ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

Information

ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

Location: Oxford University, England
Members: 4192
Latest Activity: Jul 17

The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

We welcome comments and the opening up of new discussions in this busy group. So join us if you are not already in the group.

N.B. At the end of every discussion page is a box that you can tick if you want to be notified by e-mail about the arrival of fresh comments.

Discussion Forum

The evolution of work

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 12. 61 Replies

Has man evolved?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by John Elder Jun 18. 5 Replies

The Probability Of Being

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by John Elder Jun 11. 4 Replies

Johns Hopkins Receives $125,000,000 to Fight Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Apr 1. 2 Replies

A new theory explaining the origins of life?

Started by Donald L. Engel. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Mar 31. 5 Replies

Map of Archaic Ancestry

Started by Qiana-Maieev. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 29. 5 Replies

Homo Erectus food processing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 19. 1 Reply

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN to add comments!

Comment by Tony Davis on November 15, 2010 at 12:47pm
I have not gotten any flak so far other than the really goofy comment from "Tom". The Examiner staff has given me only positive feedback so far. But hey, I only started it last month so we shall see.
Comment by Susan Stanko on November 15, 2010 at 11:37am
Hugh seems to be doing just fine on that site.
Comment by Gary Berg-Cross on November 15, 2010 at 9:09am
Tony.

Welcome..

I see that you are writing for examiner.com in DC. One thing about that group. It is owned by "Christian billionaire Phil Anschutz". Wikipedia has info on him and the group noting that:

" he is a Republican donor who supported George W. Bush's administration. He has been an active patron of a number of religious and conservative causes:

* Helped fund Colorado's 1992 Amendment 2, a ballot initiative designed to overturn local and state laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation but was invalidated by Romer v. Evans after it passed.[26]
* Helped fund the Discovery Institute, a think tank based in Seattle, Washington that promotes intelligent design and criticizes evolution.[27]
* Supported the Parents Television Council, a group that protests against television indecency.[27]
* Financed and distributed films with Christian themes, such as Amazing Grace and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, for mass audiences through his two film production companies and ownership of much of the Regal, Edwards and United Artists theater chains.
* Financed The Foundation for a Better Life.
* In 2009 Anschutz purchased the conservative American opinion magazine The Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.[28]

So you are probably going to swimming against a big tide on that site.
Comment by Tony Davis on November 15, 2010 at 8:47am
Hello everyone. I am new here and look forward to reading all (well, at least a representative sample!) of the insightful comments posted here.

As a "nube" this might not be appropriate use of time and space but I thought I'd give it a go.

I would like to invite anyone who cares to to chime in on the comments section of a column I am writing. Actually, I would like all who might be interested to read my column and offer constructive criticism and feedback as much of what I write there will find its way into a book I am writing.

But specifically I would like to direct your attention to one article in particular. My column is here: http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-washington-dc/tony-davis

I am new at it actually and need to get cracking on a series that addresses the various apologetic arguments.

The article I most want to draw the attention of this group to though is this article: http://www.examiner.com/skepticism-in-washington-dc/counting-on-the...

If you read it, notice the comment posted by someone named Tom: "Intelligent design is closer to a proven fact than is the old theory of evolution. DNA is one reason. Fossil records including Cambrian explosion is one reason. Mathematical probability is one reason."

Complete nonsense of course so anyone who wants to chime in would be appreciated.

OK, sorry for the long first post!

VR,
Tony
Comment by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on November 15, 2010 at 4:27am
As this group deals with "life" I have written a blog about this topic that shows some contrasting viewpoints. You can read more here.
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on November 12, 2010 at 2:55pm
People continue to evolve (like you didn't know already that):
http://www.rfi.fr/science/20101027-nouvelles-techniques-explorer-zo...
For those who can't read: "New techniques for exploring human genome"
Comment by Edward Becker on November 12, 2010 at 10:37am
@marco draco: Could it be a "Big daddy" Cane toad invasion? If that's the case, we need only fear his hoes and his pimp hand.
Comment by david perry on November 6, 2010 at 6:54am
Comment by Dr. Wolfgang von Khaos on October 25, 2010 at 5:48am
Cheers for heads-up. I'm glad to see a forum like this in a place where we aren't subject to Xtian argumentum ad hominem!
Comment by Marc Draco on October 19, 2010 at 5:58am
Fisherian Runaway spotted in Australian toad:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9096000/9096795.stm
 

Members (4191)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2016   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service