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… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on April 11, 2013 at 2:30pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Diana Agorio on August 26, 2010 at 12:32pm —
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 —
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. :-)
Added by Dan Gilbert on April 21, 2009 at 1:26pm —
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 —
The 14th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Creation is evident”
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
The 7th foundational falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution is random.”
“Do you believe in fate, Neo?”
“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 —
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?
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:45pm —
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 —
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 —