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 Napoleon Bonaparte on December 14, 2013 at 2:10pm
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on November 15, 2013 at 9:22pm

Gods are for wimps


Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on November 9, 2013 at 7:27am
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on November 3, 2013 at 5:50pm

Pouvoir - Mopo Mogo Une autre production vidéo Smart Dog pour Atheist Nexus.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on October 24, 2013 at 5:34pm

Oh, Ok.

Comment by Joseph P on October 24, 2013 at 5:07pm
I'm not sure I've started one in this group. I've started several in other groups, though.
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on October 24, 2013 at 5:02pm

Joseph, I've never seen you post a discussion or video. Your commentaries are good though.

Comment by Joseph P on October 20, 2013 at 3:04pm

Jeffrey, I'd suggest starting a discussion, in the section above this one.  A conversation like that would be a little difficult to hold in a linear format like this.  The nesting format of a discussion is much better for keeping things sorted and coherent.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2013 at 12:58pm
Chris, I was able to download the first chapter and will purchase the Kindle version after reading it. I like the ideas he posted on his web site. The neurological aspects intrigue me. Doing brain scans, FMRI, makes the information plausible, not just speculation.
fmri Web definitions
functional magnetic resonance imaging: a form of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain that registers blood flow to functioning areas of the brain
Thanks for the lead.
Comment by Plinius on October 20, 2013 at 8:30am

I read Het Morele Instinct by Jan Verplaetse, a Flemish teacher of moral philosophy - I can't find if it has been translated into English. Anyway, he describes in detail the evolution of different moral attitudes and it shows clearly how the different strategies have had their uses. The book gave me lots to think about and made me understand much more about groups of people and other animals and their behaviour. Also good ammunition to use with people who believe that morality came with xtianity. 

http://www.themoralbrain.be/node/7 

 

 

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