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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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Comment by Eternauta on May 15, 2011 at 9:00pm
My fellow conspirators,

Here's an interesting article I came across today. Apologies if it was already posted here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/15/stephen-hawking-inter...
Comment by carl on May 11, 2011 at 1:16am
evolution, effect of a single mans obsession. wonderful!
Comment by Alice on April 13, 2011 at 4:46pm

Suffering causes us to change our memes.

 

Suffering is an indication that something isn’t working.

 

Mass suffering is the drive for social / cultural / political revolution.

 

Suffering drives us to find solutions that work.

 

Ignorance is believing that using utopian ideals to design a new system will release us from our suffering.

 

The Industrial revolution is a good example of how a new system evolved that worked – without utopian ideals to design a new system.

Comment by Dustin Mark Rogers on April 13, 2011 at 1:09pm
to suffer is to seek away out of such suffering for your self as well as for others. I personally  learn from mistakes and when suffering I certainly seek to find a way to relieve such suffering, which in in turn  betters my state of existence.
Comment by Dustin Mark Rogers on April 13, 2011 at 1:04pm
not to mention stem cell research and genomics
Comment by Dustin Mark Rogers on April 13, 2011 at 1:01pm

if you look at history you will see that nietzche is right.

vaccines, GE Foods, solar/wind power, space exploration, social/cultural revolutions, pasteurization, evolution.

Comment by Brent on April 13, 2011 at 9:09am
I've always wanted to respond to Nietzsche. I guess my opportunity is now: Whatever else it may provide, it should also be said that great suffering produces, well ... great suffering.
Comment by Dustin Mark Rogers on April 13, 2011 at 1:53am
it seems as though today is quote day, so I figured i would throw up a few of my favorites on the wall.
Comment by Dustin Mark Rogers on April 13, 2011 at 1:50am

Friedrich Nietzsche   

I have given a name to my pain, and call it "dog".
Comment by Dustin Mark Rogers on April 13, 2011 at 1:48am

Friedrich Nietzsche 

The discipline of suffering, of great suffering - do you not know that it is this discipline alone that has produced all the elevations of humanity so far?
 

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