Up for Debate: Super Tuesday predictions

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 12:46am

What are your predictions in the GOP primaries on Super Tuesday? Who will be the big winner nationally? Who will win Tennessee? Can you predict the order in which the GOP candidates will finish statewide?

72 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 3:26

I don't think it takes more faith to believe in spontaneous life, just rational thought.

The only evidence in support of the creator delusion is that our highly evolved brains try to associate every effect to a cause. It's no different than the geocentric model of the universe. Primitive minds create primitive ideas.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 3:30

I heard a Christian radio show this morning...the articulate and passionate pastor was ripping Mormonism as a heretical cult...he did not mince his words....that sort of hate speech is venomous....Mitt will have a very difficult time getting the Christian evangelical's vote.

The radio pastor took stuff out of the Book of Mormon and ripped it like he was ripping the Quran....explosive stuff.... the hate-mongering, microphone-manning minister claimed that according to Mormon dogma, Jesus and Satan are brothers....is that right? Somebody has to put that question to the Mitt on national TV....deer in the headlights?

The Jews must get a kick out of watching the gentile followers of a man they consider to have been a Jewish heretic calling each other "heretics". The term, "useful idiots" comes to mind.

By: brrrrk on 3/6/12 at 3:32

BenDover said

"Atheism requires more faith than to believe in a creator. Life bootstrapped itself out of the mud?"

Right, and the world was created by a being who has no beginning and no end. At least atheism can sit on the same shelf as reason.... whereas religion belongs on the shelf with Zeus, Thor, and the Easter Bunny.

By: brrrrk on 3/6/12 at 3:35

Another good line I heard from Eddie Izzard.....

I don't believe in religions. I believe in philosophies... with some good ideas, and mostly bad ones.

By: brrrrk on 3/6/12 at 3:37

Loner said

"Brrrrk, did you predict the order of finish in TN? Let's hear it."

Frankly, I've given up trying to figure out what goes on in the minds of people who can't even navigate a four-way stop.

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 3:39

Well Dawkins... the world acclaimed expert on origins gives creation a 1 in 70 shot of being true. I'd guess statistics play into all of that reason you claim, brrrrk. Ever buy a lottery ticket? Do you bother with car or life insurance? These everyday stats are much less likely than 1 in 70... lol.

By: brrrrk on 3/6/12 at 3:44

BenDover said

"Well Dawkins... the world acclaimed expert on origins gives creation a 1 in 70 shot of being true. I'd guess statistics play into all of that reason you claim, brrrrk. Ever buy a lottery ticket? Do you bother with car or life insurance? These everyday stats are much less likely than 1 in 70... lol."

Uh..... so?

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 3:54

I see, Ben....Dawkin. The guy is now hedging his bet....why not?

The idea that life on earth had extraterrestrial origins has a lot going for it. A life-bearing planet could have "seeded" the earth and perhaps other planets, by way of hardy spores that hitch-hiked a ride on a meteorite that was created as a result of a collision with another celestial body, such as a comet or asteroid, and that life-bearing celestial body.

Pieces of the earth have been periodically ejected into space for many millions of years now...the earth may be seeding life elsewhere in the galaxy.

A few spores arriving on a livable but an uninhabited virgin planet could have a profound, dramatic and relatively sudden effect on such a world.

But the hitch-hiking spore theory theory still begs the question, where did life on the seed-bearing planet come from?

I do not buy the idea that a male Hebrew God created all the creatures and plants that now exist on this planet during the original Creation event...the fossil record does not agree with the Genesis account....I go with the hard evidence, not time-honored myth.

By: BenDover on 3/6/12 at 4:01

Neither does the fossil record agree with the Darwin account, Loner. Many Christians see the book of Genesis as, at least in part, allegory... as with other parts of the bible.

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 4:09

Let's see, gdiafante - Evidence; Something that makes another thing evident; indication; sign. Something that tends to prove, ground for belief.

In law: Something legally presented before a court, as a statement of a witness, an object, etc.

