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Re: Evolution

Postby Typhoon » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:55 pm

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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:52 am

Desperate to find anything to support your religious beliefs? Don't get your hopes up, they will fail in totality because abiotic genesis of life is not possible.
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Re: Evolution

Postby Typhoon » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:33 pm

Mr. Perfect wrote:Desperate to find anything to support your religious beliefs? Don't get your hopes up, they will fail in totality because abiotic genesis of life is not possible.


I'm an atheist.

Rather, I'm having a bit fun at your expense knowing that you'd jump at the bait.

The Simons Foundation was found by Prof. James Harris Simons

famous for the Chern-Simons form

which gave rise an entire rich new field of mathematics Chern Simons theory with many applications in physics, notably topological properties of condensed matter quantum field theory.

He then went on to found the hedge fund Renaissance Capital, which made him a multibillionaire.

His philanthropy is focused on supporting fundamental modern science which you so despise.

Meanwhile creationist have a money-losing allegedly-to-scale land-locked so-called ark*.

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"The Voyage Begins Again" has to be one of the most ironic unintentionally hilarious marketing phrases ever conceived.

Unlike Prof. Simons, if only your long-claimed, but never demonstrated, mastery of financial derivatives was real,
you could have funded a so-called ark that at least floats.

The project’s largest source of funding was actually $62 million in junk bonds floated by the town of Willamstown, population less than 4,000, home to the Ark Encounter and the county seat of Grant County, which faced bankruptcy this spring.


Poor suckers, both figuratively and literally.

*That all of the planet's species could even be collected and then fit into that small volume along with food and sanitation requires a suspension of disbelief that defies rational understanding.

Until someone comes up with a better alternative explanation that do not require me to take leave of my senses, reason, and sanity, I'll go with evolution - the theory that explains all observations and experiments to-date with the least assumptions and the hypothesis regarding the the origin of life that is consistent with what we know about the physical universe.

Until then, like noddy filing his scrotum with a bastard file, I'll find some equally more productive use of my time.
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Re: Evolution

Postby Simple Minded » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:15 pm

Typhoon wrote:
Until then, like noddy filing his scrotum with a bastard file, I'll find some equally more productive use of my time.


Shaving your scrotum with a tantou, I assume? ;) No Jack-O-Lantern references please!

I have given this thread to the greatest scientific minds in SimpleMindedStan, and they have uploaded the data. The 8088 has been crunching the data for a couple days now, but the early computer model results appear to be one person saying "Since I choose to view my religion as science, I think everyone else should view their science as religion."

Opposing opinions seem to vary from "OOOkkkkaaayyy.... that's nice. Good for you! Have a nice day!" to "Hey, how bout those Red Sox? They're really sumthin huh?"
the good news: there appears to be about 320 million different opinions about America is.
the bad news: except for mine, they're all wrong.

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Re: Evolution

Postby Parodite » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:17 pm

I doubt that unique events can be reproduced in a lab. On top of that and making it worse: all events are unique. Yes, loads of them are similar ones, but never similar enough to deserve to be called identical.

If a requirement would be to see something happen in a lab and be reproduced in enough other labs for a theory to be proven, it would make 99,9999999...9 % of all thingsandstuff we observe in the world and the universe at large be forever unexplainable. I doubt that the long chain of events that lead to the birth of any of us on OTNOT can be created in a lab. Yet we came about under rather natural and steamy circumstances no doubt. Expect no holy ghosts to impregnate human females!

Reproducable events in labs are re nmot identical in an absolute sense, but similar enough for a theory to be able to predict things and be applied in technology. But these similar outcomes are not identical. Some quantum theory acolytes do believe identical things exist, even "at the same time on different places", but they can be dismissed as poetic fools not knowing what they are talking about.
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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:19 pm

Typhoon wrote:
Mr. Perfect wrote:Desperate to find anything to support your religious beliefs? Don't get your hopes up, they will fail in totality because abiotic genesis of life is not possible.


I'm an atheist.

Rather, I'm having a bit fun at your expense knowing that you'd jump at the bait.

The Simons Foundation was found by Prof. James Harris Simons

famous for the Chern-Simons form

which gave rise an entire rich new field of mathematics Chern Simons theory with many applications in physics, notably topological properties of condensed matter quantum field theory.

He then went on to found the hedge fund Renaissance Capital, which made him a multibillionaire.

His philanthropy is focused on supporting fundamental modern science which you so despise.

Meanwhile creationist have a money-losing allegedly-to-scale land-locked so-called ark*.

Image

"The Voyage Begins Again" has to be one of the most ironic unintentionally hilarious marketing phrases ever conceived.

