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 Ezra David Rose on August 30, 2011 at 4:10pm
Bachman, the one person who Palin may not even hold a candle to in the world of powerful fu$king stupid. But then again.....
Comment by Marc Draco on August 30, 2011 at 2:30pm

UK broadcaster BBC has amongst its headline today, "The evolution of 9/11 conspiracy theories".

 

How cool would it be for a Michell Bachman to say that evolution was a lie in response to that!

Comment by Ezra David Rose on August 30, 2011 at 1:17pm

@Gerry and Marc:

 

Well yes, the evolution of proteins in its self is the result of natural selection. The proponents of "intelligent design" on the Texas Board of Education tried to make arguments based on similar ideas in order to alter high school text books. Ultimately they embarrassed themselves as usual.

Comment by Marc Draco on August 30, 2011 at 12:19pm

Indeed - this is an interesting theory, Bob. One I've considered many times when pondering why Miller-Ulrey never quite delivered on its promise. How wonderfully ironic if the conditions on Earth were never quite right for abiogenesis - but that pre-life actually formed elsewhere first and just happened to take hold here.

 

I love science, me.

Comment by Bob on August 30, 2011 at 9:21am

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Mr. Gallacher's Evolution of proteins quandary, has heard of or read "Darwin's God" Blog.

 

Then there is the idea of "Strong Panspermia" where protiens came to Earth from outer space

Comment by Marc Draco on August 30, 2011 at 8:32am

Gerry, by |debunk Natural Selection", do you actually mean, debunks creation/creationism?

 

Natural selection is part and parcel of evolution - selection (by survival and inheritance) of the organisms best adapted to the current conditions.

Comment by gerry gallacher on August 30, 2011 at 8:18am
Can anyone give me a heads up on the evolution of protiens please...I know there are very intelligent people here who can simplify this argument that protien evolution debunks natural selaction.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 24, 2011 at 6:24am

This should be required viewing for ALL schoolchildren, but especially for the undergodders in our midst (full-screen, please)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-CkrOuFPZ8&feature=related

Comment by Diego Veríssimo Lakatos on August 9, 2011 at 8:35pm
I made a mistake, the link for the "Rational Society" is www.sociedaderacionalista.org
Comment by Annie Thomas on August 9, 2011 at 5:47pm
I was just trying to find out if James Earl Jones was religious (as I was curious to know if reading the bible aloud would perhaps change his views).  He is just listed in several places as being christian.  More interesting, though, is that after a traumatic adoption at age 5, he developed such a severe stutter that he refused to speak and remained functionally mute until high school.
 

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