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(Yahoo)   Almost half of Baby Boomers believe in creationism, while nearly two-thirds of GenNexters embrace evolution. Which, if you think about it, is proof that evolution actually works   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2007-04-16 10:04:26 AM  
Heh, nicely played.

"GenNexters"? Is that the same as "Gen X" or is it a new BS catchphrase?
 
2007-04-16 10:07:42 AM  
I think I'm in Generation Y.

/even further proof of evolution
 
2007-04-16 10:09:40 AM  
You ever notice how people who believe in creationism look really unevolved?
 
2007-04-16 10:12:46 AM  
oh goody. If we're lucky, we get an evolution flamewar to get the morning rolling.
 
2007-04-16 10:17:06 AM  
I think this and the greater acceptance of the destruction of marriage are a pretty obvious result of the secular humanists removing God from our schools over the last 20 years.

If you can call that evolution.
 
2007-04-16 10:17:47 AM  
lol.

Also, there are two generations after the baby boomers. Stop lumping us together!
 
2007-04-16 10:22:38 AM  
gilgigamesh: I think this and the greater acceptance of the destruction of marriage are a pretty obvious result of the secular humanists removing God from our schools over the last 20 years.

And I blame the decline of burnt sacrifice to Athena on the removal of her temples. It's pretty obvious.
 
2007-04-16 10:23:40 AM  
gilgigamesh: I think this and the greater acceptance of the destruction of marriage are a pretty obvious result of the secular humanists removing God from our schools over the last 20 years.

If you can call that evolution.


I can call that evolution. The problems in our society that you speak of aren't caused by teaching evolution or removing God from the schools. It is because people aren't adapting fast enough to changes in our world and way of life, because people insist on clinging to antiquated and immaterial traditions and beliefs. even worse, they try and force their children, and everyone else's, to cling to this same, ever shrinking, raft, which is going nowhere.

religion doesn't have the answers you want it to. Sorry to say it, but it doesn't.
Thank you! This morning SUCKS
 
2007-04-16 10:25:04 AM  
And I blame the decline of burnt sacrifice to Athena on the removal of her temples. It's pretty obvious.

You can joke all you want about native americans and the destruction of their false idols, but the fact is this is now a Christian nation founded on Christian values. And the loss of those values will have consequences.
 
2007-04-16 10:25:27 AM  
Wow. Hook, line, sinker.
 
2007-04-16 10:25:27 AM  
TripTheLightFantastic: Also, there are two generations after the baby boomers. Stop lumping us together!

Any attempt to define generations once you get 60 years removed from an event-generated generation sucks. That far out, due to people giving birth to kids at different ages, the waters get muddied. For example, my father and mother are lumped into the baby-boomers (even though neither of them meet the strict criterion), and my brother was born in 77. He is what we would classically call a gen-x. I was born in 85. I certainly do not qualify. You have people whose grandparents are baby boomers in the same bracket as people who have baby boomers as parents.

Bunk! Bunk I say!
 
2007-04-16 10:27:28 AM  
gilgigamesh: but the fact is this is now a Christian nation founded on Christian values.

I think it's obvious that Herbie Hancock and the rest of our founding fathers never intended for this nation to bow to that zombie-worshiping cult of personality, sir!

You should read the treaty of thermopoly, where it is clearly stated that we are not a nation based on christianity.
 
2007-04-16 10:27:28 AM  
What is this creationism crap?? Evolution, all the way, baby.

/boomer
 
2007-04-16 10:29:47 AM  
You can joke all you want about native americans and the destruction of their false idols,

I am honestly laughing too hard to think of a coherent response to this.
 
2007-04-16 10:31:28 AM  
gilgigamesh: Christian nation founded on Christian values.
oh god why can i never stay out of trouble?
oh come off it, the Founding Fathers paid lip service to religion because they knew that there were as many ignorant yokels who demanded that kind of thing back then as there are now. rome had bread and circuses, we have churches. woo.
you want to be religious, fine, I don't think less of you for it. but stop trying to claim that our way of life is predicated on "christian values." there may be a patina of color on the surface from you people, but it runs about as deep as your understanding of the principles you rail so violently against.
Man, i see myself on a lot of ignore lists after today
 
2007-04-16 10:35:37 AM  
I repeat my previous post:

Wow. Hook, line, sinker.
 
2007-04-16 10:38:09 AM  
FlyingPig: I repeat my previous post:

Wow. Hook, line, sinker.


...bobber, pole, reel, fisherman, and boat.
 
2007-04-16 10:39:30 AM  
Captain_Impavid: stop trying to claim that our way of life is predicated on "christian values." there may be a patina of color on the surface from you people, but it runs about as deep as your understanding of the principles you rail so violently against.
Man, i see myself on a lot of ignore lists after today



Bravo! I for one will not be putting you on an ignore list.
 
2007-04-16 10:40:31 AM  
Netsloth: ...bobber, pole, reel, fisherman, and boat.


Engine, gas, trip to sea, angry wife at home.
 
2007-04-16 10:41:28 AM  
Onker: Bravo! I for one will not be putting you on an ignore list
meh, it isn't the same without my usual partners in crime.
oh well.
 
2007-04-16 10:41:52 AM  
Onker: Engine, gas, trip to sea, angry wife at home.

No sex, long awkward silence, argument, makeup sex.
 
2007-04-16 10:45:13 AM  
Engine, gas, trip to sea, angry wife at home.

Rod no thicker than a man's thumb, posterior of wife, tearful compliance with wifely duties for tired husband.

CHRISTIAN values, people.
 
