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 George on October 31, 2011 at 11:16am
Why were creationists at an Occupy Rally?
Comment by Troy Gorsline on October 31, 2011 at 11:04am
Passers by were quite amused about the argument. I may have been dumbfounded, but those walking by were quick to laugh and run away. I could have used some back up!  :)
Comment by Joseph P on October 31, 2011 at 10:59am
About the only thing to do to affect anything is to mock them, so that those watching will see how ridiculous they are and not become like them. You can't reach these people.
Comment by Troy Gorsline on October 31, 2011 at 10:45am
I have to comment on the amazing event that happened to me over the weekend. I was at an Occupy Rally at my state capitol. Before the march started, I noticed a disply decrying evolution. Baffled, I began reading the display. Before I knew it, I was surronded by at least five asking me to prove evolution. To name a study that proves it. I replied name any study and there you go. They replied no study is conclusive. I asked to prove the existence of a higher power who created everything. They replied it's a matter of faith, but my faith in science was flawed. Over an hour of this. I was dumbfounded. Two days later I am still amazed. How can one argue with this?
Comment by George on October 25, 2011 at 9:56am
What are the main topics, anyway?
Comment by Marc Draco on October 25, 2011 at 9:09am

PLEASE. Can everyone stop this thread on the wall. It's nigh on impossible to follow and this is what the discussions are for.

 

Everyone would also do well to remind themselves of the Dunning-Kruger paradox, too.

Comment by George on October 25, 2011 at 8:40am
@ Natalie - color is perception - blue is blue, Raleigh scattering or not.  Aside from hallucination or other stimulation of the optic nerves, all color is some type of emitted or reflected light.
Comment by Joseph P on October 24, 2011 at 7:53pm

Aww, shit.

Solipsism dead ahead!  You can only see the top 10%!  Hard to port!

Comment by Alecks Gates on October 24, 2011 at 7:50pm
Philip:  Of course, and there's no proof that it does, either :P.
Comment by Philip Jackson Armstrong on October 24, 2011 at 7:49pm
I think you are all assuming that the human mind actually has a grasp on true reality. Trust me it doesn't!
 

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