ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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Comment by Daniel on June 12, 2010 at 6:41pm
Another fascinating insight into the origins of life:

Why do viruses kill? (I thought virus plural was virii?)
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ4NjUwMTEy.html
Comment by nick altman on June 12, 2010 at 4:24pm
The Secret Life of Chaos was a bit of an epiphany for me.

Coming to learn, to a point of intuitiveness, the processes of natural selection mentally, and then later in life depicted in this documentary, seeing the demonstration of a perpetual loop of slightly altered feedback developing into such wonderful branches and patterns, it seemed to demonstrate to me a bit about the fabric of reality itself in a way I never thought I'd know.

Suddenly I could see how every aspect of reality could seem to inevitably develop by itself from the most simplistic and elegant system of rules.

I would replace Darwin with Turing in some way, but for the fact that without the idea of evolution and natural selection, my insight into self emergent patterns would not be what it is.
Comment by Daniel on June 12, 2010 at 3:52pm
My respect for Alan Turing has outpaced Darwin after watching:

The Secret Life of Chaos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HACkykFlIus

What do you think?
Comment by Aberingi on May 23, 2010 at 12:03pm
Do we need a Universal Atheist Symbol?
http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/universal-atheist-symbol-2007-1
Atheist eye. Ojo ateo A = negation of T = theism O = equality
Comment by Steve Nelson on May 23, 2010 at 10:51am
How'd you do that,? I mean get words to go upside down like that? I'd be interested to know. Steve Nelson
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on May 23, 2010 at 9:20am
Nice symbol Aberingi. I thought that scarlett letter A was that one.
Comment by Aberingi on May 23, 2010 at 7:58am
Happy to be here

Multilingual definition of atheism 79 languages (wiki info)
http://aberingi.livejournal.com/539.html
Comment by Rayray on May 17, 2010 at 4:58pm
I would think that every strange creature was a monster at some point until we as humans named it otherwise.
Comment by Matthew McArthur on May 17, 2010 at 6:13am
Hello Orange
I'm discounting the drawing as it could have been made with any amount of imagination.
The way it moved when it was lifted suggested internal skeletal support. Large quantities of fat. Big as a whale. My money's on a rotting whale carcass.
I've seen pictures of rotting basking sharks that it reminded me of too.
Sea monsters are a non-event in my book. If they exist, they're clealy not keen to mess with orca, leopard seals and great white sharks. The sea can be scarey enough without having to make stuff up.
Matt
Comment by Steve Nelson on May 13, 2010 at 12:19pm
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