Mike Schneider

Naperville, IL, United States

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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
how important is the idea of preserving endangered species?
"Our planet is an Island, new genetic information will not magically show up"- this is a perfect argument. you are absolutely correct in this. I find it ridiculous that our government is taking away tremendous amounts of funding to programs that are saving this life saving species. however do you believe that these species are all interconnected as in one extiction may be the downfall to the grand ecosystem that is the world or are the organisms of our planet able to adapt like they have for billions of years. maybe phytoplankton are just the current source of food. species die off all the time. and their predators adapt.
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
The evolution theory & religion
Christophe I Did not mean to offend you. I simply find it interesting how some people believe the world began. what started us all and how we have come to be. I am in no way a superscientist like Darwin so I apologize but i have to decline the challenge to compose the 1500 word essay but i did find some interesting quotes. Charles Darwin “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.” Charles Darwin in The Origin of the Species: “Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory.” "[men attain] a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can women—whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands. If two lists were made of the most eminent men and women in poetry, painting, sculpture, music (inclusive of both composition and performance), history, science, and philosophy, with half-a-dozen names under each subject, the two lists would not bear comparison. We may also infer, from the law of the deviation from averages, so well illustrated by Mr. Galton, in his work on "Hereditary Genius" that . . . the average of mental power in man must be above that of women (Darwin, 1896:564). you cant trust everything that man says Science is based upon facts and darwin did a great job in proving horizontal evolution, and also did a great job providing a theory of vertical evolution. But it is just a theory with little to no evidence at all. Nicholas has some very smart words here but still one sided. neither side is being proven right nor wrong
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
how important is the idea of preserving endangered species?
These are tremendously important points to save the organisms that we have caused to be endangered on our planet. however You base your argument on Vertical evolution, which has not been proven quite yet so there may never be a greater intelligence reached by these seemingly unimportant species of our planet. Keystone species are no doubt important to the world but there are very many other privatized species that hold a very small part in our world only dominating and effecting a small and insignificant niche. are these truely that important. is some beetle somewhere worth the money. I agree that they in fact are and the new government cuts on the recourses of many of these organizations that protect the worlds endangered species are very ill advised. But maybe they were smart in doing so.
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
how important is the idea of preserving endangered species?
I do agree that we do have many humanistic flaws and should focus on saving ourselves before we save the worlds animals but do you think that some species may have a very high value in our life. A great number of medical discoveries have been made by exploring plant and animal species in the amazon and many other areas of the world. there may possibly be some kind of insect or rare fish that produces a protein that could kill cancer cells. Do you think that its worth the time and money ?
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
The evolution theory & religion
Derek I agree that my logic is one-sided and i apologize for that I will attempt to show both sides of the argument. However I also believe that our court of law provide guilty people to often with the gift of innocence. most tried in court are being tried for good reason. My good reasons to "place on trial" this theory of evolution is the lack of evidence. What evidence does evolution have to help there argument? ~~here are some examples of the half human half ape evidence Ramapithecus – Now classified an extinct ape by most evolutionists Australopiithecus (Lucy)--Though overzealously manipulated by earlier evolutionists, more recent study places australopithecus in the ape family not in the lineage of modern man. Evolutionist/ paleontologist Professor Joseph Weiner: “The first impression given by all the skulls from the different populations of Australopiithecus is of a distinctly ape-like creature . . . The ape-like profile of Australopiithecus is so pronounced that its outline can be superimposed on that of a female chimpanzee with remarkable closeness of fit. In this respect and also in the lack of chin and in possession of strong supra-orbital ridges, Australopiithecus stands in strong contrast to modern (man) Homo sapiens.” Homo Hablis- Has now been determined by Doctors Albert W. Mehlert, Paul Lysen, and Duane Gish to be another Australopitheline more on the order of a chimpanzee or orangutan. “It is overwhelmingly like that Lucy was no more than a variety of pygmy chimpanzee.” Sinanthropus –‘Peking Man’ - This highly speculative find is now thought to be a now extinct variety of ape hunted and eaten in China by humans. All bones were “lost” in the early 1940’s Nebraska Man: -Though published widely as a missing link and used as pro-evolution evidence in the famous “monkey trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, this fraud was later discovered to have been totaltotally conjured from a wild pig’s tooth now extinct in North America and living currently in parguay
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
The evolution theory & religion
"evolution theory is the most plausible explanation for how life evolved (sic) here on earth. It has no serious rivaling theories that corresponds better with the facts." Please state some "Facts" to back this argument. your are presenting the theory alone without backing evidence. if it is fact based upon science please show some science in the argument to provide for a adequate discussion.
