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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Comment by G Smith on August 9, 2011 at 11:57am
I missed the first episode of the show. Is it a weekly series, and when does it air? Sometimes I feel like Lisa Simpson, and other times I feel like Ralph.
Comment by Marc Draco on August 9, 2011 at 11:42am

I can see it now (imagine Jones intoning this):

 

"I am not your father, Jesus!"

Comment by Joseph P on August 9, 2011 at 11:22am
His voice sounds much more majestic without the filter they pumped it through, for the films.  Watch him in Field of Dreams, or something.
Comment by Joseph P on August 9, 2011 at 11:14am
What about James Earl Jones?  I swear, for the reading of the Bible that he did, they should have marketed it as 'The Bible: as read by the Voice of God'.
Comment by Bob on August 9, 2011 at 10:43am

 

from, The Carl Sagan Portal

yeah..I do..it's the old "argument from authority" .."Arguments from authority carry little weight (in science there are no "authorities"). Carl Sagan Baloney Detection Kit

 

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc - "it happened after so it was caused by" - confusion of cause and effect. Carl Sagan The Demon Haunted World
Comment by Marc Draco on August 9, 2011 at 10:08am

Because WLC is a tit and doesn't understand how "time" works.

 

D'oh!

Comment by Joseph P on August 9, 2011 at 9:46am
Yeah Michael, I've run into this sort of thing several times, in my discussions at work, along with all of the grotesque misunderstandings of Evolution.  The Big Bang is not creation ex nihilo.  It's just an expansion event.
Comment by Joseph P on August 9, 2011 at 9:44am
Not really spam, if it's topical.
Comment by Diego Veríssimo Lakatos on August 8, 2011 at 8:40pm
Hello, sorry for the spam, but it's for a good cause. Along with some friends I'm launching a website called "rational society"(www.sociedaderacional.org). The site is in Portuguese but you can translate the page to the language you wish, and send texts for publication.I invite everyone to visit us. thanks
Comment by Craigart14 on August 8, 2011 at 2:43pm
Exactly.  Science doesn't know everything, but scientists freely admit that while they keep searching.  Religion doesn't know anything, but can't admit it.  So religion tries to dictate science.
 

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