2007-04-16 10:47:10 AM  
gilgigamesh: Rod no thicker than a man's thumb, posterior of wife, tearful compliance with wifely duties for tired husband.

CHRISTIAN values, people.


see, now you;re being too obvious.
 
2007-04-16 10:48:45 AM  
gilgigamesh: CHRISTIAN values, people.

Well played early on, sir.
 
2007-04-16 10:57:10 AM  
I came here for the evolution debate and instead am now hungry for a fish sandwich.

When's lunch again?
 
2007-04-16 11:01:20 AM  
Captain_Impavid: see, now you;re being too obvious.

Well, you guys fell for his troll even after I subtly pointed it out twice. He really had no other choice at this point.
 
2007-04-16 11:08:48 AM  
FlyingPig: Well, you guys fell for his troll even after I subtly pointed it out twice. He really had no other choice at this point.

read deeper I don't recall falling for anything. its just a slow morning.
 
2007-04-16 02:11:27 PM  
Oh, and for those wondering about generational descriptions:

Baby Boomer - born between 1945 and 1965
Generation X - born between 1965 and 1975
Generation Y - born between 1975 and 1985
Generation Next - born between 1985 and 1995

/your generation may vary
//not valid in Delaware, Rhode Island, and Indiana
///t-t-t-t-t-talking 'bout my gen-gen-generation
 
2007-04-16 02:32:29 PM  
KellyLockhart: Generation Y - born between 1975 and 1985
Generation Next - born between 1985 and 1995


So... I was born in 1985. That makes be Generation NextY!
 
2007-04-16 02:46:58 PM  
oh crap
This might get ugly
 
2007-04-16 03:30:01 PM  
KellyLockhart: /your generation may vary
//not valid in Delaware, Rhode Island, and Indiana
///t-t-t-t-t-talking 'bout my gen-gen-generation


You Sir are wrong. Any good Christian would know that the Baby Boomer Generation began well before WWII ended, and that the Gen X generation lasted until 79.
 
2007-04-16 03:32:28 PM  
Captain_Impavid: oh crap
This might get ugly


You Lose! Towel Off, you're blowing the Floor! Towel Off!
 
2007-04-16 03:45:29 PM  
Evolution fight?

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2007-04-16 04:10:31 PM  
I think we are up to Generation XXL by now.
 
2007-04-16 04:28:19 PM  
gilgigamesh: You can joke all you want about native americans and the destruction of their false idols, but the fact is this is now a Christian nation founded on Christian values. And the loss of those values will have consequences.

If only I could find my favorite "I'm calling shenanigans" image right now...
 
2007-04-16 04:43:26 PM  
Snarfangel: I think we are up to Generation XXL by now.

I though that was the Baby Boomer generation.

/supersize that for me, will ya?
 
2007-04-16 05:05:19 PM  
Captain_Impavid: I don't recall falling for anything.

If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything.
 
2007-04-16 05:05:49 PM  
submitter, that's not how evolution works. Not even slightly.

/sigh
//is science really that hard for people?
 
2007-04-16 05:06:04 PM  
Woo Hooo! This Fark-Liter actually lived in Dover PA during the intellegent design debate....AND VOTED FOR THE I.D. SCHOOLBOARD!

Bwaaaahahaha...doesn't that just piss you off!!!

/absolutely true
//moved down the road...no longer in Dover school dist.
///would still vote for 'em if I could
 
2007-04-16 05:07:17 PM  
As long as they stay at their jobs and keep making their mortgage payments to me on time, I don't care if they believe in Cthulu's grandmother. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to hire a Mexican to protest the war for me.
 
2007-04-16 05:08:26 PM  
*golf clap for the headline*

does this mean gen Y'ers will believe in FSM?
 
2007-04-16 05:09:22 PM  
dumb bastards
 
2007-04-16 05:09:54 PM  
Hahahah! The native american thing was farking classic. Good jorb, gilgigamesh!
 
2007-04-16 05:10:12 PM  
It's Generation Y, morans. Generation Next is no more than a Pepsi marketing campaign from several years ago.

/Dammit! Now I have the Brittany Spears song stuck in my head!
//Damn, you article author!
 
2007-04-16 05:10:56 PM  
While I'm at it, elchip your arguments aren't always lost on everyone. I seem to recall you convincing me of something... It might have had to do with gun control. It was a while ago.
 
2007-04-16 05:11:56 PM  
elchip

Evolution fight?

I doubt it. Unlike the 9/11 threads you get frustrated in, the opposing side in this one seems to be one fellow with an over the top mock argument. It's like that one Onion article where most of the KKK members were reporters.
 
2007-04-16 05:12:13 PM  

>And I blame the decline of burnt sacrifice to Athena on the removal of her temples. It's pretty obvious.



gilgigamesh

You can joke all you want about native americans and the destruction of their false idols,



I considered responding, but the incredible ignorance displayed by that comment made my brain hurt too much. I hope to FSM that was a troll. If it wasn't... *twitch*

 
2007-04-16 05:13:35 PM  
If those generation break downs are right, I feel all dirty.
I was cool with be a gen Xer, but if I'm gen y, I feel like I should go cry or cut myself, maybe demand everything be handed to me without actually working for it.


/what
//to lazy and apathetic to reply
///now, where's my flannel shirt?
 
2007-04-16 05:14:16 PM  
Bugger, that'll teach me to read all the posts before responding. In retrospect, it was a bit too dumb to be real. Well played, sir.
 
2007-04-16 05:14:29 PM  
Evolution? Tzeench approves.
 
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