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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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Evolution is a FACT, not a theory.

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L'homme "blanc" n'existe en Europe que depuis 6500 BC

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ORIGIN OF ATHEIST PRIDE

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Chimps Seen Making and Using Spears

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Why sex? The evolution of sex

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Scientists Say not all Traits are Directly from DNA

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Coffee Lowers Risk of Liver Cancer

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Ice Age Floods - Columbia River Basalt Group

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Mar 27. 5 Replies

2.8 million year old jaw

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Mar 25. 22 Replies

Pill Makes People More Compassionate

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Mystery of strange mammals

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Comment by leveni on January 6, 2012 at 5:37pm

Hi Alecks,

The only thing I despise more than intolerant religious people is intolerant non-religious people, usually because they feel more entitled to themselves.

Sounds like something Oscar Wilde would say.

Comment by Marx on January 6, 2012 at 3:19pm
Chimpanzees seem to know what's on other chimps' minds.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/dec/29/chimpanzee-chimps-min...

Sorry. I cannot seem to figure out how to post the link, so I just copied and pasted the url. I found this to be an interesting article about how chimps may be able to know what is on other chimp's minds. Could they possess theory of mind?
Comment by Joseph P on January 6, 2012 at 2:44pm
You can turn off those notifications, but it's an all or nothing proposition.
Comment by Alecks Gates on January 6, 2012 at 2:41pm
*SIGH*

The worst part is, the I can't even disable email notifications! I always end up with a flooded email inbox from silly things like this.
Comment by Troy Gorsline on January 6, 2012 at 1:56pm

Good point.

I am officially done with the discussion.

This topic would prob. be better served in another group.

I do apologize. I got wrapped up and lost focus.

Comment by Kyu on January 6, 2012 at 1:54pm
In all fairness, Patricia, this is the first time I've seen a person of Charles's nature here on A/N. He is not indicative of the quality people I've found here.
Comment by Troy Gorsline on January 6, 2012 at 1:54pm

My princilples are the armor that protect me from falling prey to the hate you espose.

To answer your question: Education.

Education is the best weapon against ignorance. Our reason and believe in science and what we can prove is what brought us here. To give that up due to monsters of this planet only allow them victory.

Comment by matthew greenberg on January 6, 2012 at 1:54pm

there are lots of good discussions listed above, but it seems the comment wall has been hijacked from an escapee from a mental ward.  if there is a moderator for this group it may be time to take action. 

Comment by Kyu on January 6, 2012 at 1:51pm
I am perfectly cognizant of the world I live in, painfully so. But stooping to the mentality and tactics of those mired in religious thought is abhorrent to me. I hold myself to a higher standard. Violence brings violence, never peace or understanding.
Comment by Troy Gorsline on January 6, 2012 at 1:34pm

We all lost loved ones on 9/11.

That comment is out of line.

And still no excuse to give into the hate that allowed such attacks-the same hate, mind you, religion employs.

 

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