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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for June 18, 2012

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    Aussie Down Under  over 6 years ago

    Another conspiracy theory. But where’s the grassy knoll?

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    Basqueian  over 6 years ago

    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

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    revisages  over 6 years ago

    until you get abducted

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    revisages  over 6 years ago

    biology is the alternate explanation

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Well, it does explain Exodus.

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    cajuncrusher  over 6 years ago

    Ah, The Celestials theory.

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    WillardMBaker  over 6 years ago

    Actually the Earth was used as a penal colony for the criminally insane much as Australia was used by Great Britain. Our ‘civilization’ is the descendant of that colony.

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    But Jesus still went around burying dinosaur bones, right? And I forget, was Jesus a Neanderthal man, or a Homo sapiens?

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    The blackboard explanation is a design, and is just as intelligent as any other cockamamie explanation I’ve ever heard……but I understand that some people are evolving on this issue…..

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    I can’t think of any Neanderthal jokes….anybody got one? How many Neanderthals does it take to replace a light bulb? Just one to say, “Wut is litebolb?”

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    Randy B Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Teach the (imaginary) controversy!

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    Bender_Sastre  over 6 years ago

    As one who is religious and scientific, I must say that science gets rather conjectural around the edges, and those edges sound no more provable than religion’s tenements. Anything experiments regarding evolution that have been explained to me could also be taken as proof that life could have been created on purpose.

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    Bender_Sastre  over 6 years ago

    Your mileage may vary.

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    John Davis  over 6 years ago

    Somewhere right now Erich von Däniken is wiping a grateful tear from his eye.

    He told us so in 1968.

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    Pharmakeus Ubik  over 6 years ago

    Saying the design is intelligent doesn’t make it a good design.

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    JohnnyDiego, so did the covers of YES albums….

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Bender, nobody cares who or what caused it! That can only be conjecture at this point in our evolution. We’re still working on the “How” and get all kinds of crap for doing it, too, I might add….Truth is the only goal. I will concede that modern physics is a bit speculative, however…….

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    The history of our biological development is pretty much nailed down…

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    vwdualnomand  over 6 years ago

    isn’t that the whole premise of the ancient aliens series of the history channel. and, it is much better than those idiots who think that the flintstones is a documentary.

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    tripwire45  over 6 years ago

    Isn’t this what all scientists believe? ;-)

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    Linguist  over 6 years ago

    " Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life left on this planet. "

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    edward thomas Premium Member over 6 years ago

    if you want tio claim intelligent design, you have to first define intelligence! this falls under the category “be careful what you wish for!”

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 6 years ago

    They keep saying that Intelligent Design isn’t thinly disguised Creationism, but if you don’t postulate a being functionally equivalent to God, then SOMEBODY Evolved naturally, which ID says can’t happen.

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    John Davis  over 6 years ago

    I’m still wondering why it’s so important…

    Big scientific breakthroughs have invariably been achieved through ambitious open-ended inquiry, although results may not be immediately evident.

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    Linguist  over 6 years ago

    Good point. Perhaps, I was a bit hasty.Back to the Mother Ship!

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    zoidknight  over 6 years ago

    It was declared politically incorrect.

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    k_aplin  over 6 years ago

    uh, i don’t see the Flying Spaghetti Monster in there anywhere

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    PShaw0423  over 6 years ago

    Some people evolve, and the comments here devolve….

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Arthur Clarke short story from many years ago…. aliens are scouting Earth, but quickly cross it off the list as having no future possibilities. Back at home the boss alien asks why? The scouts report, because they test nuclear weapons in the atmosphere….Yes, folks, we really did.

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    jimcos  over 6 years ago

    Aliens, eh? Well… where did THEY come from? Originally?The bottom line is that you WILL have faith. You will have faith in whatever answer you choose to believe. But since NEITHER side will ever be proven 100%, you will have to take that jump of faith on your own. Choose wisely.

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    ossiningaling  over 6 years ago

    I have faith that some things can never be known.

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    Smoocher  over 6 years ago

    This guy is great !

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    BluePumpkin  over 6 years ago

    Personally, I find it mind blowing that scientific data supports the theory that there has to be another planet out there that is like earth, that has intelligent life, and they’re probably wondering what other life is out in the universe too – if they don’t know already. (However, I don’t believe in alien abductions)

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    Raygun  over 6 years ago

    Yes, Wiley should have drawn the ape and the alien monolith as an homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey. But for those who have not seen this great movie, maybe the flying saucer and brain-ray is better.

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    bransom  over 6 years ago

    If our scientists are so smart, how come they are still not able to bring life to a non-living thing, create real artificial intelligence, find the missing link, or explain why evolution has ceased to occur? And you scoff at God?

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    M Peach Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Well I hope the School Board is satisfied now.

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    LingeeWhiz  over 6 years ago

    But God created the alien if he exists.

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    Jim_in_CT  over 6 years ago

    Genius, Wiley! Pure genius!

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    glendakan  over 6 years ago

    God and the Bible belong in church, not in schools. And who says evolution has stopped? Nothing evolved overnight. Look back in a few hundred years.

