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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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<b>The Towering Strength of Science versus the debility of dogmatic religion</b>

The Towering Strength of Science
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Millions of atheist scientists and other rational freethinkers know full well, through the application of unbiased commonsense and the results of millions of complex experiments and the calculations of astute experimental and theoretical physicists, that we humans inhabit a tiny part of what is a vast godless universe of immense age; and that we have good reason to infer that gods exist nowhere but in the imaginations, stories and lies of faith-driven men.

So how can bible-believers seriously defend their ever-shrinking part of the world against the supreme logic produced by elite scientists when there is no case to answer? Why are there faith-believers at all?

A principal reason is that once the fictions of faith get into people’s heads it is difficult to be rid of them. Indoctrinated when young, they indoctrinate the young of their own and of others, and the cycle of merciless irrationality continues.

These dogmatic bigots never let go—and that is because they never listen, their minds are already made up, and they are incapable of understanding and absorbing new knowledge no matter how thoroughly well-tested and proven the latter may be.

If freethinkers could only reason with the religious, there would be no religious. 
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Lord Byron: “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves”.
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Only freethinkers and scientists see the universe clearly and correctly for its materiality and man’s place in it as an evolutionary accident but a marvel nonetheless.

Religionists sink inside the mental quagmire and nightmare of their own making for it is philosophically incontestable, when the evidence is well presented and the listener has a high enough level of intelligence and freedom of thought, that gods exist nowhere but inside people’s heads—and that is that.


Terence Meaden. 27 August 2008. Planet Atheism/ Enlightened Observer

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I wish a Merry IsaacNewtonMas to everyone, everywhere.

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 3:20pm 4 Comments

I wish a Merry IsaacNewtonMas to everyone, everywhere.

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We know to 100% accuracy that the great scientist and mathematician was born on 25 December, whereas there is only a 1 in 365 chance that Jesus was.

Burnt Toast: Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in a Piece of Toast

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 5:30am 9 Comments

Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in Burnt Toast



Yes it’s true.

This genuine picture was photographed in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England by science atheist Dr. Terence Meaden earlier this month.

He could barely withhold his excitement.

“I was having breakfast when this piece of ciabatta toast got burnt,” he said. “Suddenly I was aware that the pattern of light and darkness across the toast resembled what could have been…

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Origin of the term WINTER OF DISCONTENT as used for British Industrial strife from 1975 onwards

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 5:30am 3 Comments

ORIGIN OF THE TERM “THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT” as used for BRITISH INDUSTRIAL STRIFE FROM 1975

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A nerdy test

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 4:34pm 16 Comments

I came across this test a few minutes ago, so I had a go.


I am nerdier than 99% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and talk on the nerd forum!

Today is the first anniversary of founding the "Origins" group

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

Today 15th September 2009 is the first anniversary of founding “Origins”.



I had joined Atheist Nexus in August 2008 and soon thought that a group discussing the ideas and problems of “origins” of any kind, whether real (through responsible scientific research, discovery and rational contemplation) or fallacious (as with unproven beliefs including the fraudulent religions and other swindles, impostures, deceits and hoaxes) would be helpful.



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At 1:06am on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
Please excuse the typo above! :)
At 1:05am on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
Thank you for welcoming me. I'm still trying to navigate the site from my phone, but in certain I'll figure it all out soon. Glad to be here.
At 9:05am on May 19, 2015, Jenny said…

Thanks for welcome!

At 1:54pm on May 16, 2015, Alex said…
Thank you for kind words, I really need some common sense in my life. Wish the woworlhad more people like you
At 9:07pm on May 14, 2015, Chris W said…
Thank you, this world needs more brave people like you in it.
At 1:38pm on May 9, 2015, chris carroll said…

Thanks, I am really new to using the internet for 1-on-1 interactions with other people but I will see if I can successfully open up a debate/discussion about it.  My grandmother is in failing health and it has taken quite a toll on me.  I am glad that I found this place when I did because I can use all of the friends I can muster.  My grandparents were really my "parents" growing up so it is my first real test of this spirituality stuff.  My views are non-negotiable, but it has been difficult to deal with the deep emotions of the people in my family especially when it comes to their faith in this particular circumstance.  

My grandmother is a staunch methodist and derives great comfort from her church community.  I, in no way want to take anything away from that with her.  I am in a position where I need to escort her to these functions so I can keep an eye on the complex machinery she has to tote around.  I am extremely protective of her and don't trust anyone else to be as thorough as I am with her well-being.  Again, not that I am a genius or anything, but I am a Biologist and while I don't hold a medical degree, I certainly feel that I am just as educated.  I am a science junkie.  

I appreciate having a place where I can "offload" to people that I barely know.  Sadly, my wife, kids and even my parents are not in a position where I can speak honestly about my feelings regarding the situation.  I simply cannot "sugar coat"  anything to myself with the hopes of getting some sort of comfort.  I appreciate that they are able to comfort themselves with the notions that "god is in control," and "she is going to a much better place."  I have prepared myself for a long time to deal with just such an occasion, but it still doesn't make it any easier.  

So if I ramble incessantly or fume with harsh language I apologize in advance, but I need an outlet somewhere.  I can't wait to delve into this website and get to know people.  FINALLY I have found a place where I can talk with like-minded individuals.  

