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(New Scientist)   Images of oldest embryos reveals cells caught dividing, providing insight into primitive life from 500 million years ago. Fundamentalists unable to decide whether to protest use of embryos or the evidence of evolution   ( divider line
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2006-10-13 10:09:17 PM  
500 million years is a shiat ton of time.
2006-10-13 10:17:02 PM  
God did that to test us.
2006-10-13 10:55:20 PM  
delux247: God did that to test us.

Wait, is that the party line, or is it that Satan put them there to screw with us?

I can never tell which one they actually claim.
2006-10-13 11:11:39 PM  
delux247: God did that to test us.

Every time I see that it makes me laugh. No kidding. I can see that joke 1000 times and I laugh every time. Kudos to you delux247. You made me laugh.
2006-10-14 03:08:02 AM  
shadesofblack: Wait, is that the party line, or is it that Satan put them there to screw with us?

I can never tell which one they actually claim.

Why can't it be both? Maybe it was a team effort.
2006-10-14 03:31:19 AM  
2006-10-14 04:17:38 AM  
Haha, subby misspelled thousand.

"...primitive life from 5000 years ago..."

Fixed. Flamewar averted, Mission Accomplished.
2006-10-14 07:57:39 AM  
To be totally non-snarky for a moment, it is my belief that the ones God and/or Satan put on earth to test us...are the flat-young-earth-creationists that challenge evolution.

Why? Once again, in big, bold letters:

2006-10-14 08:30:50 AM  
Err... no, no it isn't.

You know what, started to write more... but it's probably not worth the effort.
2006-10-14 08:32:24 AM  
no. its unintelligent design...


2006-10-14 08:40:44 AM  
In a way, how rolled up strings of proteins are able to build living organisms just by connecting stuff together is in itself a small miracle. It boggles the mind to think how it works.
2006-10-14 08:44:40 AM  

I could only agree with that statement if the discoverer(s) of a phenomenon got to claim credit for creating it. And even then, assuming a Judeo-Christian religious standpoint, God didn't design it so he can't be the intelligent designer, so the entire point is mute. But as I said, "if"

Since that ain't the case, I'll just say that your opinion does not hold up to even very liberally applied scientific scrutiny, so will be rejected in a scientific platform (not that Fark is, for what it's worth). However, religiously you have a very widely accepted understanding. But remember, religion and science are two wholly different methods for explaining the same thing. Mixing the two can be volatile. Like combining cement shoes and the east river - putting man in the mix is not encouraged.
2006-10-14 09:27:01 AM  
Intelligent design is a cosmic dice game.

All we are and all we know is just one throw of the bones.
2006-10-14 10:02:16 AM  
delux247: God did that to test us.

Wait, is that the party line, or is it that Satan put them there to screw with us?

I can never tell which one they actually claim.

Actually, I have heard extreme fundamentalists claim that dinosaur bones et. al. were planted by Satan to fool people into believing in evolution.

And these people want to have more control over science education in our country.

/it was sure nice living in a first world country
2006-10-14 10:04:39 AM  

Evolution is a natural process, a feature of this universe, but there's no evidence that there's any intelligence behind it.

Or are you trying to redefine God as "the natural laws of the universe", in which case God ceases to exist.
2006-10-14 10:08:32 AM  
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2006-10-14 12:06:02 PM  
Major Thomb

So Bevets is a fatty? Huh, I always thought of him as a skinny guy. :-)
2006-10-14 12:35:21 PM  
Intelligent design is a made up fairly tale stinking pile of crap that the theists came up with to discredit science at it's foundation. Accepting intelligent design means stop asking why because when you get to the hard questions you can just opt out with a simple "it's god's will" and bam! your done.
2006-10-14 01:49:32 PM  

ID is poor science, but how do you know it is a stinking pile of crap? Can you prove it wrong?
2006-10-14 02:58:33 PM  
Steve132: The fact that ID can't be proven wrong makes it a stinking pile mountain of crap.
2006-10-14 03:21:43 PM  

I know you mean well, but you couldn't be more wrong. One of the most important features of biological evolution is that it is undirected and reactive.
2006-10-14 05:04:49 PM  

Actually what you said above isn't entirely true either. Mutation, etc aren't directed but Natural selection most definitely does impose a direction to evolution itself. But hey evolution itself is pretty hard to define succinctly since it encompasses so much work and theory.
2006-10-14 09:05:53 PM  
God can sit on a cone.
2006-10-15 02:18:29 AM  
i had a very religious person tell that god made the world old on purpose when he made it.....i just looked at them and blinked i had no response to that
2006-10-16 04:34:44 AM  
That's pretty old. I bet they didn't have TV.
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