Issue 48 of Cosmos, December 2012 by Robin McKie
Earth formed about 4.6 billion years ago and life first appeared here about a billion years later. Scientists don’t agree over the processes involved but, according to some theories, extremophiles were involved.
Charles Darwin suggested life began in "a warm little pond". Earth's early atmosphere would have been rich in methane, ammonia, and other gases on… Continue
Added by Sidney M. Gonzalez on January 31, 2013 at 9:20am —
Added by Sassan K. on October 3, 2011 at 11:38am —
I'm a materialist, so let's not get confused. I'm an atheist, and this is all hypothetical musings, not meant to convince anyone that the supernatural exist. So, no misunderstandings that fly oh so freely on the internet please. No long comments explaining to me that until there is proof of the supernatural I should reject the claim of one; I know this. Next on my house-keeping list, I'm going to be getting into hard areas to speculate on; I realize I set up what is likely false dichotomies,… Continue
Added by Ashley H. on June 10, 2011 at 12:43pm —
When ET finally arrives, he'll carry the fruits of an advanced civilization with him. What will he think of our primitive superstitions? How should we approach first contact with him? I've wrestled with this question in writing Dead Astronauts
. Faced with first contact, the protagonists disagree. Air Force Colonel and true believer Rex Stone debates the issue with NASA scientist and nonbeliever Dawn Thomas. Here's how they… Continue
Added by Woodrow Wilson on August 31, 2010 at 4:06pm —
Alien abduction is a phenomenon that many have claimed to have experienced. People who claim to have experienced this phenomenon described the aliens as short with grays skin, frail bodies, large heads with large black eyes, no fur or hair and no visible genitalia. They say that they aliens take them into their crafts, experiment on them and even molest them
Most people who claim to have been abducted by aliens sincerely believe they have been abducted by aliens and… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
When I posted on my other diary about the movie The Fourth Kind an atheist friend of mine was like, "Oh I'm never going to Nome, alienz will get me!"
I responded with an incredulous "how much pot do you smoke?" and a list of reasons I don't think it's a factual story any more than DIsney's Pocahantas was a factual story. He got pissed and started calling me a brainwashed idiot. All of a sudden I am dumb and "can't think" because I don't believe it was real. Then he said he was… Continue
Added by Tak G. on May 10, 2010 at 1:19pm —
With proof of our hundred billion+ galaxy Universe, how can anyone deny the existence of aliens being an extremely high possibility, almost an undeniable truth when we look at the scientific facts? All signs say that somewhere, out there, they exist. But then people can turn around and believe in an invisible sky god with no proof whatsoever? Devoting their lives to it? How is THIS the majority!?!
The thought that this unimaginably huge Universe was created just for us humans offends… Continue
Added by Sarah Elle on November 21, 2009 at 6:00pm —
What about those darn Extraterrestrials?
Y'know, this is more than a tad annoying, and it's not the first time it's happened. If you want to post an article making extraordinary claims, you should -
a) provide extraordinary evidence, and
b) not lock it so you can control what commentary is permissable regarding it
: Listen carefully to the first… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on November 21, 2009 at 9:00am —
It has been a crazy couple of weeks and writing has not come easily so I just threw together these short reviews of GI Joe, Julie and Julia, Away we Go, and Aliens in the Attic as well as a complete review on District 9.
Aliens in the Attic
After an hour of dimwitted dialogue, the alien planet the antagonists hail from becomes a viable option to escape the mind-numbing effects of this movie.
Away We Go
A surprisingly mature look at love,… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 17, 2009 at 7:12pm —
Why is it that everytime I put on the History Channel it's always a show about aliens? Didn't even know there were so many angles of looking at UFOs. Government conspiracies, crop circes, Area 51, implants, hypnotherpy, USOs (unidentified swimming objects...really), and aliens through history, among others. Whether it's before work, before school, or when I get home it's always aliens. Is this just alien season or what? It's interesting in it's own way, but even if I believed in it all it would… Continue
Added by SkeptiKat on November 19, 2008 at 10:45pm —
This October 23rd from 3 to 5 pm, Metro State Atheists will be hosting a lecture by David Grinspoon, author of “Lonely Planets” and curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, entitled “The Science and the Hype: Why Denver Doesn’t eed an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commision.”. Lucia Guatney, author of the popular blog “Splendid Elles”, will be presenting Grinspoon.
Auraria Campus, North Classroom
9000 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO, 80217
Added by Metro State Atheists on September 25, 2008 at 3:11pm —