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 Plinius on July 14, 2012 at 3:15am

Thanks for the picture Napoleon! It makes me feel so powerful.. :-)

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on July 13, 2012 at 11:10pm
Comment by Larry Smith on July 9, 2012 at 1:03pm

Lillie Fluer.....What Little research I have read is that the Round Stone Mayan Calendar does end. They used a base 13 for counting. The calendar ends because they ran out of numbers and would have had to start all over again. That is if they had survived that long. See

http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html

But I could be wrong.......duhno

Comment by Lillie on July 9, 2012 at 9:44am

James, not only are they clueless but proud to be clueless.

Comment by taslima nasrin on July 9, 2012 at 2:07am
Comment by Idaho Spud on July 8, 2012 at 1:21pm

Wheeuu!  That's a load off my mind.  NOT.  Hehe.

Comment by Lillie on July 7, 2012 at 7:06pm

Neither the Maya Calendar--nor the World--Ends on December 21, 2012

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=neither-maya-nor-world-calendar-ends-december-21-2012

 

From Scientific American:

This is a relief!  lol

Comment by Loren Miller on July 3, 2012 at 8:25am

The worst thing that happened to the Higgs Boson was being called "the goddamned particle."  It was given that name because it was so illusive.  When time came to get published and someone wanted to refer to the Higgs as something other than "the Higgs Boson," the editor didn't want to use "the goddamned particle" for fear of offending someone ... so the "damned" was edited out.

How I'd love to go back in time and shoot that editor!  Would save SO MUCH BS!

Comment by Joseph P on July 3, 2012 at 7:53am

Seriously, guys.  You should know better than to pay attention to the thoughts of a bunch of Yahoo users who have nothing better to do with their time than comment on news stories.

Comment by Neil Thompson on July 3, 2012 at 1:21am

@James The problem with these people is not necessarily lack of intelligence, it's more likely to be lack of education.  I didn't really "get" science until I met real scientists and discovered the scientific method and some of the clever ways used to get nature to reveal its secrets, thanks to the Open University.  There is also a difficulty, at least for the religious, that in order to accept science as real they may have to give up a lifetime's investment in another philosophy.  Daniel Dennett had some interesting thoughts on that in Melbourne recently http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/183745/watch-daniel-dennetts-how-to...

 

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