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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Neanderthals, Denisovans and ancestor X

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The evolution of work

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Has man evolved?

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The Probability Of Being

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

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A new theory explaining the origins of life?

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Map of Archaic Ancestry

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Homo Erectus food processing

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Comment by Joseph P on August 31, 2013 at 10:07pm

That sounds a lot like the sort of thing I rail against.  Absolute certainty is a worthless standard to hold a claim to.  Any but the most dishonest theists (mostly the presuppositional apologetics idiots) admit to some degree of uncertainty in everything.  You can't know anything with absolute confidence, when you come right down to it.

It's stupid to expect absolute certainty from atheists, when you don't maintain that standard for anything else.  Forget default atheism, which is sufficient to embrace the label of atheist.  I'm a strong atheist, at least in regards to the Abrahamic god.  I'm positive that the god they worship doesn't exist, to any degree that it's worth worrying about certainty.

Comment by D R Hosie on August 31, 2013 at 9:46pm

Why so many still claim to be agnostic.

Re-examining our God of the gaps

Comment by D R Hosie on August 24, 2013 at 1:38pm

For anyone still in the dark about Bradley Manning.

Bradley Manning's still a Good ol' Girl.

Comment by D R Hosie on August 20, 2013 at 6:12pm

Childhood religious indoctrination is Child Abuse.

Suffer not the little children

Comment by Rodrigo Rodriguez on July 15, 2013 at 8:04pm

Hi people

Comment by Imaginary Cat Owner on June 14, 2013 at 3:12am

One of the most interesting debate between Theists and Atheists (yes with a capital A) is that If the Bible/Quraan is right then God exist ,and if it was wrong then he doesn't , as If These man written books have anything to do With the God of the Universe who have been unseen since the dawn of Humanity 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 25, 2013 at 12:00am

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 16, 2013 at 9:20pm
I am so grateful that science refused to be subdued by religion. My life with breast cancer has so much more meaning with science and the options it offers me than faith in delusions could ever have. My team of medical professionals and my team of emotional supporters have something to offer that is real and does not depend on denial of reality.
Thank you, all my atheist professionals and friends who do more than rub their hands together and make verbal noises; just so much babel in a sea of platitudes signifying nothing.
Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don't Believe It (Jerry Coyne, 2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW9G2YVtBYc&list=WL3DB291F0C3DC9DC9
Comment by Steph S. on May 15, 2013 at 12:28am

Napoleon that is cool.

Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2013 at 12:13am

Ha, Einstein on the beach!

 

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