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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On the scientific miracles of Qur'an

Started by Rounaq Biswas. Last reply by Daniel Gotro Jun 26. 25 Replies

Modern Humans Interbred with Neanderthals in Europe

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DNA Links Kennewick Man to Native Americans

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jun 20. 11 Replies

Evolution is a FACT, not a theory.

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Gerald Payne Jun 14. 26 Replies

The new website called 'Grand Ideas'.

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On Abolishing Religion

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Genetically Engineered Fungi are Part Human and Part Yeast

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Donald L. Engel May 23. 1 Reply

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 14, 2014 at 5:18pm

Comment by Joseph P on December 29, 2013 at 8:31pm

Yeah, I've heard about Finkelstein's work on the subject, previously.  I just haven't read any of the actual books.  I'll have to look that one up.

Comment by Secular School Teacher on December 29, 2013 at 7:18pm

Excellent read! How Archaeology Disproves Biblical History
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/24/1265119/-How-Archaeology-D...

Comment by Joseph P on December 25, 2013 at 2:20pm

Well yeah, he was kind of a nut in other areas, too, such as with alchemy.  Brilliant in mathematics and physics, but a bit off in others.  Even the best minds have their strengths and weaknesses.

Comment by John Jubinsky on December 25, 2013 at 1:55pm

Although Newton was a great man let's not be too quick to idolize him. Per Wikipedia:

Newton saw a monotheistic God as the masterful creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation.[

Comment by Dorian Moises Mattar on December 24, 2013 at 6:40pm

I give it 1 in a million that christ was born at all.

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 24, 2013 at 6:05pm

A Merry Newtonmas to everyone.

Yes, Isaac Newton was born on 25 December, but there is only a 1 in 365 chance that Christ was. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2013 at 5:00pm

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 20, 2013 at 3:51am

As you can see Patricia, I put it on to the ORIGINS group for you.

Comment by Plinius on December 20, 2013 at 3:14am

Same for me Patricia - thanks for sharing!

 

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