All Blog Posts Tagged 'evolution' (143)

Rioting Robots!

 

Imagine that you build a robot and programme it with all the same inputs that people have nowadays then weight the inputs for selfish gene vehicles; greatest benefit at lowest cost.

 

2.1 million, thefts, robberies and crimes against vehicles were reported in 10/11.  221,000 were charged.  The home office reported that about 77% are convicted.  The maximum sentence is 7 years for theft, so we’ll assume 3.5 years as the likely sentence.

So if you’re a thief and…

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Added by Darren Taggart on August 16, 2011 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

Consider:

 

The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Valid and Invalid Beliefs: The Pope and Other Carlatans

Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.



Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue

Added by Brian Bridson on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

The Evolution of Morality

I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.



From: @RonaldusMagnus1

there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?



From: @clergywomen

& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON…



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Added by Moral Atheist on July 6, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

How A Christian Lost His Faith

I thought it only appropriate for my first Atheist Nexus blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.



I was raised in a Christian fundamentalist home. My uncle is a Petroleum Engineer which he thinks… Continue

Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Primitive minds!

 

In the grand scheme of the universe, and the scale of our evolutionary time line, humans are young. Extremely young. Infants, struggling to stand on our own two feet. We know almost nothing of what there is to know. We can comprehend only a smidgen of what there is to comprehend. Our minds still struggle to accept the reality of our existence, our insignificance. We must evoke magical beings to fill our understanding, rather than accept that we simply don't…

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Added by Rational-Thinker on May 23, 2011 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

Evolution is only a theory

How often have you heard theists say this? Personally I hear it at least 5 times a week. while walking around my college campus with atheist and evolution shirts I'm often stopped and asked about my belief. example one shirt I have says " Fine, I evolved, you didn't", so sometimes I spark quite interesting discussions on campus. Now as a scientist I am often insulted when people say "Evolution is only a theory" for 2 reasons.

 

1) They don't actually know what a theory…

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Added by Antonio Chambers on May 15, 2011 at 12:49pm — 18 Comments

A Blog post about my OTHER blog posts

Here are some of my Creating in Flow posts that relate to atheism in some way:

 

The Many Voices of the Happily Godless…

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Added by Susan K. Perry on April 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Deceptive anti-evolution education bill passes in Tennessee House, onto Senate!!!!

House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893.  This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizing scientific evidence, but in actuality is a classic creationist "Teach the Controversy" bill.  Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this.



The bill, or at least I believe it to be the current version:http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0893.pdf



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Added by Cody Gaisser on April 13, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Deadly Combination: Arrogance and Ignorance

Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am — 3 Comments

Creationist and their stupid arguments against evolution

So like an Alzheimer patient I always forget how stupid creationist are and try to explain evolution to them and show them the science behind it. Well my Islamic creationist cousin Hytham takes the cake for me when it comes to stupid arguments against evolution. These were his exact words "So if evolution was true then why aren't we watching every animal change into a human?". The ignorance in that statement stunned me for a minute as I had just took him through how small changes in DNA over… Continue

Added by Yusuf Said on January 11, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Chapter Three; EVOLUTION AND RELIGION part ten

While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in

“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of

cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.

So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly

strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…

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Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Another update on Josh Brecheen.

It has been good to see the mostly positive reaction to the ill-conceived comments of Oklahoma State SEN Josh Brecheen. If this man is looking to make a name for himself, he

certainly is. He put an editorial in the local paper from his senate

district, The Durant Daily Democrat. In addition to the uproar over

several things wrong with attempting to try to have creation taught

in public schools, the comments in the newspapers website have…

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Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 10:51am — 11 Comments

Response to Senator Josh Brecheen of Oklahoma.

One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. [You put intellectuals in quotes so we do not know

exactly what or who he is referring to here. “it's” means, “it is.” This

makes no sense grammatically.

 

It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is…

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Added by Thomas True on December 23, 2010 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Needing your help!

Please leave comments here or on the full page about what this lawmaker is saying. Let's get his misinformation dealt with by using facts.

 

One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is nonetheless worthy of…

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Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Senator Plans Bill to Address Evolution in Public Schools

OKLAHOMA--It's been a controversial issue for years and now one Oklahoma lawmaker says he plans on introducing a bill next year dealing with teaching evolution in public schools.

Meredith Saldana has more on what the senator says is a very important issue.

 

View the video on this link: KTEN-TV Ada, OK

Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Chapter One; THE NATURAL WORLD part one

God in Chaos

The purpose of this book is to examine and understand the purpose of religion in the view of the Theory of Evolution and Natural Selection. It is hoped that you and I will work to explore some of the ideas of God, Religion, and…

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Added by Thomas True on December 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

More of an alert than a blog.

I heard about this place being planned when I was coming back home from Skepticon III In Springfield, MO a few weeks ago and just got around to finding the link. I am not sure what stages they are at but it is clear on the radio that they are moving ahead with this perversion of science.

So here is the link for The Creation Museum of The Ozarks: http://www.creationmuseumoto.org/

Share and enjoy!

Added by Thomas True on December 3, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty



I found that "beautiful" video via Richard Dawkins site.…



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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 24, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Chapter Ten; CONGRATULATIONS CHARLES DARWIN part forty

2009 was the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin birth and also the 150th anniversary of the publishing of On The Origins of Species In 1859. In The United Kingdom the Royal Mint has issued a commemorative two pound coin with the stuck pose of Darwin on the right facing across from a portrayal of chimpanzee. On the front of the coin is, of course, the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued in a limited edition and you may be able to order on from the website listed… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 18, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

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