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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Why Does Prince George Have Brown Eyes?

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Sentient Biped 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

Evolution and consciousness

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by James M. Martin 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

If the probability of evolution is zero the sun will not shine

Started by Rick Springfield. Last reply by Dorian Moises Mattar yesterday. 2 Replies

Intelligent But Makes an Exception for Religion

Started by Brian Edward Croner. Last reply by Rick Springfield on Sunday. 63 Replies

Scientists Say Friends Share More DNA

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky on Thursday. 7 Replies

THE ORIGINS OF US ALL—BY DNA GENETIC ANALYSIS

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jul 11. 42 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?

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Comment by Tajorde on September 19, 2012 at 8:32pm

Hello everyone!!! I've been an atheist for about 4 years now and have been open about it for the last 2 years. I am eager to learn more and hear what other people have to say.

Comment by foulmouthgandhi on September 15, 2012 at 11:20am

Thank you for the invite Dr. Terence Meaden, I appreciate it. =)

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on September 15, 2012 at 6:23am

Yes quite so, Joan, Idaho and Ken.

By the way, are you on Facebook?

If so, you are welcome to join me at

http://www.facebook.com/terence.meaden

Comment by Ken Allen on September 15, 2012 at 6:13am

That Hubble ultra deep field photo is one of my favourites.  Really puts perspective on how insignificant we are in the universe.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 5, 2012 at 11:32pm

ATTENTION!

 Curiosity will be landing on Mars Aug 5th, 10:31 PDT (1:31 EDT Aug 6th)!  Watch it from JPL Live here:

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/nasatv/

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2012 at 12:15pm

Thanks for the astounding Hubble Ultra Deep Field image Joan.

It's hard to comprehend what that image shows:  There are 10,000 lights in that image, most of which are galaxies.  Light from some of them has been traveling about 13 billion years.  Thats how they looked just about one-half of a billion years after the Big Bang.  

That image was the result of 260 hours of exposure.  The dark spot that Hubble looked at to get that image is so small, that it would take a million years to image the entire sky at that resolution.

The universe is an amazing place, and scientists are discovering amazing things, despite all that religion can do to put the brakes on those discoveries.

Comment by booklover on August 5, 2012 at 8:47am

Love your pic of Willy Wonka (is that his name?), and what it says Joan.

And yes, awesome time to be alive with all the scientific discoveries!  I wonder what my 18 and 20-year olds will live to see, if humans don't destroy our planet first!~Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2012 at 1:09am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2012 at 12:58am

Hubble Telescope Video, What an exciting time to be alive! So much time and space; you and I are part of the whole thing. 

Comment by Plinius on July 14, 2012 at 3:15am

Thanks for the picture Napoleon! It makes me feel so powerful.. :-)

 

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