Unlike Prof. Simons, if only your long-claimed, but never demonstrated, mastery of financial derivatives was real,
you could have funded a so-called ark that at least floats.

The project’s largest source of funding was actually $62 million in junk bonds floated by the town of Willamstown, population less than 4,000, home to the Ark Encounter and the county seat of Grant County, which faced bankruptcy this spring.


Poor suckers, both figuratively and literally.

*That all of the planet's species could even be collected and then fit into that small volume along with food and sanitation requires a suspension of disbelief that defies rational understanding.

Until someone comes up with a better alternative explanation that do not require me to take leave of my senses, reason, and sanity, I'll go with evolution - the theory that explains all observations and experiments to-date with the least assumptions and the hypothesis regarding the the origin of life that is consistent with what we know about the physical universe.

Until then, like noddy filing his scrotum with a bastard file, I'll find some equally more productive use of my time.

Cool stories. So, still no science to suggest abiotic genesis of life is science? Have you thought about why? (Abiotic genesis of life requires you to take leave of your senses)
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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:35 am

Parodite wrote:I doubt that unique events can be reproduced in a lab. On top of that and making it worse: all events are unique. Yes, loads of them are similar ones, but never similar enough to deserve to be called identical.

If a requirement would be to see something happen in a lab and be reproduced in enough other labs for a theory to be proven, it would make 99,9999999...9 % of all thingsandstuff we observe in the world and the universe at large be forever unexplainable. I doubt that the long chain of events that lead to the birth of any of us on OTNOT can be created in a lab. Yet we came about under rather natural and steamy circumstances no doubt. Expect no holy ghosts to impregnate human females!

Reproducable events in labs are re nmot identical in an absolute sense, but similar enough for a theory to be able to predict things and be applied in technology. But these similar outcomes are not identical. Some quantum theory acolytes do believe identical things exist, even "at the same time on different places", but they can be dismissed as poetic fools not knowing what they are talking about.

The term you are looking for is singularity. It describes the big bang because supposedly since it encompassed all things it isn't a sample and can't be replicated. Another example would be the birth of a single person, as replicating that event is not possible but it is science and did happen. The idea of something only happening once. Abiotic genesis of life is not a singularity.

However if you reject replication you reject science. You have it backwards, 99.999999999% of sciencey things can indeed be replicated. I can't think of anything I was taught in college in science that couldn't be replicated, except secular creation myths.

Virgin births are more likely than abiotic genesis.

But the part where you are right is that science has serious limits, and is indeed limited to that which can be observed and tested. That leaves out lots of stuff and we need methods other than science to grapple with them.
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Re: Evolution

Postby Parodite » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:43 pm

Some more free rambling and partly in respone to your post.

I would say that all events are singular events, meaning that none can be fully replicated. The "similarity of measurement" in quantum mechanics is stunning and approaches "full similarity" and could be called truly... identical. The ideal of a theory is to be able to predict near-identical outcomes under near identical circumstances. To predict as accurately as possible. Turns out that the smaller things under observation are, the more accurately similar outcomes can be replicated. This is suggestive of the idea that if we could drill down deep or far enough... we would arrive at some singular beginning- or end point. Seems to be more like some sort of event-horizon that is always there but with reality receding, vanishing into that horizon. The appearance of a forever vanishing-singular endpoint/horizon I see as a consequence of the perpetual destruction and creation of things. Sort of optical delusion.

Although maybe for a while the BigBang has been theorized to be a singular beginning point from which all else that exists emerged, I don't think that idea has much support anymore. Speculation about multiverses, where all that is possible branches out into "near infinite" parelel universes is popular on the market. Maybe a BigBang is just one of the ways a new universe emerges. How about a BigSmash, a Failed Fluff or a SmallSneak! :-)

Speculations building on infinite regression or progression in my view are nice toy models but more like conspiracy theories that arise because there is so much we don't know. How can you know what is always new and different, even just so slightly? Knowledge is like a snapshot of what once was and an expectation of what might be based on previous experiences. While the fire just keeps burning.

Replication, as discussed and with the caveats I mentioned, of course is part of science and very important, the cherry on the cake if the replication supports a theory. But science wouldn't get there without theorizing, speculating and talented scientists using there imagination first. How organic life emerged on this planet is one of those questions where a lot of imagination is required if you want a scientific answer. You claim that life cannot have emerged naturally, i.e. in line with current observations of past and present I find over the top. Science always aims beyond the known to move ahead. Let's appreciate those scientists giving it a shot, wait and see.

Virgin births are more likely than abiotic genesis.