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
The evolution theory & religion
Noah’s flood (approximately 3,000-3,500 B.C.) was a world-wide catastrophe, unparalleled in the earth’s history. Instantly, trillions of tons of mud, all vegetation and all animal life were tumultuously overturned as the water channels from under the earth and the water canopy above the earth collided to cover the earth with water for one year to the extent of covering the tallest mountains by 15 cubits. (Gen. 7:11-20) After one year of flooding and terrestrial cataclysm (and perhaps shifting continents) the mountains were raised and the valleys lowered as the earth, oceans, mountains, canyons, plains, and prairies we know today were formed. God told Noah to make the ark “300 cubits (300 times the distance from elbow to tip of forefinger) by fifty cubits by 30 cubits.” Genesis 6:15. At a conservative measurement of 17.5 inches per cubit, the ark would have been 437.5 feet by 72.92 feet by 43.75 feet, giving a total volume of 1,396,000 feet. That’s equal to 10 freight lines of 52 boxcars each. Two of every air-breathing animal in the world today could be housed adequately in half of that space . Noah, his sons, (and perhaps hired men) built the ark in 120 years. (Genesis 6;3) God caused the animals to “come unto Noah” (migrate) much like the inexplicable ability of a tiny monarch butterfly of today that can fly from a designated tree in American’s northwest to a designated tree in Mexico ina time span extending over four generations.
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
The evolution theory & religion
Personally I believe there has to be at least some truth to the theory of evolution. Probably not the idea of vertical Evolution, but definitely horizontal evolution (Natural selection within species). The process for a swimming fish to become a lizard must take trillions of minute changes and many failed attempts. For this theory of Vertical evolution to be true In our Earths Crust there must be more than those trillions and trillions of changes recorded in our fossil record. there must be a half lizard half bird somewhere to show that the lizard became the bird. there is none. I am no way stating that All of Darwin's theory is wrong but I think scientist and Darwinists throughout the world must realize that without evidence the theory is brain dead. Mainly our imagination. Now with religion we see something very different. First of the bible. God never said "I will create man and man shall create big book and people shall follow". however when people began recording our worlds history they wrote it down in there own books, priest and kings and wisemen were the only literate people of that time period. and many of them were in fact corrupt, demanding money for the church to "buy a better spot in heaven". So not all of the bible may be perfectly true because it was in fact made by man and man is not perfect. however that is were faith steps in our faith is rooted in the belief that the words of the bible will not lead us to do anything that is unmoral. so the teachings are all accountable of there morality. which is true there is nothing unmoral in the bible. the facts in the bible are also quite outsdanding. take for example Noah and the arc which many believe to be some ridiculous fairy tale -next comment-
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Mike Schneider
Posted about 4 years ago
Why don't people believe in God?
This is the brilliance of God though. the gift of free will. To choose and make decisions is the extreme love of God. without the ability to choose write or wrong he would have just made a bunch of robots. God Created man and gave him ways to respect and love him. He did everything out of love, god gave people the opportunity to disown him and to rebel and to choose evil in which he himself created. you sit and complain about people suffering, but in reality everyone has opportuninty to achieve happiness and see the joy in everyday life THROUGH god. complaining about rape and murder isnt helping anybody. and if evolution were to be true then the best of all human people would be those who rape and kill to produce more offspring and abandon their young. those who produce the most babies and kill off the other weaker people are those better fit to survive. yet love and compassion has been a huge trait in human society and our own evolvation from barbaric times to now. I believe that most Atheists and those who do not choose to believe in God either do not see the enormous truth in all the facts and truth or have been extremely misguided by the theory of evolution. It is not that hard to look up at the night sky and realize that no explosion created such a perfectly fine tuned universe. the beauty in everyday life cannot just be created by vertical evolution and natural selection. Although the first law of thermodynamics clearly states that all matter in the universe remains constant, the second law of thermodynamics states that over time all matter moves from a state of order to a state of disorder. Atheistic evolutionists cling to the theory that some 15-20 billion years ago an unexplained large explosion from an infinitesimal subatomic particle defied not only the first law and the second law, but every law of science and logic, and created a perfectly ordered solar system and planet earth, intricately well suited for life of the highest order. look around.