ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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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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The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

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The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago. 16 Replies

Ebola Spreads to U.S.

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky 16 hours ago. 10 Replies

Organic Material Found on Mars

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Patricia on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Pope Says Animals go to Heaven

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Lemual Poot on Wednesday. 24 Replies

Alzheimer's Reversed in Mice

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Loren Miller on Monday. 2 Replies

Pope Says Animals go to Heaven

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Plinius Dec 11. 2 Replies

42,000 Year Old Flute

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Jay Stride Dec 10. 2 Replies

540,000 Year Old Artwork

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Dr. Terence Meaden Dec 9. 15 Replies

Hawking Likes Film on His Life

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 29. 3 Replies

Very Ancient Sharks Teeth Found

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joseph P Nov 29. 3 Replies

Ancient Footprints

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Nov 22. 2 Replies

empathizing–systemizing

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 18. 6 Replies

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Comment by rounder421 on June 3, 2011 at 11:28pm
Thank you for the invite to this group. I look forward to the discussion.
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 16, 2011 at 1:15am
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.
 

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