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 Jared Lardo on June 30, 2009 at 12:07pm
I continue to be shocked at how many people talk about the self-replicating molecule as if it's the "big, shiny, new thing" with regard to abiogenesis.

Maybe fatty acids don't do anything like that upon which this video bases a version of abiogenesis (I won't get far enough in chemistry courses to find out about if it's made of lies on my own until at least the fall if not next spring), in which case I can understand ignoring it, but even then, it's still a plausible version of events (ignoring the details) for how non-life yielded life.


I find it cool to think that nonliving stuff exhibited properties that we could reasonably call "competition", and that by a simple, few, nigh-binary variations, certain features that we still recognize today were naturally selected.
Comment by Bryanderthal on June 29, 2009 at 12:25pm
Awww... Jared beat me to it.
Comment by Jared Lardo on June 29, 2009 at 2:05am
666 members woot!
Comment by Gerard McDonald on June 19, 2009 at 9:16pm
excuse my ignorance, Terence, but where does one go to watch the videos you mentioned? Thanks.
Comment by Orson_Zedd on May 28, 2009 at 7:11pm
It's worked for me so far. It's all about how open you are with your identity. A few people know I'm Orson Zedd, but people who don't know me as well really can't put two and two together.
Comment by Rebecca Hover on May 27, 2009 at 12:40pm
Hmm ok I will use a pseudonym, good idea! Do you think it will do any good though?
Comment by Orson_Zedd on May 25, 2009 at 9:57pm
Do it, Rebecca. Use a pseudonym. I ain't Orson Zedd cause my momma had a good taste in names.
Comment by Rebecca Hover on May 25, 2009 at 9:45pm
Ok I'm new here so please forgive me if this seems a bit trivial... Does anyone else get annoyed by church bells ringing EVERY day of the week in their town? I live in a small, mostly Christian town and I can't get a break unless I leave town! I'd like to write a letter to the editor but... I don't know, should I? I mean, I can tolerate the bells on Sundays and religious holidays, but EVERY day? That's a bit much...
Comment by Martin Snowden on May 19, 2009 at 6:09pm
I just published a blog post about the recent surveys showing a dramatic swing in US public to pro-life views. I very much welcome comments from all those in this group.
More than half of Americans now pro-life
Comment by Age of Atheism.com on May 19, 2009 at 2:37pm
Now the Christian's are claiming that evolution is "God's way of letting his living creation unfold". Darwin didn't think of that, the Christians did! WHAT? An article in the LA Times this morning was bashing all atheists (including Dawkins and Sam Harris) calling us all "boo-hoo victims". I emailed the LA Times and asked if they would let an Atheist print a story about Christianity and told them that the author didn't do her research very well before this article. Go read the article. This chic is in denial. I think she is jealous she isn't brave enough to be an atheist.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-allen17-2009may17,0,491082.story
 

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