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 Marc Draco on April 11, 2012 at 7:20am

@John D. The only problem with that is that the Jerry Springer "cast" will be the people who inherit the earth. They are the ones having the largest families (by and large). 

Which may not be such a bad thing - since they'll be unable to sustain themselves and eventually, we humans will go extinct leaving the planet to the next big thing.

Comment by Nontheist Central on April 11, 2012 at 7:11am

we will never stop evolving.  As environment changes, the need to evolve arises.  Evolution can be effectively put on hold if there is no need for a species to change, but there is no end to evolution.  If we manage to put ourselves into another environment, then evolution will start making us more suitable for that environment.

The "mess we've made" is a result of over population, poor education and belief in unreality.

Comment by Joseph P on April 10, 2012 at 10:36pm

So when we complete our evolution what are the chances of us developing a brain that will allow us to understand what a mess we have created for ourselves?  Hell is that one of those questions again Joseph?

 

That's a question that demonstrates that you don't understand the basics of biological evolution, yes.

Seriously, go read a few books.  I've already given you several good titles.

Comment by Paula T. on April 10, 2012 at 9:11pm
Awesome, Sarah! Thank you for posting the Daily Lit link!

In response to chris' question - who said we are going to stop evolving? I don't know of any end-product that we are working toward as a species.
Comment by Sarah Walton on April 10, 2012 at 6:15pm

I read On the Origin of Species through email via a free Daily Lit subscription. 

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 10, 2012 at 3:45pm

Maybe it's Ron Paul in disguise?

I second "The Ancestor's Tale", and "On the Origin of Species"; as two "must reads".

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2012 at 1:30pm

The unusually warm March/April weather seems to have thawed out and exposed a rash of the crazies here on AtheistNexus lately.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2012 at 12:39pm

Chantal, I found great pleasure from reading Dawkins' "The Ancestor's Tale."  It's a mammoth book relating the story of human evolution by starting at our current point and proceeding backward in time through our common ancestors all the way back to the Big Bang.  It's quite a journey!  

Comment by Marc Draco on April 10, 2012 at 12:02pm

Origin of Species is a must read - if only for the pleasure of understanding Darwin's foresight. Stephen J. Gould is another author worthy of study. Much as I admire and like Dawkins, he has become a stick to hit the idiots with - and that makes quoting him a potentially dangerous game.

Comment by Chantal Wallace on April 10, 2012 at 11:42am
What are you guys' favorite bio/evo books? I just bought The Greatest Show on Earth by the wonderful Mr. Dawkins, and I have my bio textbook for school, but can y'll recommend a few more? I'd greatly appreciate it! :)
 

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