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Sidewalker
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4/8/2014 4:48:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 4:51:50 AM, Smithereens wrote:
Against a knowledgeable debater or strong debater. Any frequenters to the science forum keen?

What position are you taking?
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4/8/2014 4:50:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 4:48:21 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 4/8/2014 4:51:50 AM, Smithereens wrote:
Against a knowledgeable debater or strong debater. Any frequenters to the science forum keen?

What position are you taking?

Yes, I may be interested, depending on the details.
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4/9/2014 8:58:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I did plan to, but life has its way of blocking me. Sorry, I can't. However, I know that many here are very good at debating evolution.
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4/9/2014 9:02:28 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 4:51:50 AM, Smithereens wrote:
Against a knowledgeable debater or strong debater. Any frequenters to the science forum keen?

Also, a better way to do this would be to start one and make it impossible to accept. That will ensure dozens of takers; one or two of them may even be good debaters.
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4/9/2014 9:31:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I might be interested, depending on the resolution being debated. I am an AP Biology student, so I have sufficient enough knowledge to have a proper discussion or debate on The theory of evolution.
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4/9/2014 12:05:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I would be willing to debate something along the lines of "Creation can explain the data as well as evolution can."

Admittedly this resolution is a little broad (what data?), but the intention is to keep the debate focussed on the merits of Creation and evolution, rather than on small and meaningless alleged flaws of evolutionary theory which have been discussed ad nauseam. More specifically, I'm interested in the Creationist argument that homologies are explained by a common designer as well as they are explained by evolution, and hence data often presented as evidence for evolution can also be presented as evidence for Creation.
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4/9/2014 12:07:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/9/2014 12:05:10 PM, Enji wrote:
I would be willing to debate something along the lines of "Creation can explain the data as well as evolution can."

Admittedly this resolution is a little broad (what data?), but the intention is to keep the debate focussed on the merits of Creation and evolution, rather than on small and meaningless alleged flaws of evolutionary theory which have been discussed ad nauseam. More specifically, I'm interested in the Creationist argument that homologies are explained by a common designer as well as they are explained by evolution, and hence data often presented as evidence for evolution can also be presented as evidence for Creation.

To clarify, I'm assuming you're still a Creationist and would be taking the Pro side of this resolution.
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4/10/2014 3:38:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/8/2014 4:48:21 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 4/8/2014 4:51:50 AM, Smithereens wrote:
Against a knowledgeable debater or strong debater. Any frequenters to the science forum keen?

What position are you taking?

I'll take an anti-evolutionary approach.
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Smithereens
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4/10/2014 3:40:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/9/2014 12:05:10 PM, Enji wrote:
I would be willing to debate something along the lines of "Creation can explain the data as well as evolution can."

Admittedly this resolution is a little broad (what data?), but the intention is to keep the debate focussed on the merits of Creation and evolution, rather than on small and meaningless alleged flaws of evolutionary theory which have been discussed ad nauseam. More specifically, I'm interested in the Creationist argument that homologies are explained by a common designer as well as they are explained by evolution, and hence data often presented as evidence for evolution can also be presented as evidence for Creation.

I'm more interested in evolution than creation. And your resolution is not broad at all with some simply definitions.
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4/10/2014 5:48:21 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/10/2014 3:38:45 AM, Smithereens wrote:
At 4/8/2014 4:48:21 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 4/8/2014 4:51:50 AM, Smithereens wrote:
Against a knowledgeable debater or strong debater. Any frequenters to the science forum keen?

What position are you taking?

I'll take an anti-evolutionary approach.

"Anti-evolutionary" is an interesting term, I'd certainly be willing and able to debate you.

I assure you it won't be your typical evolution debate, could be an easy win for you too since I tend to hack off both sides of this contrived conflict.

I'm qualified, knowledgeable about both sides of the conflict, I'll be arguing that there is nothing to be "anti-evolutionary" about, and you might even learn something.
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