 

At 8:34pm on May 8, 2015, chris carroll said…

Greetings, I am so excited that I have stumbled on this community. I was hoping that you might assist me in my quest to figure out WHY people people believe what they do. I know all about indoctrination during childhood. But I am looking for some good hard scientific data that points to aspects of "nature vs. nurture" as it relates to belief. For decades I have documented my own theories, but I want to wipe the slate clean and see if I can get a fresh perspective. Since my earliest memories (probably around five) I can remember always having a sense that something wasn't quite right about what the "grown ups" around me were doing in church. I don't put much stock in IQ when it comes to questions of faith, but I have to have had SOMETHING that caused my "bullshit meter" to always be set on high. My grandparents were Baptist and we went to church every sunday, but I can never remember a time when I saw it as anything more than just another "story." It was something that was very difficult for me as a child, but got easier as I approached my age of reason. There has to some type of correlative data out there that shines some light on this. I am very excited to have found like minded people as I often feel like I am going to crawl out of my skin. Even in my sixteen year marriage it is still a topic that my wife won't discuss. Thanks again for your kindness, I look forward to joining fellow explorers.

At 8:02pm on May 8, 2015, chris carroll said…

Thanks so much for your welcoming words.  I feel like I have found a giant breath of fresh air that I have been seeking for a very long time.  It is so hard to be the only person that holds a particular point of view on a subject as personal as religion.  I have been "blowing off steam" in the you tube "comment land" to try to maintain some sanity.  I have met some awesome people and look forward to being a part of this community.  Thanks again.  Chris Carroll

At 12:19pm on May 6, 2015, Joan Denoo said…

A very happy birthday, Terry! I hope you are with people you love and who love you, doing what you to do best, and finding joy and peace on this day and every day. 

Your site, ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN, provides a fertile ground for us to share old and new information on the origins of life. May we be instrumental in maintaining and perpetuating our beautiful Earth and empowering those who take action to preserve our precious planet upon which we thrive. 

ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

At 5:21pm on May 5, 2015, Richard said…
Thanks for the welcome note, Doc!
At 8:49am on May 5, 2015, Josh Yates said…

Awesome. I joined the group. I also joined Montgomery Alabama Freethinking Association and meet for the first time tomorrow.

I really do need to periodically talk to people such as members of this group and MAFA.  I try to be a nice guy and when people with faith approach me, but it's getting to me.

I'm finishing the book by Peter Boghossian for the 2nd time just so I can learn the tools for these confrontations.  

I've been an atheist for about 10 years now, but never was around faith believing people as much as I am now.  It didn't bother like it does now.  I want people to think.  When I'm at church, I look around and it's very disturbing seeing the preacher spew a speech that suckers everyone in so that church membership is high and so he has a job.  

Now I have a desire to fight it, but it a nice way.  

At 6:05am on May 4, 2015, Saul Dobney said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.

At 8:35am on April 29, 2015, Christine Alcantara said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, I will make sure to look into your suggestions.

At 9:33pm on April 28, 2015, Roo Desrosiers said…

Thank you guys for welcoming me.  I'll make sure to stay in touch. 

At 9:08pm on April 28, 2015, Xiana said…

Thank you! I'll take a look at the group you've recommended!

At 3:14pm on April 23, 2015, Scooter said…

Apologies for the late reply Terry and thanks for your warm welcome.

So many topics to choose from there but I'll make my way around as many as I can. Fascinating stuff too. I've been searching for a community like this for a long time and stumbled upon the link a few weeks ago. A very happy accident indeed.

Scott

At 12:19am on April 22, 2015, Eddie G Wise said…

Thx.... !

I stumbled onto this site by looking into stuff, like we do.....and I really liked what I saw.

It definitely made me feel like I found a place to feel like I fit in.

Thanks again for your msg.

Eddie G.

At 2:45pm on April 20, 2015, Lee Burvine said…

Thanks for the hello, Terry. I'll have a look at the Origins group.

At 12:43pm on April 16, 2015, Donna Coffey said…

Terry,

Thank you for the warm welcome!  I hope to enjoy conversations and community with fellow non-religionists, non-superstituous types of people.  I'm fairly new as a non-theist and yet have been open-minded for many years, searching, thinking, rationalizing of course, and then realizing, "Wow, those are just fairy tales old people made up.  Like Santa Claus, whom I never had a close personal relationship with.

I'm too busy for any official groups at this moment, but hanging out sounds easy enough.

Donna

At 7:25pm on April 15, 2015, Andrew Humphries said…

Thanks Terence.  I don't really see me becoming an Atheist any more then me becoming a Christian :)  LOL...

If anything, I am more leaning towards Pagan/Wiccan, but there to lacks lots of proof.  The subject that mostly irritated me about the comments the other night was how several people were so quick to put down others.  I tried to explain myself and they just kept getting meaner.

As a child I was forced into the Mormon Cult.  My family bought this house and I had to sleep in the basement.  I would see these apparitions and explain them to my parents. They of course would say they were Satan messengers and were there to test my faith.  This was a one time thing either.  The one set that I would see appeared to be old pilgrims, and they would knee in the corner and pray.  Granted myself and my two sisters felt other presents down there and they were not peaceful.  But the prilgrims were not bad, they needed help.  As I grew and got older I had other things happen.  But I quickly learned that what religion was telling me and what I was finding were two totally different things.  I do strongly believe in earth bound trapped spirits and people having energy.  And this energy sometimes get left behind.  That there are both good and bad spirits.  Does this make any sense or am I rambling to the wrong person again?

 
 
 

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