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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THE ORIGINS OF US ALL—BY DNA GENETIC ANALYSIS

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by John Jubinsky on Friday. 42 Replies

Intelligent But Makes an Exception for Religion

Started by Brian Edward Croner. Last reply by The Devian Jul 1. 62 Replies

The Intelligentsia and Skills

Started by Brian Edward Croner. Last reply by Luara Jul 1. 65 Replies

Skulls show mixed traits

Started by Patricia. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jun 24. 3 Replies

Is Stonehenge a giant, prehistoric, musical instrument?

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 19. 6 Replies

Origins of violence among humans

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by king Jun 17. 3 Replies

Herpes Infected Humans Before They Were Human

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 13 Replies

what is everything suspended in?

Started by Shawn louden. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 8. 25 Replies

Plastiglomerate, a new Anthropocene Epoch rock

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 6. 1 Reply

Who are we in the Anthropocene epoch

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 4. 33 Replies

Neanderthals were not inferior to modern humans

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by James M. Martin Jun 2. 4 Replies

Scientists Say Teleportation May be Possible

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by The Devian May 31. 8 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 16, 2013 at 9:20pm
I am so grateful that science refused to be subdued by religion. My life with breast cancer has so much more meaning with science and the options it offers me than faith in delusions could ever have. My team of medical professionals and my team of emotional supporters have something to offer that is real and does not depend on denial of reality.
Thank you, all my atheist professionals and friends who do more than rub their hands together and make verbal noises; just so much babel in a sea of platitudes signifying nothing.
Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don't Believe It (Jerry Coyne, 2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW9G2YVtBYc&list=WL3DB291F0C3DC9DC9
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 15, 2013 at 1:05am

Hi Steph,

It's for my new video 'Metal Urbain - Snuff movie.' It's only 2 minutes and 47 seconds long and is the second video I have done for the punk band. The image is a google doodle celebrating Saul Bass who made movie posters and the like. I messed around with it on Paint and Moviemaker and used acted snuff movie clips instead of the real thing and applied effects. It took about 12 hours to think of it, find the materials and make it.

I like punk art and will make more videos in the future.

Comment by Steph S. on May 15, 2013 at 12:28am

Napoleon that is cool.

Comment by Lex Allen on May 13, 2013 at 12:54am

Thanks for the invite, Dr. Meaden.  I'm looking forward to learning a few things... :o).

Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2013 at 12:13am

Ha, Einstein on the beach!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2013 at 2:28pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 11:56pm

Humanity Explores the Solar System

"Presently, every inner planet has at least one robotic explorer, while several others are monitoring our Sun, some are mapping Earth's Moon, a few are chasing asteroids and comets, one is orbiting Saturn, and several are even heading out into deep space. The above illustration gives more details, with the inner Solar System depicted on the upper right and the outer Solar System on the lower left. Given the present armada, our current epoch might become known as the time when humanity first probed its own star system. Sometimes widely separated spacecraft act together as an InterPlanetary Network to determine the direction of distant explosions by noting when each probe detects high energy photons. Future spacecraft milestones, as indicated along the bottom of the graphic, include Dawn reaching Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, and New Horizons reaching Pluto, both in 2015."

Comment by Dominik P. Offermann on April 29, 2013 at 3:20pm

What a beauty. I love Saturn :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 1:47pm
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