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 Zohaib Javed on March 7, 2013 at 4:55pm

Chris, that is one hilarious comment you got there! haha.

Comment by Chris Birdsong on March 4, 2013 at 3:25am

I saw this earlier today and thought the group might be interested.  Betting has commenced for the next Pope and it appears that we might have a horse in this race, albeit a long shot.  The line on Richard Dawkins as the next pope is set at 666/1...  fingers crossed.  http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/current-affairs/pope-...

Comment by John Jubinsky on February 19, 2013 at 9:58am

There is certainly no doubt that our existence is not attributable to a god. However, in my opinion, being in awe of the physics to which it is attributable would be almost as bad as worshiping. Remember, nature is indiscriminately ruthless. It would sacrifice good as much as anything. Accordingly, I don't care to honor it. I think our perspective should be to understand it, not only to satisfy our curiosity, but to render it harmless against us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 8:27pm

And OI see no reason to remain silent about playing "Let's Pretend" when it comes to the origins of the universe and the beginning of life. Some say respect the believer even as we disrespect the beliefs. I am not able to compartmentalize that way. I know the grief believers put me through when I first expressed doubts and then renounced the existence of god and the spirit world. 

Comment by Thomas Moore on February 17, 2013 at 3:44pm

Yeah, my wife says we are "animated stardust". It's one thing to make up stories about how we came to be, but to try to pass off them as true is just wrong. And it's worse to make laws and public policy based on those stories.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2013 at 2:46pm
Troy, that is my thinking as well.
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on February 17, 2013 at 10:59am

Wisely put, Troy.

Comment by Troy Warner on February 17, 2013 at 10:54am

The fact that we are here due to the deaths of many stars makes life more awesome than we were created by some being for that being's amusement.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 14, 2013 at 6:35am
Comment by Gerard R.Johnson on February 12, 2013 at 10:50am

Happy Darwin day everyone.

 

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