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.
  • The Bible is not Great by Soren Sagan

    We can be relatively confident that we know when the universe came into being and how. Science uncovers more mysteries daily revealing puzzles that plague humankind as long as there has been a written record of thoughts. Just as the Earth once seemed flat, we now have clear evidence that we live on…

    By Joan Denoo

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  • Ebola Spreads to U.S.

    The first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. has been documented in Dallas. The patient is being treated in an isolation unit of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital  there. He was not admitted until his second visit. He told health care workers the first time that he had just arrived from Liberia…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • Organic Material Found on Mars

    There is more evidence that Mars may have supported life. That is, organic material (the building blocks of life) has been discovered on the planet by the Mars rover, Curiosity. Earlier Curiosity established that there had been rivers and lakes on Mars. Additionally, it has detected methane (a gas…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • Pope Says Animals go to Heaven

    Pope Francis declared recently in his regular weekly address at St. Peter's Square that animals go to heaven. This puts him (the current Mr. Perfect) in blatant disagreement with an earlier assertion by Pope Benedict (made when he was Mr.Perfect) that they do not. Accordingly, one of them has…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • Alzheimer's Reversed in Mice

    A type of brain cell called microglia eliminates bad things in the brain such as bacteria, viruses and a material called A-Beta which causes Alzheimer's. A protein called EP2 exists on the microglia cells and when it malfunctions the microglia cells are unable to eliminate the Alzheimer's causing…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • Pope Says Animals go to Heaven

    Pope Francis declared recently in his regular weekly address at St. Peter's Square that animals go to heaven. This puts him (the current Mr. Perfect) in blatant disagreement with an earlier assertion by Pope Benedict (made when he was Mr.Perfect) that they do not. Accordingly, one has…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • 42,000 Year Old Flute

    A 42,000 year old bone flute as well as a number of other objects thought to have been made about 50,000 years ago to increase the aesthetic aspects of life are shown in slides including an ivory ring, combs and the oldest known artwork (540,000 years old). The flute is the world's oldest known…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • Pope Francis confesses that Evolution and the Big Bang theory are right: God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'

    Here are some truths for Roman Catholic fundies, Archbishops and Muslims to assimilate.Pope Francis accepts that the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and declares that God is not “a magician with a magic wand”. Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, he made comments which…

    By Dr. Terence Meaden

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  • 540,000 Year Old Artwork

    540,000 year old artwork by a human ancestor has been determined to have been created in Java, Indonesia. It is in the form of a carving on a mollusk shell by use of a shark tooth. It is the oldest piece of artwork ever discovered by at least 300,000 years and is attributed to Homo erectus. Per the…

    By John Jubinsky

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  • Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence could Eliminate Us

    On Tuesday (12-2-14) Stephen Hawking said that we evolve so slowly compared to how quickly artificial intelligence could be made to evolve that we could be replaced by it if we are not careful to keep it under control. Per the article: Hawking said he fears that a complete artificial intelligence…

    By John Jubinsky

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