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 Terri Harshman on October 24, 2011 at 1:44pm

I will be the first to acknowledge that I do not know everything about anything, but I also know that we as a people know very very very little about anything at all.  It is best, in my opinion again, too keep an open mind and not dismiss something bases on a word "quantum".  It is often overlooked that it not only researches the very small but it also focuses on the very large as well.

 

As one of my favorite sayings go, "Of course science doesn't know everything, otherwise it would stop".

Comment by Park Bierbower on October 24, 2011 at 1:31pm
@ terri, I say this with no disrespect but I see quantum physics invoked too often where it doesnt belong, so I suggest looking up "quantum decoherence"to get a better understanding of why quantum physics does nothing to support claims of "quantum consciousness" or any such notions. More often than not people only hear the exciting and bizarre developments in the field and never gain a proper understanding of the fundamental principals, or even research methods, involved in experimentation. Typically study is done in a near vacuum state so wave functions dont collapse- that is, a state that is almost as unnatural as physically possible. The universe, and our world as we knowit, do not exist in this state, and that is why quantum mechanics isn't evident or prevalent in day to day life. A rule that I go by is that if quantum anything is invoked in an explanation for something other than sub atomic research, it is typically bullshit.
Comment by Navitta Nelson on October 24, 2011 at 1:19pm
I am open to the possibility of negative positive energies.  I know some people that have has some experiences, that leave me wondering.  I haven't had anything happen to me but...I have seen it with other people.   Sometimes, I feel I am an empath, but then I wonder if it's just a case of me being able to read body language really well.  idk.  Sometimes, I meet people and with in a few minute can tell them detailed things that happened to them in their past.  if it's something bad, i feel really sick, if it's something good, I am all joyous.  but, like I said not sure what that's all about.  could be i can read body language really well or something. 
Comment by Terri Harshman on October 24, 2011 at 1:17pm

Boy do I need to watch my typing...lol.

 

There are been - There have been

guite feasable - quite feasable

 

Too funny

 

Comment by Shane Starr on October 24, 2011 at 1:16pm
Exactly my point Terri, you put it into words far better than I could.
Comment by Terri Harshman on October 24, 2011 at 1:09pm

Natalie,

 

I think Shane has a point.  There are been many studies on Global Conscience and quantum theory has had some explanation to this possibility as well.  Quantum physics (Supersymmetry) is composed of two basic units, fermions and bosons (basic particle and basic wave function) and many experiments have been done to explore the idea of Superposition; any one particle can be in multiple locations at the same time.  With this in mind, it is quite possible to share experiences without actually being there as a body.

 

I am not saying that I believe in ghosts and whatnot, but a global or even a shared conscience is, in my opinion, guite feasable.

Comment by Shane Starr on October 24, 2011 at 12:33pm
lol like I said I recognize that possibility
Comment by Natalie A Sera on October 24, 2011 at 12:27pm
Alecks, that's what James Randi and his friends are for. They are quite skilled at exposing hoaxes.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on October 24, 2011 at 12:24pm
Just the words "tapped into their electric circuits" turns on my woo-dar. I'm much more inclined to think you subconsciously know things about them, or that what you are seeing is a hallucination or deceptive image in your own brain having nothing to do with them, but which would be likely coincidences. Even deja-vu has turned out to have a physiological basis. The words "electrical circuits" sounds much more like pseudo-scientific woo than anything to do with reality.
Comment by Alecks Gates on October 24, 2011 at 12:21pm
Wasn't a very convincing video about Ghost Hunters, but it doesn't really matter since I don't take it seriously.  The point about keeping an open mind still stands.  We're on the verge of new science every day and people disregarding it as a load of phooey because it's not "modern" science is just plain ignorant when they don't try to back it up.
 

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