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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The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

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Comment by Johnny on August 7, 2009 at 11:20pm
Can someone please explain to me how evolution has "nothing to do with the origin of life? I thought Dawkins has made this quite clear.
Comment by Jared Lardo on July 11, 2009 at 1:53pm
Yeah, it's the fourth movement of Beethoven's 9th, and the ending's cut off.
Comment by Michelle on July 10, 2009 at 11:27am
Luke: Beethoven's 9th, unless I'm incorrect, but It may have been the actual end, I'm having a hard time finding a better recording.
Comment by Luke on July 10, 2009 at 1:03am
@Michell: Could you give me the name of the recording, please?
Comment by Michelle on July 5, 2009 at 3:37pm
I just annoyed they cut off the end of the song. That is one of the best pieces of music ever and I really liked the recording and they cut it off at the climax. Cold. Truly cold.
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.
 

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