All Blog Posts Tagged 'evolution' (145)

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

God In Chaos; Chapter Nine; THE INTELEGENT DESIGN VIEW OF EVOLUTION part thirty-eight

When addressing some of the issues of the fundamentalist view of evolution

it is important to identify some key words that they use to try to

vilify reasonable scientists and educated people that understand the

concepts of evolution and natural selection. From the way the word

is used by the intelligent design side it seems that the word

“Darwinism” is meant to describe the “believers” in the

Theory of Evolution to make it seem more like a radical belief… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 14, 2010 at 4:39am — No Comments

Conservatism's Bankrupt and Failed Ideology Must Be Stopped

I don't really want to stray into politics, but as the election draws near, please indulge me this once - at least until the next election season. I apologize for the ranty polemic.



Modern Conservatism is an utterly failed, worthless, bankrupt ideology whose policies have led to utter disaster and offers no solutions to any of the problems that confront the modern world. In place of solutions, modern conservatism has degenerated into an incohate mass of anger, rage,…

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Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 21, 2010 at 1:33pm — 14 Comments

The Insipid Myth of Original Sin

Few Religionist traditions are more patently offensive than the myth of Original Sin and its dogmatic progeny, the myth of fallen humanity. What is our Original Sin? What is our great, intractable failing? What was our deep vileness that was so abhorrent that a SINGLE human's action would be sufficient to condemn our entire species for all eternity?



Our inherent quest for knowledge. Our curiosity. Our desire to understand. God creates us with an inherent longing for…

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Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 7:09pm — 3 Comments

Evolution is Unfalsifiable?

Falsifiability is very important in science; scientific theories and hypotheses can not be scientific unless they are falsifiable. When creationist finally learn this they attempt to use it to discredit the theory of evolution.



Before I tear apart the argument I should explain what falsification is and its relevance in science. If something is unfalsifiable it can not be shown to be false, if it is falsifiable is can be shown to be false. Science does not prove theories and… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 18, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Chewin' the fat over how religion gets started with Tony.

I was chatting earlier with a fellow atheist Tony and we got talking about the origins of religion. We covered quite a swathe of topics, and I thought I'd like to preserve this exchange. It starts with him reply to someone else comment about atheism, communism and Marx.





Travis:

Karl Marx called religion "the opiate…
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Added by Richard Healy on August 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Alert Local Public Stations about "Birth of Freedom"

Free Speech and Stealth Evangelism
If you haven't seen this it is worth noting that a slick production called "Birth of Freedom" is being shown on some public television stations. This sectarian slaughter of both American and World History is appalling for its inaccuracies and not-so-veiled attempt to paint America once again as a Christianist nation. I would recommend…
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Added by Chris Highland on August 9, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

TN gubernatorial candidates' stances on evolution

A new website sponsored by the Tennessee Newspaper Network makes easy work of comparing the current gubernatorial candidates' positions on various issues. Each candidate presents a different opinion on the subject which is a welcome departure from the typical party-lines talking points that tend to dominate discussion.



Sadly, the debate between evolution and intelligent design is…

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Added by God is Pretend on July 25, 2010 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Evidently





What elicited this reaction: http://cafewitteveen.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/oh-science-fairs/



"the scientific proof for evolution is about the same."…



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Added by Matthew James Shepherd on June 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Creationist Kent Hovind's PhD thesis is a jumble of juvenile jabber



For those who blessedly don’t know, Kent Kovind Hovind is a leading voice in the young-earth creationist movement and the builder of the Dinosaur Adventure Land Creationist Theme Park in Pensacola. Where you can ride 'the Leap of Faith' swing. Well, after they reopen, which will be once they get enough money to pay the taxes they 'forgot' to pay.…

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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 16, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Bible Prophecy man tells me "I want nothing to do with you; but first..."

I’m amazed and delighted at the many replies my column “Sick and tired of God-Stuff “ received. While I don’t want to gloss over the wonderful and much appreciated compliments from other non-believers, I found the replies from theists to be downright eye-opening in some cases.



One prolific writer, Mr. BPE,…

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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Sick and tired of god-stuff - an open letter to theists

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d11-Sick-and-tired-of-godstuff--an-open-letter-to-theists



First of all, I am an atheist. Most likely one of the most adamant atheists you’ll ever meet. Let’s talk about why, and what it is that’s got me completely fed up with a good… Continue

Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 11, 2010 at 12:30pm — 13 Comments

Neural Bots: An Experiment in Evolution.

One of the things I like about being a hobby programmer is that you can work on projects of your own choosing without having to meet any arbitrary deadlines. It's even more fun when I can combine my love of programming with a topic which interests me, such as evolution. This is how a short lived experiment called "Neural Bots" got started.



Neural Bots was an experiment in evolving artificial intelligence. Using a type of simulated brain called a "neural network", I wondered if it… Continue

Added by Darren Cubitt on May 11, 2010 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Dawin's Finches - Butterfly

Darwin's Finches - butterfly

A butterfly I designed using Charles Darwin's Finches. The different finch heads and beaks carefully arranged to form an image of a butterfly. The bird's eyes compliment the butterfly's unique wing design.

Added by TJMorgan on May 1, 2010 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

"We wish to ensure scientific accuracy"

Recently, Bus Stop Bible Studies has begun a new campaign in Toronto. These new ads show some adolescent person looking distressed and lost, with a tag along the lines of "Do I need to go to church every Sunday?" and a push to visit AnswerMe.ca, where you can view an FAQ about God, and ask whatever questions you may have (moderated, of course). I've asked some; it will be interesting to see whether they publish them.…

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Added by Taylor on April 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Accepting Evolution =/= Atheism

One thing that I continually come across is the stigma that if you accept the Theory of Evolution as fact, that you MUST be an Atheist. To be blunt, it pisses me off that this persists - Not only do they think they are synonymous, but they associate it with evil. I've come across Atheists who do not fully accept Evolution as the correct theory to describe the diversity of life. Conversely, I know MANY religious folk (including my Catholic girlfriend and her family) who do accept… Continue

Added by Bailesie on April 11, 2010 at 8:41pm — 5 Comments

I was one of those Christians that actually read my Bible...

...and believed every word of it!

If there were inconsistencies within or without, I credited that to our finite understanding of the infinite. We would understand it "by and by." But where the Bible spoke as literal truth to the very tangible world we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell, where it spoke to our finite understanding in finite terms, I fully expected things to line up...within AND without: The creation, the flood, the geneologies, the history of nations,…

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Added by Scott Popejoy on April 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

New Beginning

Being pressed for time, I cannot write too much on my first entry. However, I will say that I'm tired of feeling oppressed concerning my thoughts and beliefs (or lack thereof) in any deity. Like my friend TheIrishFrog, I was raised in a very religious family, regularly attending church. As time passed on and I began to explore other possibilities for myself, I realized that there are many possible gods to believe in - I set forth on my own adventure to learn about these other possible gods,… Continue

Added by Bailesie on March 25, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

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