“i'm not speaking for everyone on the science section any more than you are. we're talking about the people who "spew their religious beliefs" and the people who reply to them. a conversation you started. i thought that was obvious.”
“this is the science section. if you come on here and start trying to equate religious beliefs that are wholly unsubstantiated and often completely contradictory to observation to scientific facts backed by mountains of evidence you're going to get replies. creationism and evolution are not on the same footing, so don't expect us to treat them like they are. there is not one single fact that supports creationism but there are literally millions of data points that substantiate evolution.”
oliverljames on Nov 28, 2013 at 12:55:37
“Nice try but you shouldn't speak for everyone on the science section - many of who go to church or temple or whatever. And I, am not religious except for the occasional OMG when texting.”
“an organic molecule is simply a ring or chain of carbon atoms with other atoms attached to it, like oxygen, hydrogen or nitrogen. since those are 4 of the 5 most abundant elements in the universe their formation is not really anything mysterious, they form naturally and have been found in many places besides just comets. life as we know it requires organic molecules but organic molecules do not require life.”
Nec V20 on Nov 3, 2013 at 04:30:51
“Given the very limited space for my post, I had to assume that the details you mention were a given. Organic molecules are those containing carbon. This is why it is called "organic chemistry" for instance.
"Life" can only have said to begin when organic compounds become self replicating.
Outer space just isn't very conducive to being a good enough chemistry set to produce all the various combinations required to eventually create a molecule or molecules which self replicate.”
“the article gives the impression they were just laying on the ground somewhere random. it does not say they were found in a spot that is associated with long-term habitation, hence my confusion. but i suppose your's is as good a guess as any given the lack of specific information in the article.”
“yeah, i realize i can't make my profile completely invisible or anything like that, but i think some of the settings still make a difference. for instance, i'm reasonably sure my profile picture is not being used in any ads and zynga's got nothing on me. likewise my click count on fb is zero. well, i'm pretty heavy handed with the blocking and i'm not sure if blocking someone counts as a click so maybe not zero? but i understand that the best way to keep something private is to not post it it the first place and that has been the plan for quite awhile now.”
“since quitting facebook does not remove your data from their servers i figured there was no point in going that route. instead i just determined that they will not get any more data. i check my profile about twice a month for messages. if there are any i reply via email or a phone call. i do not "like" anything, i do not post anything, i have all privacy settings maxed out. i have never linked my facebook profile to any other website. i make sure i'm logged out when i leave so i don't see things like "here are some of your friends who also read the huffington post". that one really freaked me out. if i could go back in time and never start a profile in the first place i would, but since i can't all i can do is make sure i don't compound the mistake. luckily the data they do have is pretty innocuous since i never filled in anything other than my name.”
durof1 on Sep 21, 2013 at 17:34:07
“Good for you but keep in mind, these days there is no such thing as "privacy settings" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Stratacos on Sep 21, 2013 at 14:03:37
“Good for you! I wish I did that when I joined the whacky site!”
“i think if someone instructed me to lie at random about things i wouldn't have lied about otherwise it would take me awhile to think of something, but if i was lying because i felt i needed to i'm pretty sure i could come up with something on the fly.
“followed the "exotic matter does exist" link and it goes to an article about neutrinos. correct me if i'm wrong but i'm pretty sure neutrinos are not the hypothetical exotic matter, the properties of which violate the known laws of physics, that was proposed as a solution to the wormhole problem.”
“no, it has nothing to do with the way someone chooses to live and everything to do with the religious trying to force their silly fairy tales on the rest of us. you can't try to take over our schools and our politics without push back. you want to throw your religion around and act like it makes you an authority on everything and then expect us to roll over and be respectful? no.”
currator on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:31:45
“I never said I wanted that. Schools and politics are supposed to be neutral. If you want to be mad at someone be mad at the people that pass the laws. I don't force anything on anyone.”
“first off, there is no evolution controversy despite the willfully ignorant people trying to manufacture one. and even if there was it would not be decided among school children. this is strictly about preserving religious indoctrination.
second, as far as i know it's not illegal to ask your teacher a question.”
olmossy on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:23:03
“Yes but you're talking logical sense. You can't expect this from your elected representatives.
Aug 6, 2013 at 15:53:24
“if mark is 5'8", that kid can't be much more than 5'2" judging from the picture, and he wants to cast him in a basketball movie? it's already lost my suspension of disbelief and it hasn't even been made yet.”
“when those personal convictions are things like rape can't cause pregnancy, hurricanes are caused by gays, and other absurdities without any attachment to reality then, no, you shouldn't be making any laws based on them.”