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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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Evolution is a FACT, not a theory.

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L'homme "blanc" n'existe en Europe que depuis 6500 BC

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ORIGIN OF ATHEIST PRIDE

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Chimps Seen Making and Using Spears

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Why sex? The evolution of sex

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Scientists Say not all Traits are Directly from DNA

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Coffee Lowers Risk of Liver Cancer

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Ice Age Floods - Columbia River Basalt Group

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Mar 27. 5 Replies

2.8 million year old jaw

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Pill Makes People More Compassionate

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Mystery of strange mammals

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Comment by Marc Draco on December 16, 2011 at 3:44pm

Hey Chris, you know that Spongebob is based (loosely) on marine life. Hillenburg was some kind of marine biologist before he broke into toons.

Comment by Chris Dodds on December 14, 2011 at 9:59pm

Did you guys hear about the discovery of those carnivorous sponges?  That's one episode of Spongebob I gotta see :P

Comment by Samantha Thomas on December 3, 2011 at 4:42pm

Pelycosaurs, like Dimetrodon, were prehistoric reptiles of the mid-Permian, about 280 - 260 million years ago.  Evolution took the Therapsid Pelycosaurs in a mammalian track, rather than bird or lizard.  Nevertheless, they looked really cool and generally fit the commonly understood category "Dinosaur."  Paleontologists and Evolutionary Biologists may disagree with the common understanding, but that's OK.  My universe still has space for a Brontosaurus, even though such a critter never really existed... and the PLANET Pluto, for that matter.

Comment by George on December 3, 2011 at 4:05pm

@ Chris  Dodds - no doubt because the looked like dinosaurs?

Comment by Chris Dodds on December 3, 2011 at 3:32pm

I've got a question that has nothing to do with religion and more to do with biology and the common person's lack of education in the subject.  Why is it that Dimetrodon is commonly associated with dinosaurs?  They weren't related.

Comment by Carol Smith on November 21, 2011 at 12:28pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karl-giberson-phd/creationists-and-yo...

Creationists Drive Young People Out of the Church

Comment by Marc Draco on November 21, 2011 at 11:35am

Or, put another way, a shark is a fish whereas the cetaceans are mammals.

Comment by John Jubinsky on November 20, 2011 at 4:04am

We have to be careful not to excuse cruelty because of this lest we make ourselves vulnerable to it. A great white shark is still a great white shark not a dolphin. 

Comment by Raina R. on November 15, 2011 at 7:03pm
Comment by Marc Draco on November 7, 2011 at 2:59pm
Isn't it amazing how many America A list celebrities follow that ridiculous religious cult - many of the others are active in Scientology.
 

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