ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

Information

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.

Location: Oxford University, England
Members: 4123
Latest Activity: 12 hours ago

The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

We welcome comments and the opening up of new discussions in this busy group. So join us if you are not already in the group.

N.B. At the end of every discussion page is a box that you can tick if you want to be notified by e-mail about the arrival of fresh comments.

Discussion Forum

Thigh Bone on Mars?

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by ShroudedAtheist yesterday. 19 Replies

Experimental Ebola Serum May Be In Use On Americans

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky yesterday. 22 Replies

Religion the virus of society

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Luara on Monday. 60 Replies

Scientific Adam and Eve

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Joseph P on Saturday. 19 Replies

THE ORIGINS OF US ALL—BY DNA GENETIC ANALYSIS

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by TNT666 on Saturday. 43 Replies

show-off and picky intelligence

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Rick Springfield Aug 20. 19 Replies

Science is God

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Jonathan Tweet Aug 16. 9 Replies

Intelligent But Makes an Exception for Religion

Started by Brian Edward Croner. Last reply by Jonathan Tweet Aug 15. 67 Replies

Armored Dinosaur

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Joseph P Aug 15. 16 Replies

Rosetta Spacecraft

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Aug 9. 5 Replies

New Nazca Lines Found in Peru

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joseph P Aug 8. 2 Replies

Why Does Prince George Have Brown Eyes?

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by The Devian Jul 24. 8 Replies

Evolution and consciousness

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Susan Stanko Jul 22. 4 Replies

If the probability of evolution is zero the sun will not shine

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Dorian Moises Mattar Jul 20. 2 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN to add comments!

Comment by Mike Layfield on September 26, 2009 at 9:52pm
"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate" translates "plurality should not be posited without necessity." William of Ockham came up with this formulation in the 14th century to counter the assumption-larded arguments of the Neo-platonists of his day. The idea is that explanations with fewer assumptions more closely approximate the truth than explanations with more assumptions. More ≠ better.
Comment by Jaume on September 26, 2009 at 7:14pm
Lex Parsimoniae
Comment by Marc Draco on September 26, 2009 at 5:26pm
Can someone translate the "Principle of Parsimony" into classical Latin, please? I can't get my head around it... (Latin that is, not the razor!)
Comment by Louis Davout on September 14, 2009 at 8:14am
Comment by Jim DePaulo on September 13, 2009 at 2:41pm
Vietnam was about rich white men sending the sons of poor black men to kill the sons of poor asian men.
Comment by Marc Draco on September 12, 2009 at 11:24am
Hear, hear.
Comment by Michael on September 12, 2009 at 10:45am
Since we're (more or less) on the subject of war I wanted to clear up one of the arguments used by the x-tians. I was a US Marine for 5 years and in Vietnam for 1.5. I saw quite a bit of combat and I just wanted to say that god was never in most of our fox holes. While I'm at it I may as well make a comment, that war is obscene as are all of these self-righteous &*^%# idiots who start them. Amen
Comment by Marc Draco on September 12, 2009 at 8:56am
Did anyone else catch Pope Tony in the Guardian? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/sep/07/religious-communities-nations-development

Blair is so self-righteous, it's shame he won't bother to read the numerous comments - the vast majority of which are... well... have a look for yourself and enjoy!
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 12, 2009 at 8:33am
Of course not. Rich men declare War but, the poor actually fight the war.
Comment by Marc Draco on September 10, 2009 at 12:06pm
100% with you there. Bush picks a fight and Pope Tony goes along like the good little lap dog he was. You can be sure I didn't vote for him.

Note also that neither one of them had family in any of the wars they are responsible for.
 

Members (4123)

 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service