All Blog Posts Tagged 'origins' (10)

Evolution of Morality

Review of Christopher Boehm, Moral Origins:  The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame (Basic Books, 2012)

Humanism asserts that human beings are naturally capable of caring about others and taking action to help others, even those who are not like themselves.   One only has to notice the worldwide response after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines to be convinced of the truth of that assertion.   But despite humanists’ celebration of Charles Darwin…

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Added by Homer Edward Price on April 23, 2014 at 3:54pm — 2 Comments

Project discourse: basic ideas

For an introduction to this project please see this post.

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Here's a string of ideas I aim to draw on to create discourse for thinking about ourselves as having evolved:

  1. There's nothing in the universe except:

       -  matter acted on by physics

       -  whatever's involved…
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Added by Shaun Johnston on April 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Project: Discourse for saying what it means we evolved

I plan to use this personal blog space to solicit feedback on a personal project. I want to develop a way of talking about evolution that's different from darwinism. Having a second way of talking about being evolved would be like, in the 19th century, having both waves and particles as ways of thinking about light. You needed both then. In a similar way I think today we need more than one way of thinking about evolution.

I ask for your indulgence. First, I ask you not to defend…

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Added by Shaun Johnston on April 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

"Do the evolution baby!" - The Smithsonian traces humanitys origins

Hundreds of early human fossils, artifacts and forensically re-created faces of our prehistoric relatives have gone on display at the National Museum of Natural History, exploring 6 million years of evolution. The nearly $21 million Hall of Human Origins marks the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution museum and represents the most comprehensive look at human evolution since its…

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Added by Alex Tyler on March 18, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review - Shoddy Production and Smokin' Hotness





Forged in the heat of war and personal tragedy, claw wielding Wolverine was born. Shoddy production and inconsistent writing makes me wish that X-Men Origins: Wolverine could be retroactively aborted.



After his life is turned upside down, the young James Logan - Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) embarks on a tragic journey with co-mutant Victor Creed (Live Schreiber) that spans four wars and endless killing. When the wars finally end, they are dispatched to be members of… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on May 1, 2009 at 11:53pm — No Comments

If You Can't Explain the Origin of Life Then Why Don't You Just Believe in God?

A question thrown out often in debate between Christians and atheists is “If you can’t explain the origin of the universe and the origin of life then why don’t you just believe in God?” It is often followed up with, “Doesn’t it make more sense to believe in God because all those questions are answered in the Bible. All science has is theories but the Bible has the Truth.” I have answered this question so frequently that I decided to write an… Continue

Added by Kylyssa Shay on January 12, 2009 at 6:50pm — 5 Comments

ORIGINS OF GODS

Today is ten weeks since the group ORIGINS was founded in Atheist Nexus, and today we had our 100th member. Again, welcome to everyone and to future new members.



The group debates origins of life, Earth, humanity, religion, gods, atheism, etc. using rationality, commonsense, evolution, Darwinism, cosmology, geology, archaeology and science to reject the fantasy nonsense that is religion and above all repudiate biblical creationist fictions.



In the course of time we expect… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on November 24, 2008 at 3:15pm — 6 Comments

the history of the cross and its use by the christian church

In 1896 a man by the name of John Denham Parsons wrote a book on the history of the cross. Since he had been a young man several questions regarding the cross had puzzled him and when he was older he determined to try and and answer them for himself.



The first of those questions was why John the Baptist, who was beheaded before Jesus was executed, and so far as we are told never had anything to do with a cross, is represented in religious pictures as holding a cross.



The… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

On the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

Is religion a parasitic meme or is it a cultural adaptation?



The divide on the question of the naturalistic origins of religion is between the adaptationists and the by-product theorists. The adaptationists are led by David Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Haidt, while Daniel Dennett is the major proponent of the religion-as-a-by-product hypothesis. In this post, I outline the issue briefly and mention some implications of these ideas.



The application of evolutionary theory to… Continue

Added by Ajita Kamal on October 26, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Looking For The Facts

I'm on a Quest of biblical proportions! (pun intended)



I've spent the last two days scouring the web for cold hard facts about the origins of christianity and how it basically stole most of its symbolism and myths from previous pagan religions.



I've found several sources but they are either biased and laden with agenda, or simply not cited. And while they basically agree, that doesn't make it fact.



There must be some resources out there that are… Continue

Added by Neece on August 8, 2008 at 12:11am — 4 Comments

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