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    yimhere  over 6 years ago

    At least 3 dozen state legislatures would likely vote in favor of teaching this in the classroom……

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    iantheevil  over 6 years ago

    Brian Ransom – artificial bacteria have been created, evolution is very definitely still happening and being observed, and many of the “missing links” have been found and more are being found all the time (there is no single key missing link). Computer science is a long way from artificial intelligence still but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. As far as an earlier comment about why it is important – for example, a lot of our medical technology is based on evolution. Not to mention agricultural science. Really all of modern biology is dependent on evolution.

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    tigre1  over 6 years ago

    evolving slowly…

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    HighPriestMikhal Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Well, he did insist on alternative theories. Maybe he should have been more specific about which one.

    Is that Lars from Mars’ people?

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    Linguist  over 6 years ago

    That’s where I got it from. Moved from Colorado to Arizona in the 70’s to escape the Californians. Unfortunately, they followed.Had the “other” bumper sticker on my truck.LOL

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 6 years ago

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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    richardj  over 6 years ago

    I would naturally select the alien space ray explanation.

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    prrdh  over 6 years ago

    Perhaps that having used the brains He gave us to the best of our meager ability, and accepted whatever conclusions they led us to no matter how emotionally unsatisfying, we should be admitted to His presence for eternity. Which leaves open to question what He will say to those who repudiated His gift and instead slavishly followed those who claimed to be able to satisfy their cravings for facile certitudes.

    ’Pascal’s bet’ is an intellectual crock. As perhaps the greatest mathematician of probability who ever lived, he was the last person you would expect to do such a sloppy job of partitioning a probability space. But of course his Jansenism made him incapable of conceiving of a God who didn’t regard unthinking belief in Himself as the only virtue.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Two Neanderthal walked into a bar: because evolution hadn’t raised it yet.

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    wes tnt  over 6 years ago

    hey-seus was definitely a homo sapien since it was only 2k years ago. what alternate explanation are they referring to?

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    Kali39  over 6 years ago

    But this doesn’t explain why there are so many morons in the world. The real answer is that God needs something to do when the cable goes out. :-)

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    Spyderred  over 6 years ago

    These alternative theories are the fantasies of people so lazy they would rather just “believe” something rather than learn or worse, know reality.

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Wuz and sammysock, I was thinking more along the lines of HIM saying, “Ha! You guys crack me up. Let’s go have a beer. Vinny, watch the gate, k?….BTW, guys, remember, this is heaven. Anything you want…… Oh, look, here’s our waitresses now….Great ladies all…Hey, remember that time you were talking to Flanders and you said….”

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    acesover  over 6 years ago

    There are 3 choices:

    1. All civilizations have gone extinct before becoming advanced enough to simulate our ancestors.

    2.  All civilizations advanced enough to simulate our ancestors had absolutely no interest in doing so and therefore did not.

    3. At least some civilizations advanced enough to simulate our ancestors did so and thus we are almost certainly simulations.

    http://philosophybites.com/2011/08/nick-bostrom-on-the-simulation-argument.html 

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    aircraft-engineer  over 6 years ago

    all you need to do is look at Grover, Beck, Boehner and their ilk to see that.

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    aircraft-engineer  over 6 years ago

    it all has to do with TAXES – NOTHING ELSE!

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    aircraft-engineer  over 6 years ago

    nah – they all deal with the myth of the belief system…

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    aircraft-engineer  over 6 years ago

    usually ‘101’ represents an intro COLLEGE course. THEY aren’t interested in the BS associated with ID or “creation myths”, rather just being involved with the mechanics of evolution (unless, of course, it’s somewhere like “Liberty” – do they even HAVE a science department?)

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    Alms4Thorby  over 6 years ago

    If intelligent design was involved this makes more sense than Genesis.

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    Vonne Anton  over 6 years ago

    Boring story to follow, but I hope it makes a point: My parents taught me a lot about the Bible, enough to make me eager to ask questions. Then public school taught me evolution theory (not much detail, just assertions), which made me eager to ask questions. So I studied detailed evolution as thoroughly as I studied the Bible. Ended up convinced evolution cannot be true, but that’s not the point. The point is this: teach anything you want in school; parents can teach anything they want at home; trust the student to be smart enough to ask questions, learn, and form their own conclusions.

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    Intophaloblue  over 6 years ago

    Have to say, it’s as good a theory as any other. Although i do believe that Mr WillardMBaker is onto something.

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    Bill Chapman  over 6 years ago

    It’s Blasphemy! The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the greatest and the ever TASTY!

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    lin4869 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Good point…

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    How ironic – at the end, we attack our creators with a missile.

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    revisages  over 6 years ago

    yeah, and history departments. oh, and social science halls.literature, pretty much all the arts.i guess mostly anything professional, using classical languagewhich those of us who aren’t culture war casualties like yourselfare aware are fields</> employing the sophistication of biblical languageyou know, the greek of medicine, latin of the law…

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    sacqueboutier  over 6 years ago

    Where’s the guy with the funny hair?

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    sacqueboutier  over 6 years ago

    Oh…and the lisp.

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