All Blog Posts Tagged 'evolution' (146)

Transhumanism is Atheist

Transhumanism is not related with any religion category as polytheist, monotheist, or non-theist. Religion is not the problem of metahumanism.

 

The religion is the problem of the human being category.

 

Metahumanism (whether as transhumanism or posthumanism) is meta-human the same as in the other conceptual areas.

 

Metahumanism category do not have to be busy of human beings’ problems. It is human beings’ problem.

 

Human beings will…

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Added by Reha ULKU on December 17, 2011 at 2:06am — No Comments

The Next Evil Promoted by Religion: Racism

Racism



A good example of how religion distorts and perverts the worldview is the treatment of racism.



The Bible doesn’t say much about racism but, just as with slavery, the belief or doctrine that certain races are inferior to others is rampant and pervasive throughout history. Just look at racism in America before MLK and the civil rights movement. As wrong, unfair, and illogical as it is, the Holy Scriptures have done little to encourage and exhort followers to… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on October 15, 2011 at 3:14pm — 4 Comments

Evolution And Burden Of Proof — Open Letter to Pastor Ronn Johnson

Tonight as a part of the Project42 Convention, Minnesota Atheists president August Berkshire and Northwestern College professor Pastor Ronn Johnson had a debate, “Theism vs. Atheism: Which is the More Reasonable Worldview?”

 

I very much appreciate Ronn Johnson’s willingness to debate on this topic, and…

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Added by Josh Nankivel on September 24, 2011 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Rewinding evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with 'alligator-like' snout

Scientists have undone the progress made by evolution by altering chicken DNA to create embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period…

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Added by Brady on August 19, 2011 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

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 — 6 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

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

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