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 January 25, 2014 at 12:54pm
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Comment by Joseph P on December 29, 2013 at 8:31pm

Yeah, I've heard about Finkelstein's work on the subject, previously.  I just haven't read any of the actual books.  I'll have to look that one up.

Comment by Patricia on December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm

Thanks, SST! I'll have to check my library for that book.

Comment by Secular School Teacher on December 29, 2013 at 7:18pm

Excellent read! How Archaeology Disproves Biblical History
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/24/1265119/-How-Archaeology-D...

Comment by Joseph P on December 25, 2013 at 2:20pm

Well yeah, he was kind of a nut in other areas, too, such as with alchemy.  Brilliant in mathematics and physics, but a bit off in others.  Even the best minds have their strengths and weaknesses.

Comment by John Jubinsky on December 25, 2013 at 1:55pm

Although Newton was a great man let's not be too quick to idolize him. Per Wikipedia:

Newton saw a monotheistic God as the masterful creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation.[

Comment by Dorian Moises Mattar on December 24, 2013 at 6:40pm

I give it 1 in a million that christ was born at all.

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 24, 2013 at 6:05pm

A Merry Newtonmas to everyone.

Yes, Isaac Newton was born on 25 December, but there is only a 1 in 365 chance that Christ was. 

 

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