I'd say: no, but certainly waaaay too early to tell. :) The good news: when it comes to some of the tough nuts to crack, we are all free to speculate, device theories and put our money on one we like best for reasons a/b/c. Nobody got hurt.
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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:10 am

Parodite wrote:Some more free rambling and partly in respone to your post.

I would say that all events are singular events, meaning that none can be fully replicated. The "similarity of measurement" in quantum mechanics is stunning and approaches "full similarity" and could be called truly... identical. The ideal of a theory is to be able to predict near-identical outcomes under near identical circumstances. To predict as accurately as possible. Turns out that the smaller things under observation are, the more accurately similar outcomes can be replicated. This is suggestive of the idea that if we could drill down deep or far enough... we would arrive at some singular beginning- or end point. Seems to be more like some sort of event-horizon that is always there but with reality receding, vanishing into that horizon. The appearance of a forever vanishing-singular endpoint/horizon I see as a consequence of the perpetual destruction and creation of things. Sort of optical delusion.

Many events are not replicatable, but the laws that govern them can be learned by replicated experiment. That's what science is, discovering causal relationships determined by replicated and predictable experiment. To change that would change science and cause disaster.

Although maybe for a while the BigBang has been theorized to be a singular beginning point from which all else that exists emerged, I don't think that idea has much support anymore.

It depends, every priest of scientism has a different story about an event they didn't witness that happened 14 billion years ago.

Speculation about multiverses, where all that is possible branches out into "near infinite" parelel universes is popular on the market. Maybe a BigBang is just one of the ways a new universe emerges. How about a BigSmash, a Failed Fluff or a SmallSneak! :-)

Speculations building on infinite regression or progression in my view are nice toy models but more like conspiracy theories that arise because there is so much we don't know. How can you know what is always new and different, even just so slightly? Knowledge is like a snapshot of what once was and an expectation of what might be based on previous experiences. While the fire just keeps burning.

Replication, as discussed and with the caveats I mentioned, of course is part of science and very important, the cherry on the cake if the replication supports a theory. But science wouldn't get there without theorizing, speculating and talented scientists using there imagination first. How organic life emerged on this planet is one of those questions where a lot of imagination is required if you want a scientific answer. You claim that life cannot have emerged naturally, i.e. in line with current observations of past and present I find over the top. Science always aims beyond the known to move ahead. Let's appreciate those scientists giving it a shot, wait and see.

On a lot of stuff we have waited and have seen and the results are that big bang/abiotic genesis of life are completely impossible. And pretty laughable.

I'd say: no, but certainly waaaay too early to tell. :) The good news: when it comes to some of the tough nuts to crack, we are all free to speculate, device theories and put our money on one we like best for reasons a/b/c. Nobody got hurt.

Hard to say. As CS pointed out many people go looking for Noah's ark, and the is the level intellectually of evolutionists these days. Their creation myths are far more laughable.
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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:50 am

Lol, this theory isn't going to last much longer. This is from a "scientist"

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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:45 am

Parodite wrote:I'd say: no, but certainly waaaay too early to tell. :) The good news: when it comes to some of the tough nuts to crack, we are all free to speculate, device theories and put our money on one we like best for reasons a/b/c. Nobody got hurt.

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Not really. Some are free to speculate and theorize, and then usually their speculations begin to be passed off as science, when they are not remotely science. This is the problem with the Church of Secular Scientism. Anything the secular priest says is unquestionable dogma. This must end.
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Re: Evolution

Postby noddy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:24 am

science has discovered that god acquired a fetish for green slime 650 million years ago.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/a ... ay/8810630

Solving the mystery lay in ancient rocks

The researchers unearthed the answer to that question in ancient sedimentary rocks from central Australia.

With new technology they were able to look at the rocks differently, removing contaminants that had previously hidden molecules.

By crushing the rocks, they could extract ancient molecules.

"What we found was quite spectacular and was really, totally unexpected," Professor Brocks said.

"We found out that these molecules of more complicated algae increased in a big burst around 650 million years ago."

And being able to pinpoint that timeframe was the key to their breakthrough.

"The reason why that is so exciting is it is just before animals appeared and also exciting because it happened after the biggest climatic catastrophe in Earth's history."
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Re: Evolution

Postby Mr. Perfect » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:11 am

noddy wrote:science has discovered that god acquired a fetish for green slime 650 million years ago.

:)

Isn't it funny how they never tell you how they know that (the age).

"What we found was quite spectacular and was really, totally unexpected," Professor Brocks said.

They say this a lot too. On Monday they say they have everything figured out then on Tuesday they make unexpected finds. Makes you wonder what else they will find that they currently don't expect.
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