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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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"Terry, Thanks for the warm welcome. I’m sure I’ll find AN interesting and educational, and I hope I can contribute something as well. I recall when I was about 15, that was in 1952, walking home at night along a lonely stretch of…"
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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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"Dear Doctor's Meaden: The subject matter that most concerns me is the overreaching activity by the state which is sometimes couched in .religious. context or as if some sanctity exists due to an inherently religious concern exists, insofar as…"
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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 5 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 10:05am on July 28, 2014, Martin A. Moe, Jr said…

Terry,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I’m sure I’ll find AN interesting and educational, and I hope I can contribute something as well.

I recall when I was about 15, that was in 1952, walking home at night along a lonely stretch of railroad track and looking up at the dark, star filled sky and wondering about the who, why and what of God. Even at that young age I did not believe everything that I was taught, especially things that did not make sense to me. WWII was still fresh in current memory, and Christianity and Judaism were topics of conversation and concern, and the role and activity of a supernatural creator God was the drumbeat of church and Sunday school What made the most sense to me on that night was that the God and religion that I knew at that time seemed most likely to be the invention of humanity rather than a supernatural creation of God. Nothing that the pastor said or that was taught in Sunday school contradicted my thoughts, I had no supernatural visitation by holy spirits or angels and what I learned in science classes over the years cemented my early opinion that religion was of human origin. Religion and humanity has always been a topic of great interest and concern to me.

Now in my later years, I am putting much of my thoughts into writing. I have one book that will soon be published as a free ebook. I’m not fully competent with internet forum conventions , haven’t done a lot of that, so I’m not sure of what is allowed and what is not, I guess it varies. But I would like to offer the book to get opinions and feedback and this may be a good place to do so. I’m not sure if I can put the following into a post, and if so where should it be put.

Martin

 

 

Despite rejection and even persecution It is very important for nontheists to think, study, and write with reason and purpose about the folly and absurdity of historical and present day religion. It is also important to do this by planting a seed, and not by trying to cut down a forest with a chain saw.

Exposing religion as irrational figments of ancient and current human imaginations that attempt to fulfill a desire to extend life into supernatural realms is, basically, a quixotic quest. Despite the sheer illogical and unfounded beliefs that compose religion, and the blatant extortion of money, talent, worship, coercion, and worse, that supports religious organizations, people still flock to the star, the cross, and the crescent. When confronted with the irrationality of supernatural beliefs, some choose not to think it through, and for cultural reasons, maintain a mental curtain of acceptance of belief knowing that rejection of religious belief would result, at best, in expulsion from the community that supports their life and family. Others vehemently reject the reality that observation, analysis, and reason provide; and give credence and voice to irrational, erroneous, and impossible explanations that confirm their emotion based supernatural beliefs.

It is usually, almost always, counterproductive to rail against a strongly held emotional belief with negativity and derision despite the rationality of the argument. Although it is necessary and essential to argue with reason and science against illogical belief, it would be good to have a positive alternative that may lessen the the loss of an impossible, eternal, supernatural existence. I have made an attempt at doing this. I wrote a small book, about 40,000 words, titled “Preserving the Essence of Human Life”, soon to be published as a free ebook. If you have an interest, send me a request and I would be happy to email a PDF of the book.

keysmmoe@gmail.com

At 1:22pm on July 24, 2014, refuseallgods said…
Dear Doctor's Meaden: The subject matter that most concerns me is the overreaching activity by the state which is sometimes couched in .religious. context or as if some sanctity exists due to an inherently religious concern exists, insofar as preserving wrongful convictions, esp. For instance, an atmosphete exists, although not always openly discussed, as to the certainty that "god" has spoken when the state achieves a coviction-infirm or corruptly maintained and therefore should not be disturbed under any conditions. This same bias exists tpwards anti-abortionists to a large degree still, as we see acess to those services diminished greatly , esp. in the southern us. My interests lie in dialogue-ing with those of similar political /philosophical kind-those searching to live a god-free existenceso that human liberty may be more comprehensively addressed. Thank you fpr your consideration.
At 6:09pm on July 22, 2014, refuseallgods said…
So very grateful for your warm invitation-I certainly look forward to following up on your suggestion, too. The essence of a group/individual is something we can percieve without the need for dogma or a diety. Please stay in touch. Thank you again for your welcoming correspondence.
At 5:05am on July 16, 2014, Geoff Boulton said…

Many thanks for the welcome. Living in Poland with it's almost exclusively Catholic population, I don't have problems with creationists, 'The (Polish) Pope said evolution is true, so it must be true.' I'll definitely have a look around the origins forum though.

At 3:28pm on July 13, 2014, Dan D said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! I look forward to having interactions with more science-minded people.

At 6:37am on July 6, 2014, Zerin Firoz said…

Thanks for welcoming me so kindly! It's my pleasure to join this community and to interact with like-minded people. :)

At 4:36pm on July 5, 2014, Dorothy said…

Thank for your kind welcome. It's lovely to know that there is a community of support out there, especially given my background. :-) 

At 4:25pm on July 5, 2014, Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish said…

Thanks, I was a member awhile back, but I lost my profile information. 

At 2:09pm on July 3, 2014, Ryden Mercury said…

Thanks

At 9:36pm on June 26, 2014, Andrew Bradford Hoke said…

Thanks for the welcome Terry!

At 7:43pm on June 26, 2014, Isaac Cabrera said…

Thank you Dr. Terence welcoming,  I'm really looking forward to get involve in the discussions.  I'm new to this website so you have to bear with me because I don't know how to use it.

At 10:25pm on June 25, 2014, Melinda said…

Thank you for the welcome!

At 3:23pm on June 25, 2014, Lovekesh Vig said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, I look forward to contributing fruitfully to the discussions 

At 8:46pm on June 24, 2014, Caleb Dilmore said…

Hi, Dr. Meaden! Thanks for the welcome!

At 10:02am on June 10, 2014, Joe said…
Thank you for the welcome! Nice to be around friendly, like-minded people
At 9:56am on June 9, 2014, Robert Lawton said…

Thank you for the welcome!

At 6:07pm on June 4, 2014, Tommy Brown said…
Thank you very much for your greeting
At 8:06pm on June 3, 2014, Shivam said…

Thank You so much for this warm welcome!!

At 4:55am on June 2, 2014, Abdulrahim Rezaie said…

hi,

thank you so much for your greeting.

At 5:32pm on May 26, 2014, Joanna Christensen said…

Thank you

 
 
 

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