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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 Joan Denoo on October 3, 2014 at 12:36pm

@JanBodh and those interested in political resistance, especially Indian writers resisting English colonialism.

For example: 

I am trying to find English versions of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar' prose and poetry. "He was a Ramdhari Singh was born on September 23, 1908 in a small village of Simariya in Bihar. He came off a poor Brahmin family. He studied, Sanskrit, Maithili, Bengali, Urdu and English literature. Dinkar was immensely influenced by some great poets like-Iqbal, Rabindranath Tagore, Keats and Milton. 

"Initially Ramdhari Singh was associated with the revolutionary movement in the Indian Freedom Movement. During this time he started writing his nationalist poetry as a revolutionary poet.But in his later part of life he followed Gandhaian ideology though he thought sometimes revenge is necessary for self protection."

Indian Nationalist Poets - Rashtrakavi

Comment by James M. Martin on September 21, 2014 at 6:20pm

@JanBodh, how are you going to counter the believer's argument that God is infinite, therefore the fact that the universe is infinite only proves God's existence. Well, sure, it is a bit "circular," but believers are mostly ignorant of the logical fallicies. I think this is why that Anglican archbishop said he sometimes has doubts. I didn't quit believing entirely and was only an agnostic until I applied logic to the proposition "God exists." Rational people and freethinkers know that the proposition has no supporting evidence soever for "Yes" and an enormous trove of data proving "No," I needn't adumbrate further for readers of A|N.

Comment by Joseph P on September 20, 2014 at 2:04pm

Doesn't prove anything, but nice little turn of phrase.  ^.^

Comment by James M. Martin on September 15, 2014 at 6:27pm

Dhruv Kumar Ghosh, you are 100% correct. This is one of the main reasons I am an atheist.

Comment by Dhruv Kumar Ghosh on September 14, 2014 at 10:06pm

Sir what science has done in 1000 yrs religion couldn't do it in 10000 yrs because they don't broaden their minds they just give their explanation on the basis of their holy books and all those nonsense stuff. Do they have any experimental proof that there what so ever creator created universe just writing it down in their holy

book doesn't gives 

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on September 13, 2014 at 3:05pm

Most kind of you Joan. And  I suspect that you write more often---and every time very well---on Atheist Nexus than any other member. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 13, 2014 at 12:42am

Terry, you have done a tremendous job of guiding and building this site and you can be very proud. Without a doubt, the topic is becoming foreground in the minds of many people. Your integrity and excellent example have served to build a powerful and credible reputation for the atheist community. 

I see the numbers of new members here and just am in awe of the increase of numbers each week. This is becoming a real place for transformation. 

Comment by James M. Martin on September 12, 2014 at 10:21pm

@ Rick Springfield, Hush child! An evangelical might be listening. Some have enough trouble with consensus reality, and here you go positing a hall of mirrors where a single candle lights each glass -- to infinity.

Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2014 at 10:12am

wow - really growing fast

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on September 10, 2014 at 7:52am

It is six years and 971 discussion threads since the "Origins" group was founded; and now we have 4129 members. Thank you everyone. 

 

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