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cric_tatz - I think you make a very valid point. Yes, it is 'too symbolic to lose Test Sta...
cric_tatz - I think you make a very valid point. Yes, it is 'too symbolic to lose Test Status', it can always attract big crowds and it is the world's most famous cricket ground. It does, however, have a pathetic playing area (combined wicket and outfield) and this point must not be forgotten or swept under the carpet.
maverik7 - thanks for those links. I read the one about Ichthyostega and started reading t...
maverik7 - thanks for those links. I read the one about Ichthyostega and started reading the other link also.
Re Ichthyostega, it seems strange that there are no reconstructions of either of these fossils to go with the article!! Most unscientific, eh?! Anyone would think from the article that Eusthenopteron and Ichthyostega were almost identical - each being on one side of the fish / amphibian divide. The fact is that I have seen reconstructions of these two fossils which, for both species, have been recovered from Devonian sandstones in Greenland. These sketches can be found in 'Palaeozoic Fishes' by Moy-Thomas and Miles (1971) - this book is written from an Evolutionist perspective. The animals are very different and Ichthyostega could in no way have evolved from Esthenopteron by genetic mutation - yet this is one of the evolutionists most compelling pieces of evidence!!
As for 'intelligent design', the writer completely misses the point. Also, quoting a catholic who doesn't even believe in creationism is hardly a good idea!! If we look at horses from an evolutionists point of view, then they gradually evolved from small, five digit mammals through the Cainozoic. If we look at horses from a creationist's perspective, they were created as horses by God. But God said that man should have dominion over the animals. Does it not seem rather amazing, even to an evolutionist, how biomechanically suited horses are for being ridden or for pulling carts, ploughs etc - things which could NEVER have had an influence in their 'evolutionary' developement!! Intelligent design is equally considered to be resonsible for the cows; ability to produce such large amounts of milk (for human conumption), sheep's ability to produce wool, camels ability to be a useful animal to mankind living in deserts and there are other examples.
I have a Consultancy contract coming up. I will be busy over the next three weeks and I am therefore unable to continue posting on these message boards. I hope these last two messages have given you further food for thought. Thanks for proving me with the challenge.
It shows how much latent anti-semitism still exists 60 years after WW2. Perhaps, if the pe...
It shows how much latent anti-semitism still exists 60 years after WW2. Perhaps, if the people of Europe were to consider how much we are in debt to Jews for their contributions to science, technology, medicine etc, they would think differently.
On the narrower issue of the State of Israel; let's consider that it is unique as a Middle Eastern democracy among a sea of fascist islamic states. In these muslim countries, holding an opinion that is contrary to their governments will generally result in torture and imprisonment.
I agree with your earlier comment, Maverik7.
I seem to post here just once each year! As a BCFC supporter who lives a long way from Bri...
I seem to post here just once each year! As a BCFC supporter who lives a long way from Bristol, I congratulate the team and faithful supporters who gave the club loyal support over the last year.
Let's make sure that we don't become complacent but recognise the tough competition that we will face within the Championship.
Interesting thoughts! Imagine a pace bowler racing in at top speed dressed in a sari! And ...
Interesting thoughts! Imagine a pace bowler racing in at top speed dressed in a sari! And what about the umpires having to judge whether a batswoman may be lbw when there is such a mass of dress material blocking his/her view of the wicket? Perhaps the England team should be required to start the ODI by conceeding a set number of runs for NOT having to wear saris?
Philip - you asked two questions and so I will try to answer them The answers are theolog...
Philip - you asked two questions and so I will try to answer them
The answers are theological. For reasons that I don't understand, God decided to reveal Himself initially through the Hebrew people. Then, after most of these people had been assimilated into the wider population through capture and enslavement, He continued to reveal Himself through the Hebrew tribe of Judah (otherwise known as the Jews).
