ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN Discussions (975)

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DNA From Archaic Humans Helped Modern Tibetans Survive High Altitudes

According to a newly released study published in the journal, Nature, many modern Tibetans are carrying a gene (acquired through interbreed…

Started by John Jubinsky

2 Jul 2
Reply by James M. Martin

The Intelligentsia and Skills

Should the acquisition of a skill be a prerequisite for admission to the intelligentsia? I've already decided that only atheists may be ad…

Started by Brian Edward Croner

65 Jul 1
Reply by Luara

Scientists Say Higgs Boson Should Have Collapsed Universe

Results of research by British cosmologists presented today (6-24-14) at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Por…

Started by John Jubinsky

23 Jun 27
Reply by The Devian

Biggest ever dinosaur unearthed in Argentina--a new species of titanosaur

Fossilised bones of a dinosaur that may be the largest creature ever to walk on Earth have been unearthed in Argentina. Based on the dimen…

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden

3 Jun 25
Reply by James M. Martin

Skulls show mixed traits

http://shar.es/MrC0gHominin skulls discovered in a Spanish cave showed a mix of traits from Neanderthals and more primitive human lineages,…

Started by Patricia

3 Jun 24
Reply by John Jubinsky

Rosetta Space Probe is getting nearer to the comet that it is chasing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27926614

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden

2 Jun 24
Reply by Dr. Terence Meaden

4 Out of 10 Americans Say 'God' Created Earth 10,000 Years Ago

A new Gallop poll (a Values and Beliefs Survey) indicates that 4 out of 10 Americans believe 'God' created the Earth and modern humans (ind…

Started by John Jubinsky

43 Jun 20
Reply by The Devian

1,000 year old Arab ship found in Thailand shrimp farm.

Bangkokpost.com A 1,000 year old dhow, a 25 foot long Arab merchant ship made of wooden components stitched with rope, was found buried se…

Started by Sentient Biped

6 Jun 20
Reply by Plinius

Is Stonehenge a giant, prehistoric, musical instrument?

I hope this wasn't already posted and discussed.  I just ran across this info. Gizmodo.com  "If Stonehenge is actually a giant musical ins…

Started by Sentient Biped

6 Jun 19
Reply by Sentient Biped

Origins of violence among humans

Recently there were two articles regarding the long history of violence among humans. Archeology.org  "Researchers claim violence shaped h…

Started by Sentient Biped

3 Jun 17
Reply by king

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