earth Creationists absolutely hate being reminded that their World-View is only Seventh Day Adventist propaganda, which originated from their leader's brain damage Hallucinations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruBjWkVKyRo…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on February 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Why Religion Persists

Professionally I advertise myself as a “language expert,” which is quite accurate (see www.language-expert.net ), and I get a wide range of contacts from attorneys and private citizens regarding anonymous letters, plagiarism, contract interpretation, copyright infringement, and other issues where money, reputation, or something else of value is at stake. 

I also get questions about grammar and usage, which I answer gratis, just to…

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Added by Alan Perlman on April 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — 32 Comments

FUNDAMENTALISTS, THE BIBLE IS NOT INHERENT part thirty-seven





First, ask if they believe if the Old Testament still applies to a Christian Today. This will guide the rest of the discussion. As stated earlier, many fundamentalist state that they think the Bible is free of errors and contradictions. For my purpose and definition I would call “free of errors” as meaning that internally or externally is there anything inconsistent with the or contradictory in the text of the Bible or reflected in reality.

The good thing about this… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Attn: Science Profs, your Evolution problem is in the Humanities Dept.

I sympathize with US scientists who are frustrated with the level of ignorance in our country regarding Evolution. However, they need to be aware that Evangelical preachers and conservatives are not their only problem. A number of liberals, particularly secular professors and teachers, are contributing to the problem with their presentation of ancient history.

I was dumbfounded when one of my favorite professors presented…

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Added by Diana Agorio on August 26, 2010 at 12:32pm — 4 Comments

Genesis Chapter One Challenge

I am offering a challenge to those here on Atheist Nexus.



Take Chapter One from the book of Genesis; just chapter one, and line it up with the timeline of the the Universe. I want to see if anyone can match up just chapter one.



If you think with a Atheist but broad mind, you can make it to the third day, after that you'll look at the chapter and wonder: what the hell are they talking about?



If you think with a Atheist and pin-pricking mind you… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on October 20, 2009 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

Ken Ham and the Answers in Genesis Video

Ken Ham wrote an opinion piece about the new AiG video with the young boy pointing a gun at the camera.

I responded here: RationalityNow - Ken Ham Confirms His Moral Bankruptcy

For those of you who are interested. :-)

Cheers!

Dan

Added by Dan Gilbert on April 21, 2009 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Is God Lying or Making a Mistake?

As most of you probably already know, the bible contains a lot of contradictions and inconsistencies. A favorite of mine occurs right in Genesis in chapter 2 when God tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.



It's a great way to start of the bible... with a supposed omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent being either lying to Adam or making an error. Go figure.



For the details of my take on it, go to… Continue

Added by Dan Gilbert on March 15, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt14

The 14th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Creation is evident”

By:Aron Ra



In May of 2007, former child actor, Kirk Cameron and fellow advocate of idiocy, Ray Comfort, promised to scientifically prove the existence of God on national television,



“100% absolutely –without the use of faith”.



Of course that didn’t happen. Religious beliefs –as everyone knows- are assumed on faith in lieu of proof and regardless of evidence. Cameron and… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt13

The 13th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Evolution is a fraud!”

By: Aron Ra



Ernst Haeckel was a pioneer zoologist and taxonomist whose numerous contributions to biology go largely unnoticed compared to a couple rather odd errors. First, he proposed that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny", suggesting that embryonic development reflects the organism’s evolutionary ancestry. To illustrate this, he produced about a hundred drawings of embryos at various stages.… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt11

The 11th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Macroevolution has never been observed.”

By: Aron Ra



You share more traits in common with your siblings than you do with your cousins due to the recent ancestors you share with them, your parents. Deeper down, you share more in common with those in your extended family than you do with neighbors and classmates, etc., people you don’t recognize as part of your biological family. But you must realize that on some level… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt10

The 10th falsehood of creationism; “The evolutionary ‘tree of life’ is nowhere implied neither in the fossil record, nor in any aspect of biology.”

By: Aron Ra



Creationists often complain that science supposedly says there was only one universal ancestor of all livings and that along the way, we evolved both into, and then from, bacteria. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. 21st century revelations in genomic research now imply that the origins of evolution come… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt 9

The 9th falsehood of Creationism:“No transitional species have ever been found.”

By: Aron Ra



When Charles Darwin published his landmark observations in 1859, he lamented that the fossil record was still quite poor at that time. It was only in the last century or so earlier that anyone had even proposed the possibility that a single species could completely die out, and the first dinosaur wasn’t discovered until Darwin was a boy. Fossils were known by previous… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt 8

The 8th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Mutations are rare, harmful decreases in genetic information.”

By: Aron Ra



"Mutations are genetic disorders that occur in the DNA in a random and unconscious manner.

Like all accidents, they cause harm and destruction.



...The changes affected by mutations can only be like those experienced by people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl; that is death, disabled, and the freaks of… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt 7

The 7th foundational falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution is random.”

By:Aron Ra



“Do you believe in fate, Neo?”

“No.”

“Why not?”

“Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.”



Some say it is a contradiction to believe both in prophesy and simultaneously in free will –for they can’t really co-exist. Because if anything a time traveler does in the past might dramatically alter the present, then anything done in the… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt 6

The 6th falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution-ism” (Part II) “Evolution must explain the origin of life, the universe, and everything.”

By: Aron Ra



It is fair to say that none of the people who deny evolution exhibit any understanding of what it is. But it's not always their fault because many of the people promoting evolution don’t know what it is either. Hollywood producers certainly don’t!



“Are they the next link in the evolutionary chain?

Or… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt 2

The 2nd foundational falsehood of creationism: Scriptures are the “Word of God”

By: Aron Ra



The 2nd foundational falsehood of creationism is the belief that sacred scriptures were written by a god rather than by the actual human authors. When believers argue over any of the many things which contradict their religion, they often challenge us to decide whom we are going to believe? The alleged “word” of God? Or that of Men? As if human inquiry had no chance against… Continue

Added by John on January 8, 2009 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt 1

The 1st Falsehood of creationism: “evolution = atheism"

By: Aron Ra



The U.S. population seems pretty evenly divided over whether the human species is biologically related to other animals or whether we were “specially-created” as part of a flurry of miracles. Even our collective politicians -seemingly all of them- are wrapped up in this controversy. Yet it is hard to find even one of them who know what it is about. Why is it that there is such concern in so many… Continue

Added by John on January 8, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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