ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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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.

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The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 26, 2015 at 5:28pm

UCLA Geology Students Visit Buckled Road In Santa Clarita Vasquez C...

UCLA Geology Students Visit Buckled Road In Santa Clarita

Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa Clarita has literally come alive over the past three days. Laurie Perez reports.
Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2015 at 12:04pm

That is a nice poem by Daniel, Joan and thanks for re-posting it.

Comment by Larry Alcorn on November 17, 2015 at 11:42am
Dear Daniel and Joan You are both my friends. I really admire your poem Daniel, When I Am An Old Man. That was very tender and sweet to me. Joan, I hope so much things get better for you. You are sweet to me and good friend same as Daniel in Washington.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2015 at 4:04pm

I ran across Daniel W's poem of several years ago and I repost it here, today. I need his wisdom in the turmoil of r3cent days. 

When I am an old man

by Sentient Biped on June 21, 2013

When I am an old man...

I will be surprised I made it that far.  If I do. 

It's not that far away.

There's a good chance, I won’t.

I will consider it funny to have aches and pains. 

I already do.

I will not whine about being old. 

Or apologize for aging. 

I will consider it honorable and amazing.

I will laugh at myself for being funny looking, and bald, and having ears that stick out.

I will be proud of my past. 

I did a lot, against great odds. 

And against fierce opposition.

 

I will be skinny and awkward, like when I was a teenager. 

Only with more wrinkles.

I will smile a lot. 

Or not.

I won't say much. 

When I do speak, I will say thoughtful words.

I will bake sourdough bread. 

And home made pies.  

And make cornbread, and tamales.

I will putter in the garden among the bees and hens.

And grow pole beans and zucchinis. 

And grapes, and figs, and peaches. 

From my beehives, I will give packages of fresh honey, 

to nice people.

My curses will be colorful and complex. 

And used sparingly.

And aimed at the self-righteous, and self-important, and smug.

And greedy.

I will learn Spanish.

I will not consider it an insult to say "old". 

Don't whisper "old", or use euphemisms.

~ Daniel W

Comment by Craigart14 on October 11, 2015 at 3:21pm

No.  But I'm pretty sure that's why the Israelites made up the story.

Craig

Comment by Gerald Payne on October 11, 2015 at 1:21pm

And we all know that's the truth Craig????????????

Comment by Craigart14 on October 11, 2015 at 1:12pm

Lemuel Poot: The children of Lot's daughters are the forebears of the Moabites and Ammonites, two tribes later destroyed--or nearly destroyed--by the Israelites.  Their lowly, sinful origin made a good excuse for just a little more God-willed genocide, even though the father of these two lowly tribes was Abraham's nephew. 

Craig

Comment by John Jubinsky on October 5, 2015 at 2:58pm

Too many priests want to rule over little boys.

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 12:44am

Priest must have a sick personality...

Comment by James Megonigal on October 5, 2015 at 12:16am

Thought this was interesting example of betrayal of trust.

Priest arrested after pointing weapon at young Cowboys fan

 

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