Opinion: A belief not based on absolute certainty or positive knowledge but on what seems true, valid, or probable to one's own mind.

Now, I'll admit, I base my opinion on Barack Obama's autobiography, which to me is evidence he is in the Oval Office illegally.

Are you calling him a liar?

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 4:10

A 1 in 70 chance that the Genesis myth is true? Sounds like Professor Dawkins pulled that number out of his astrological brown hole.

I suspect the man is either pulling our legs, or he's lost some critical aspect of his renowned reasoning ability. These super-egg-heads walk the line between genius and madness...Dawkins may have crossed the line?

By: gdiafante on 3/6/12 at 4:17

Now, I'll admit, I base my opinion on Barack Obama's autobiography, which to me is evidence he is in the Oval Office illegally.

In other words, you have no evidence, just opinion. This topic is over, you lose.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 4:24

Ben sez: "Neither does the fossil record agree with the Darwin account, Loner. "

Really? Is Ben getting his paleontology "facts" from the Institute for Creation Science?

I am not aware of any major discrepancies between Darwin's theory of evolution and the fossil record....sure, there are anomalies, outliers and missing pieces of the puzzle, but most scientists agree that, on this planet, higher forms of life evolved form lower forms of life.

So, the old "allegory" fudge factor comes into play...not all of the Bible is the literal word of God...some is the actual truth and some is allegory...a narrative that illustrates a truth, in a symbolic, spiritual and/or mystical, metaphysical manner?

Seems like "allegory" is the deus ex machina for those who argue that the Judeo-Christian Bible is God's one and only "true word" to mankind on planet earth.

"Allegory" is a euphemism for BS?

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 4:34

Hey, we missed 4:20? I'm observing the Kum-Ba-Yah ritual now....

From Genesis 1:11: "...and the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed...and God saw that it was good"....liberate God's medicine!

By: bfra on 3/6/12 at 4:48

yogi just doesn't understand English:
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In a stunning development one day after the release of Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing run of the book, as well as announcing an offer to refund the purchase price to anyone who has already bought either a hard copy or electronic download of the book.

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/jerome-corsi-birther-book-5765410#ixzz1oNbF1eDh

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 4:50

"...In another stunning development, "yogi" put his pants on, one leg at a time...."

By: yogiman on 3/6/12 at 4:50

Sorry, gdiafante,

Are you calling me a fool for taking Barack Obama as an honest man of his word? Unlike you, I believe him by what he wrote about himself in his autobiography.

Consequently, I used his own writing to make my opinion which I then used as evidence from a man writing the truth about himself.

And you're calling the man a liar? Then, by what part of his autobiography are you calling him a liar?

By: dargent7 on 3/6/12 at 4:52

Loner: Stephen Hawking isn't a Cosmotologist. But I do hear he gives a great facial.

By: Loner on 3/6/12 at 5:25

"Cosmetologist rolls into a gay piano bar....."

By: Kosh III on 3/6/12 at 6:22

LONER:

"“I will preach on the plurality of Gods… I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods.” —Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 37

“By definition, exaltation includes the ability to procreate the family unit throughout eternity. This our Father in heaven has power to do. His marriage partner is our mother in heaven. We are their spirit children, born to them in the bonds of celestial marriage… For as we have a Father in heaven, so also we have a Mother there, a glorified, exalted, ennobled Mother.”

And yes, Lucifer and Jesus are "spirit-brothers"

4mormon.org

exmormon.org

By: parnell3rd on 3/7/12 at 8:53

It does not matter who wins the GOP nomination. The only things that matters is who raises the most money to spread the most lies. The corruption in DC will continue unless the have a moment of clartity and vote for term limits. The lawmakers are "above the law."

By: parnell3rd on 3/8/12 at 7:52

@brrrrk, really? still bringing up the 2000 election? How easy it is to forget that if Al Gore had won his home state of Tennessee, he did not need Florida. Or did we cheat here too? hehehehehehe!!!!