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 May 5, 2014 at 11:36pm

From four young lads from the United Kingdom, Happy Birthday to you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2014 at 11:25pm

Thank you Al and Alan. This photographer, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, does some remarkable work. He labels himself as a Spanish-American astrophotographer. He is recognized for his photographs of deep sky objects. NASA recognized him with their Picture of the Day.
Looking at his work fills me at a very deep emotional level with a sense of wonder. 

Comment by Alan Buchanan on May 5, 2014 at 6:07pm

That is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen. Looking at it, it is no surprise our ancestors created gods, beauty such as that touches your heart, makes you spiritual. The human mind just cant comprehend how anything so extraordinary can come to be. I am stunned by it. 

Comment by Al Cross on May 5, 2014 at 6:06am
I don't think that I could have expressed
this any more eloquently myself. Beautiful
picture.
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 4, 2014 at 4:47pm

There is something about this photo that strikes a deep cord in me, coming from nothing, to the existence of space and time, and the evolution of the universe to this scene of nature, available to me, not because of something I did, but because I exist as part of the story of life in the universe. 

That Night over Half Dome 

Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

Astronomy Picture of the DayAstronomy Picture of the Day: That Night over Half Dome by Rogelio ...

"Explanation: Captured one night last May this eight frame mosaic starts on the left, down Northside Drive through Yosemite National Park. It ends thousands of light-years away though, as the arc of the Milky Way tracks toward the center of our galaxy on the right, far beyond the park's rugged skyline. That night was still moonless when the storm clouds retreated, so the rocky faces of the surrounding mountains are lit by campfires and artifical lights. Yosemite Falls is at the left. The granite face of Half Dome juts above the far horizon, near the center of the view. The remarkable flash above it is a bright meteor. Part of the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower the colorful streak is moving up, its trail pointing directly back to the shower's radiant, low in Aquarius. This year's Eta Aquarids should peak in the moonless early morning hours of May 6 as the Earth sweeps through dust from the tail of Comet Halley.

Comment by Dick Thib on April 12, 2014 at 5:17pm

This site is becoming more interesting than expected...thank you

Comment by John Woodlock on April 5, 2014 at 9:12am

Dr. Meaden,

Thanks for you kind invitation to O:ULHaD. I look forward to reading the posts.

John

Comment by Randall Smith on March 24, 2014 at 8:15am

I see some family resemblance--my family.

Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on February 13, 2014 at 6:40pm

Thank you Patricia. I just took a look. It's very good, so why not offer it as a news/discussion item for the group? Terry

Comment by Edwin H. Holmes Jr. on February 11, 2014 at 8:07pm

Joan, thanks for your comment.  There is a "church" in Chattanooga, TN for atheists and agnostics. Also, the Unitarian Universalist Church offers a funeral service for humanists.

 

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