Jesus was / is from this tribe but his fellow Jews hated Him because He claimed to be their Messiah. For the past 2000 years since Jesus death (and resurrection), Jews have been a focus of hatred by a wide range of people of various different persuasions ie the Spanish Inquisition was a Catholic pogrom. This has been followed by Islamic uprisings and then by Adolf Hitler, by Ken Livingstone and, most recently by the President of Iran.
Why has this happened? The Bible says that the Jews remain God's chosen people (Romans chapter 11) and the New Testament God is described as the 'God of Israel'. Therefore, if people want to be evil and show contempt or hatred for God, one of the best ways of doing so is to show hatred for His chosen people.
More particularly, Islam is a counterfeit of the Jewish religion. Abraham had two sons; Ishmael who was illegitimate who is widely regarded as the father of the Arabs and Isaac who was legitimate and was the father of Jacob (otherwise known as Israel). Both Ishmael and Jacob had twelve sons (one of Jacob's sons was called Judah).
Both Muslims and Jews believe in one God (though different) Both Muslims and Jews abstain from pork. Both Muslims and Jews have a religion that is, in part, territorially based. Muslims and Jews both believe that their languages are sacred. Islam and Judaism arose within the same geographical area. It is not suprising that muslims especially hate Jews!
It hasn't been my intention to preach to you! I hope that you find your visit to Auschwitz moving and thought provoking.
England's performance may be disappointing but what about the state of the wicket? Not a b...
England's performance may be disappointing but what about the state of the wicket? Not a blade of grass around - so I hear. How many cricketers from OUTSIDE the Indian subcontinent have played on bald wickets? It is hardly a fair contest! Perhaps before playing another Test Match in Faisalabad, they need to import a competent groundsman, a few thousand gallons of water and some grass seed!!!!!!!!!
Maverik7 - thanks again for your reply. Thanks also for those references for me to look up...
Maverik7 - thanks again for your reply. Thanks also for those references for me to look up. i am particularly busy at the moment but will endevour to search them out over the weekend.
Your comments about Ichthyostega are very interesting - are you sure certain 'finger' and 'toe' bones didn't get misplaced? Of course, even if Ichthyostega experimented with different numbers of digits then it doesn't explain its well developed ulna/radius/humerus and tibia/fibula/femur compared to Eusthenopteron.
Some creationist palaeontologists have discovered trees within coal bearing formations in Nova Scotia, fossilised but still erect. These finds have been authenticated. How could this be possible if sediments are deposited at rates of a few millimetres per 1000 years.
On the issue of dogs, remember that a Great Dane and a Poddle can mate and produce a fertile offspring - unlike if a donkey and horse (separate species) mate?
What were nummulites? How did they arise? Were they single celled?
There are enormous problems with the theory of evolution and many evolutionist palaeontolgisys may admit to that. What I would also admit is that creationist palaeontologists also have many problems to answer and to simply turn to the Bible to deal with these problems is inadequate. The Bible deals with human salvation and does not say much about modern day science - correct as I consider it to be.
Maverik7 - why do you lump all people that you consider to be 'religious' together! This i...
Maverik7 - why do you lump all people that you consider to be 'religious' together! This is wrong. As a christian I believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God and the Saviour of the world.
I believe in a Person, NOT a series of religious observances as may be true for muslims, hindus etc. In fact I do NOT consider myself religious.
Many of the things that you state about Islam and muslims I can entirely agree with - how can you then put myself and Osama BL in the same category? I respect your right to be an atheist and to believe in the myth of evolution, which is quite contrary to the intolerance and hatred that you could expect from muslims.
If you want to continue showing disrespect for Christians then that is also your right but don't link us with the muslims - we are entirely different.
Antoine Lavoisier was a good Frenchman. Seriously, where would 21st century technology be ...
Antoine Lavoisier was a good Frenchman. Seriously, where would 21st century technology be without oxygen? If Oxygen is so important then shouldn't we have some respect for the LATE scientist who first isolated the gas?
Oh dear! why did he become LATE? Because the French Revolutionaries put him under the guillotine!!!