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 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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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 1:44pm

Carolyn Porco, Planetary scientist shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice. The leader of the Imaging Team on the Cassini mission to Saturn, she interprets and shares the pictures coming back from this fascinating planet, its rings and its moons.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm

Study Charts 2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes

Notice the Arctic, Asia, and Australia have very high temperature rises. 

"A comprehensive new analysis of temperature changes over the continents through 2,000 years has found that a long slide in temperatures in most regions preceded the unusual global warming of recent decades, but with a lot of regional variability and other fascinating details. A National Science Foundation news release has ample background."

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 26, 2013 at 12:29pm
Comment by Steph S. on April 26, 2013 at 11:08am

Thanks Joan for the mammoths link!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 19, 2013 at 2:35pm

Mammoths, Overkill, and a Deep-Time Perspective on Pleistocene Exti...

Human beings do what human beings do, they kill. As technology advances, the ability to kill becomes more sophisticated, and more extinctions occur. 

Will human beings become "native" before the next extinction? 

Connie Barlow + Overkill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHHPSQkrDlA&list=PLDFCAB0EDFED8B282

Comment by Steph S. on April 12, 2013 at 11:05am

Wonderful posts Joan, Flying Atheist, Riomarcos and others.

I love this group too.

 

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